ARKADIA

ARKADIA

Postby teesships » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:23 am

ARKADIA, 22424gt, completed Vickers Armstrong Ltd., High Walker, 11-1931
1931 MONARCH OF BERMUDA - 1949 NEW AUSTRALIA - 1958 ARKADIA - BU Valencia 18.12.66

For fuller details see also: http://www.tynebuiltships.co.uk/M-Ships ... a1931.html

From a negative in my collection sent to me by Errol Cornish (South Africa):
arkadiaxec.jpg
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Re: ARKADIA

Postby northeast » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:51 am

Takes me back to 5 Nov. 1964 when I stood on Liverpool Pier Head with ARKADIA to my right on the Landing Stage, and across the river a stern view of her former sister QUEEN OF BERMUDA in Cammell Laird's drydock. Only 55 years ago!
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Re: ARKADIA

Postby teesships » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:13 am

Wish I'd been with you on what was my 19th birthday!
Instead, the previous night I had joined the Teesside Ship Society (as it now is).

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Re: ARKADIA

Postby northeast » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:55 pm

Someone didn't wait for VE Day then? :lol:
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Re: ARKADIA

Postby creemaster » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:39 am

George he was a war baby and there were fireworks when he was born!!!
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Re: ARKADIA

Postby northeast » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:35 pm

Graham, he was a war baby only in the sense that his keel was laid, but not at launching which would be my definition :D
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Re: ARKADIA

Postby teesships » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:52 am

Yes, according to my mother I "came with a bang" ... and she never forgave me for spoiling the first bonfire night after the war ended! I am proud to be a true first generation baby boomer, my parents married in January 1945 and I came along 10 months later.

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Re: ARKADIA

Postby northeast » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:45 pm

.... and we've always thought of you as one of the best Guys around :D
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Re: ARKADIA

Postby magoonigal » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:53 pm

Which is more than could be said for the ship. Replacing three splendid funnels with one and a smoking mast did nothing for her looks. :(
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