3. The Amerika of Hamburg America Line at the Prince of Wales Pier, Dover

    Amerika was built for the HAPAG New York service in 1905. She was built by Harland & Wolff in Belfast, whose owner Lord Pirrie had a major interest in the Hamburg America Line. She was seized by the USA in 1917, and renamed America. Initially used as a troopship, she was passed to the United States Lines in 1921. She was badly damaged by fire in 1926, and scrapping was considered. She ailed again from 1927-31, and was then laid up. Rebuilt in 1942 (with only one funnel) and used as the US Army transport Edmund B.Alexander until 1949. She was broken up in 1958.

  6. Gale Warning and the Weathermen - Met Rock; Pick of the Pops, 1956

    The Shipping Forecast, how it all started:

    The Shipping Forecast is a BBC Radio broadcast of weather reports and forecasts for the seas around the coasts of the British Isles. It is produced by the Met Office and broadcast by BBC Radio 4 on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. The forecasts sent over the Navtex system use a similar format and the same sea areas.


  7. feastingonroadkill:

    The Amish Sex Pistols. 

  8. Maritime Monday for April 8, 2013:

    The Reichsflotte (Imperial Fleet) was the first all-German Navy, founded on 14 June 1848.

    The German Confederation, founded in 1815, was initially not in need of a navy, as it could rely on three members who commanded large fleets: The Grand Duke of Luxembourg as commander of the Royal Dutch Navy, the Duke of Holstein as the commander of the Danish Navy, and last but not least, the King of Hanover as commander of the British Royal Navy.

    This had changed by the late 1830s, though, as the Kings of the Netherlands and Great Britain ceased to be members of the German Confederation, and Denmark turned against Germany in the First Schleswig War that started in early 1848. Soon, the Danish Navy stopped all German trade in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.

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    Sail-Frigates Eckenförde  (captured Danish SMS Gefion; 1852)
    and Deutschland 1849

  9. mythologyofblue:

    Cliff House

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  10. blakesby:

    US Bikini Laws, 1922

    June 30, 1922. Washington policeman Bill Norton measuring the distance between knee and suit at the Tidal Basin bathing beach after Col. Sherrell, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, issued an order that suits not be over six inches above the knee.

    - National Photo Co.

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  11. ritasv:

    ‘Under Sail’ ~ Montague Dawson

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  12. (Source: radio-free-sealab, via moewie)

  13. gentlemanlosergentlemanjunkie:

    Johann Berthelsen, Night, East River, New York, circa 1930.

    (via Bits of light illuminating the East River at night | Ephemeral New York)

  14. blushisthecourt:

    Sketch of Mackerel, Joseph Mallord William Turner, c.1835 - 1840.

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  15. sailorgil:

    Seven Sailors And A Girl

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