Preserved ironclads and old steam warships: HNLMS Buffel: A photographic tour

The following photographs of HNLMS Buffel show that her design was both a mixture of the ancient (the gilded gallery at the stern and ornate bow decoration) and the modern (her turret and iron construction).

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10 Comments on “Preserved ironclads and old steam warships: HNLMS Buffel: A photographic tour”

  1. Jim Duncan says:

    If I remember correctly the original turret of the Buffel had been removed and replaced by a look-alike wooden structure.

    I will try and find the photographs from that trip to see if I have remembered correctly.

  2. Jim Duncan,

    Replacing the turret with a lighter replica makes a lot of sense.

    I would be interested to see your photographs of the Buffel if you can find them.

    All the best,

    Bob

  3. Edwin King says:

    Beautiful ship! I do like the lines of her prow.

    Turret photos would be very interesting.

  4. Jim Duncan says:

    My first rummage through my archives has produced no leads to the photographs of that trip.

    I do have a couple of CDs which won't read on my main computer. I'll give them a try on my other systems.

  5. Edwin King,

    Buffel's ram bow looked even more impressive when seen for real.

    I do hope that Jim Duncan can find his photographs of the turret.

    All the best,

    Bob

  6. Jim Duncan,

    Good luck with your search. It would be a great pity if your photographs were 'lost' because your current computer cannot read the storage media they are on.

    All the best,

    Bob

  7. Jim Duncan says:

    I managed to read the 'dodgy' CDs on my other computer but unfortunately they did not contain the photograph folder I was looking for.

    Plan C for tomorrow is to check out some unmarked CDs that I have come across.

  8. Jim Duncan,

    Good luck with your search!

    All the best,

    Bob

  9. johntheone says:

    I love the look of these antiquated warships of a bygone age

  10. Johntheone,

    Many of the early designs had a simplicity of line that is very attractive to the eye … but by the 1890s there were some really ugly ships being built, especially by the French.

    All the best,

    Bob


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