Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Find The Fault No 43

First, an apology for the quality of the picture. That's not the fault, honest, it's just that my scanner has now decided to do everything except actually scan, and so I had to resort to a hand-held camera lit by an oil lamp. Anyway it won't make any difference; all I will say is that the answer was a complete surprise, and will no doubt cause yet another heated debate that will take us through until at least Wednesday.

21 comments:

Jon Dudley said...

It's a well known fact amongst us seafaring folk down here that it's extremely bad luck to set sail on a Friday. Beyond that I cannot say. By the way, did the deviser of this series go on to become publisher of Oz magazine and the multi - squillionaire (sic) we know today?

bikerted said...

Me thinks there is no need for all the rigging up front, unless a poor sailor has to climb up to what looks like a rather low crow's nest.

Vincent said...

The red line looks wrong somehow. Shouldn't it be down at the waterline?

Peter Ashley said...

Bikerted: Rigging's not it I'm afraid. I did wonder.

Vincent: Good shot on the red line, but sorry, no.

Now I think about it, this is perhaps one of the most intriguing ones we've had for a while.

Diplomate said...

re the water line - there does appear to be no plimsole line and associated scale.

Peter Ashley said...

Not the plimsoles.

Diplomate said...

I suspect the Steam Ship Liverpool is not on. I believe I read in a Boy's Own annual that ships are not t be named after registered ports - this would confuse the whole registration process and make life too easy for the drug dealers.

Diplomate said...

mind you - if thats a red light showing forward in the centre of the vessel we could have a contravention of the Maritime Navigation Act (REV 1897), Section 114, Part 7, Para IV in respect of the positioning of navigation lights.

expat said...

Is it smoke coming out of both funnels? Many ships have only one real funnel and the others are dummies.

Peter Ashley said...

You are so near Diplo, but not quite.

Peter Ashley said...

About the naming, that is.

accountant said...

It should not be the SS Liverpool because it is not a steam ship. But that leaves the question if it is not a s steam ship, should it be MV for Motor Vessel, or TS for Twin Screw or something else.

Peter Ashley said...

Let's say it's a steamship.

expat said...

Is it that just the name should be painted on the ship - Liverpool rather than SS Liverpool?

Peter Ashley said...

Bingo Expat! Well done. This was a surprise, but checking on the names painted on ships it's true.

accountant said...

Getting today's answer has been like 'Round Britain Quiz' where the questionmaster virtually has to give the contestants the answer and then generously rewards them with points. I think it is one of the most irritating programmes on Radio 4

Bucks Retronaut said...

And another thing......! I believe the funnel livery shows her belonging to the White Star Line,a company that merged with Cunard in 1930,and before this ship was built....And .....I`m not sure that White Star ever plied English Channel routes,as this ship appears to be doing, having the white cliffs of Dover off her starboard side.

Peter Ashley said...

Mmm. Always a problem, White Star funnels and Cunard's. The colour rendition on the pic could still be trying to be Cunard red. The thing that gets me is that the Titanic is continually illustrated with red funnels when they should be an ochre yellow. See the bottle labels they've done for Titanic stout.

Circe said...

Hmmm, yes White Star-- which would have had me venture: Not enough life boats?!

bikerted said...

The name was going to be my second guess (walks away whistling to myself).

Philip Wilkinson said...

I thought it was that a small chunk of the White Cliffs had detached itself ands fallen in the water.