Author: david

  • A eventful locomotive day out

    31 January, 2024
    In September we took the opportunity to visit family in Kent. It would be the first time we'd seen them…
  • Campania

    30 January, 2024
    The Cunarder “Campania” was the first of two liners completed in 1893 for the prestigious North Atlantic route. Built at…
  • Q3

    30 January, 2024
    As the 1950s came to a close, Cunard was forced to appraise the future of their express North Atlantic service.…
  • John Biscoe

    21 September, 2023
    I first went to sea as Cadet with Ellerman City Line in 1965, aged 16. Ellermans operated a fleet of…
  • New model – HMS “Warrior”

    21 September, 2023
    I’ve got a new project for the winter. Model Boats magazine has asked me to do a kit review of…
  • Waratah

    24 July, 2023
    Waratah's second voyage to Australia commenced in April 1909. On 27th July, she was sighted by the cargo steamer "Clan…
  • Aberdeen Line

    28 February, 2023
    From the brush of David Bray Sea Breezes issue: March 2023 The paintings this month represent three phases in the…
  • Empire Liberty

    27 January, 2023
    From the brush of David Bray Sea Breezes issue: January 2023 In 1960, my old friend Captain Peter Elphick found…
  • Camosun

    15 December, 2022
    From the brush of David Bray Sea Breezes issue: November 2022 Mention the words "Union Steam" and the Union Steamship…
  • Turmoil

    22 July, 2022
    From the brush of David Bray January this year (2022) marked the 70th anniversary of a maritime event that briefly gripped…