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    πŸ’¬ Re: Seaplane tender ST480
    2 months ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks RN for all your help, originally finding ST480 photo of her at Lyme and for all your plans etc this last week. Much appreciated.
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    πŸ“ Seaplane tender
    2 months ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    bits of information coming in now, excellent.
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    πŸ“ Seaplane tender
    2 months ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Fabulous just needs WW2 colours
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    πŸ“ Seaplane tender
    2 months ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I am afraid not but quite an interesting film and lovely to see a model of a seaplane tender.
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    πŸ“ Seaplane tender
    2 months ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Apparently this was stationed at Lyme Regis like ST480 that saved PO Harold Fraser English 8th November 1941
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    πŸ“ Seaplane tender
    2 months ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Found this video online of a model ST.
    RAF SEA PLANE TENDER RC
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Type IX U-boat - U-181
    2 months ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Brilliant job done there.
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    πŸ“ Editing photos
    2 months ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Great re-edited my last post where I had extra photo and one had been deleted and then I updated and job done. Many thanks for fixing a glitch that you get when updating a system.
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    πŸ“ Seaplane tender ST480
    2 months ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    🀞I noticed there are a great deal of RAF plans for various fire tender etc but is there a kit for a Seaplane Tender like ST480 (based at Lyme Regis where this photo was taken) that picked up a pilot off Chesil Beach on 8th November 1941. I am about to put on a display regarding the aircraft and pilot and their history and I have a model of the aircraft a Curtiss P40 Tomahawk and would love to have a Seaplane Tender model on display.

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    πŸ“ Chickerell Steam Fair
    2 months ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Chickerell Steam Fair featuring ship/boat models in the tent and radio controlled in the pond.
    https://chickerellsteamshow.uk/
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    πŸ’¬ norske love
    1 year ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Beautiful.

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    πŸ’¬ photo taken of my collection 20 odd years ago
    1 year ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    πŸ’¬ Ship's Boats
    1 year ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    These are the traditional plans of the model I want to make/have made. I just need to get hold of the digital version. Apparently the scale on some plans get altered but are not always annotated with the new scale.

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    πŸ’¬ Ship's Boats
    1 year ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I was talking to the man in charge of ship's plans at the National Maritime Museum yesterday and apparently they have digitised most of the plans so they can now be used to make a 3D model. I now have to find out how much a 3D model would cost. A model maker quoted Β£7k for building a model from the plans.

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    πŸ’¬ LCT548
    1 year ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This is the wreck of a LCT on Chesil Beach, although American built it was manned by RN Personnel.

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    πŸ’¬ Minerve
    1 year ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Beautiful model

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    πŸ’¬ MGBs in Weymouth 1943
    1 year ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for that, this is a photo of one I found on the internet
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    πŸ“ HMS Victory
    1 year ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    https://www.facebook.com/thesocietyfornauticalresearch/ This is the link for a laser scan of HMS Victory,truly amazing.
    https://www.facebook.com/thesocietyfornauticalresearch/
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    πŸ’¬ MGBs in Weymouth 1943
    1 year ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I must admit there are at least three types but presume the artist painted what was there, and of course it covers the period in 43. A good record hopefully.

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    πŸ“ MGBs in Weymouth 1943
    1 year ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Two MGBs painted in Weymouth Harbour in 1943 with some great details of guns with the Nothe Fort in the background.

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    πŸ’¬ 1:30 scale tug boat
    1 year ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Love the Lancaster and the Victory section. Thought you might like photos of the iron and pebble ballast and the barrels on the Victory.

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    πŸ“ RAF Sea Plane Tenders
    1 year ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDsS9BgYV1A Sea Plane Tender 206 featured in this film plus HSL RAF launches
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDsS9BgYV1A
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    Heroes of World War II... the RAF High Speed Launch
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    πŸ“ RAF Sea Plane Tenders
    1 year ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    http://rafboats.co.uk/st40mk1.html excellent series of photos for tenders including the one RN Munich found for me ST480 at Lyme Regis
    http://rafboats.co.uk/st40mk1.html
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    πŸ’¬ HMS Illustrious 1942 - Pathe News
    1 year ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGbTi2mu-LM Loss of several crew from HMS Illustrious in 1948 at Portland
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    HMS ILLUSTRIOUS Disaster 1948, Portland Memorial 2010
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    πŸ“ Thurl pin rack
    1 year ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Some interesting thoughts and information coming out of this post.
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    πŸ“ 2 Unknowns
    1 year ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Two models seen at the Plymouth Gin Factory in the Barbican. Whilst there I had to sample the product and chose the Plymouth Navy Gin, which is gunpowder proof at over 57% and like drinking a single malt compared to a blend. Recommended. We were in Plymouth for the IMASS shipwreck conference the next day, which ranged from Byzantine to WW1 Naval shipwrecks, including HMS Hampshire and HMS Vanguard.

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    πŸ“ displaying at vintage and steam rallies.
    1 year ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Don't forget Chickerell Steam Fair, 30th June & 1st July, display tent for models plus lake for demonstrations.

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    πŸ“ Thurl pin rack
    1 year ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Ballast. Rack shown on the two knight heads supporting the mast so called as they usually have carved heads, this photo of theones on the Golden Hind. Foreknights mentioned as being recovered from a wreck meant the knightheads supporting the foremast, presumably main and mizzen knights for the other masts

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    πŸ“ Thurl pin rack
    1 year ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    We use thorl pins in wooden boats instead of rowlocks where the wood attached to the oar has a hole and the wooden cheek's weight counter balances the weight of the length of the oar. interesting to know the connection with belaying pins and the quick release of the shrouds by knocking them out.
    thowel
    Thole \Thole\, n. [Written also thowel, and thowl.] [OE. thol, AS. [thorn]ol; akin to D. dol, Icel. [thorn]ollr a fir tree, a young fir, a tree, a thole.]

    A wooden or metal pin, set in the gunwale of a boat, to serve as a fulcrum for the oar in rowing.
    --Longfellow.

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    πŸ“ Le Marite
    1 year ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    French whale ship attending Waterfest in Weymouth Harbour 2016

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