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Postby mustardman » Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:45 pm

Anyone familar with HMS Smiter?
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Postby peter » Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:27 pm

a sad sight
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Postby allyharp » Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:57 pm

I'm gonna have to guess, is that the Queen Mary II?
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Postby peter » Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:05 pm

Actually was QM 1 the original, built before the Cunarder.
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Postby allyharp » Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:10 pm

Ahh that's right I think I remember the story from my days on the Clydeshipping boards (before it was a subscription service). Denny's built that in whatever year and people just sort of unoficially changed it to Queen Mary II once the Cunard Queen Mary came along. :?:
Now that we have another Queen Mary II it's a bit confusing.
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Postby HollowHorn » Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:24 pm

I thought it was HMS Smiter :roll: Is that London? Seems very farmiliar.
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Postby peter » Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:58 pm

Yes you are correct and that is London where TS Queen Mary now resides. Most with have little or no personal memory of the ship but I certainly sailed on her many times as a bot. Often all the way from the original quay at the Broomielaw.
As for HMS Smiter I know RN uses ships names over again but would this be HMS Smiter a merchant ship conversion to aircraft carrier in WW2.

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Postby peter » Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:04 pm

Quite often when we built yachts for the filthy rich at Yorkhill we saw lots of visitors to the Clyde. This I wonder will we see any in the future after the waterfront redevelopment.
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Postby HollowHorn » Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:46 pm

peter wrote:I certainly sailed on her many times as a bot

Heheh. Oh no, not the dreaded Heheh
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Postby HollowHorn » Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:48 pm

peter wrote:We saw lots of visitors to the Clyde.

Hey Peter, would that be the "Golden Hind" on the left? Or is it a more modern pic?
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Postby My Kitten » Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:10 pm

HollowHorn wrote:
peter wrote:I certainly sailed on her many times as a bot

Heheh. Oh no, not the dreaded Heheh


hey nothing wrong with a hehe ;)
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Postby AlanM » Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:12 pm

Certainly looks like it. I was surprised how small the Golden Hind was when I was on it
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Running away to sea, again!

Postby retired tiger » Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:12 pm

Here's a few pics of possibly my last big sea trip, until the next one ::):

I was aproaching the big 6 0h :cry: and we were out for a walk on the river bank and there was the Bark Endeavour, on a visit, tied up beside the Science Centre. Now I've always wondered if I could get up square sailships rigging so here was my chance, a 3-4 day trip to Whitehaven. How would I manage the Futtock Shrouds :?
No worries, with a young crew, mostly Canadians and Australians all us volounteers had a great time. They took us right up to the highest yardarms and had us setting and furling sails. The experience of a lifetime.
I even managed to fix the outboard moter for them so that we could get the pics of the boat in the Irish Sea.

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Postby peter » Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:27 pm

Now your talking nice pics. Did you go up the rigging?
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Postby Socceroo » Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:32 pm

Fantastic photo's retired tiger. Stunning.
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