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18th August 1953 Bournemouth

Embassy, Monarch, Emperor of India A/S Poole September 1951.


On Tuesday 18th August 1953 you could have had the opportunity to take any of 15 departures from Bournemouth Pier on any one of four different paddle steamers.

16th June 1953 Bristol Queen

Bristol Queen at the 1953 Spithead Review & fitted with radar.


Bristol Queen arrives back in Southampton at 1.10am after spending the previous day on charter for the Spithead Naval Review.

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