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  1. Today's effort P&O liner Orion at Aden Watercolour 14” X 10” Jim
  2. Up the Gulf!. Shell tanker 'HATASIA' and local fishing boat. Watercolour 14” X10” Jim
  3. Uruguay Star in the Southern ocean with accompanying Albatross. W/C 14” X 10” Jim
  4. Precisely. You can do things with a paint brush, that you can’t do with a camera. As you say there wasn’t much traffic then and even less people with a camera. Jim
  5. South of Kerguelene windjammer in the roaring forties. w/c 14” X 10”
  6. Hill class Trawler HMS Breden Doing a bit of 'self maintenance' when she got emergency sailing orders. Unfortunately she was lost 8 Feb 1943. W/C 11” X 9” Jim
  7. Glengree (480tons).one of THE ALLIANCE & DUBLIN CONSUMERS GAS CO. coal boats. Supplied Coal from the UK to Dublin for conversation to Gas W/C 11” X 8” Jim
  8. I was born and brought up in Leith, and used to love wandering the Docks( you could in those days) l did my MN Training at Leith Nautical College ( TS Dolphin ) Now live in Auchtermuchty, a village about 20 miles in a straight line across the Forth from Britannia Glad you enjoyed your visit 'Haste Ye Back' Jim
  9. East Coast convoy under air attack. One ship torpedoed, and a couple of near misses . At least one He111 won’t be making it back to base W/C 14” X 10” Jim
  10. Thanks. Alway fancied living on a Narrow Boat. When I was still at school, (a few years ago) A friend's brother had an Airborne Lifeboat, complete!, bought ‘government surplus'? At that time (1950s) the Breakers Yard at Inverkeithing was selling Ships lifeboats for £1 a foot! jim
  11. RAF Coastal Command Hudson drops an ‘Airborne Lifeboat' to a downed crew somewhere wet! Designed by Uffa Fox, they could be carried by several types of a/c Sorry about quality of photo w/c 14” X 10”
  12. Based on HMCS Moncton before conversion to long foc'sl W/C 9.5” X 6.5” Jim
  13. Blockading Brest during the Napoleonic Wars. A Brig brings in a captured French Lugger. W/C 14” 10”
  14. HMS Belfast about to transfer the Admiral to HMS Ocean during the Korean War. Detail from bigger pic. jim
  15. HMS Valiant refuels a destroyer while under way. Fleet Carrier and two escorts in company Watercolour 9.5“ X 7” Jim

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