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#16 by Mr T ( deleted ) , Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:37 am

This is one for chocks. The Duties of the Helmsman.

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#17 by Frothy , Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:55 am

I enjoyed that. Never realised how complicated steering a ship was. One thing I noticed, the front of the ship was called the head not the bow? I always thought the head meant something else on ship?


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#18 by chocks , Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:01 pm

Can't get it to play?


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#19 by Frothy , Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:08 pm

Strange? Plays for me


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#20 by Frothy , Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:11 pm


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#21 by chocks , Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:19 pm

No mate. Never mind! I read all the instructions and to me it's all gobbledigook.


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#22 by Frothy , Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:29 pm


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#23 by chocks , Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:46 pm

Quote: Frothy wrote in post #17
I enjoyed that. Never realised how complicated steering a ship was. One thing I noticed, the front of the ship was called the head not the bow? I always thought the head meant something else on ship?


From a nautical point of view, the front of a ship is the Bow. From a design and contruction point of view it is the Stem and from a navigational point of view it is the Head!

Words and phrases such as "Come Ahead, Take a Heading, Head On and Head Wind" along with many others originated from the term.

Originally the term "Head" comes from the days of sail when a Figurehead was mounted on the Stem. However it could have come from the days of the Vikings when a beasts head was mounted on the prow (the highest point of the stem) or even earlier when small icons of the God's were placed at the front of a ship for luck on the voyage.

As for the word "Head" or "Heads" being used for the Toilet, this came about during the mid 17th Century. Until this point, slop buckets were placed around the ship and they soon began to overflow causing a stench that was difficult to remove and disease amongst the crew. Men also resented emptying others waste. At this point in time, ships began to have strechers or planks fitted ahead of the stem, just over the figurehead so that the sailors could go and relieve themselves directly into the sea (hence, going to the head). The reason the front of a ship was chosen was due to the fact that it would be virtually self cleaning from wind and sea spray. However, wash-downs were carried out 3 or 4 times a day usually done by those men under punishment.


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#24 by Frothy , Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:50 pm

Very interesting chocks, thanks


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#25 by Mr T ( deleted ) , Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:08 pm

Chocks, if you havent done so, down this..http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.en_GB.html it plays anything, the best player about. I've used it for years, never had problems. Set it as your default player.


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#26 by chocks , Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:10 am

Got it on Google Chrome


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#27 by chocks , Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:09 pm

Lets also remember the Dogs that served for the Red Cross during WW1.

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#28 by Frothy , Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:23 pm

Too true. love them images


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#29 by Lloyd , Thu May 31, 2018 8:49 pm

Quote: chocks wrote in post #7
Came across this by accident whilst looking for a picture of the Royal Horse Artillery.

I have been unable to find out who the artist is or where the picture is displayed but i think it's a great picture.

It's called "Wounded Soldiers, Snow Hill Station (Birmingham) 1918"




It's "Wounded Passing through Snow Hill Railway Station, Birmingham" c.1918 by John Hodgson Lobley (18781948).

 
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#30 by Lloyd , Thu May 31, 2018 8:52 pm

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Here's ... pictures from 1939 in Brum. They maybe should be in the Transport section but as they are Birmingham I thought this would be a better place.

1939 Tram at Pype Hayse Terminus



Sorry, it's 1949 or later. No wartime headlight mask, and a postwar Co-op advert.

 
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