Maritime Museum

Towage News – 100 years of Rimorchiatori Riuniti Exhibition at Genova, Italy from 30.10.2022 to 09.01.2023

The exhibition “Rimorchiatori Riuniti From Genoa to the world – 100 years anniversary ” was inaugurated on Sunday 30th October, at the Galata Museo del Mare-Mu. world of shipping at Genoa, Italy. Emotional video stories, models and a selection of paintings accompany the visitor through the most important stages in the history of the Group. It was inaugurated …

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Crainage – Early 19th century crane at Malta – 03.12.2020

One of the earliest 19th century Dorman Long Hand Operated Crane is still preserved in Malta, nowadays at St. Angelo Wharf part of Grand Harbour Marina. So far it is unsure how the crane arrived to Malta and used to be at the Maritime Squadron, Haywharf Base of the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) as …

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Preserved Ships – SS ROTTERDAM (The Netherlands)

The famous ocean liner SS ROTTERDAM currently a hotel ship in Rotterdam, the Netherlands since 2010 was the last great Dutch “ship of state”, employing the finest artisans from the Netherlands in her construction and fitting out process. She was launched by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands in a gala ceremony on 13th September 1958, and was …

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Preserved Ships – HMAS VAMPIRE D 11 (Australia)

HMAS VAMPIRE D 11 was the third of three Australian built Daring class destroyers serving in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). One of the first all welded ships built in Australia, she was laid down 1 st July 1952 and launched 27th October 1956 at Cockatoo Island Dockyard where she was commissioned into the Navy on 23rd June 1959. Between laying down and completion, …

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Former AFM Patrol Craft added to US National Register of Historic Places

A Vietnam era Patrol Craft that was used by the Armed Forces of Malta for 40 years before returning to the United States donated to the Maritime Museum of San Diego has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Patrol Craft named C 24 and later P 24 by the AFM, spent …

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