RMS Olympic

Name the Ship Game

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I will give a hint: it spent the better part of its life as a coast guard vessel.

 

 

 

Lextin. 

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Another hint. Before being transferred to the coast guard it served as a salvage vessel during WWII.

 

 

 

 

 

Lextin.

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Not exactly the name that I was looking for but the USCGC Acushnet (WMEC-167) did go by the name USS Shackle for a relatively short period at the start of its life.

 

 

 

 

 

Lextin.

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OK, here's the next.

 

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Not the clearest picture but it will have to do.

Flag and name are wiped out.

 

Menno

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She is a dutch one. Very nice ships they were, elegant and compeltely not up to their task :)

I'll be back in a minute, I guess she's gelderland.

 

Jan

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Here I am again: the same pic is also around with the name of one of her sisters: HrMs Brabant.

 

Jan

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One province or the other, what does it matter ;)

Holland Class protected cruiser. Six of them build. All of them photograhped at this specific location,

of which I am not copmpletely sure: I guess it is the Nieuwe Diep at the Den Helder Naval harbour.

 

Jan

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The fun of those old postcards is that they are all the same, only the direction the smoke plume is going differs :)

Always a crowd on the Quay, as the ships were mostly going to the east (hence the white colour , and the sun-tent on the rear deck).

The most renowned of the cruisers was Gelderland, taking Kruger to Europe after the Boer-war. Getting a second life as German anti-aircraft ship in WWII (under the name of Niobe).

The other five were less famous, and were shorter lived.

 

 

Here's the next. Not too difficult, I think :)

 

Jan

 

 

 

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I don't really feel up to hunting down a ship for you guys to guess right now so I hand this one over to whoever wants it.

 

 

 

 

 

Lextin.

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