Author Archives: JA

OTD: The Death of the Tsar

On this day in 1918 Emperor Nicholas II of Russia and his consort, Alexandra Feodorovna as well as their 5 children are brutally executed  in the cellar of the Ipatiev house in the city of Ekaterinburg.  Also executed was the Tsar’s personal physician Eugene Botkin, his … Continue reading

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OTD: Commemorating HMSAS Parktown

HMSAS Parktown was originally built for The Southern Whaling and Sealing Company of London by Smiths Dock Company of Middlesbrough. She was laid down and launched in 1929 under the name Southern Sky.  In 1936, she was  bought by the … Continue reading

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