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Offline Bruce Nicholls

Re: HMY Britannia (The Royal Yacht)
« Reply #105 on: Feb 24, 2018, 12:40 PM »
More officer accommodation.
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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: HMY Britannia (The Royal Yacht)
« Reply #106 on: Feb 24, 2018, 12:41 PM »
The ship looks so lived-in!

It must have been hard for the Queen, her family, the officers and crew to abandon the ship as it was, and leave a lot of personal possessions on board...

I visited her once, in the year 2000 I think, on an excursion from QE2. At that time, if memory serves me well, the tearoom carbuncle had not yet been erected. She remember her as a lovely ship, and we had an excellent guide as well.

Offline Bruce Nicholls

Re: HMY Britannia (The Royal Yacht)
« Reply #107 on: Feb 24, 2018, 12:44 PM »
Marines & crew accommodation.

Offline Bruce Nicholls

Re: HMY Britannia (The Royal Yacht)
« Reply #108 on: Feb 24, 2018, 04:36 PM »
Just noticed Channel 5 have "Britannia: Secrets of the Royal Yacht" at 8pm tonight (Sat 24 Feb). 2 parts, concludes next week.

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Re: HMY Britannia (The Royal Yacht)
« Reply #109 on: Feb 24, 2018, 10:35 PM »
I saw that the first time round a couple of months ago; it is worth watching.
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Re: HMY Britannia (The Royal Yacht)
« Reply #110 on: Feb 25, 2018, 03:35 AM »
Thanks so much, Bruce, for posting your wonderful photos. She does indeed look very much lived in and it must have been heart wrenching for Her Majesty, The Queen, to giver her up. She does indeed look like a military ship even in her furnishings. Some of the furnishings look very much in keeping with the style of decor in some rooms at The United States Coast Guard Academy during the same time period.  :)
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Offline Bob van Leeuwen

Re: HMY Britannia (The Royal Yacht)
« Reply #111 on: Feb 25, 2018, 11:47 AM »
I do remember that some of the personal spaces we smaller then I expected for the crew, but it is not surprising since it is apparent trough a lot more that she was designed with (some) military specs in mind.


Personally what I remember from the tearoom was that we enjoyed our food there, the waitress was very kind, but it did look out of place, like it was added later with the mind set of 'that will do', what I did like was the fact that we where a few decks down when the decided we wanted something to eat, went back up with no problems, and when where done went back down again.

Offline riskygizmo

Re: HMY Britannia (The Royal Yacht)
« Reply #112 on: Jul 29, 2018, 04:37 PM »
The John Brown's job immediately following the Britannia was the Saxonia (later renamed the Carmania). Though the Cunarder was a tad bigger, there is certainly some "familial" resemblance.
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