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Where: Waterford, Ireland

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From the far North West we are propelled to the South East to view the good ship SS Fastnet. Mr Poole was a great man for photographing sea going vessels, the date range here is made for “narrowing” though we have found in the past that these ships can have very long lives themselves.

And so it was that BeachcomberAustralia was able to narrow our 50 year range to just 5. (On the basis that the SS Fastnet had been the SS Monaleen prior to 1918, and was known as SS St Abbs Head after 1923. Putting us firmly in the "1920 plus or minus a few years" range...)

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Likely c.1918-1923 (steamer sailing under name "Fastnet")


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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    • 15/Nov/2018 09:27:30

    I bet there is a Dog on board somewhere.

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    • 15/Nov/2018 09:43:11

    Fastnet 135535 1914 616 Built as Allerton for West Lancashire SS Co, Liverpool, 1916 sold to Russell & Sons, Limerick r/n Monaleen, 1918 purchased by Clyde Shipping r/n Fastnet, 1923 sold to Henry & MacGregor, Leith r/n St. Abb's Head, 1953 scrapped. From - www.mariners-list.com/site_pages.php?page_name=Clyde+Ship... So between 1918 and 1923 . . . ??

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    • 15/Nov/2018 09:44:10

    Confirmed - www.clydeships.co.uk/view.php?ref=8109

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/Nov/2018 09:49:18

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Thank you Sir.

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    • 15/Nov/2018 10:46:57

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] You are welcome Mary! When I was a child, I always thought ships were going backwards when the smoke went forward. It's complicated.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/Nov/2018 11:37:25

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Even more complicated as you are upside-down?

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    • 15/Nov/2018 12:23:16

    at which I can promote my "group" - upsidey-downsie because somethings are best viewed ... etc

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    Oretani Wildlife (Mike Grimes)

    • 15/Nov/2018 12:55:24

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Regarding dogs, of course there is/are. There are a few on every watertight door and hatch, and one to watch between 16:00 and 20:00 ;-)

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    • 15/Nov/2018 13:51:33

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] very good.