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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Devonshire414 viewsTroopship operated by Bibby Line 1939 - 1962.3 commentsPrefect
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Kingsgate Terminus344 viewsPrefect
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Uganda 1974325 viewsBritish India Liner. Built 1952. School Cruises (inc TH) 1970s. Hospital Ship in Falklands 1982 and then troopship until 1985.
Wrecked 1986 and broken up 1992.
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The Star Laid Up315 viewsAt Marsa mid sixties.Prefect
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The Railway366 viewsValletta to Rabat/Mtarfa. 1883 - 1931.Prefect
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Tram at Floriana397 viewsThe Tramway ran from 1905 - 1929.
Kingsgate - Hamrun -Three Cities - Birkirkara.
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Dghajsa tal Latini626 viewsGozo Boats at Mgarr.
So called because of their Lateen rig. Survived (with diesel engines) up to the sixties.
The last one is being restored at Mgarr.
Read all about it
Types of Maltese Boats
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Imperial Eagle758 viewsFormerly Crested Eagle. Gozo Ferry 1958 - 1968.
After a period of lay up and vandalism in Grand Harbour, she was laid to rest as a diving wreck off Qawra Point in 1999.

Full story HERE
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Crested Eagle350 viewsFormerly New Royal Lady. Operated by General Steam and P&A Campbell as Thames/South Coast pleasure boat, 1946 - 1957. Later renamed Imperial Eagle.

Full story HERE
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New Royal Lady413 viewsBuilt 1937. Scarborough pleasure boat until requisitioned for war service 1940.
Later renamed Crested Eagle
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Royal Lady380 viewsBuilt 1934. Scarborough pleasure boat 1934 -7.
Gozo Ferry 1937- 42. Bombed by Luftwafffe at Mgarr.
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Gozo Ferry 1976367 viewsMelita Land ex Dordrechteansmith
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Near miss324 viewsPrefect
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A rest in the shade296 viewsPrefect
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Queen of Peace390 viewsGozo freight ferry 1960s.Prefect
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Empress of Canada 1962365 viewsPrefect
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Modern Kajjikk299 viewsMade of fibreglass. (Pronounced Caique)Prefect
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Dghajsa tal - Pass ©330 viewsNot many left.Prefect
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Kajjikk ©399 viewsFlat transomed fishing boat.
Wied iz-Zurrieq 1960s.
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Luzzu ©346 viewsDouble ended fishing boat.
St Paul's Bay 1960s.
Traditional "moustache" colours: Red- St Paul's Bay, Lemon yellow- Msida/ St Julians, Yellow ochre- Marsaxlokk, Black- Gozo.
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Luzzu with passengers494 viewsNote the pith helmet!4 commentsPrefect
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Jason. Blue Funnel Line. 1963. ©399 viewsPrefect
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Karozzin524 viewsSometimes known as a Gharry.2 commentsPrefect
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Città di Livorno ©443 views1 commentsPrefect
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Città di Tunisi ©333 viewsAt Syracuse.Prefect
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Yes it is a Maltese bus ©349 viewsMarsaxlokk 20071 commentsPrefect
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Fordson Thames403 viewsIn the post 1995 livery.
537's Final Trip
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A very old bus399 viewsPassing the Chalet a long time ago.Prefect
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Siggiewi Bus 1960 ©449 viewsPrefect
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BEA Viscount at Luqa 1960 ©375 viewsPrefect
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BEA Viscount in the new colours ©369 viewsPrefect
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BEA Viscount G-AMNY 1960441 viewsHaving lost an argument with the Control Tower.
More here.
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