Tag Archives: Cape Town

Asian and African Warships to the Cape

I was given a whole stack of prints that were photographed of warships that called in Cape Town and Simonstown roughly between 1994 and 2002. The photographer was Patrick Gavin Worman, and unfortunately like so many of us he was … Continue reading

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American, Russian and Soviet Warships to the Cape

I was given a whole stack of prints that were photographed of warships that called in Cape Town and Simonstown roughly between 1994 and 2002. The photographer was Patrick Gavin Worman, and unfortunately like so many of us he was … Continue reading

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European Warships to the Cape

I was given a whole stack of prints that were photographed of warships that called in Cape Town and Simonstown roughly between 1994 and 2002.  The photographer was Patrick Gavin Worman, and unfortunately like so many of us he was … Continue reading

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South American Warships to the Cape.

I was given a whole stack of prints that were photographed of warships that called in Cape Town and Simonstown roughly between 1994 and 2002. The photographer was Patrick Gavin Worman, and unfortunately like so many of us he was … Continue reading

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Tugs of my past (1) 1970’s builds

I have always liked tugboats, and South Africa had some amazing steam powered vessels that are still admired by tug buffs long after they have passed on. In this series I am going to finally make a bit more sense … Continue reading

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Returning home on Symphony

Returning home on the Symphony 25-03-97 to 28-03-97.  Cape Town-Durban  My second voyage on the Symphony happened the day after I had sailed to Cape Town on the Oriana. I had been fortunate enough to be able to book Symphony … Continue reading

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A voyage on the Oriana

 A VOYAGE ON THE ORIANA.  22-03-97 to 24-03-97. Durban-Cape Town The announcement that Canberra would be replaced by a new ship was greeted with much dismay by everybody. The concept vessel shown to the media was criticised as being too … Continue reading

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A voyage to Tristan Da Cunha

A Voyage to Tristan Da Cunha. 23-01-93 – 05-02-93. Cape Town to Tristan Da Cunha. **Update 01/03/2019** MNG Maritime sold the St Helena in late 2018 reportedly for conversion into a private yacht. The vessel then returned to the UK … Continue reading

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Around the coast on the Berg

Durban-Walvis Bay-Durban 08-11-90 to 22-11-90. Cruise time had arrived again, but this time I could not afford the local cruise liner prices, so I decided that it was time to go to sea on a “real ship”. There were not … Continue reading

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