Sea History 004 - July 1976

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Queen Elizabeth 2 1975 World Cruise

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She leaves again January 15,197i For our handsome brochure: See your travel agent or write Cunard, Dept. SW, 555 Fifth Ave., N.Y., N.Y. 10017. Great Ships of British Registry since 1840.

ALLATllA Top: Rebuilding of C. A. Thayer's stern shows sculpture of new timber going into an old design. Artisans for such work must be bred and nurtured each generation if such ships are to live. Above: New bottom is welded in chain locker in Balclutha in 1960 overhaul. Wasted fioors in foreground were also replaced. Rebuilding of such steel ships is relatively cheap and draws on modern shipyard skills. Below: Title deeds to Vicar of Bray are presented to National Society by A Ian Burrough, CBE, distiller of Beefeater Gin (at left), while San Francisco Mayor George Moscone presides and Peter Stanford stands by to accept for the Society.


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