Welcome to this week of Picture This. I'm Anders, your host this time and my chosen theme is All Things Maritime Or Shipshape And Bristol-fashion. I've always had a great interest in this subject. Especially sailing ships and boats, but also the warships of World War II. The story of the chase and sinking of the German battleship Bismark is my favourite anecdote of this era. The Whitbread Around the World Race – now the Volvo Ocean Race – I followed it every year when they showed it on Swedish TV. I have several books about the 19th century shipping. The BBC tv-series The Onedin Line was a favourite of mine when it came to Sweden in the late 70s. The second part of the theme came of that in the Port of Bristol the tide had an unusually high ”tidal range”, that is the ebb and flood came and went during a very long span which resulted in that ships ran aground and tipped over which resulted in the shift of the cargo and equipment if it was not properly tied down and stowed away, the result could be chaotic and the cargo spoiled.
This is an old compass from the late 19th century
These are so-called Drawbuckets which were used when the deck needed to be cleaned from the salt of the seawater.
This is an electro-magnetic log which were used to measure the speed of a vessel.