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    #76
    m/s orion 1990

    removed personal photos
    Last edited by orionboy; July 30th, 2010, 23:34.

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      #77
      m/s orion brochure 1996

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      Last edited by orionboy; July 30th, 2010, 23:35.

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        #78
        Keep 'em coming, Orionboy!

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          #79
          m/s orion commercials

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          Last edited by orionboy; July 30th, 2010, 23:35.

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            #80
            m/s kristina Brahe ex sunnhordland,kilchrenan,uss pce 830

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            Last edited by orionboy; July 30th, 2010, 23:36.

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              #81
              How wonderful would a cruise on this vessel be, back in Norway again?

              The CV cruise on Orion, returning to Norway after so many years. I can help but dreaming a bit...
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                #82
                Orient Explorer

                Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                I have also invited the present Owner to contribute directly on this forum, but nothing yet. Maybe it is time for another e-mail to Tracy to check on present status.
                I did send an e-mail to Sensi Borneo a few days ago to invite them to our forum. Here is the answer from Tracy:
                Hello Captain,
                I am just on my way out the door to go diving at Lankayan Island for the next 5 days. Will get back to you when I return to KK..
                Cheers!
                Tracy
                Let's hope she will come true this time and post an update directly on this forum, or at least send me an e-mail, which I will promptly post here.

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                  #83
                  Thanks... would love to welcome them to our family here!

                  I'm sure they could give valuable insight into the fascinating story of this ship which seems to have so many fans all over the world.
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                  Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                    #84
                    Not sure which one this was, but it's definitely from the same class of vessels (photo from unknown source):

                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                      #85
                      I believe the HMS numbering was simply to change the 8 to B.
                      This is probably PCE 831 - HMS Kildary - Rio Vouga, Spain (Cargo Ship Scrapped 1980

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                        #86
                        Photo of PCE-831

                        Pakarang, that photo you have put up of PCE-831 is also the first photo on the link you quoted last week

                        http://www.stp-norway.com/CS/CSM/HVITEFLAATE/HCL/1.htm

                        the text of which I cannot read, unfortunately.

                        Chances are that the photo is used there purely as a 'generic' shot of a Kil Class ship, but maybe the text might say a bit more about it?

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                          #87
                          New info on the PCE Classes

                          On reading about the Admirable Class Minesweeper that became Radio London from the link posted by Orionboy, I decided to check out the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS Online) to see if there was any info on the Kil Class Ships.

                          The Kil Class were PCE-827 to PCE-841 and are NOT listed on the DANFS site as they were lend-lease and, I guess strictly speaking, not American Fighting Ships.

                          However, if you go to

                          www.hazegray.org/danfs/patrol/

                          and scroll three quarters down to the PCE Class, there are listed 11 PCE ships, starting with PCE-842 (built Chicago 43, same time as Kil Class). To click on each gives the ship's historic details. Some of these make interesting reading.

                          PCE-842 (later called Marfa) was transferred to the South Korean Navy and was sunk by the North Koreans in '67.

                          PCE-843 (later called Skowhegan) was placed in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at Boston until '60, then struck from the Navy list.

                          PCE-845 (later called Worland) was placed in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at Boston. Struck from the Navy list on 1 June 1964, Worland was subsequently acquired on 6 August 1964 by the Cape Fear Technical Institute of Wilmington, N.C., and renamed Advance II, commemorating the Confederate blockade runner Advance of Civil War days. She served as a training and research ship in the marine technology program of the Cape Fear Technical Institute.

                          Some other interesting details, too. Some scrapped, but I get the impression that the info is several decades old - so how many of THOSE 11 still exist?



                          My thanks once again to Orionboy for his link to the Admirable Class Minesweeper Agent (MSF-139) that went on lend-lease to Soviet Navy as T-112. This has the same hull as the Kil Class, but the link has a series of photos of this ship which was abandoned in 1991, including some fabulous ones taken in 2007 of the rusting hulk. Whereas HMS Kilham has only survived because of her conversion to passenger use, it has meant she has changed considerably from her wartime appearance. However, the T-112 (reclassified many times over) remained with the Soviets and doesn't appear to have changed much over her life. These superb, good resolution photos of the wreck enable a fair impression of how the Kilham may well have appeared in '43. I heartily recommend having a look for those who have not already done so.

                          Orionboy's original link:

                          http://www.navsource.org/archives/11/02139.htm
                          Last edited by Paul Cobb; June 1st, 2009, 02:24. Reason: Adding website link

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                            #88
                            pce 1604/predator class fregats

                            Hello again to you all intrested about Kilham and sisters!

                            Adding some more info.After ww2 they buildt 6 more vessels of this class for dutch navy in years 1952-1954 as pce 1604-1609.They were scrapped in 1987-1989 and 2 of them were used as test ships before scrapping.

                            Here is 3 different links for info abt these ships and nice photos plus 1 videolink
                            http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/021604.htm
                            http://hrms-jaguar-f822.com/
                            http://roofdierklasse.nl/blast-trial...ast_video.html

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                              #89
                              uss inaugural

                              And some more links:

                              Link about uss inaugural
                              http://ussinaugural.org/
                              and one link about:uss hazard located as museum
                              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Hazard_(AM-240)

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                                #90
                                m/s orion 1990 and 1993

                                removed personal photos
                                Last edited by orionboy; July 30th, 2010, 23:32.

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