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City of Adelaide – a Ship Renamed, a Duke Showered in Champagne, & Funding Approved

The composite clipper ship, City of Adelaide, which had been renamed HMS Carrick, was officially renamed the City of Adelaide once at a ceremony on the River Thames at Greenwich near London.  Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was accidentally … Continue reading

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Flaming Duck on the River Thames – 30 Passengers Escape with Minor Injuries

In wholly unrelated news, one day after the people of Pittsburgh held a party on the Allegheny River to celebrate the arrival of the Rubber Duck (as well as to kick-off the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts), see our recent … Continue reading

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Classic Liner Queen Elizabeth 2 – Bound for the Scrapyard or the Thames?

Just before Christmas we posted about reports that the Queen Elizabeth 2 had been sold to Chinese scrappers for £20m after plans to convert the ship to a luxury hotel in Dubai fell through. Now there is an eleventh hour proposal to bring … Continue reading

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Colour on the Thames – 1935

A fascinating short film dating from 1935. From the notes: This film is tricky to describe: is it a boat study, a film-poem, an experiment, a picture postcard? One thing is certain: it’s a rare colour snapshot of the Thames … Continue reading

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A Houseboat on a London Rooftop and Singapore’s Cruiseship on a Skyscraper

A quick look at two quirky structures that look like a boat and a ship left high and dry. What appears to be a modest houseboat is perched above the Purcell Room of Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre … Continue reading

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