Hospital ships photographs

Discussion in 'The War at Sea' started by Tonym, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Can any member offer photographs of Hospital Ships 'Newfoundland' - 'Talamba' and 'Amsterdam' or advise please where I can locate them. No luck on Google.

    Thanks in anticipation

    Tony
     
  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Here's Talamba, from IWM Collections Online: Search Photographs Archive

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    Newfoundland, so far, is only turning up a Cruiser, and searching for Amsterdam is being queered by a certain Dutch city.
    Searching for HMHS on there turns up lots of entries, you just might spot one of them there.

    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
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  3. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

  4. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Adam and Hugh

    Thanks, most grateful.

    Hugh, the unliveried ones are OK but can always be changed should liveried ones materialise.

    Well done to you both

    Best wishes

    Tony
     
  5. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Hope this is the one you are looking for!

    Newfoundland Hospital Ship No 38.jpg
     
  6. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Here is one of Talamba without the IWM mark.

    Talamba Hospital Ship ww2.jpg

    SS. Talamba

    Shown here as a Hospital Ship - bombed and sunk off Sicily while operating as hospital ship; loss of 5 lives. 8,018 tons

    Built: 1924 by R&W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co., Ltd. Hebburn.
    Tonnage: 8,018 g, 3,844 nt, 8,100 dwt.
    Engines: Twin screw, 2 x Triple expansion four cylinder,, 8,000 IHP, 16.5 knots by Builder.
    Passengers: 56 1st Class, 72 2nd Class, 2,777 Deck and Crew of 175.
    Launched 16th July 1924, completed 2nd October 1924, Yard No. 533.

    Talamba is a town near Multan in the Punjab, now Pakistan.
     
  7. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Good on yer Spidge!

    Does that sound like 'Thanks' in Aussie?

    Best wishes, Tony
     
  8. strongbow

    strongbow Junior Member

    Does anyone have a picture or any information on the hospital ship 'St. David'? One of my ancestors was Chief Engineer and was awarded the OBE from George VI. The story is that he helped free the ships fouled screws while the ship was at Dunkirk during the evacuation.
     
  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Had a look and presumably she's the 'St. David' built in '32 and sunk at Anzio in '44?
    Seems from here that she was sunk by an HS293 glide bomb, quite uncommon, though perhaps not at Anzio as it seems a few were thrown about.
    96 lives lost and one of the attacking planes shot down by liberty ship 'Bret Harte'.
    There's a couple of 'peoples war' references to her too (one of which refers to a Capt. Thompson, Dunkirk GC winner who later went on to serve on the St. David).

    Can't seem to find reference to her presence at Dunkirk or a picture of her I'm afraid, or even one of her sister ship St Andrew.

    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  10. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Strongbow

    I have a picture in Hospital Livery but can't work out how to post it, not as straight forward as GWF. If you send me your email I will do it that way

    Tony

    http://My pictures
     
  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Two ways to upload pictures Tony (or anyone else that has bother with it :)),

    Click 'go advanced'.
    Click on the 'attach' paperclip:
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    and a standard upload box will open in another tab or window. Just like GWF's, select the file/files and upload. Once back at the posting window click the small arrow next to the paperclip and whatever you've attached, whether several files or one , will be ready to be inserted wherever you wish by clicking on the name.
    Pics uploaded like this will appear as clickable thumbnails.

    To produce pictures more directly from the web, either copy their url or upload them to a hosting site like photobucket (better way to go), you can then use the 'insert image' icon to insert the url.
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    (though most hosting sites allow you to skirt this step by giving you the direct 'IMG code' that you can paste straight into your text and the forum will recognise it).

    Hope that makes sense... I'm not so sure on rereading :mellow:.

    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  12. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Here goes

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    Hope that works

    Tony
     
  13. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Well done that man!!!
     
  14. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  15. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Sorry about that Adam. I thought it a bit strange that I was the only one with a photo.

    Still I now know how to post a picture, thanks.

    Tony
     
  16. cally

    cally Picture Prince.

    I have just noticed that someone in this thread was looking for a picture of the Hospital Ship St David.

    This was taken during 1939.
     

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  17. olded

    olded Junior Member

    Hope this is the one you are looking for!

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    spidge, I'm a new member, I've been searching for a picture of HMHS Newfoundland for a very long time, my late farther was second cook aboard her, he told me all about the bombing and the resultant fire not long before he died, so many thanks for posting it, and my thanks to Hugh Maclean for the pictures of her before her new livery.
    My only disappointment is mother never got see a picture of the Newfoundland, she died two months ago aged 96 having never seen any of fathers war time ships.

    My thanks also to von Poop for the e-mail greeting unfortunately my pop up blocker seems to have done just that blocked it.
    Best Regards olded.
     
  18. cally

    cally Picture Prince.

    I have also just noticed that someone was looking for a picture of the hospital ship Talamba...
     

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  19. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

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    I found this photo is a wallet belonging to my grandfather.
     
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  20. cally

    cally Picture Prince.

    A few pictures of Hospital Ships used during the second world war that I thought might be of interest...
     

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