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>> Home > Members > SelwynWilliams
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SelwynWilliams

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Member No. 4478
Registered 17th Sep 2017
Last Online 9th Sep 2018
City Weymouth DT4
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 40
Photos Posted 40
Likes Received 101
Likes Given 565
72 Total Posts
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Fleet Admiral!
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
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Boats in Harbour 8 0
Forum Thread 5 5
Forum Post 2 80
Event 8 8
Photo Gallery 10 90
Photos Response 3 39
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 6
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 18
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 8
Liked Posts 1 565
Received Likes 2 202
1021 Total Points
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Recent Posts
norske love by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Beautiful.

photo taken of my collection 20 odd years ago by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
wonderful

Ship's Boats by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
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.

Ship's Boats by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
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 £7k for building a model from the plans.

LCT548 by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
This is the wreck of a LCT on Chesil Beach, although American built it was manned by RN Personnel.

Minerve by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Beautiful model

MGBs in Weymouth 1943 by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Thanks for that, this is a photo of one I found on the internet

HMS Victory by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
https://www.facebook.com/thesocietyfornauticalresearch/ This is the link for a laser scan of HMS Victory,truly amazing.

MGBs in Weymouth 1943 by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
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.

MGBs in Weymouth 1943 by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Two MGBs painted in Weymouth Harbour in 1943 with some great details of guns with the Nothe Fort in the background.

1:30 scale tug boat by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Love the Lancaster and the Victory section. Thought you might like photos of the iron and pebble ballast and the barrels on the Victory.

RAF Sea Plane Tenders by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDsS9BgYV1A Sea Plane Tender 206 featured in this film plus HSL RAF launches

RAF Sea Plane Tenders by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
http://rafboats.co.uk/st40mk1.html excellent series of photos for tenders including the one RN Munich found for me ST480 at Lyme Regis

HMS Illustrious 1942 - Pathe News by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGbTi2mu-LM Loss of several crew from HMS Illustrious in 1948 at Portland

Thurl pin rack by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Some interesting thoughts and information coming out of this post.

2 Unknowns by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
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.

displaying at vintage and steam rallies. by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Don't forget Chickerell Steam Fair, 30th June & 1st July, display tent for models plus lake for demonstrations.

Thurl pin rack by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
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

Thurl pin rack by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
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.

Le Marite by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
French whale ship attending Waterfest in Weymouth Harbour 2016

Guestbook Post by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
I do a lot of wreck research and one of the reasons I joined was to find a sea plane tender that had picked up the pilot from a 1941 plane I had found underwater. I needed a photo of a similar boat but couldn't find the tender on the web. I mentioned it on here and back came a photo of the self same sea plane tender from RNMunich? That meant so much to me but I have been intrigued by the details and research modellers do on here. I felt so grateful that I donated to such a great site.

Billings Kongeskibet Dannebrog #410 by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
£7? How do you do it? Lovely steam yacht. One very similar to that one came into Weymouth harbour in the 60s and we cleaned the barnacles off her hull, trying to remember what it was called. The Channel Island steamers made a hell of a noise when we were underneath her.

Graupner Elke HF 408 by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
You got a bargain with that boat, where are you? Was it a boat sale?

twin masted yacht by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
Model of a yacht displayed in The Ivy cafe on Weymouth Harbourside

drifter/trawler by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
Model of a traditional fishing boat in The Ivy cafe on Weymouth Harbour.

Marblehead Sailboat upgraded by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
You can get very robust and waterproof toggle switches from companies that make underwater torches for divers. I have never had any trouble with them because of leakage or rusting. Try Birchley Products at http://www.birchleyproducts.co.uk/

RE ads90's Vosper Firefloat by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
do you have any sea plane tender ones?

Chickerell Steam Fair by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
Small lake/large pond at Chickerell Steam Fair 30/6/18 until 1/7/18 this year.

Any clues? by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
Found reference to yachts called mystere, this one was built in 2006.

Theo 2 by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
I have a yacht that has been in the family since the 50s at least, I must fix the missing rigging.