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Old 08-21-2007, 10:26 PM   #85
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There are four of them lying in shallow water in Darwin Harbour, courtesy of Admiral Yamamoto who swung by after bombing Pearl Harbour. His fleet bombed Darwin on February 19th 1942 as it was heading home. Darwin was subsequently bombed many times by Betty bombers which were escorted across the city by Mitsubishi Zero fighters, well in range from their Indonesian bases.

The Catalina flying boat base was destroyed along with several merchantmen and several warships including the USS Peary and the USS transport Mauna Loa, which is also on the bottom surrounded still with jeeps and WLA style Harleys chained to the decks.

I like the Catalina, but if I were to dig into the loose change, I think I would opt for the Sunderland flying boat. Mind you, the little bugger which knocked out the Bismark , the Fairy Swordfish was also equipped with pontoons for water landings.......What Ho!

Incidentally Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman have just left town after filming scenes from their forthcoming Baz Luhrman film which features the bombing of Darwin. She is depicted arriving in a wonderful old clinker built launch after stepping off a Qantas flying boat in Darwin.

('Qantas' being an acronym for Queensland And Northern Territory Aerial Services).

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Oh yes! Sunderland flying boat a very fine aircraft indeed...but even in my best dreams of riches, I doubt I could afford something that large.
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:43 PM   #87
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We are getting far off matters nautical but, if I could choose any aircraft I wanted to own just for fun, I would go for a Mosquito. What fantastic machines and built out of plywod too. Now, get one of those, get rid of the paint, do a great sanding job and varnish it. WOW - talk about brightwork!

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Old 08-21-2007, 11:12 PM   #88
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We are getting far off matters nautical but, if I could choose any aircraft I wanted to own just for fun, I would go for a Mosquito. What fantastic machines and built out of plywod too. Now, get one of those, get rid of the paint, do a great sanding job and varnish it. WOW - talk about brightwork!

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Back to the Catalina that was too easy

These photos were taken from a deck of a motorboat m_0091.JPG

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Whats this, Nice easy one for you all

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Thames sailing barge - the Cambria - These copied from the Dutch Sailing Barge Design

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Thames sailing barge - the Cambria - These copied from the Dutch Sailing Barge Design

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She's missing something...Cambria.jpg

I'd have to say Thames Sailing Barge - Lady Daphne

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Notice the starboard davits...
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I'd have to say Thames Sailing Barge - Lady Daphne
Agreed , can't be the Cambria - now not sure about Lady Daphne.

Still like Thames copy of the Dutch Sailing Barge Design.
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Agreed , can't be the Cambria - now not sure about Lady Daphne.

Still like Thames copy of the Dutch Sailing Barge Design.
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She is th SB Greta

Built in Essex have a look at her website www.thamesbarges.co.uk

She is for charter at Whitstable, Kent.

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We were close!

OK, this one should be challenging...I hope.

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We were close!

OK, this one should be challenging...I hope.
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Is She the Japanese ship KAIWO MARU II

Four Masted Barque

length 110.1m Beam 13.8m Draught 6.5m Sail Area 2,760 Sq mtrs

Funny I hadnt a clue about this one looked up saw the calendar turned it over to September and there she was smiling at me

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Ding Ding...we have a winner! Man, I thought that one would have been really hard.
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Ding Ding...we have a winner! Man, I thought that one would have been really hard.
Hi Trim

It was a lucky break that one

Ive just had a look at your pictures in the gallery and I must say your boat looks rather superb!!

It looks as though it has been a lot of elbow grease But the results Well worth the effort

You must be very pleased. What type of yacht is she. Looking at the hull I would assume she would go through anything!

Have you done much sailing or has all your time been taken up to get her up to the standard she is.

Ive always fancied the flush deck plenty of room to work or sit with a cold BEER.

Lovely yacht

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PM'd ya.

Here is one that should be a bit more challenging...the flag tells ya where to start.

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Hi Trim

I think you won on this one Havent got a clue

Surely someone out ther knows what it is, apart from being an American Schooner?

She does look pretty long and sleek and I should think fast

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