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Identification Longshot and Talking Point 871


Brumas

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Good Evening All.

I’ll finish off with a GENUINE UNIDENTIFIED POSTCARD but which is really a TALKING POINT as I don’t think the ship could possibly be identified.

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Woolwell

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I think that it is a badly stowed hammock on the desk.

A moustached man on a ship is a rarity.

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Woolwell

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HMS Caroline's tiller flat

It's not a match but gives an indication of what the steering gear may have looked like with all 3 wheels in place.

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Brumas

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Woolwell could that hammock be an early life raft and that splendid moustachioed bloke in uniform could be a marine, possibly Bingalau himself ;o}

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Woolwell

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Fairly convinced that it is a hammock judging by the end of it. Never slept in one, instead had to use a camp bed, whilst most of the others in my first ship had hammocks. This was late 1960's before someone thinks that I was around in the time of Nelson.

I think that the moustachioed gentleman is a foreman or something similar.

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Nontek

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don’t think the ship could possibly be identified.

But I don't think it will be for the want of trying, 'cos that statement is like a red rag to a bull methinks.

Somewhere there must be an image showing the Steering system of probably an early steam/sailing schooner of some sort!

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Bing.alau

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I think Brumas is on the right track for the man himself. It looks like a Royal Marine's uniform to me, so anybody with photoshop may be able to enhance it and see for sure. But I think even as it is I can see the buttons and the badges in the dog collar. For the information of non RN people on this forum, the Royal Marines on board ship were allowed to grow moustaches, whilst the navy personnel weren't. They had to ask the skipper for "permission to grow" If it was given it had to be a full set of beard and moustache.

The paintwork looks like "Pusser's Crabfat" so it may well be an RN ship in dock after being shot to bits somewhere. Only my opinion. It may well be a picture of an enemy ship which has been captured. (by the lone Royal Marine of course)!!!

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Brumas

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Bing.alau Be fair old pal, there were two bootnecks, the other one had sloped off and was having a crafty fag somewhere;o}

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Brumas

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Nontek Yes, I'd thought that too.

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Woolwell

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I don't think that it was shot to bits as there is no sign of any other damage.

I'm puzzled why anyone would want to photograph it.

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bumpkin

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"I think that it is a badly stowed hammock on the desk." What desk?

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