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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

Last additions - Transport
Troopship 1950s331 viewsProbably DilwaraBrian ShackletonDec 03, 2010
Porta Reale Station351 viewsPrefectDec 03, 2010
Museum Station304 viewsPrefectDec 03, 2010
Birkirkara Station370 views2 commentsPrefectDec 03, 2010
Mosta/Naxxar303 viewsAfter the merger of these routesPrefectNov 29, 2010
A Kosher Sliema Bus ©351 views1 commentsPrefectNov 29, 2010
A Very Shiny Sliema Bus?325 viewsNo, a failed attempt to turn back the clock on a post 1977 bus. Fake number plate, route sign and the waistband should be dark green.PrefectNov 29, 2010
Was this your School Bus?366 views3 commentsPrefectNov 29, 2010
Constellation at Luqa 1976352 viewsIn service as a bar.PrefectJul 19, 2010
Box Boat CMA CGM Otello at Marsaxlokk361 viewsMarseilles-registered 8238 TEU container vessel.
They are getting bigger so the container terminal at Kalafrana is to be expanded to cope.
1 commentsPrefectJul 16, 2010
Empress of Australia294 viewsBuilt as TIRPITZ for Hamburg-Amerika Line by Vulcanwerke, A.G at Stettin, Germany
21,861 GRT - 615 x 75 feet - Twin screw, turbines - 17 knots
370 First class, 190 Second Class, 415 Third Class, 1,000 Steerage
Troopship from 1939, in which the Spear family went home in 1951. Scrapped 1952.
David Spear
PrefectJul 14, 2010
Valletta Station355 viewsPostcard. Written on the back - " This will give you a glimpse of the only railway in Malta which runs only a few miles to the old capital Citta Vecchia. The full fare is only 31/2d. It is quite a Puffing Billy affair. It will tell you what its like when I say that when the train is rather crowded, they sit on the footboards. I've done it myself."PrefectJul 12, 2010
Scythia 1948314 viewsCunard's SCYTHIA of 1920 while serving as a troop transport. She was released from trooping service later that year and refitted as a liner again. Scrapped in 1958.
PrefectJul 11, 2010
Site of Attard Station ©287 viewsPrefectJul 10, 2010
But the cats can't read! ©363 views1 commentsPrefectJul 10, 2010
Imperial Eagle at Mgarr 1965318 viewsPostcardPrefectJul 09, 2010
Landing in Sliema Creek ©335 views1 commentsPrefectJul 07, 2010
Taking off in Grand Harbour ©300 viewsPrefectJul 07, 2010
Tram at Hamrun380 viewsPrefectJun 10, 2010
Attard Station390 viewsPrefectJun 10, 2010
Hamrun Station534 viewsPrefectJun 10, 2010
Sliema Ferry 2006 ©312 viewsIn June 1991 the company Marsamxett Steamferry Service Ltd started operating the ferry service again. For this service, the MV Cominotto, built in 1940, started service. She was originally used by the Royal Navy to transport patients to Bighi hospital.PrefectJun 07, 2010
Caronia 1950373 viewsThe Green Goddess. Built 1949, sold 1968, wrecked/scrapped 1974.
Admiralty tug Respond in attendance.
6 commentsPrefectMay 30, 2010
Chusan 1969280 viewsP&O. Built 1950, scrapped 1973.PrefectMay 30, 2010
Cameronia 1952367 viewsAnchor Line, built 1920. Requisitioned as troopship 1940 - 47. Then emigrant ship until 1953 when bought by MOT as troopship and renamed Empire Clyde. Scrapped 1957.PrefectMay 30, 2010
Grand Harbour 1962428 viewsPerhaps Prefect can identify ships?1 commentsrobinwilliamsMay 24, 2010
View of Vitoriosa 1962379 viewsrobinwilliamsMay 22, 2010
Staff at the Tram Depot432 viewsThe Malta Tramways were set up by the British corporation Macartney, McElroy & Co. Ltd. Construction of the lines began in 1904, with the main terminus being built in Porta Reale, Valletta, so that lines would run over Floriana and Hamrun, at which point they would diverge to different urban centres, including the Three Cities of the Cottonera and Zebbug, passing through Qormi. An extension to cover Birkirkara was later added to the original schedule. After 24 years of service, being declared insolvent, the tram company closed down on December 15th, 1929.PrefectMay 19, 2010
Troopship Empire Halladale581 viewsBuilt 1921 in Hamburg as the ANTONIO DELFINO for the Hamburg South America Line, 13,589 gross tons, twin screw, speed 13 knots with accommodation for 184-1st, 334-2nd and 1,368-3rd class passengers. May 1945 taken over by British forces at Copenhagen and refitted as a troopship. Nov.1945 allocated to the Ministry of War Transport, managed by Anchor Line and renamed EMPIRE HALLADALE. Oct.1955 laid up and 1956 sold for scrapping at Dalmuir.3 commentsPrefectMay 18, 2010
Wedding Coach 1952336 viewsPhill RosePrefectMay 12, 2010
Wedding Coach 1952308 viewsPhill RosePrefectMay 12, 2010
Rolling off at Mgarr372 viewsOur first vist to Gozo by Imperial Eagle 1960.PrefectMay 07, 2010
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