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Saturday, July 22nd 2017, 3:40pm

Author: Hood

British Empire News 1948

26 March HMS Zeus was just about to turn about and head back for her berth in Scapa Flow following routine exercises when her ASDIC returned an echo. "ASDIC, bridge. Contact bearing red six-oh, range nine hundred yards" the voicepipe trumpeted. Lieutenant Clarke looked at the chart and turned to his Captain in mild astonishment, "Sir, there's nothing marked on the chart, the target sub shouldn't be here." The Captain, a greying-haired old hand bent towards the voicepipe, "Bridge, ASDIC, is it a ...

Thursday, July 20th 2017, 11:42am

Author: Hood

Philippine News and Events, 1948

Its a controversial sale, but then the open market has collapsed and there never was a big market for carriers anyway.

Wednesday, July 19th 2017, 3:28pm

Author: Hood

A Conspiracy at the Barley Row?

Michael Braithwaite was driving back down from an assignment "up country" in one of the pool's Humber saloons. He'd been travelling all day down the A6 down into the heart of Lancashire. He'd been slightly worried that his old clapped out Humber wouldn't pass muster on the two stretches of motorway that had been built to bypass Lancaster and Preston, part of the new M6 that would replace the tedious A6 as the main route back to the south. It was getting dark as he came off the Preston Bypass and...

Wednesday, July 19th 2017, 12:41pm

Author: Hood

United Kingdoms of the Netherlands News 1948

24 March, Alexandria, Egypt The two men slowly walked up the rickety steps to the first floor, trying to avoid making the wood squeak too much as it bent. The first man in a grey suit paused momentarily to wipe his forehead with the back of his hand. As they reached the top of the stairs, they began easing down the dark and hot corridor, heading towards one of three dark wooden doors. The murmurings of the hubbub and commotion of the bazaar in the street outside could be heard as they cautiously...

Wednesday, July 19th 2017, 9:51am

Author: Hood

Something for the Summer Doldrums

That's a nice looking design too, very sleek for 1946, certainly has some Italian flair.

Sunday, July 16th 2017, 11:02am

Author: Hood

British Empire News 1948

17 March The Administrative Staff College has begun its first courses at its premises in Greenlands, Henley-on-Thames. It is Britain’s first business school and it hoped that it will help to train a new generation of business and administrative staff to meet the growing needs of industry. 23 March De Havilland Chief Test Pilot Group Captain John Cunningham today has set a new world altitude record of 59,446 ft (18,119 m) flying a de Havilland Vampire F.Mk.1 fighter. In related news, the RAF has ...

Sunday, July 16th 2017, 10:58am

Author: Hood

Belgian News 1948

17 March The Navy has announced that it will construct a small aircraft carrier to support the main combat units of the Navy. The Finance Ministry has approved the funding of the nation's first aviation vessel and a modest expansion of the Naval air arm in terms of manpower. It is hoped that the vessel will be laid down later this year. Rumours of a submarine being constructed have been denied, although it is clear that such vessels have been studied as several Japanese and French designs have a...

Saturday, July 15th 2017, 11:39am

Author: Hood

United Kingdoms of the Netherlands News 1948

10 March A lateral launch of a coaster at Bodewes Yard in Winschoterdiep today went horribly wrong when the hull failed to right itself and capsized. One worker aboard the vessel unfortunately drowned. 12 March Prime Minister Limbani annouced today that talks will be held next month regarding the current political situation in Ubangi Shari and the possibility of giving pardons to former USAP politicans who were jailed following the civil war. 23 March Nurtanio Wiweko Glider N.V. at Magetan in th...

Saturday, July 15th 2017, 11:33am

Author: Hood

Noticias Argentinas 1948

14 March The Ministry of Defence has placed a repeat order for 72 8.8cm FlaK 43 anti-aircraft guns from Rheinmetall-Borsig. Last year the first batch of 72 identical guns were delivered to modernise the aerial defences of the nation. 18 March The notorious D’Silva ranch has today been given an export licence, marking the rehabilitation of disgraced tycoon Antonio D’Silva’s business dealings. The ranch is the only business holdings he retains after the State stripped him of most of his assets.

Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 9:57am

Author: Hood

Something for the Summer Doldrums

Its a pity this site resizes big drawings and that PB is incapable of showing a bigger version when you click on it, but it looks good from what I can see.

Friday, July 7th 2017, 2:31pm

Author: Hood

SpringSharp Question

Thanks Bruce, that's good to know.

Friday, July 7th 2017, 12:38pm

Author: Hood

SpringSharp Question

Apologies if I've asked this before, or if someone else has, but the search function isn't working at the moment. My trusty old laptop has finally given up the ghost and I'm awaiting a new laptop. My question is, does SpringSharp run on Windows 10?

Monday, July 3rd 2017, 4:48pm

Author: Hood

A Question of Images

A Dropbox work-around can be found here: http://www.shipbucket.com/forums/viewtop…tart=10#p167357

Sunday, July 2nd 2017, 10:53am

Author: Hood

A Question of Images

It looks like all my Photobucket images are now gone, oddly over at Shipbucket yesterday they seemed ok. I stopped using Photobucket earlier this year when the resizing started. The whole thing is really a pile of shite. I don't know if I'll bother fixing all the images with new links etc., doesn't really seem worth the bother unless its something important. Dropbox I believe can still be used to publicly host if you already have a work-around in place, though I guess in time that loophole will ...

Saturday, July 1st 2017, 10:24am

Author: Hood

Belgian News 1948

5 March Belgian Fruit Lines have ordered a new ship from John Cockerill SA as its first new-build refrigerated fruit carrier. The Frubel Monica when completed will replace one of the three currently leased Nordish vessels currently in use. 11 March 1948 The Belgian trade mission departed from Belgrade today after spending more than a week in talks with both ministers of the Government and industry leaders. The delegation was one of the largest in recent years and comprised seventy participants f...

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 10:03am

Author: Hood

Yugoslav News and Events, 1948

Belgium is always happy to do business!

Sunday, June 25th 2017, 4:18pm

Author: Hood

British Empire News 1948

6 March The Malaysian Red Crescent Society was founded today. It will work alongside branches of the British Red Cross Society. 12 March The Admiralty have disbanded Western Approaches Command. The heavier ships have been transferred to North Atlantic Command and the sloops and coastal minesweepers have been transferred to The Nore and Channel Command. The Commander-in-Chief Western Approaches has taken the opportunity to retire, in his own words “to free the chances for promotion of younger off...

Saturday, June 24th 2017, 2:50pm

Author: Hood

Something for the Summer Doldrums

Very interesting drawings, many thanks for sharing them here.

Saturday, June 24th 2017, 2:48pm

Author: Hood

United Kingdoms of the Netherlands News 1948

1 March The Ubangi-Shari Government today held a special session and voted on the proposal to ask King William of the Netherlands to formally succeed his dead brother as King of Ubangi-Shari. The proposal passed with a slim majority following a four hour long debate. 3 March King William today announced that he had accepted the call to succeed his late brother as King of Kongo and Ubangi-Shari. In return he has asked that the Chartered Rights be amended to alter the status of the Kingdom of Kong...