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andrew van rensburg
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Waratah - another theory...
Another disadvantage to the quadruple expansion engine, apart from vibration and sub-optimal performance, is complexity of the machinery. A mariner at the time made this comment about the pins joining the pistons to connecting rods: "The vessel has two sets...
Another disadvantage to the quadruple expansion engine, apart from vibration and sub-optimal performance, is complexity of the machinery. A mariner at the time made this comment about the pins joining the pistons to connectin...
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Waratah - family and friends subjected to a cruel and protracted hope.
Initially the Fuller was sent out to search for the Waratah, but due to hostile sea conditions had to abandon the search. The Royal Navy deployed cruisers  HMS  Pandora  and  HMS  Forte  (and later  HMS  Hermes ) to search for the  Waratah . The  Hermes , n...
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Waratah - is a deckchair 'without a trace'?
The Advertiser (Adelaide) Saturday 10 December 1910 "THE WARATAH. A DECK CHAIR FOUND." Melbourne, December 9. The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Saturday 10 December 1910 "A deck chair bearing a passenger's name, and 'S.S. Waratah.' was picked up o...
The Advertiser (Adelaide) Saturday 10 December 1910 "THE WARATAH. A DECK CHAIR FOUND." Melbourne, December 9. The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Saturday 10 December 1910 "A deck chair bearing a passenger'snam...
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Waratah - alter(c)ations during construction?
The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Wednesday 21 December 1910 'THE WARATAH INQUIRY. MR. LUND'S EVIDENCE.' LONDON, Monday. 'Mr. .T. W. Lund, the ship owner, giving evidence to-day, at the official inquiry into the loss of the steamer Waratah, said the...
The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Wednesday 21 December 1910 'THE WARATAH INQUIRY. MR. LUND'S EVIDENCE.' LONDON, Monday. 'Mr. .T. W. Lund, the ship owner, giving evidence to-day, at the official inquiry into the loss ...
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Waratah - what about the naval officer?
There will always be skeptics when presenting the Harlow witness account of the Waratah foundering astern off Cape Hermes. Why didn't Captain Bruce make a note of the incident in the log book and report the incident on arrival at Durban? I have attempted to...
There will always be skeptics when presenting the Harlow witness account of the Waratah foundering astern off Cape Hermes. Why didn't Captain Bruce make a note of the incident in the log book and report the incident on arriva...
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Waratah - passengers landing at Durban.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 December, 1909. Safe at Durban. Those who landed. It has been definitely ascertained that the following passengers from Australia landed at Durban, on the arrival of tho Waratah at that port - From Sydney Mr. J E Mullon, Mr D R ...
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Waratah - final stamp of approval.
"J. H. Gibbon, Lloyd's surveyor at Port Adelaide, testified that the ship was placed in the highest class, and was well finished." "He had not observed anything unusual about her, nor was he aware of any defects in her." "In his view she had not excessive t...
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Waratah - more on spar deck coal? Why not...
HER COAL CARGO. ADELAIDE, Monday. "In some quarters it has been expressed that the disposition of the coal loaded at Durban has had some thing to do with  the non-arrival of the  Waratah, to put it bluntly coal placed  on the spar deck bunker  and so upsett...
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Waratah - a further reason for coming about.
We know that the Waratah was over loaded and less buoyant than she should have been. Apart from making the steamer vulnerable in heavy seas there is a further factor contributing to Captain Ilbery's decision to come about and avoid the approaching storm fro...
We know that the Waratah was over loaded and less buoyant than she should have been. Apart from making the steamer vulnerable in heavy seas there is a further factor contributing to Captain Ilbery's decision to come about and...
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Waratah - should the Clan MacIntyre have sighted her earlier?
The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Tuesday 2 November 1909 "THE WARATAH." "COMMENTS ON THE HARLOW'S STORY." London, November 1. 'But if an outbreak of fire had occurred on the Waratah during the day the captain would undoubtedly have retraced his...
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Waratah - a defensive Captain Ilbery.
When Captain Ilbery took command of the Waratah he was initially confronted with challenges relating to the cargo loading plan and water ballast. The resulting tendency to top heaviness matched passenger impressions of the new flagship. It was embarrassing ...
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Waratah - SS Runic identity crisis.
"The agency at Durban states that the officers of the Union Castle liner Guelph, which is in port, sighted the Waratah eastward of East London on the night of the 27th July, the day after her departure."  "The position of the Waratah at that time showed tha...
"The agency at Durban states that the officers of the Union Castle liner Guelph, which is in port, sighted the Waratah eastward of East London on the night of the 27th July, the day after her departure."  "The position of the...
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I am a GP in the Nkomazi East district. I live in Komatipoort
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