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2009-05-11

the final landing

The M/S Patricia is said to have taken part in the Normandy Landings on D-Day. Since 1986 she remains docked at Slussen, hosting a restaurant.

Slussen (map) 20 April 2009

11 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Great image, incredible light. Nice end for and old boat.

cieldequimper said...

That is a beauty of a shot. The light on the hull is simply stunning. The hull itself is stunning, all the more so if she survived the inferno of 1944.

Per Stromsjo said...

I was walking along the quay and the light down there made me stop for a closer look. I'm glad I did.

Vogon Poet: Certainly a nice end for a ship which has done its service.

cieldequimper: Appreciate that. I suppose most vessels involved were busy transporting goods and soldiers but I know nothing about this particular story.

Thanks for stopping by the quay with us!

Halcyon said...

Neat! Have you tried the resto?

Steffe said...

I use to go to Patricia, but it was a few years ago now.

B Squared said...

Kind of an ignoble end to a ship that played such an important role in history. But, probably better than the alternative.

JM said...

Gorgeous detail shot of this historical ship! Love the colours!

bcp said...

Pretty Good Photo! It is no questions regarding the history of M/S Patricia

M/S Patricia was launched the Aug 24 1937 at Smith's Dock Company LTD., South Bank as Yard Number 1033 and completed February 1938. The first owner was Corporation of the Trinity House, London.
From the logbook of the J Class Destroyer JAVELINApril 1940 Detached for escort of Trinity House Ship PATRICIA during lay of navigation buoys in Smiths Knoll.
And finally this is from 1965 I guess. A Trinity House service vessel the Patricia back in business picking up the Shivering Sands south buoy for maintenance in Harwich.

Per Stromsjo said...

There's a lot of fish on their current menu. And a chocolate brownie for 10 Euro, that does sound a bit hefty.

Halcyon: Nope, never set foot on the ship. I'd have to add that to the list.

Steffe: Any opinion on their cuisine?

B Squared: That thought did cross my mind as well but - like you say - better than the alternative.

JM: Always good to be able to dispatch some sunlight in your direction once in a while... ;)

bcp: Wow. Thanks to our naval research department for this report!

Thanks all for commenting.

Jacob said...

Superb photo! And I'm glad that a boat involved in the D-Day invasion has found another way to serve!

Per Stromsjo said...

Thanks, Jacob. And after that extensive report from our naval research dept we can rest assured that there's some truth to this historical claim to fame.

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