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« Reply #135 on: March 09, 2019, 01:30:07 PM »


Along with her sister ship `Coastal Hercules`, these were the largest ships ever built in the United Kingdom.   :)
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« Reply #136 on: March 09, 2019, 09:59:50 PM »


A beautiful photo of the splendid TES `Canberra` getting ready to sail from her builders Harland & Wolff, Belfast, with the best wishes from the citizens of Northern Ireland.   :)

A beautiful photo indeed of a beautiful ship.
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« Reply #137 on: March 09, 2019, 10:02:50 PM »


The mighty S.S. `Iberia` built for P&O Lines by Harland & Wolff, Belfast in 1954.   :)

A beautiful ship which like so many more was caught up in the 1973 oil price hike and like so many more had a very short service before going to the scrap yard.
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« Reply #138 on: March 16, 2019, 09:34:15 PM »


TES `Canberra` fitting out at Harland & Wolff, Belfast.   :)

Great photo. P & O had originally contracted to have 1,000 tons of cargo carried forward but changed their minds after the ship had been launched. This left Harland & Wolff with a problem in so far as the engines were placed aft, the ship would not be trim in the water. This problem was cured by the placement of additional fuel tanks forward to give the ship trim. Apparently, concrete was also placed forward to assist this. This historic photo tends to demonstrate the problem.
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Re: H&W ships
« Reply #139 on: March 16, 2019, 09:36:10 PM »


Along with her sister ship `Coastal Hercules`, these were the largest ships ever built in the United Kingdom.   :)

Yes, Harland & Wolff, held many records and were pioneers in shipbuilding.
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« Reply #140 on: April 04, 2019, 08:09:12 PM »

 
Harland & Wolff 1936

Great photo. The 'Royal Scotsman' along with the 'Royal Ulsterman', both built by Harland & Wolff in 1936, were the mainstays of the Belfast to Glasgow overnight service. Both gave sterling service during WW2 and lasted until 1969 when they were replaced by a car ferry service to Ardrossan.
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« Reply #141 on: April 04, 2019, 08:11:09 PM »

 
Harland & Wolff  1948

Another great liner built by Harland & Wolff.
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« Reply #142 on: April 04, 2019, 08:13:45 PM »

 
Harland & Wolff  1950

A Blue Funnel line ship fitting out at H&W. Musgrave channel, I think.
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« Reply #143 on: April 04, 2019, 08:15:10 PM »

 
Harland & Wolff  1954

Another great liner from Harland & Wolff.
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« Reply #144 on: April 04, 2019, 08:39:20 PM »


Canberra launch day at Harland & Wolff.
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« Reply #145 on: April 04, 2019, 08:44:43 PM »
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« Reply #146 on: April 05, 2019, 01:02:26 AM »
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this part of the belfast forum. i love the history, dedicated devotion and the undoubted skill, expertise and proud history the people of belfast cherish in one of the most famous and iconic shipyards of the world. thank you for this.   skip

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« Reply #147 on: April 05, 2019, 10:14:24 AM »
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« Reply #148 on: April 05, 2019, 10:18:08 AM »
Iím not a sailor or shipyard man but I think this is one of the best threads on the forum , thanks to all the posters who contribute  O0
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« Reply #149 on: April 05, 2019, 10:36:57 AM »
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