A Maritime Medley Part Three
by Ian Collard
75 mins of sheer maritime magic, produced using rare films never made public before.

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Saturday, March 23, 2019
The Great Liners Part 43
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Short Product Description: A Maritime Medley Part Three
by Ian Collard
75 mins of sheer maritime magic, produced using rare films never made public before.

A Maritime Medley Part Three
by Des Cox – Snowbow

This 43rd Episode in Snowbow’s excellent series of ‘The Great Liners’ is 75 mins of sheer maritime magic, produced using rare films never made public before, starting with a wonderful 11 mile cruise down the Thames in the early 1960s, from Tower Pier to Margate, via all the docks en-route and the hundreds of ships of all sizes to be seen. Next, we join BI’s beautiful Uganda as she sails from Malta on a Mediterranean cruise in the mid-1950s. How different things were back then with no crowds or queues and such a stress-free way to enjoy being at sea, so far removed from the hustle and bustle of modern-day cruising. What follows is a look at more previously unseen film of the Queen Mary and Elizabeth, starting with the QE’s first commercial sailing to New York in 1946. We also look back at their wartime service including rare film of the QE’s secret sailing from the Clyde to NY, taking with her surprised John Brown workers who had been told they were going to Southampton for final fitting-out. The rare film just keeps coming as we’re treated to the Queen Mary’s final departure from NY and arrival in Southampton. The footage of her is the best seen, as she arrives to an ecstatic reception. Then more rare film shows us the Queen Elizabeth’s penultimate sailing, and then the maiden departure to NY of the QE2. Finally, we sail all around South America, via the Panama Canal on Grace/Delta Line 1950s and 80s cargo liners. So exciting on working cargo passenger ships, especially the amazing experience of transiting the Straits of Magellan.
A truly great DVD and one you will watch over and over again!

Maritime Log

  • Investment is Paying Off at Five South Wales Ports +

    Port of Swansea Last year, there was an increase in the trade of several commodities as a result of investment in infrastructure and Read More
  • Major Recovery After 281 Containers Lost +

    MSC Zoe A total of 281 containers fell overboard from the large container ship MSC Zoe, 192,237gt, in bad weather off the Read More
  • Data Plan of Port Call +

    Port of Rotterdam The Port of Rotterdam are investing in an application that allows standardised data about a visiting ship call to be Read More
  • Crew Evacuated in North Atlantic Fire +

    Yantian Express The crew of the German container ship Yantian Express, 88,493gt, had to be evacuated after the ship caught fire in Read More
  • RNLI Help Save Historic Boat from Sinking +

    Cervia The Ramsgate harbourmaster Rob Brown had to call the Ramsgate RNLI Lifeboat Station for help to prevent the historic tug Read More
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North America

  • Special Service Marks 160 Years of Lighthouse +

    Pensacola Lighthouse The 160th anniversary of one of northwest Florida’s best known landmarks was marked with a special ceremony on Jan 11 Read More
  • Cranes Boost at Port +

    Port of Virginia Four new ship-to-shore cranes arrived at the Port of Virginia on Jan 7, the latest development in the port’s $20mn Read More
  • Garbage Patch Cleanup Hits Problem +

    Maersk Transporter The cleanup system being used to recover plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch halfway between Hawaii and California was Read More
  • Switching On at Vancouver Terminal +

    Vancouver Power Large ships berthed at Vancouver, Canada, can now switch off their diesel engines and connect to an electrical grid ashore Read More
  • First of Four New Ships for Hawaii Service +

    Daniel K Inouye The first of four new ships for the US container line Matson Inc arrived at Hawaii on her maiden voyage Read More
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Asia-Pacific

  • COSCO Acquires Stake in Major Chinese Gateway +

    Beibu Gulf Port The Chinese port operator COSCO Shipping Ports has acquired a 4.34 per cent interest in the country’s Beibu Gulf Port Read More
  • 330 Ships to be Deployed in Group +

    CMA CGM Bougainville The container grouping Ocean Alliance is due to start a new service next month which will deploy 330 ships. Read More
  • Delight at Naming Ceremony of LNG Carrier +

    Shinshu Maru There was an impressive line-up of guests at the naming of the new liquefied natural gas carrier Shinshu Maru at Read More
  • "Intelligent Bulk Carrier" Enters Service +

    Pacific Vision What is claimed to be the world’s first ‘intelligent very large ore carrier’ has been delivered to the China Merchants Read More
  • Port Expansion Given the Federal Go-Ahead +

    Port of Cairns The Australian Federal Government has given the final environmental approval to the Cairns Shipping Development Project which aims to attract Read More
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Naval Focus

  • HMS “Dragon” in £75 Million Narcotics Seizure +

    HMS Dragon British News Whilst on patrol in the Gulf, the Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon seized and destroyed ten tonnes of Read More
  • Brazil to Take Over HMS Clyde +

    HMS Clyde British News It has been announced by the Brazilian Government in early December that the Falklands Patrol ship HMS Clyde Read More
  • Navy And NASA Complete Recovery Test +

    USS Anchorage American News In what might be seen as a return to the heady days of NASA’s Apollo moon program, the Read More
  • F-35s Touch Down on HMS Queen Elizabeth +

    HMS Queen Elizabeth British News Many people never thought they’d see it happen, but F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters have finally flown Read More
  • Sea Trials Recall for Zumwalt-Class Destroyer +

    USS Michael Monsoor American News The Zumult class destroyer USS Michael Monsoor was in dockyard hands at Bath in Maine for the removal Read More
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Ferry World

  • Scottish Ship Shuffling +

    Caledonian Isles To Scotland now, and Calmac continue their shuffling of ships between routes, this time Arran’s mainstay Caledonian Iles having rudder Read More
  • Welsh Port Activity +

    Stena Superfast X I arrived in Holyhead late at night with no preplanning. There were no ferries in sight and the port was Read More
  • Ferguson's Woes +

    Glen Sannox It is depressing to follow the sad story of ferry building in the UK, especially involving Ferguson at Port Glasgow Read More
  • Irish Moves to Beat Brexit +

    WB Yeats The major new vessel for Irish Ferries, delayed at the Flensburg builders, is at Dublin and very impressive she looks Read More
  • Appledore's Legacy +

    Clansman The impending closure of the Appledore Yard is another loss of merchant ship-building capacity even though its bread and butter, Read More
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Sail Review/Coastal Comment

  • Sussex Sterns +

    Edward and Mary and Valiant In the Victorian era, there were many coastal places where craft worked off open beaches. Read More
  • Sail Trade Revival +

    Recouvrance and Cancalaise The revival of interest in Breton traditional craft started in Douarnenez, North Eastern France and this is also the headquarters Read More
  • Barrow History +

    Hanna Ayress I recently discovered the archive of Barrow ship movements dating from my formative years of the fifties and sixties when Read More
  • Gravesend Tankers +

    Forth Fisher On a recent visit to Gravesend just before Christmas, I witnessed a parade of tankers of various shapes and sizes. Read More
  • All Change at Sea-Change +

    Cambria Since she was rebuilt in 2011, the mulie barge Cambria has been based in Kent, but in September, after her Read More
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From the Lookout

  • Damen Awarded Contract for Diving Bell Ship +

    Carl Straat I was interested to learn that WSA Koblenz (WasserSchiffahrtsAmbt) has awarded Damen Shipyards Group a contract to build a new Read More
  • LR And UMAS Release ZEV Pathways Study +

    ZEV Transition Pathways Lloyd’s Register (LR) and University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS) have released ‘Zero-Emission Vessels Transition Pathways’. Read More
  • Madden Marine Charts 2019 Business Success +

    Madden Marine I was pleased to hear that Madden Marine, one of Northern Ireland’s leading specialist ship refit companies, has just completed Read More
  • Griffon Hoverwork Launch Latest Model +

    995ED The world's leading hovercraft builder Southampton, UK-based Griffon Hoverwork staged the official global launch of its new 995ED model, at Read More
  • Cammell Laird Shortlisted for Fleet Support Contract +

    Cammell Laird Merseyside shipyard Cammell Laird says it is delighted to have been shortlisted, as part of a syndicate of British firms, Read More
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Cruise News/Superyacht News

  • Reconstruction of “Danah Voyager” +

    Danah Voyager Reconstruction of redundant offshore oil industry tonnage turning them into luxury superyachts is not a new phenomena, but recent photographs Read More
  • Vitruvius N°5 is Launched +

    Najiba The fifth in the line of Vitruvius motor yachts designed by London based Philippe Briand, has been launched by Feadship Read More
  • "Splicing the Mainbrace" +

    Drink! It appears that the phrase ‘One for the road’ needs an update, particularly where travelling on the ocean wave is Read More
  • Balmoral Voyage Report +

    Balmoral Most readers will be aware of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and many, in fact, would have travelled on one of Read More
  • New Turquoise Yachts 77m Unveiled +

    Project Quantum Turquoise Yachts, the Turkish based shipyard under the same ownership as the Dutch Oceanco shipyard, has commissioned Ken Freivokh Design Read More
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Ships, Ports and Places

Braemar

Fred Olsen's "Braemar"

In September 2018, the Fred. Olsen family of Oslo celebrated 170 years of shipowning. The schedules of the members of Read More
Iron Pacific

MV Iron Pacific and her Volcano Encounter

The bulk carrier MV Iron Pacific was the biggest ship registered to an Australian company at the time of this Read More
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Companies, Events and Other Features

The Royal Charter

The Great Gale of 1894

First published in the January 1984 issue of Sea Breezes, this article describes the few days before Christmas 1894 which Read More
The Lutine

Is There Any Treasure Left in The Lutine?

Just mention the word “Terschelling” to any lover of stories involving sunken gold and silver, and the name Lutine will Read More
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