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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Most viewed - Transport
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Fords in Kingsway ©390 viewsPrefect
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Imperial Eagle at Mgarr389 viewsPrefect
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Star at Syracuse 1960 ©388 viewsPrefect
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Museum Station388 viewsPrefect
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Blata l-Bajda387 viewsPostcard before 1973. With the Spencer Monument and a Gudja/Ghaxaq bus.
Not to mention a Triumph Herald and a couple of B'karas.
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Città di Tunisi 1961 ©387 viewsFrom the Star of MaltaPrefect
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Dredger Anadrian387 viewsWorked for the Government around Grand Harbour from 1953. Parts are now preserved in the Maritime Museum.Prefect
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Taking the car home 1961 ©387 viewsPete ShepheardPrefect
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Westminster387 viewsNot yet a Star.Prefect
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An early Motorhome ©386 viewsIn which this lady, known as Aunty Lou, travelled the world spending some time camped at Ghajn Tuffieha in the mid 1960s.Prefect
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USS Marcasite386 views• Built in 1928 as Camargo for Julius Fleischmann of Cincinnati.
• Sold in 1938 to General Rafael Trujillo Molina, and renamed Ramfis
• Commissioned USS Marcasite (PY-28), 12 May 1942
• Decommissioned 5 October 1944 at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
• 5 December 1945, sold and renamed Comando
• Sold in 1947 to the Minster SS Co., Ltd. (Mitchell Cotts & Co. Malta) and renamed Westminster
• Sold in 1952 to Paul M. Laferla of Malta, renamed Star of Malta.
• Sold for scrap in March 1966 to Cantieri Navali delle Grazie, La Spezia, Italy.
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Ford Consul Mk 1384 viewsOn Wardija Ridge overlooking St Paul's Bay c1953.
Photo © James Donald Bamber.
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Capri at the Ferry 1976 ©384 viewsdaviddbPrefect
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Shipwreck salvage383 viewsJane Banks
A hand stamp "Damaged by seawater/ex Star of Malta 29.7.55" was applied to all letters, cards etc. salvaged from the wreck.
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Grand Harbour ©383 viewsFeaturing the Città di Tunisi.
Others now identified as Strick Line's Albistan & the Turkish Yelkenci, built by Short Brothers in 1943, as Empire Camp, became Cunard's Valacia in 1946, New York City (Bristol City Line) in 1951, Loch Morar (Mackay and Macintyre)in 1955 and Yelkenci in 1959.
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Bus No.6 at Palm Square, Msida.383 viewsThornycroft single decker imported in 1904.
From Edgar Vella.
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View of Vitoriosa 1962382 viewsrobinwilliams
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Imperial Eagle 1967382 viewsArriving Marfa, nearing the end of her passenger service. Martin Powell
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Tram at Hamrun381 viewsPrefect
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New Bus Terminus ©381 viewsIn St James Ditch. Not quite finished and only a week to go.1 commentsPrefect
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Ford Zephyr 1976381 views ©NA3TPrefect
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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 Boats at Mgarr 1880380 viewsPlus a Luzzu and Kajjik.Prefect
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Qormi 1976380 viewsSea Malta, a Government owned company was formed in 1973 and liquidated in 2005.Prefect
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Castille Terminus380 viewsPrefect
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Gozo Boat G19380 viewsWith an improvised rig. Proper tal Latini job.
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Railway Stations in 1967379 viewsPrefect
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Directing traffic at Blata' l-Bajda379 viewsBefore the flyover was built in 1957.Prefect
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Thornycroft378 viewsA vintage Sliema Bus.Prefect
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Birchircara Station378 viewsPrefect
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Imperial Eagle laid up at Marsa 1996 ©378 viewsMartin Powell
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Gozo Boat G6 ©377 viewsFrom Peter Evans.Prefect
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