Help ID Ships in Picture

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anitsch
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Help ID Ships in Picture

Postby anitsch » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:06 pm

Hello,
I bought this pictures years ago and was wondering if anyone could help identify either the ships or the type and/or date of the ships?
I've tried to figure it out, but aside from learning a good bit of paddle wheel ship history, I'm still stumped.

Thanks!
Andrea
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OpanaPointer
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Re: Help ID Ships in Picture

Postby OpanaPointer » Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:29 pm

The ship on the left seems to be a pre-dreadnought-era ship with a ram bow. The impression I get is that the scene is Japanese, based on ... reasons.

anitsch
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Re: Help ID Ships in Picture

Postby anitsch » Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:33 am

Thank you,
I suspected it was Japan, good to know I wasn't imagining it! I remember reading once that the lifeboats were not allowed to be put on the paddle wheel after either a battle or an accident and the wheel caught fire and made the lifeboats inaccessible. For the life of me I can't remember where, and I can't find it again. Anyone know when that was? Thanks again!


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