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HMS Wishart AA002466 Featured Ships and boats Print

HMS Wishart AA002466

HMS WISHART, Hays Wharf, Bermondsey, London. A Thorneycroft modifed W class destroyer launched in 1919, here bedecked in celebratory bunting. During the Second World War she served in the Mediterranean fleet, including acting as escort to the Malta convoys. She was decommissioned and broken up in 1945. Photographed here bys W Rawlings in April 1937 - On 27th April she was Guardship at Greenwich for the opening of the National Maritime Museum by King George VI

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Flying boat berth, Southampton EAW023211 Featured Ships and boats Print

Flying boat berth, Southampton EAW023211

BOAC FLYING BOAT SERVICES, Southampton Water. Flying boat services had been operating from Southampton since 1919. After the Second World War, BOAC started a new service from a terminal in the Old Docks in April 1948, with destinations including Australia, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Karachi and Tokyo. By November 1950 they had withdrawn the service as uneconomic. A new airline, Aquila, continued flying boat services from Southampton until 1958. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

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The launch of the RMS Aquitania BL22100_027 Featured Ships and boats Print

The launch of the RMS Aquitania BL22100_027

RMS AQUITANIA. Launch, April 21st, 1913. The Aquitania was the third of the Cunard Line express ocean liners (after the Mauretania and Lusitania), and the last four-stack liner to be built. Her four trade-mark funnels were added later. She could carry over 2000 passengers on Cunard's weekly transatlantic service. Photographed by Bedford Lemere

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