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Gustaf Erikson (24 October 1872 Lemland, Åland - August 15, 1947, Mariehamn)  was a ship-owner from Mariehamn, in the Åland islands, famous for the fleet of windjammers he operated to the end of his life, mainly on the grain trade from Australia to Europe. -  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustaf_Erikson

Gustaf Erikson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Herbert Chalkley disembarking from HMS Exeter after victory at The Battle of the River Plate in December 1939. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for saving lives, including the life of Scouse, the ship’s cat.

Herbert Chalkley disembarking from HMS Exeter after victory at The Battle of the River Plate in December He was awarded the DSM for saving lives and also saved Scouse the ship’s cat.

A typical Cardiff tramp steamer - the SS Pontwen, built in 1914. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

A typical Cardiff tramp steamer - the SS Pontwen, built in 1914. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Ship's officer with pet dog, posed at ship's wheel, 1907-1928 - Samuel J Hood Studio

Ship's officer with pet dog, posed at ship's wheel, - Samuel J Hood Studio

THE ICEBREAKER!

~~ "Finland is heavily dependent on its ice breaker fleet. Finland is one of a very few countries whose ports are all ice bound in a normal winter. The fleet of 9 ice breakers keep more than half of Finland's ports open all winter long.

Admiral Sir John Fisher   (1841-1920), often referred to as the greatest Royal Navy Admiral since Nelson, returned to office as First ..

Admiral Sir John Fisher often referred to as the greatest Royal Navy Admiral since Nelson, returned to office as First .

Lieutenant G G Marten, DSC, RN. A half-length portrait of Lieutenant G G Marten in uniform, sitting in front of a map with his arms crossed.

Lieutenant G G Marten, DSC, RN. A half-length portrait of Lieutenant G G Marten in uniform, sitting in front of a map with his arms crossed.

Admiral of the Fleet The Right Honourable The Earl Jellicoe (John Rushworth) GCB OM GCVO SGM (1859-1935). Most famous as the commander of the British Grand Fleet at Jutland, he has been censured, undeservedly, for overcaution in that battle. Given the flaws of his fleet as it was both constructed and officered (matters he well understood), he handled his fleet well, giving the Germans no real openings. Promoted beyond his capacities later: he was not the man to handle the U-Boat problem.

Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe, Earl Jellicoe, GCB, OM, GCVO SGM December 1859 – 20 November was a British Royal Navy admiral who commanded the Grand Fleet at the Battle of Jutland in World War I.

Lieutenant Royal Naval Reserve

Lieutenant Royal Naval Reserve

Capitaine de Vaisseau, FNFL, Mars 1942

Capitaine de Vaisseau, FNFL, Mars 1942

Commander P Gretton, DSO, OBE, DSC, RN. A half-length portrait of Commander P Gretton in uniform, on the deck of the ship.

IWM ART LD image: A half-length portrait of Commander P Gretton in uniform on the deck of the ship.

Photograph, Count Felix Von Luckner; 1982.1626.1 - Wellington Museum on NZMuseums

Photograph, Count Felix Von Luckner; 1982.1626.1 - Wellington Museum on NZMuseums