2. S.S. Africa

    Built 1903 for Bennett Steamship Co Ltd, Goole; trading between Goole and Boulogne. The Africa was chartered by the Admiralty at the beginning of World War I and went to the bottom after striking a mine in September 1915.


    In 1897, Seattle mayor, W.D.Wood and associates, chartered the new wooden steamer HUMBOLDT, laid down at Eureka, CA, as a lumber-carrying steam schooner, but completed as a passenger and freight steamer.

    The mayor deserted city hall to enter the Alaska steamship and mining business, departing for St. Michael aboard the HUMBOLDT. A large percentage of the city’s fire and police departments’ personnel also joined the gold rush, leaving municipal government in a somewhat more chaotic state than usual.

  5. British India Steam Navigation Co.

    Sailings November 1929-August 1930

    Ports of call:
    London, Gibraltar, Algiers, Marseilles, Malta, Port Said, Aden, Bombay

  6. Elder Dempster Lines; United Kingdom

    African Steam Ship Co./British & African Steam Navigation Co.
    Sailings October-December 1926


  7. Frank Frazetta: City in the Sea Detail

    (Source: littlebunnysunshine, via cartoonretro)

  8. Workers crane a turbine wheel weighing 144.5 tons onto a barge for transportation to the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric station on the Yenisei River near Peschanka on August 3, 2011.

    Three new wheels were transported from St. Petersburg through the Arctic Ocean up the Yenisei to reach Cheryomushki in the Republic of Khakassia, about 3,666 miles away. (Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)

    on EnglishRussia

  10. Arthur Conan Doyle (back row, centre) - Bertram Fletcher Robinson (seated, middle). This picture was taken on the steam ship Briton en route between South Africa and Britain c. 1900.

    -A silly conspiracy

  11. NOAA: structural remains of the 258-foot iron hulled British sailing cargo ship Dunnottar Castle

    Lost at Kure Atoll (Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument) in July 1886 — Built in 1874 and home ported in Scotland, the Dunnottar Castle was bound from Sydney, Australia, to Wilmington, Calif., with a load of coal when it struck a reef at full speed.

  12. "Hands across the sea" postcard   (1479 x 948)

    "No charm you’ll find in deserts drear
    Or lands of ice and snow
    Whilst dear ones keep their love so rare
    The Homeland must sweeter grow
    Bid farewell then to alien climes
    Nor seek some happier land
    No joys you’ll meet, or, love’s so sweet
    As wait here, with heart and hand.”

    Pencilled message reads:

    "Dear Cousin Mary,
    It is long since we heard from you & we were all glad to hear from you again & hope that you will be able to keep up the correspondence once more. Although my sister is not able to write to you I shall if possible try to do so in her place. Yours in love, Rose.”

  14. Hands across the sea vintage postcard