Maritime Monday for November 28, 2011
Fog Signalling at Sea – A postcard from “The Star Series – G.D. & D., London”.- Postmarked Hadleigh, Suffolk on 30 Dec. 1906
Gas bag vehicles were built during World War One and (especially) World War Two in France, the Netherlands, Germany and England as an improvised solution to the shortage of gasoline. Apart from automobiles, buses and trucks were also equipped with the technology. The vehicles consumed ‘town gas’ or ‘street gas’, a by-product of the process of turning coal into cokes (which are used to make iron).
Being an autonomous province of Denmark, where whaling is banned, the Faroe Islands’ laws allow the mass slaughter of pilot whales, beaked whales and dolphins to observe the annual tradition. Whaling in the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic has been practiced since about the time of the first Norse settlements on the islands. The meat and blubber of pilot whales have long been a part of the islanders’ national diet. MORE »
Massive galleon from a box-office bomb docked in Genoa; Tunisian-built rig is docked in the Port of Genoa, where its looming rigging towers over modern Italian boats. MORE »
- see also: Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse »
Moneyball, (stealing from Wikipedia) “is a book about the Oakland Athletics baseball team and its general manager Billy Beane The premise of the books is that the collected wisdom of baseball insiders is subjective and often flawed.”
Shipboard, the process is the Safety Management System which are: “instructions and procedures to ensure safe operation of ships” – there’s more to it of course but that’s the heart of it…
Patterns of sea stars as exquisite mosaics, attractive, and each time is different. Cambodia (Photo and caption by Andrey Narchuk/Nature/National Geographic Photo Contest); Big Picture »
- go looky »
- See also: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner » – Iron Maiden: “Old English Geezers interpreting even older English geezer’s epic poetry about spooky maritime stuff”.
- Octopus Sends Dead Crab as Warning to Humanity » (be sure to read the comments)
…First he bought a written-off tug and hired craftsmen to rebuild it totally. Only engines and bottom of the old ship remained which will be substituted as well because old engines of the Soviet times occupy a lot of space… The ship belongs to Aleksandr Ktitorchuk who is one of the most famous photographers of Ukraine. People from showbiz and world of fashion know the person well enough… The ship is often hired by people who want to celebrate meaningful events of their life…
Destroying Chinese war junks, by E. Duncan (1843) – The iron steam ship HMS Nemesis, commanded by Lieutenant W. H. Hall, with boats from the Sulphur, Calliope, Larne and Starling, destroying the Chinese war junks in Anson’s Bay, on 7 January 1841
Photograph of the East India Company factory in Painam, Sonargaon, Bangladesh, taken by W. Brennand in 1872. Sonargaon was a major producer of the celebrated Dhaka muslins. In the mid-17th century the East India Company established several factories in the district for exporting muslin. Company rule in India »
Chromolithograph, “Indigo factory, Bengal,” (1867) from William Simpson’s ‘India: Ancient and Modern’. Bengal was the world’s largest producer of indigo in the 19th century. Company rule in India »
Photograph titled, “Head of Ganges Canal, Hardwar” taken by Samuel Bourne in 1860, but published in 1895, showing the headworks of the Ganges Canal in Haridwar, India. FULL SIZE »
Ceremonial barge or long-boat
Peking Embassy: An embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham, emperor of China: delivered by their excellencies Peter de Goyer and Jacob de Keyzer, at his imperial city of Peking wherein the cities, towns, villages, ports, rivers, &c. in their passages from Canton to Peking are ingeniously described… MORE »
The SS Rohilla was built and launched by Harland and Wolff shipbuilders in Belfast. launched on the 6th September 1906, she was delivered to the British Indian Steam Navigation Co. Ltd on 17th November 1906. The SS Rohilla was named after Afghan tribes who had sought refuge in India during the 18th Century.
In 1908 the SS Rohilla entered service as a permanent military. On the 6th August 1914 she was requisitioned as a Hospital ship and became known as the HMHS Rohilla. She was refitted with the necessary equipment and all her passenger accommodation became hospital wards.
HMHS Rohilla departed from Southampton 16th August 1914 and sailed to Scapa Flow to start training. From there, on the 29th October 1914, the Rohilla set sail for what would be her last voyage…
Nevasa; Built for British India Steam Navigation by Barclay Curle (Yard No. 498) Launched 26 Dec 1912 and completed 5 March 1913.
On completion she joined her sister ship Neuralia in the Calcutta service until the First World War when she was taken up in August 1914 as a troopship to carry Territorial army soldiers out to India to relieve the regular garrison.
In January 1915 she was converted to a hospital ship with accommodation for 60 wounded and was employed as such until March 1918 with most of her service in this guise being from India to Basra, Suez and East Africa. MORE »
The puffer Vital Spark
What is a Puffer? A Clyde Puffer is a steam coaster which could carry cargo and deliver it without needing external equipment to unload it: a mini-bulk carrier. MORE »
- Scottish Maritime Museum; Puffers and Coasters »
fuckyeahoceancreatures: Ciaran Duffy – The last two captains left on a tiny fishing island take the only boat and set out to hunt the Squiddlepus. Images are gouache paintings cut out and placed on a table, lit, and photographed. See All
A Celestial Planisphere, or Map of the Heavens: (Pl. VIII.) Engraved by W.G. Evans under the Direction of E.H. Burritt. Hartford, Published by F.J. Huntington 1835. Entered according to act of Congress Septr. 1st 1835, by F.J. Huntington, of the State of Connecticut. –via fuckyeahcartography
coolchicksfromhistory: There is no such thing as a female viking. The Old Norse term vikingar applied exclusively to men who sailed from Scandinavia for the purpose of raiding or trading. Women only ever sailed for the purpose of establishing new colonies in distant lands; for settlement.
Women in Viking Age society were in charge of the household, and in charge of making certain that food lasted through the winter. When the men were away raiding and trading, women were in charge of the farm. Although women were bound to house and family, they held a great deal of influence in society, often having full control over the distribution of food and clothing.
There is no evidence that female warriors, valkyrie, ever existed outside of mythology. Though women were most likely trained in swordsmanship in order to defend their homes.
Every Girl Pulling for Victory, Back Up the Boys, Keep Him Smiling, Morale is Winning the War
These chipper slogans grace the 20 posters, handbills, brochures, stickers, song lyrics, newspaper ads, and cartoons found in a United War Work Campaign Scrapbook recently acquired by the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History. This collection of fundraising and morale-boosting materials was produced for a multi-institutional drive during the final months of World War I.
The campaign coordinated the efforts of seven organizations that had previously managed individual fundraising drives: the YMCA, YWCA, American Library Association, War Camp Community Service, National Catholic War Council (Knights of Columbus), Jewish Welfare Board, and Salvation Army. Each organization would continue to address their traditional demographic or service focus (for example, the Knights of Columbus worked primarily with Catholic communities, and the American Library Association sent books to soldier encampments) while organizing their activities around a central set of promotional messages.
…The aircraft is a Catalina PBY-5A model and was bought from the US Navy by Thomas W Kendall, a retired businessman who converted it to a luxury flying yacht. In the spring of 1960 Mr Kendall took a pleasure trip around the world with his wife and children together with his secretary and her son. A photographer joined the group to cover part of the trip for life magazine…
I Sea Stripes – Ho Chi Minh with (East) German Sailors »
For allowing Europe to dump it’s religious
loons on you since 1620;
Thank You America.
– via feastingonroadkill –
Monkey Fist is a smack-talking, potty mouthed, Yankee hating, Red Sox fan in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to compiling Maritime Monday, she blogs about nautical art, history, and marine science on Adventures of the Blackgang. Submit story ideas, news links, photographs, or items of interest to her at [email protected].
She can also out-belch any man.
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