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#228904 - 19th May 2008 12:44pm HMS Birkenhead (The Birkenhead Drill)
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Found this article on HMS Birkenhead,I think is a great bit of History in relation to Lairds and Birkenhead.


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#228929 - 19th May 2008 2:38pm Re: HMS Birkenhead (The Birkenhead Drill) [Re: Dava2479]
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good stuff just what we need thumbsup
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#228938 - 19th May 2008 3:10pm Re: HMS Birkenhead (The Birkenhead Drill) [Re: jonno40]
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Apparently "The Birkenhead Drill" is a time honoured tradition and is still honoured by the Royal Navy.

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#229006 - 19th May 2008 6:11pm Re: HMS Birkenhead (The Birkenhead Drill) [Re: Dava2479]
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Nice piece mate ,things like that do make you proud to be a Birkenhead lad ,



Career (Great Britain)
Name: HMS Vulcan
Namesake: Birkenhead
Builder: John Laird shipyard, Birkenhead
Commissioned: 1845
Renamed: HMS Birkenhead, 1845
Reclassified: Troopship, 1845[1]
Fate: Wrecked, 26 February 1852 at Gansbaai
General characteristics
Class and type: Frigate
Displacement: 1918 tons (2000 tons loaded[1])
Length: 210 feet (64 m)[1]
Beam: 37 feet 6 inches (11 m)[1]
Draught: 15 feet 9 inches (5 m)[1]
Propulsion: Sail, plus two steam engines generating a total of 378 hp[1] driving two 6 metres (20 ft) diameter paddle wheels.
Sail plan: Brig, later barquentine
Speed: 10 knots[1]
Complement: 125
Notes: Iron hull; Renamed HMS Birkenhead







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#229155 - 20th May 2008 12:23am Re: HMS Birkenhead (The Birkenhead Drill) [Re: Sludge]
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Iv got the full account given by the sailors on aboard and witnesses who picked up stragglers. Iv also got the News paper from the day it happened with the story. I will post it on here and my website when i get a bit of spare time.
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#229191 - 20th May 2008 10:09am Re: HMS Birkenhead (The Birkenhead Drill) [Re: Doctor_Frick]
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Be good to see that Doc, happy
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#229512 - 20th May 2008 4:49pm Re: HMS Birkenhead (The Birkenhead Drill) [Re: Sludge]
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Originally Posted By: Sludge
Be good to see that Doc, happy

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#229736 - 20th May 2008 11:55pm Re: HMS Birkenhead (The Birkenhead Drill) [Re: BMW Joe]
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cant figure out how you post a picture ?
Its just says enter a URL but the pic is a file on my pc not online ????

Lil help anyone ?
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#229741 - 21st May 2008 12:02am Re: HMS Birkenhead (The Birkenhead Drill) [Re: Doctor_Frick]
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#229742 - 21st May 2008 12:06am Re: HMS Birkenhead (The Birkenhead Drill) [Re: BMW Joe]
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This is the Birkenhead Memorial in South Africa. It was positioned right infront of where the ship sank. If you look directly ahead out to see that is where she went down.


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#229840 - 21st May 2008 10:30am Re: HMS Birkenhead (The Birkenhead Drill) [Re: Doctor_Frick]
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Nice one that Doc , are they your photos , any shots of the memorial itself be interested to see whats written on it happy
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#230010 - 21st May 2008 5:12pm Re: HMS Birkenhead (The Birkenhead Drill) [Re: Sludge]
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Shazam !


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#301943 - 19th Mar 2009 9:40am Re: HMS Birkenhead (The Birkenhead Drill) [Re: Doctor_Frick]
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I saw this yesterday on my travels (its hanging in Williamson Art Gallery) - its an impressive piece - really evokes the storminess and the panic of the moment. Nice.

I'm surprised what they have buried in Willaimson - I spotted a study of a bird by Hokusai! (bloke who did this picture)
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