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Θέμα: Ρ/Κ Paladin

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    Προεπιλογή Ρ/Κ Paladin

    Paladin was a Southampton tugboat with a very special past! She was built at Murdoch & Murray of Glasgow for the Anchor Line of Glasgow in 1939. She has 326 tons, a length of 42.8 meters and a beam of 9.2 meters. She made 13.5 mph. In 1939 she was sold to the Clyde Shipping Company Ltd. In 1946 she was bought by Red Funnel of Southampton. She was broken up at Rotterdam in 1960.

    A black and white photo can be seen here http://www.plimsoll.org/Resources/SCCLibraries/4174.asp Simplon has another black and white photo here http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/RedFunnel...l#anchor647628

    But what has kept the ship's fame in posterity is the classic 1959 Peter Sellers movie "The mouse that roared" (Greek translation, ελληνικη μεταφραση, Το ποντικι που βρυχαται) where Paladin is the famed boat with which the small army of the Grand Duchy of Fenwick (20 men to be exact) makes a transatlantic trip, invades New York City and wins the war by capturing nuclear physicist Dr. Kokintz, his daughter, a few NYC policemen, and of course the bomb (!) that looks more like an American football... The hilarious movie is a 1959 vintage (with all its exciting comments about cold war and the competition of Big Powers).

    Paladin and Queen Elizabeth are stars of the movie as are some exceptional (mostly) British actors. Peter Sellers (1925-1980) plays three roles, the Duchess Gloriana XII, Count Rupert Mountjoy, the Prime Minister, and Tully Bascomb, the constable and military leader of Grand Fenwick. The American actress Jean Seberg (1938-1979) is Helen Kokintz, the scientist's daughter and Tully's love interest. Her statement "It's the honest thing to do. It's the wise thing to do. It's the American thing to do" is a classic! David Kossoff (1919-2005) is the scientist, somewhat of a caricature of Albert Einstein, while the Australian actor Leo McKern (1920-2002) is the opposition leader in the government of the Grand Duchy of Fenwick. So many other great actors play secondary roles, among them an idol of the 1960s generation, William Hartnell (1908-1975), who was the (first) Doctor in the famed long running series Doctor Who (see photo here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fi...tor_colour.jpg); here he plays Will Buckley, the Sargent-at-Arms who saves Tully from all problems. Also Stuart Saunders (1915-1988) who plays the captain of Queen Elizabeth and Harold Kasket (1926-2002) who plays the captain of Paladin.

    Here are now some choice stills....

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    Τελευταία επεξεργασία από το χρήστη Nicholas Peppas : 04-05-2013 στις 19:02

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    Προεπιλογή Paladin and Queen Elizabeth II

    More photos of Paladin and Queen Elizabeth II

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    Προεπιλογή Paladin and Queen Elizabeth III

    More photos of Paladin and Queen Elizabeth III

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    Προεπιλογή Paladin and Queen Elizabeth IV

    More photos of Paladin and Queen Elizabeth IV

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    And yes, the Paladin helped Queen Elizabeth on many occasions in Southampton.
    Τελευταία επεξεργασία από το χρήστη Nicholas Peppas : 04-05-2013 στις 19:03

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    But Paladin was not only active in Southampton... In her early years she was in Glasgow. The photo below (http://www.glasgowhistory.com/sailin...%E2%80%9D.html) must be from the 1920s or 1930s.

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    Having just left her berth at Yorkhill Quay, the beautiful Anchor Line steamship T.S.S. Caledonia, escorted by the company tender Paladin, is heading downstream and passing Harland & Wolff’s shipyard in Govan. This fine ship, the fourth Anchor liner to bear the name, was completed in 1925 by Alexander Stephen & Sons of Linthouse and served on the Glasgow to Boston and New York route, calling at Irish ports and carrying many emigrant passengers. It is interesting to note that the liner is not making smoke. The ship is probably going down river with the flow of the tide and stern tugs may be restraining her. She will pick up speed further down river. As for the passengers, some will have boarded at the quayside and others will probably travel to Greenock or Gourock by train and then board the Paladin which would take them out to the Caledonia anchored offshore. The passengers’ luggage and other cargo would have been loaded at Yorkhill Quay.
    ( Photograph courtesy of the Graham Lappin Collection. )
    More Paladin photos from a recent auction on Ebay.

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    Τελευταία επεξεργασία από το χρήστη Ellinis : 05-01-2015 στις 21:48

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    Five more stills from the movie The mouse that roared. Again we see the Paladin as she returns back to Europe. This time she encounters Ivernia (http://www.nautilia.gr/forum/showthr...629#post167629 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Ivernia). Paladin attacks Ivernia's captain again with ... arrows!

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    A magnificent still of the Paladin.

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    As I said above many well known actors had cameo appearances in this film. Here (left) one sees the uncredited Philip Bruns (1931-2012) who went on to play a main character in the famed US serial of the 1970s Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman... next to him Jean Seberg and ... the bomb.

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