Joined H.M.S. Formidable… Made history by being…

“A little more on ‘Formidable’  from my fathers diary.”

We are fortunate to be able to read this remarkable story, kindly sent by the son of the author after a chat over the phone while he was ordering 2 prints of the painting on page   http://frickers.co.uk/marine-art/formidable_seafires.html.

Fromidable_detail_4.JPGDon’t hesitate to comment on this post below, particularly if you have a connection with Aircraft carriers.

(Gordon’s notes in brackets, abbreviations marked * explained at the end of the text)

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an excellent content management system

Michael Baker, my web master is gradually transferring the “Further reading” pages to this blog.

This will make editing and updating pages easier so if you spot something out of date kindly let us know, thank you.

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Interesting paintings, have consistently been one of the best investments possible

The transfer to Itzac was safely accomplished, a relatively easy drive of 11 hours in fine weather after 2 nights at the farm near Mont St Micheal to collect art supplies…

Among the many interesting emails greeting my return to life online and in hyperspace was an enquiry asking for family information and offline an Australian ambush was lurking…

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useful facts + excellent stories about Liberty ship Convoy

Liberty ship Convoy Liberty ships confounded the critics, served successfully in all theatres of the war and world wide long after, exceeding all expectations, a rare achievement and certainly helped defeat the Axis powers.

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A very brief summary of the famous circumnavigation of George Anson's squadron lead by H.M. ship Centurion

Last BuccaneerHMS Centurion, 4th 60 gun ship of the line launched at Portsmouth in 1732, Centurion  commissioned in 1734. 

Centurion served in the Home Fleet and took part in the expedition to Lisbon by Sir John Norris. 

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Further Reading about Zeven Provinciën, elements of the Dutch Fleet

Zeven Provinciën, elements of the Dutch Fleet

The original ship

“Zeven Provinciën” fought the English repeatedly during the Anglo-Dutch wars, being involved at all the major actions including the Four Days battle & the raid on the Medway & Thames.

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Further Reading about The "Mauretania"

The "Mauretania" Mauretania’s usual ports of call were, Liverpool, Southampton, Plymouth, Le Harve,  Queenstown (now Cobh) & New York. She restored the prestige of the British Merchant Marine & Cunard in particular.

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