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Old 03-07-2010, 13:56
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I found it more relaxing using the cable car.
Here are a few happy snaps I took on the last time I visited the Old World.
Hello Alex,
I couldn't resist this one; upon looking at your picture no3, I have a near identical picture taken back in 1975. The picture is on Kodakchrome 126 slide hence it being square and I scanned it onto my hard drive only last year. God, is it really 35 years ago that I took it?
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Old 05-07-2010, 09:44
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I find it sad sometimes, that progress sometimes erases signs of previous good runs to ports earlier in my career. Everything seems so sterile nowadays. Especially in Asian cities.
eg: Hong Kong Island.
Sembawang (a large change between 1972 and 1992).
Dubai also comes to mind. The Desert Golf course used to be miles out of the city in 1991. I noticed on Google Earth that civilisation has encroached all around it.
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Old 05-07-2010, 17:58
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You are very right, going abroad in my earlier days was just that, everything was foreign to home, it looked different, it smelt different & hardly anybody spoke English. When I first went East, everything was totally different, nowadays people fly all over the world, TV brings those mysterious places into the front room.No one knew where Korea was, or in the late 60's in Vigilant we went to the Cape Verde Islands, where? said we, now you can go there for a week end break. My first time to the USA was like stepping into a movie, I even went to a drive-in cinema, burgers & hot dogs were something beyond our ken. All those strange places have been sanitised, westernised & normalised. Glad thats off my chest!
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Old 23-09-2010, 03:54
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I tweaked this in photoshop and contrasted it better....look at all those ships in port at that time...year?
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Old 23-09-2010, 06:51
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Hi Ray .... nice view. Have moved in here to the RN ships section.

Submarine M2 is visible, after her conversion to an "aircraft carrier". Conversion work started in 1925 and completed in 1927. She wasn't re-commissioned until the 8th October 1928. She sank on 6th January 1932.

Photograph must have therfore been taken between these two dates.

M2 was definitely in Gibraltar in 1930; on February 11th the prototype Parnall Peto seaplane, N181, launched from M2 made a heavy landing in the harbour and was wrecked.
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Old 23-09-2010, 07:16
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Post #1 - fascinating photo - thanks for posting. My interpretation attached - but no guarantee of correctness!
Tim
PS - presence of YORK (completed May 1930) narrows the date - and means that my tentative identification of TELEMACHUS (scrapped 1927) is wrong!
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Old 23-09-2010, 11:24
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Excellent fotie and great identifyers - many thanks to both of you
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yes great picture
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Old 23-09-2010, 19:54
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Thanks for the labelling....that was needed. Great eye candy fest for whos who in port about 1932??
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Old 23-09-2010, 19:56
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Post #1 - fascinating photo - thanks for posting. My interpretation attached - but no guarantee of correctness!
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PS - presence of YORK (completed May 1930) narrows the date - and means that my tentative identification of TELEMACHUS (scrapped 1927) is wrong!
Brilliant Tim ....
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The trouble is that this pictures has been posted in the forum before and all the ships identified on it from memory!

I have the picture stored and entitled the 22nd March 1931 - so now you know the date!!

I have quickly tried to find it but so far to no avail.

If anybody else knows where it is could they let me know by PM and I will then merge the two threads.
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Old 23-09-2010, 23:46
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The photo was originally placed by me and is under the Thread "Gibraltar"

The copy I have has a note on the reverse stating " Finish of the Combined Atlantic and Mediterranean fleet manoevres. dated 22.3.1931

The Atlantic and Mediterranean Fleets which have been holding their annual spring manoeuvres in the Mediterranean returned to Gibraltar with HMS Nelson which had been on a visit to the Panama Canal."

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Old 24-09-2010, 07:42
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Photo in post #1 of this thread was originally posted in post #24 of the thread at http://www.worldnavalships.com/forum...read.php?t=584. Identification by Monty is at post #37 of that thread.
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Thanks Dave and Tim - I have now merged the two threads.
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another view of the Rock with HMS Solebay about 49 we seemed to be in and out of there several times
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I tweaked this in photoshop and contrasted it better....look at all those ships in port at that time...year?
My dad was posted to Gib in1971 and to get the family out quicker ,we lived in a flat for 6 months and that was my veiw ,pity it was not like the photo above,great picture
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My memory may be wobbling, can someone put my mind at ease by confirming or not , that in 1951 secured to the outside wall of the Pens there was a rusting steel hulled sailing ship. If my memory is correct what ship was it & why was it at Gib.?
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My memory may be wobbling, can someone put my mind at ease by confirming or not , that in 1951 secured to the outside wall of the Pens there was a rusting steel hulled sailing ship. If my memory is correct what ship was it & why was it at Gib.?
That may well have been the "Iskara".
Originally a Polish sail training ship of that name; confiscated by the French at the outset of WW2 while cruising in the Med, she was then requisitioned by the RN (as HMS Pygmy) and sailed to Gib. She changed her name once more to HMS Iskara and became tender to HMS Cormorant (Gib base and accomodation vessel for CF and Submarine visitors).
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Hi,
I am posting a request on all members to see if you can help me with ANY information you may have on the HMS Eagle and HMS Southhamton.
My friends father served on both. I beleive he was on the Eagle in 1942 before he was transfered to the Southhampton. His Name was Thomas William Doddington. I would be very interested if anyone has a crew list with his name on it or any further information they wouldnt mind sharing.
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Christine,

I fear you may have either a mistake in dates or an error in the sequence of ships. HMS SOUTHAMPTON was sunk off Sicily in January 1941.
Good luck in your searches.
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HMS Vanguard off Gib 1998
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as this thread is about gib i suspect a few members may remember this bar not sure of the name but it's on main st and there was a big stage to the right when you went in the door where the girls did the flamenco ,and another place seared in my memory is sugars bar up the hill. the boy's in the picture are off the N A V KINTERBURY
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I badly know the English language and consequently your question to me is not clear.

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In post #19 what British Cruiser is that please..... thanK you.
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HMS QUORN M 41 & HMS RAMSEY M 110 in Gibraltar on the 20th May on her way to spend the next four years in the Gulf.

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I tweaked this in photoshop and contrasted it better....look at all those ships in port at that time...year?
There are more ships in that image than what are now in the whole of our Royal Navy!

We could argue we now have quality as opposed to quantity but I'm not convinced
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