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Re: Arethusa Training Ship, Lower Upnor
« Reply #53 on: November 04, 2017, 08:37:15 »
Thank you smiffy  :)
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Re: Arethusa Training Ship, Lower Upnor
« Reply #52 on: November 03, 2017, 23:30:25 »
Hi,

Sorry I don't have a date :(

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Re: Arethusa Training Ship, Lower Upnor
« Reply #51 on: November 03, 2017, 23:19:47 »
I've seen this on another website dated as c.1935.

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Re: Arethusa Training Ship, Lower Upnor
« Reply #50 on: November 03, 2017, 23:14:50 »
Any idea what sort of date this is Kyn ?
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Re: Arethusa Training Ship, Lower Upnor
« Reply #49 on: November 03, 2017, 20:09:23 »
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Re: Arethusa Training Ship, Lower Upnor
« Reply #47 on: January 22, 2016, 16:10:46 »
Arethusa is going home.  http://www.shipnostalgia.com tsarethusa(peking)

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Re: Arethusa Training Ship, Lower Upnor
« Reply #46 on: November 09, 2014, 11:33:41 »
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Re: Arethusa Training Ship, Lower Upnor
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2014, 15:34:41 »
Found this today, shows the Arethusa at Greenhithe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEtILUqwilA
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Re: Arethusa Training Ship, Lower Upnor
« Reply #44 on: March 18, 2014, 11:33:03 »
I see one of the three giant pictures under the railway arches, by the new Rochester Riverside development (near Bath Hard Lane) shows the Arethusa at Lower Upnor.

Here's some photo's I took outside the Arethusa Venture Centre on Saturday.

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Re: Arethusa Training Ship, Lower Upnor
« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2013, 19:51:01 »
The South Street Museum has been more than just struggling, it's on the verge of going bust. They have chosen to get rid of Peking because the ship has no historical connection with the City or Port of New York. A deal to transfer the ship to Hamburg fell through so her future is now very much in doubt. What is clear is that she is in a poor condition and urgently needs an eye-watering sum spending on her to stop her deteriorating beyond the point of no return.

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=50572

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443294904578050901637907988.html

http://gcaptain.com/forum/tall-ships/11084-whats-happening-peking-south-seaport-museum.html
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Re: Arethusa Training Ship, Lower Upnor
« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2013, 19:33:09 »


I can remember being taken by the cutter from Sun Pier to the beach at Upnor in the late 50's and early 60's. If I remember correctly there were several craft moored along there, two were rather large 'hulks' that were used as a cafe or shop. One was mainly black with white windows and went out of use after a couple of seasons of us starting to go there, and the other one I think (like Bromptonboy) had green and white superstructure.
I also have a memory that someone told me the Arethusa was used for some of the external shots in the film "Murder Ahoy" starring Margaret Rutherford. Does anyone know if this is true? I know the town used was St. Mawes in Cornwall.
Hi snodlandmalc,
reference the cutter you mentioned. Was it one the Gray Launches with petrol/paraffin engine. If so I believe the son in law of the owner was known as Ernie. He did work for The firm of Thomas Watson,(offices Furrels Road near Star Hill). Regards Troyboy
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Re: Arethusa Training Ship, Lower Upnor
« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2013, 21:34:20 »
For Sale
Four-masted barque Peking (ex Arethusa)
The New York's South Street Museum is struggling financially and the vessel
could be sold for a bargain price of 1.

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Re: Arethusa Training Ship, Lower Upnor
« Reply #40 on: November 02, 2012, 18:00:54 »
Thank you trigger, the film is shown quite regularly on TCM and I do study the ship scenes closely, but I am never 100% convinced that it is Upnor. I do have a copy of the film somewhere so I will have to dig it out.

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Re: Arethusa Training Ship, Lower Upnor
« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2012, 13:57:53 »
Hi snodlandmalc. re `Murder Ahoy'. According to Margaret Rutherford`s biography it was filmed on a training ship in the THAMES, probably a small mistake. If you watch the film, when Margaret first joins the ship you can clearly see the two chimneys on the Isle of Grain, so it was definitely opposite Chatham Dockyard.

 

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