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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

Memories of the Royal Naval School, Malta, 1947 - 1978.


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Fregatina ©340 viewsGeneral purpose boats used for inshore fishing and here at the Blue Grotto.Prefect
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Devonshire406 viewsTroopship operated by Bibby Line 1939 - 1962.3 commentsPrefect
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Kingsgate Terminus340 viewsPrefect
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Uganda 1974316 viewsBritish India Liner. Built 1952. School Cruises (inc TH) 1970s. Hospital Ship in Falklands 1982 and then troopship until 1985.
Wrecked 1986 and broken up 1992.
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The Star Laid Up308 viewsAt Marsa mid sixties.Prefect
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The Railway357 viewsValletta to Rabat/Mtarfa. 1883 - 1931.Prefect
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Tram at Floriana387 viewsThe Tramway ran from 1905 - 1929.
Kingsgate - Hamrun -Three Cities - Birkirkara.
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Dghajsa tal Latini614 viewsGozo Boats at Mgarr.
So called because of their Lateen rig. Survived (with diesel engines) up to the sixties.
The last one is being restored at Mgarr.
Read all about it
Types of Maltese Boats
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Imperial Eagle740 viewsFormerly Crested Eagle. Gozo Ferry 1958 - 1968.
After a period of lay up and vandalism in Grand Harbour, she was laid to rest as a diving wreck off Qawra Point in 1999.

Full story HERE
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Crested Eagle341 viewsFormerly New Royal Lady. Operated by General Steam and P&A Campbell as Thames/South Coast pleasure boat, 1946 - 1957. Later renamed Imperial Eagle.

Full story HERE
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New Royal Lady405 viewsBuilt 1937. Scarborough pleasure boat until requisitioned for war service 1940.
Later renamed Crested Eagle
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Royal Lady373 viewsBuilt 1934. Scarborough pleasure boat 1934 -7.
Gozo Ferry 1937- 42. Bombed by Luftwafffe at Mgarr.
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Gozo Ferry 1976359 viewsMelita Land ex Dordrechteansmith
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Near miss316 viewsPrefect
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A rest in the shade289 viewsPrefect
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Queen of Peace383 viewsGozo freight ferry 1960s.Prefect
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Empress of Canada 1962356 viewsPrefect
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Modern Kajjikk292 viewsMade of fibreglass. (Pronounced Caique)Prefect
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Dghajsa tal - Pass ©325 viewsNot many left.Prefect
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Kajjikk ©387 viewsFlat transomed fishing boat.
Wied iz-Zurrieq 1960s.
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Luzzu ©338 viewsDouble ended fishing boat.
St Paul's Bay 1960s.
Traditional "moustache" colours: Red- St Paul's Bay, Lemon yellow- Msida/ St Julians, Yellow ochre- Marsaxlokk, Black- Gozo.
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Luzzu with passengers483 viewsNote the pith helmet!4 commentsPrefect
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Jason. Blue Funnel Line. 1963. ©390 viewsPrefect
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Karozzin514 viewsSometimes known as a Gharry.2 commentsPrefect
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Città di Livorno ©436 views1 commentsPrefect
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Città di Tunisi ©326 viewsAt Syracuse.Prefect
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Yes it is a Maltese bus ©340 viewsMarsaxlokk 20071 commentsPrefect
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Fordson Thames392 viewsIn the post 1995 livery.
537's Final Trip
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A very old bus390 viewsPassing the Chalet a long time ago.Prefect
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Siggiewi Bus 1960 ©439 viewsPrefect
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BEA Viscount at Luqa 1960 ©360 viewsPrefect
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BEA Viscount in the new colours ©358 viewsPrefect
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