Thursday, August 29, 2013

2013 September Meeting

Our first meeting of the season will be on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the Nepean Museum, 16 Rowley Ave.
This year we are looking for presenters for the following topics:

How to read a lines plan.
Digitizing plans
Hull Building techniques
Deck Layout
Masting & Rigging

As usual, members are encouraged to bring out their show and tell items.

Bill Williams for Jim Russell

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Cunard White Star Liner Queen Elizabeth On War Service

This picture shows RMS Queen Elizabeth circa mid 1940s in World War II camouflage loaded with troops bound for New York. From what I have been told the men you see on deck spent the entire voyage stationed where they are in the picture. There was a kitchen crew on board that spent eight hours a day without a break bringing food to the men where they were stationed on the ship.

On the original picture from which this was scanned there was a square in the upper right hand corner where a person could write their name and the date. I have done my best to use photo editing software to remove that square and blend the sky so that it would not take attention off the ship.

Bill Williams