Post by michaelcayley on Dec 18, 2017 6:37:41 GMT -5
One of the designs of the 1906 Tunisian definitive set shows a Carthaginian galley. Tradition has it that until the First Carthaginian War of the mid-3rd century BC, the Romans did not have galleys. Ancient historians state that, early in that War, the Romans captured a Carthaginian galley and copied it, rapidly building up a large fleet of galleys. All the evidence is that from then on galleys played a key part in major sea battles between the Romans and the Carthaginians, in which losses of ships and men were often horrendous - and in addition some fleets were largely wrecked by storms on the coast of Sicily, with frequently the loss of virtually everyone on board. Some modern historians have cast a little doubt on the tradition, suggesting that the Romans began to construct a significant war fleet, with galleys, some decades earlier: this is very much a subject of current debate and disagreement between ancient historians.
Michael, currently majoring on worldwide to 1930 and British Commonwealth from Queen Victoria to King George VI.
The SS Zambezia was constructed in 1903 by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. of Middlesbrough for Empreza Nacional de Nav a Vap of Lisbon as a cargo-passenger liner.
Her tonnage was 1174 gross tons with a length of 220 feet and a breadth of 33 feet. She had a single, triple expansion steam engine designed for 9 knots.
Completed in September 1903, The Zambezia was delivered to her owners for service. In May 1917 the Zambezia caught fire and burned out while laden with cased petrol and was deemed a total loss.
She was eventually salvaged and then in 1920, the Zambezia sold to Thesen’s Steam Ship company of South Africa. She was sold to the Colonial Navigation Company(Cia. Colonial de Navegacao) of Lisbon in 1931 and renamed the Buzi.
Sold to the Colonial Steamships Co. Ltd. of Port Louis, Mauritius in 1934, she was renamed the Zambezia and was used primarily in domestic service. She was sold to and delivered to the breakers in 1951.
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