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RAF HSL 107 1941-2620 viewsat full speed in St Paul's Bay at nearly 40 knots.
From this book.
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HMS Carron 1959619 viewsPrefect
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Villa Rosa 618 views& St George's Bay 19455 commentsPrefect
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Clive 1955613 viewsOfficially Crane Lighter No.4. (CL(IV) not sure where the E came from).
A familiar sight in Grand Harbour up to 1964.
Here lifting patrol boat P8044 from Oakmore.
Tirrenia Line Argentina at left.
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A boat Grand Harbour613 viewsTaken from the deck of Devonia as she was leaving G.H. for the 1966 T.H. school cruise. We were on our way to Libya to pick up some American kids. So pre-Gaddafi when El Adem was still operational.10 commentsChris Howells
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HMS Narvik612 viewsReplaced Forth in 1960Prefect
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HMS Chequers 1949612 viewsWith a well known 1st Lt.1 commentsPrefect
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Colonies Class Cruiser608 viewsJane BanksPrefect
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HMS Liverpool c1950608 viewsAnchored in St Paul's Bay.Prefect
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HMS Forth606 viewsPassing Tigne 19531 commentsPrefect
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HMS Concord 1947605 views2 commentsPrefect
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Spanish Frigate " Triton" going into Marsamxett, c1961604 views2 commentsdeco.rise
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The US Version of "Single Handed"603 viewsBased on C S Forester's "Brown on Resolution".

A few shots of Dingli or Gozo cliffs posing as the Galapagos.

Both the 1935 ("Forever England") and the 1953 ("Sailor of the King") versions can be found in full on Youtube.
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HMS Unicorn 1953603 viewsPrefect
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HMS Chichester603 viewsPrefect
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RFA Bacchus600 viewsStores Carrier
The tug is probably Airedale.
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Luqa 1946 - 48599 viewsMosquitos, Spitfire, Martinets.
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HMS Ranpura 1946599 viewsFormer P&O liner, then AMC and from 1943 a repair ship. Resident of Lazaretto Creek until replaced by Ausonia in 1958.Prefect
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St Elmo Breakwater599 viewsThe surviving bridge span being removed by floating crane, CLIVE, Wednesday, October 5, 1955.Prefect
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Whaler 1955598 viewsMartin Powell1 commentsPrefect
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Eagle & Victorious 1958597 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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HMS Forth 1950s Postcard595 viewsBetter image reposted.Prefect
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HMS Templar 1948594 viewsIn the background is the wreck of the ammunition ship Talabot.
"Lieutenant O'Driscoll was the Officer-in-Charge of the Fleet Clearance Diving Team which was engaged in clearing a large number of unexploded bombs from the wreck of the SS Talabot in Grand Harbour, Malta. The SS Talabot had been bombed and set on fire on 26th March 1942 and because of her dangerous cargo was scuttled. From 16th October to 11th December 1972 the Fleet Clearance Diving Team recovered 73 bombs with a combined weight of 19,500 Ibs. All the bombs were fuzed and heavy corrosion had made them stick together. Many of the bombs were buried in the mud and had to be cleared by water jetting which meant that the divers had to work entirely by touch, visibility being nil."
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HMS Galatea593 views1978
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HMS Ark Royal 1955593 viewsCC License-FlickrPrefect
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RAF Luqa 1948593 views2 commentsPrefect
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HMS Naiad592 viewsCorradino Canteen left.
©Chris Howell Collection.
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HMS Ajax 1947590 viewsVeteran of the Plate, Taranto, Matapan, Crete, Force K and D Day.
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Supermarine Attacker TS409589 viewsOne of the FAA's first jet fighters, at Luqa.Prefect
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Ta'Xbiex, Lazaretto & Sliema Creeks. 1948.588 viewsHMS Ranpura off Manoel Is.Prefect
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