LCC-LFB Massey Shaw fireboat at Blackfriars
The Massey Shaw was built in 1935 by the J Samuel White company at Cowes, Isle of Wight. She was built to a London County Council design, and cost around £18, 000 to build. The vessel was named after Eyre Massey Shaw, a former chief of the London Fire Brigade. Seen here is the Massey Shaw laying off her moorings (river station) at Blackfriars on the Victoria Embankment. London.
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Trafalgar Square, London on a foggy night
Trafalgar Square, London on a foggy night - the neon lights on the circular dome of the Coliseum Theatre on St. Martin's Lane can be seen peeking out over the distant rooftops beyond St-Martin-in-the-Fields Church. Date: circa 1910s
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How wireless beacons guide ships in the fog
The Marconi invention can determine distance of the ship from the beacon to steer the vessel into a Harbour during foggy weather. The shore transmitter operates on wave-lengths of about 60 centimetres, and its signals are received in two ways on board ship, one by headphones or loud-speaker, and the other by the movement of a needle on the galvanometer-dial fixed in a prominent postion before the navigator.
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