Saturday, August 3, 2013

Sepia Sat. for Aug. 3rd

Sepia Sat.








I think this will be my third contribution to Sepia Sat. blog.
So here goes.



This is a picture of my brother on the RMS Queen Elizabeth in 1956, on our voyage to America.

It was November which probably explains the lack of people on the open deck.
















Below is the outbound manifest.
What is strange is that his name does not appear on it.

What is also fun about this is that it lists the occupations of the travelers. 


Alas, this is the fate of that once great troop carrier and luxury cruise ship.















37 comments:

  1. Wow, amazing photo of that fallen ship. Such an adorable little sailor!

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    1. He's not much of a traveler now a days.

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  2. Yes I'm with Karen, that last photo is a bit of a shock. It must be weird to see that photo and think "I was on that once".

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    1. it is sad. I had always hoped to go on it again.
      It has now been cut up for scrap.

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  3. What a shocking end - I went to the Wikipedia article to read the story. Isn't it sad that few ships escape such sad fates in their final years.

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    1. Well at least the Queen Mary can still be seen.

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  4. What a story in just three photographs!! Like Brett, I had to read the story on Wikipedia, what a history the old gal had.

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  5. Served her time in war and peace. Can't ask for much more than that.

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  6. Your brother has a lean thing happening. I wonder of he's countering a wave action:)

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    1. My mom said a lot of people spent the trip sea sick, so you may be right.

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  7. Alex beat me to the punch -- I was thinking the same thing.

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  8. Poor ship. Nice picture of a young sailor.

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  9. Sad end to a great ship. It must have been an adventure to be on it across th Atlantic.

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    1. Something we are glad to have in our history.

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  10. Just wondering where you obtain the Outbound Passenger lists? Are they available on the internet?

    I enjoyed your post.

    Sharon

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    1. I got them through Ancestry.com as part of family tree research.
      Thanks for stopping by.

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    2. Which also shows we had family sent (underlined) to Australia.

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  11. Your brother looks so cute and reminds me of my own brother in his school cap and belted school mac.

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    1. I sure wish we still had those coats Made out of wool. Sure would be nice in winter.

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  12. The minute I saw that first picture, I remembered your post. Maybe something was going on behind the photographer and your brother wanted to see whatever it was, better - which would explain the lean? It may be a trick of the lighting, but it looks as if a wave is sloshing against the stricken ship?

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    1. Well, mom says the seas were pretty rough that Nov., so I bet he was just going with the flow.

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  13. A sad fate for RMS Queen Elizabeth.

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  14. You Look Excited About The Great Adventure!

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  15. What a great photo! I have a post about the ship my father came over on from the UK. Much the same happened to that sea vessel.

    Sailing manifests are fascinating, aren't they?

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    1. They are, and I consider it quite the find.

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  16. That ship did not deserve an end like that.

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  17. Sad end to a great ship. Where did she sink, do you know? Great post for Sepia Saturday 200.

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    1. here is a link to her history.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Queen_Elizabeth

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  18. I love your brother's leaning stance! Makes the photo all the more interesting.

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    1. Can only imagine the ships roll in Nov. of 1956. Apparently the seas were pretty rough for much of the voyage.

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    2. November of 1956? I missed that! That's the month I was born!

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    3. Well, you would have had to do some detective work to spot it. I came along the year before, which probably explains why I am not in any of the pictures.

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  19. I'm still sticking to my favorite part of the post, that adorable little sailor!

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    1. Only English kids would wear shorts in Nov, in the north Atlantic.
      Good to hear from you.

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