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FINALE.
Thank you for the enthusiastic post hits of late. It is a passionate debate with room for further analysis and exploration. It is a privilege to have blogs such as Waratah Explained, sharing profoundly detailed and fascinating material, backed by marine exp...
FINALE.
FINALE.
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BALLAST AT DURBAN
"Mr. Hodder the Chief Engineer wrote a letter from Durban on July 25th 1909 to Mr. Shanks engineer superintendent for Lund's in London. He stated that on account of the ship being deep I could not fill No 8 tank with 250 tons of fresh water." (ref. Waratah ...
BALLAST AT DURBAN
BALLAST AT DURBAN
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POOR DOCUMENTATION AND RECORD KEEPING.
Inquiry: The manifests are documents prepared long before anything untoward had occurred to the ship. On them freight was paid. They are therefore to be relied on.   The captain's, or rather the chief officer's, stowage plan also was made before anything ha...
POOR DOCUMENTATION AND RECORD KEEPING.
POOR DOCUMENTATION AND RECORD KEEPING.
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TIRED OLD REPEATS.
"Once again we are starting to see tired old repeats from the blog site Waratah Revisited, the latest post from the 29th of December 2017  gives the headline, Proceeding to (o) Close to Shore. The post opens with a part report from a newspaper and is as fol...
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SS COMMONWEALTH
The Advertiser, Adelaide, 10 December, 1902. THE ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMER COMMONWEALTH. Tlie steamship Commonwealth, named and launched under good auspices and on a lucky day, arrived on Tuesday, December 9, on her maiden voyage from London, with a record whi...
SS COMMONWEALTH
SS COMMONWEALTH
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BOMBSHELL!
The Register, Adelaide, 29 April, 1902.  THE STEAMER WAKOOL. A Shipping case of some interest in  Aus tralia has concluded before the King's Bench , Division of the High Court just prior to the mail leaving.  An action was  brought by Mr. William Lund owner...
BOMBSHELL!
BOMBSHELL!
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FEAR OF PROGRESS.
Kalgoorie Miner, 10 July, 1920. In modern vessels, such as the 15,500 Naldera, which with her sister  ship, the Nakunda, have just been  added to the company's fleet, the  superstructure assumes enormous  proportions, so that the hull itself  looks almost i...
FEAR OF PROGRESS.
FEAR OF PROGRESS.
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HOW BAD COULD IT GET?
Sunday Times, Perth, 20 April, 1902. The Coolgardie carries three lifeboats on each side, but as every sailor knows, it is only possible, in a heavy sea, to launch boats on the lee side. The starboard side was the lee side on the occasion of the recent stor...
HOW BAD COULD IT GET?
HOW BAD COULD IT GET?
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A CATALOGUE OF FIRES AT SEA.
It has been said that an overwhelming fire on board Waratah was highly unlikely. A coal bunker lasting for 4 days in December of 1908, seems to be 'besides the point'. The owners quoted that there was nothing particularly flammable on board. There did not n...
A CATALOGUE OF FIRES AT SEA.
A CATALOGUE OF FIRES AT SEA.
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SOLVING TOP HEAVINESS
SS IMPERATOR. Wikipedia: Name: SS  Imperator Owner: Hamburg America Line Port of registry: Hamburg Builder: AG Vulcan Hamburg , Germany Launched: 23 May 1912 Christened: 24 May 1913 Completed: June 1913 at Hamburg, Germany Maiden voyage: 11 June 1913,  Cuxh...
SOLVING TOP HEAVINESS
SOLVING TOP HEAVINESS
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