• BLUE BIRD OF 1938

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The current position of BLUE BIRD OF 1938 is at Aegean Sea reported 3 days ago by AIS. The vessel is en route to the port of Saint Tropez, France , and expected to arrive there on Jun 2, 02:00 . The vessel BLUE BIRD OF 1938 (IMO 8993320, MMSI 235054628) is a Yacht built in 1938 (86 years old) and currently sailing under the flag of United Kingdom (UK) .

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FlagUnited Kingdom (UK)
Length / Beam31 / 6 m

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IMO number8993320
Vessel NameBLUE BIRD OF 1938
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Gross Tonnage137
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Length Overall (m)32
Beam (m)6
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Year of Build1938
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History of the Yacht ‘Blue Bird of 1938’

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We had the pleasure of welcoming the magnificent yacht “Blue Bird of 1938” to the dock of honour of our port a few days ago. This is the story of this ship.

The yacht was launched from Goole Shipyard for Sir Malcolm Campbell. Designed by Scottish naval architects G.L. Watson, it was to be an ocean yacht while Sir Malcolm planned to go scavenger hunting in the Cocos Islands in the Pacific. He never went to the Pacific because the yacht was requisitioned during the war in 1940 and went to Dunkirk to assist in the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force.

  In 1941, he patrolled off Liverpool, where he failed to detonate by a bomb, and later that year, he left for Northern Ireland, where he had to patrol the coast off Ulster and Eire.   After the war he was taken out of service, but Sir Campbell was too old to undertake long journeys. He died in 1948 and, five years later, the yacht was sold. When Jean-Louis Renault, the famous car manufacturer, bought it in 1958, it was named Sterope. For the next 25 years he was given the name Janick and he crossed the Mediterranean extensively.

In 1973 it was sold to Mr Colberg who based it in Long Beach, California and was painted green. When Bob Harvey-George bought it in 1986, he brought it back to the United Kingdom. Major modifications were made that made the yacht close to its original profile. After nine years of chartering in British waters, it was sold to a former Dutch captain on the high seas in 1995. He was based in Rotterdam from where he undertook day trips, as well as cruises to the Baltic and the south coast of England during the summer.   In 2006, it was bought by Nick Edminston who had it completely restored. Much of Blue Bird’s steel hull was still intact, but due to stability problems caused by its heavy superstructure, it was decided to rebuild the entire superstructure.   In May 2007, Blue Bird was completed and left Palma. In the summer of 2007, she sailed in the eastern and western Mediterranean, while in the winter she sailed in the Caribbean.

Excerpt from the book “Blue Bird Seven Decades at Sea” written by Tom Culiffe.

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Motor Yacht

Blue Bird is a custom motor yacht launched in 1938 by Goole Shipyard and most recently refitted in 2008.

Blue Bird measures 31.59 metres in length, with a max draft of 3.20 metres and a beam of 6.03 metres.

Blue Bird has a steel hull with a steel / wood superstructure.

Her interior design is by Bannenberg & Rowell Design.

Blue Bird also features naval architecture by G.L. Watson & Co..

Performance and Capabilities

Blue Bird has a top speed of 13 knots. She is powered by a twin screw propulsion system.

Blue Bird has a fuel capacity of 20,000 litres, and a water capacity of 5,000 litres.

She also has a range of 4,000 nautical miles.

Accommodation

Blue Bird accommodates up to 9 guests in 2 cabins. She also houses room for up to 6 crew members.

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BLUE BIRD OF 1938

Type:  Motor Yacht  Length:  107ft  Beam:  20ft  Draft:  9ft 10ins  Displacement:  175 tons  Engine:  2 x Baudoin DP12 400hp Diesels  Construction:  Steel  Builder:  Goole Shipbuilding Co Ltd  Year:  1938

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The last of the three yachts owned by Sir Malcolm Campbell, holder of the world land and water speed records before the war, was Blue Bird II. His previous two boats, also called Blue Bird, - as were his record breaking cars and power-boats - were the 29-tonner, now called CHICO and the 16-tonner Bluebird of Chelsea, both on this website. All three, as it happened, went to Dunkirk in 1940.

Built by the Goole Shipbuilding and Repairing Company, and designed by G.L. Watsons, the Scottish Naval Architects, it was to be an ocean-going yacht, capable of crossing the Atlantic to fulfil his dream to go treasure hunting in the Cocos Islands in the Pacific, - Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Islands. But, only a year after he took delivery of his splendid yacht, with its five cabins, its dining saloon panelled in English oak and walnut-panelled smoking room, war broke out and Blue Bird, was requisitioned. Although her participation at Dunkirk is recorded in A.D. Divine's book, no more details survive. A Royal Navy telegraphist has left an interesting first-hand account of some of her crew and her activities. At that time, she was engaged in the H.M. Customs Examination Service with a complement of two RNR officers and 16 crew.

It was spring 1941 and Blue Bird's Examination Station was west of the Bar Light Vessel, observing the approaches to the Mersey Main Channel off Liverpool. They spent three days at a time at sea, during which the Examination Officer, assisted by the deck crew, checked on all traffic into the port of Liverpool. There were frequent air raids on Liverpool docks and the Birkenhead shipyards. As soon as the alert was sounded, Blue Bird would cast off from the river pontoon and take up station in mid-stream to look out for enemy mines dropped from the air, and for ships approaching by sea. Once she narrowly missed being blown up by a bomb which, had it not failed to explode, would have blown them sky-high.

In September 1941 Blue Bird was posted to Londonderry, N. Ireland to patrol the coast of Ulster and Eire to intercept 'neutral' cargo vessels and to identify coasters in the channel approaches. This left a fair time for fishing. Bob McKenzie, the coxswain, was a trawlerman in peacetime and many of the lower ranks had been fishermen too. They soon rigged up an improvised trawl, a longline with l00 hooks at a time and hand lines to catch mackerel - all of which provided useful income, or currency for barter with the good people of Eire, when they passed in and out of Lough Foyle. A break in their routine was provided by their periodic visits to Belfast Lough for 'de-gaussing' - a process for making the ship less susceptible to magnetic mines. After the war, Blue Bird was de-commissioned, but by then Sir Malcolm Campbell was too ill to realise his dream of going treasure hunting in her. In 1948 he died and five years later, Blue Bird was sold to Jean Louis Renault, the French car maker, who owned her for 25 years, changed her name to Janick and added crew's quarters on the foredeck. She cruised extensively in the Mediterranean and was eventually sold to Mr. E. Colberg, who kept her at Long Beach, California.

This is where Bob Harvey-George and his wife Sheila heard she was for sale. They succeeded in buying her and sailed back to Cornwall, where they arrived in June 1986 after a five-week voyage, proving her seaworthiness whilst avoiding the first hurricane of the year in the Pacific. Since then, the ship has completed a major process of restoration. She has gone back to her old name: Blue Bird, and closer to her original design. Large areas of her deck have been covered with teak planking recovered from a ship which sank in the Bristol Channel in 1917. Her rigging, panelling and paintwork have all been restored and modern technology and comforts have been introduced discreetly without spoiling the charm of a more leisurely and elegant age.

In 1995 Blue Bird was bought by a Dutch Deep-sea Captain who took her to Holland. There, he and his wife Susan brought Blue Bird back to immaculate condition working seven days a week for four years. In the condition she is now she will survive well into the 21st century!

Until 2004 Blue Bird was a passenger charter yacht kept in the Port of Rotterdam. Known to cruise the Baltic and the South Coast of England.

She was bought by her present owner in 2004 and underwent a 3 year full restoration in Palma de Mallorca to her current condition using G.L.Watson her original naval architects and Bannenberg Designs for the interior. In 2008 she won the World Superyacht Award for ‘Best Refit’.  Blue Bird was originally built by Sir Malcom Campbell to go treasure hunting in the Pacific Ocean on the Costa Rican island of Cocos which didn’t happen because of WWII, the current owner with his family navigated her there in 2015 to full fill this goal for the first time in her life. 

Blue Bird is currently sailing in the Mediterranean Sea being mothership to a classic 1937 S&S yawl. 

Updated: March 2020

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A General Description of Motor Yacht BLUE BIRD

BLUE BIRD was previously registered as project/yacht name Blue Bird Iv; Sterope; Janick. This 32 m (104 foot) luxury yacht was constructed by Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing in 1938. Motor Yacht BLUE BIRD is a good sized superyacht. The firm of naval architecture that made the drawings on the yacht is G.L. Watson. The vessel had interior design work is the work of the talented Bannenberg Designs Ltd (Refit). Luxury yacht BLUE BIRD is a well crafted yacht that can sleep as many as 8 people on board and has approximately 8 crew.

New Build & Designing for Luxury Yacht BLUE BIRD

GL Watson was the naval architect firm involved in the professional nautical composition for BLUE BIRD. Also the company GL Watson expertly worked on this venture. Interior designer Bannenberg Designs Ltd (Refit) was employed for the creative internal styling. the United Kingdom is the country that Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing built their new build motor yacht in. After her official launch in 1938 in Goole the boat was thereafter delivered on to the yacht owner having completed sea trials. The core hull was built out of steel. The motor yacht superstructure component is made largely from steelandteak. With a beam of 6.13 metres or 20.1 feet BLUE BIRD has moderate internal space. She has a fairly deep draught of 3m (9.8ft). She had refit maintenance and alteration work completed by 2009.

Engines & Speeds On M/Y BLUE BIRD:

The 1015 MC V6 engine installed in the motor yacht is built by DEUTZ-MWM. Connected to her Deutz-Mwm engine(s) are twin screw propellers. She is fitted with 2 engines. As far as stabalisers are concerned she was supplied with Vosper.

On board Superyacht BLUE BIRD She Caters For Accommodation Format:

Providing chambers for a limit of 8 visiting passengers sleeping aboard, the BLUE BIRD accommodates everyone in luxury. The boat carries approximately 8 expert yacht crew to operate.

A List of the Specifications of the BLUE BIRD:

Superyacht Name:Motor Yacht BLUE BIRD
Ex:Blue Bird Iv; Sterope; Janick
Built By:Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd.
Built in:Goole, United Kingdom
Launched in:1938
Refitted in:2009
Length Overall:31.65 metres / 103.7 feet.
Waterline Length:29.26 (96 ft)
Naval Architecture:GL Watson, GL Watson
Interior Designers:Bannenberg Designs Ltd (Refit)
Gross Tonnes:137
Nett Tonnes:80
Displacement:175
Hull / Superstructure Construction Material:steel / steelandteak
Owner of BLUE BIRD:Unknown
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Helicopter Landing Pad:No
Material Used For Deck:teak
The Country the Yacht is Flagged in:Netherlands
Official registry port is: Rotterdam
Home port:Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Class society used:LR (Lloyds Register)
Max yacht charter guests:8
Number of Crew Members:8
The Model type is 1015 MC V6 diesel.
Cruising at a speed of 12 nautical miles per hour.
Top Speed: 13 knots.
Range: 4000 at a speed of 10 knots.
Fuel Capacity: 20000 L.
Potable water capacity: 5000.00.
Gensets: Mercedes 1 times 49 kilowatts, 1 times 12 kilowatts, G&m 1 times 9.7 kilowatts.
Stabalisers: Vosper.
Yacht Beam: 6.13m/20.1ft.
Waterline Length (LWL): 29.26m/96ft.
Draught Maximum: 3m/9.8ft.

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She has a teak deck.

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"Blue Bird Seven Decades at Sea" is a book written by Tom Culiffe the award-winning maritime author, and illustrated by by the acclaimed marine photographer Kos Evans.  The book was promoted at the Southampton Boat Show in 2011 for launch on World Book Day. 

This special book includes historic pictures from private collections, , this is a book for all who love ships, the sea and photography. In 1938, Sir Malcolm Campbell one of the greatest speed aces of the 1930s and one of the outstanding characters of the period, commissioned the 100-ft ocean-going motor yacht Blue Bird to go digging for buried treasure in the Pacific . War scuppered the hero’s plans and his yacht ended up ferrying troops off the Dunkirk beaches in the fire-storm of 1940. The story of her next seven decades reflects the changing of the eras: periods of calm with the Renault family are followed by hard times and transatlantic adventures. Finally, the little ship has one of those strokes of luck the sea is always ready to serve up to those prepared to grab them. She was acquired by Tara Getty, whose vision saw through the shabbiness to the classic she could once again become. Blue Bird’s 3-year restoration earned her top honours at the super yacht awards and Kos’ images of the supremely challenging process of converting the tight confines of a 1930s vessel into a pocket super yacht are remarkable. Cunliffe rattles the tale along with characteristic pace and salty humour, lifting this lovely book far beyond the run of ‘coffee-table’ works about beautiful yachts.

YACHT SPECIFICATIONS

Name: Blue Bird Of 1938 IMO: 8993320 MMSI: 235054628 Callsign: MENX6 Vessel type: Yacht Gross tonnage: 137 tons Former names : Janick, Sterope, Blue Bird IV  Call Sign : MENX6  Year of build : 1938  Flag : United Kingdom  Registered port: London  Length : 103.70 ft / 31.60 m  Beam : 20.10 ft / 6.15 m  Draught : 9.80 ft / 3.00 m  Shipyard : Goole, GBR  Refit : 1968 / 1988 / 2007  Naval Architect : G.L. Watson  Engine : 2x 298kW Baudoin DP12 diesels   Speed (max.) : 12,50 kn 

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HISTORY 1938 BLUE BIRD MOTOR YACHT

In 1938 the yacht was launched from the Goole Shipyard as Blue Bird IV for Sir Malcolm Campbell. Designed by Scottish naval architects G.L. Watson she was to be an ocean going yacht as Sir Malcolm was planning to go treasure hunting in the Cocos Islands in the Pacific. 

She never made it to the Pacific as she was requisitioned in 1940 and went to Dunkirk to assist in the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force. In 1941 she patrolled off Liverpool, where she was almost blown up by a bomb, and later that same year she left for Northern Ireland, where she was to patrol the coast off Ulster and Eire. After the war she was decommissioned, but by then Sir Malcolm Campbell was too old to undertake long voyages. He died in 1948 and five years later the yacht was sold. When Jean-Louis Renault, of the famous France car manufacturer, bought her in 1958 she was named Sterope. Over the next 25 years she was named Janick and cruised extensively through the Mediterranean, where she could be chartered for $600 a day. In 1973 she was sold to Mr Colberg who based her in Long Beach, California and she was painted green. When Bob Harvey-George bought her in 1986, he sailed her back to the United Kingdom. Major modifications were made that returned the yacht close to her original profile. After nine years of charters in British waters she was sold to a Dutch former deep-sea captain in 1995. She was based in Rotterdam from where she undertook daytrips, as well as cruises to the Baltic and the South Coast of England during the summer.

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RESTORATION 2006 A British gentleman had been looking at numerous classic yachts together with his broker, Nick Edmiston, but none of these yachts matched what he was looking for. It was William Collier, who had just taken over the legendary G.L. Watson design studio, who told them about M/Y Blue Bird. Blue Bird was lying in Elburg at Scheepswerf Balk, and soon as they had found out about the yacht the owner, Edmiston and Collier went to Elburg. The yacht was owned by a former Dutch deep-sea captain, who had used the yacht for daytrips around Rotterdam for almost a decade. The Dutch owner was represented by Daan Balk, and by the end of the day both parties shook hands and Blue Bird was sold!

G.L. Watson, her original designers, was appointed to oversee the restoration and Bannenberg Designs would be the interior designers. The late Jon Bannenberg was responsible for the restyling of the family yacht, the 82m Talitha G.

The refit contract was awarded to specialists, Astilleros de Mallorca. Much of Blue Bird's steel hull was still intact, but due to stability problems caused by her heavy superstructure, it was decided to rebuild the entire superstructure. In May 2007 Blue Bird was completed and left Palma. The summer of 2007 she spend cruising the Eastern and Western Mediterranean, while this winter she cruised the Caribbean .

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1931 'BLUEBIRD OF CHELSEA' MOTOR YACHT

Bluebird of Chelsea , formerly Bluebird, is a motor yacht originally built for Sir Malcolm Campbell. She was built in 1931 by Thornycrofts of Southampton , as a twin petrol-engined wooden carvel-built motor yacht. Campbell sold her after three years, as his motor-racing experience made him wary of the fire risks of petrol engines aboard. He was also highly superstitious and believed a gypsy warning that, "his death would come from the water". In hindsight, this may have applied more to his son Donald. DUNKIRK & WW2 She had three further owners before being requisitioned by the Admiralty at the outbreak of World War II. Soon she was on her way with the flotilla of "little ships" to Dunkirk. Not without two false starts though, first due to engine trouble and then over-crowding. Her return from Dunkirk was even more fraught: after first refilling the fuel tanks with water, then fouling her screws on debris, she returned under tow. Her later wartime service was spent in Scotland performing transport work for the RASC, then later on the South coast around Weymouth and Gosport. Her history after this is sketchy, although she was renamed Blue Finch and found herself on the Atlantic coast of the South of France. In 1984 the Chelsea art dealer Martin Summers discovered her in France and decided to restore her. Some initial work in France made her apparently fit for a single-engined Channel crossing, but once again another engine failure meant that she returned from France under tow. H & T Marine (Hiscock and Titterington) of Poole performed an extensive restoration, to the very highest quality. After re-launch in 1986 she now lies alongside Cadogan Pier in Chelsea. Her condition today continues in this fine tradition.

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Name: MY Bluebird Builder: Thornycroft, Southampton Launched: 1931 Status: in service General characteristics Class & type: motor yacht Displacement: 23 tons Length: 52 ft (16 m) Beam: 11 ft (3.4 m) Draught: 4 ft 3 in (1.30 m) Propulsion: twin screws & petrol engines, later Perkins diesels

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David Spy spent most of his life living and working in Helensburgh, on the north bank of the Clyde. He recently moved further west to Tayinloan, on the Kintyre peninsula. His work involves the building of half-models and full model yachts, ships and boats for a wide range of clients, from yacht owners to yacht builders. Models are commissioned as gifts for friends or family, as prizes given by yachting organisations and as design and marketing tools used by some of the major yacht builders at international boatshows . As a result his work has now become internationally recognised.

The most popular size of half model of a modern cruiser is a hull length of around 24ins ( 60cm ). This costs approximately £450. Other styles of craft are priced individually with a metre boat style costing around £15 per inch (£6 cm). The cost of a full model is determined on an individual basis, dependant on the type of boat and degree of detail. A fully detailed full model will cost several thousand pounds based on a cost of £150-£200 per inch (£60 - £80 per cm). Achanadriane Farm, Tayinloan, By Tarbert, Argyll, PA29 6XG. Tel 01583 441 340

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ABOUT SIR MALCOLM

Malcolm Campbell was born in Chislehurst, Kent, England in 1885, the son of a diamond merchant. After an early interest in bicycling and motorcycles, in 1910 he purchased his first car, a "Darracq" which he christened "Bluebird," a name that he used for all is subsequent record cars and boats. The Bluebird K3 , although unstable at speed, netted Sir Malcolm a water speed record of 130.91 mph on 17 August 1938 at Lake Hallwyl in Switzerland . On September 3, 1935 Malcolm Campbell reached 304.331 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, becoming the first person to drive an automobile over 300 MPH. 

Sir Malcolm died on December 31, 1948 having suffered a long illness. His son, Donald Campbell , was killed, attempting to repeat his achievements thirty years later.

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Yachts do not take shape on slipways and in boat sheds through divine scheming or spontaneous creation. Given plans, timber, metal, a quantum of art and an infusion of engineering, the craftsmen work their magic, but no vessel ever felt the first kiss of the sea without the will of her owner. After all, nobody is forcing him to build her. No trading opportunities demand it; no celebrated international cup draws his vanity. In their place lies the kingdom of dreams brought, he hopes, to reality by the yacht.

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Blue Bird of 1938 - IMO 8993320

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31,6m Goole shipyards. Built 1938 !!! Seen in Ocean Village Marina Gibraltar 10th. June 2010.

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Former name(s):

 -    Blue Bird   (Until 1938 Jul )

 -    Janick, Sterope, Blue Bird Iv (period Unknown)  

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BLUE BIRD OF 1938 (IMO: 8993320) is a Yacht registered and sailing under the flag of United Kingdom . Her gross tonnage is 137 and deadweight is 0 . BLUE BIRD OF 1938 was built in 1938 . BLUE BIRD OF 1938 length overall (LOA) is 31.59 m, beam is 6.03 m. Her container capacity is 0 TEU.

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IMO 8993320
Callsign MENX6
Flag (Registration) United Kingdom
Gross Tonnage 137
Deadweight (t) 0
Length (m) 31.59
Beam (m) 6.03
TEU 0
Built (year) 1938
Builder GOOLE SHIPBUILDERS
Yard GOOLE

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BLUE BIRD OF 1938 yacht NOT for charter*

31.59m  /  103'8 | goole shipyard | 1938 / 2005.

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Special Features:

  • Impressive 4,606nm range
  • BV (Bureau Veritas) classification
  • Award winning
  • Interior design from Bannenberg & Rowell
  • Sleeps 9 overnight

The award winning 31.59m/103'8" classic yacht 'Blue Bird of 1938' (ex. Blue Bird IV) was built by Goole Shipyard . Her interior is styled by English designer design house Bannenberg & Rowell and she was completed in 1938. This luxury vessel's exterior design is the work of G.L. Watson & Co. and she was last refitted in 2005.

Guest Accommodation

She is also capable of carrying up to 6 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.

Range & Performance

Blue Bird of 1938 is built with a steel hull and steel / wood superstructure, with teak decks. Powered by twin diesel Deutz (V6 1015MC) 399hp engines, she comfortably cruises at 12 knots, reaches a maximum speed of 13 knots with a range of up to 4,606 nautical miles from her 20,000 litre fuel tanks at 10 knots. Her water tanks store around 5,000 Litres of fresh water. She was built to BV (Bureau Veritas) classification society rules, and is MCA Compliant.

Length 31.59m / 103'8
Beam 6.03m / 19'9
Draft 3.2m / 10'6
Gross Tonnage 137 GT
Cruising Speed 12 Knots
Built | (Refitted)
Builder Goole Shipyard
Model Custom
Exterior Designer G.L. Watson & Co.
Interior Design Bannenberg & Rowell

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The Moscow Art Theatre: A Model By N. Ostrovsky

What follows is a copy of an article found in Volume 1, Number 4 of Theatre Arts Magazine, published in August, 1917. I can only assume that the copyright on this article is now in the public domain. If not, my apologies. If any organization or individual holds claim to this material, please advise me, and it will be removed, if desired.

Although I do not necessarily find the opinions of the writer at all times agreeable, I do find it interesting to reflect upon the perceptions of one living in 1917.

The Moscow Art Theatre, sometimes known as "The Sea-Gull Theatre", is probably the most important center of dramatic art in Europe. It is not a theatre in the American sense. That is, it is not merely a building to which travelling companies come. Nor is it like your stock companies, which are based on purely commercial standards, and in which the actors have no more interest than that of making a living and playing up their personal acting. The Moscow Art Theatre is more like an art institution, or a craftsmen's cooperative society. It is hardly too much to say that it is the one art institution in Russia that is best known to the world.

The history of the theatre began with a revolt of a forward-seeing playwright, Nemirovitch-Danchenko, against the stupid conservatism of the established Russian theatres. He was a dramatic teacher as well as a writer -- the sort of man whom the American theatre merchants would call a theorist and an outsider. He met in 1897 the since-famous Konstantin Stanislavsky, who at that time had become known only for his connection with an amateur dramatic society. The two formed a partnership and determined to start a new kind of theatre.

The first company was made up chiefly of amateurs. Rehearsals were started in a barn in the suburbs of Moscow -- just as humbly as many of your American little theatres are starting. The first productions, which were given in the unsympathetic atmosphere of a variety theatre, were treated to a storm of abuse from the critics and the men of the older theatres. But a few people saw a new something in the company's work, and the founders persisted in their venture.

In the early years of the project, the company was hampered by lack of money, and like many other worthy art ventures, this once contracted a large debt during its first year. But it found means to continue, and later became an exceedingly profitable enterprise. At the end of its worst season, a wealthy amateur of Moscow became interested, and secured the present home of the theatre, building for it one of the most modern stages in Europe.

The productions at the theatre are generally divided into three groups. First, there was a realistic phase, when the founders emulated the famous Theatre Libre of Antoine in Paris. They were fortunate in discovering the plays of Anton Tchekov. These had been thrown aside by the regular theatres as impossible, but with them the Art Theatre made its first great successes. The tendency toward deepest realism and naturalism continued, with the works of Gorky, Ibsen, Tolstoy and Hauptmann, until the theatre became stamped as one of the foremost exponents of naturalistic doctrines. In staging, absolute imitation of natural life became the rule. There was even an attempt to provide the semblance of the fourth wall of a room at the front of the stage, and at another time four room were shown on the stage at once. And in historical productions every detail had to be archaeologically correct. While this period of the theatre's work is now seen to be very one-sided, it served a good purpose in demolishing the old trickery and conventionality in acting, which had been left over from the romantic movement, and it showed up the faults of the old artificial methods of stage setting.

But a group of inspired artists could not long be satisfied with mere naturalism. Retaining their new quiet method of acting, the company swung to the extreme away from realism in staging. It began to search for utter conventionalization, and adopted a method of symbolism. The name of Maeterlinck now comes into the theatre's history, and the symbolistic staging of The Blue Bird was one of the most interesting achievements of the company. But most important among the experiments in this direction was the production of Hamlet with no other setting than Gordon Craig's folding screens. This production has become celebrated throughout Europe as a classic example of simplified staging.

The third phase of the theatre's work brought a return to modified realism. While the naturalistic method of staging was not revived, the purely symbolistic method was set aside and realistic dramatists came into favor again. The theatre really tried to combine the two methods, attempting to interpret the realistic plays spiritually. It sought to attain truth to life -- but artistic and not photographic truth. While preserving the stylistic, symbolic and lyric notes, which it had learned to value in its second phase, it tried to get back to types of drama more closely related to the present world. In Tchekov's plays especially it has learned to create mood.

The acting company contains no "stars." Perfect ensemble effect is the aim of every player, and an actor who has an important part in one play may be hardly more than a "super" in the next. The theatre now has the reputation of being the home of perhaps the best acting in Europe. Its actors are not taken from regular theatres, but are preferably trained from youth by the Art Theatre members. A school, or "Studio," has been established for this purpose, and to make possible experiments in new methods of staging. There are no curtain-calls, no matter how successful the production has been. And the audiences are requested not to applaud at any time during the course of the play.

The managers of the theatre are very receptive in their attitude toward new ideas, as the invitation to Gordon Craig to produce Hamlet proves. But, on the other hand, they never accept a new idea hastily. Indeed, thoroughness is a marked characteristic of their work. The Hamlet production was in preparation intermittently for at least three years, and there were 150 rehearsals of The Blue Bird .

The theatre is organized on the repertory plan. It produces on an average fifteen plays each year, of which three or four may be new. But on account of the necessity of being self-supporting, the best productions may be kept on the stage for several weeks. The theatre seats only about 1,100 people, a happy medium between the little theatres and huge commercial theatres in this country. Its stage is properly equipped for art production, with revolving stage and other modern improvements.

The organization of the company is cooperative. The actors receive comparatively small salaries, but after five years with the theatre they share generously in its profits, which now are large. Many of the players could earn a great deal more with other theatres, but prefer the artistic advantages of a company in which they have a personal interest.

The administrative system is a model for art theatres everywhere. A board of directors, composed of artists and men of affairs specially interested in the theatre, controls the general policy. The purely artistic activities are placed in the hands of the famous director Stanislavsky, to whom the actors and other workers on the stage must be obedient, and there is a business secretary who has charge of administrative matters aside from the producing of plays. The audiences also feel a cooperative interest in the theatre, since nearly all the seats are sold under a yearly subscription plan. Incidentally, they cost less than seats at the American theatres.

Altogether, it is probable that your little theatres can learn more from the Moscow Art Theatre than from any other in the world.

Design by Egorof for the Moscow Art Theatre's production of . The first drawing represents "The Land of Memory", the second represents "The Cemetery." (From Jacques Rouches's

 
 

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The Moscow Trials and the "Great Terror" of 1937-1938: What the Evidence Shows

Grover Furr July 31 2010

[To be added at the end of Part One of "Stalin and the Struggle for Democratic Reform" ]

Since my two-part essay "Stalin and the Struggle for Democratic Reform" was written in 2004-5, a great deal more evidence has been published concerning the Opposition, the Moscow Trials of 1936, 1937, and 1938, the Military Purges or "Tukhachevsky Affair", and the subsequent "Ezhovshchina", often called "the Great Terror" after the title of the extremely dishonest book by Robert Conquest first published in 1968.

The newly-available evidence confirms the following conclusions:

* The defendants at the Moscow Trials of August 1936, January 1937, and March 1938, were guilty of at least those crimes to which they confessed. A "bloc of Rights and Trotskyites" did indeed exist. It planned to assassinate Stalin, Kaganovich, Molotov, and others in a coup d’�tat , what they called a "palace coup" ( dvortsovyi perevorot ). The bloc did assassinate Kirov.

* Both Rights and Trotskyites were conspiring with the Germans and Japanese, as were the Military conspirators. If the "palace coup" did not work they hoped to come to power by showing loyalty to Germany or Japan in the event of an invasion.

* Trotsky too was directly conspiring with the Germans and Japanese, as were a number of his supporters.

* Nikolai Ezhov, head of the NKVD from 1936 to late 1938, was also conspiring with the Germans.

We now have much more evidence about the role of NKVD chief Nikolai Ezhov than we had in 2005. Ezhov, head of the NKVD (People’s Commissar for Internal Affairs), had his own conspiracy against the Soviet government and Party leadership. Ezhov had also been recruited by German intelligence.

Like the Rights and Trotskyites, Ezhov and his top NKVD men were counting on an invasion by Germany, Japan, or other major capitalist country. They tortured a great many innocent people into confessing to capital crimes so they would be shot. They executed a great many more on falsified grounds or no grounds at all.

Ezhov hoped that this mass murder of innocent people would turn large parts of the Soviet population against the government. That would create the basis for internal rebellions against the Soviet government when Germany or Japan attacked.

Ezhov lied to Stalin, the Party and government leaders about all this. The truly horrific mass executions of 1937-1938 of almost 680,000 people were in large part unjustifiable executions of innocent people carried out deliberately by Ezhov and his top men in order to sow discontent among the Soviet population.

Although Ezhov executed a very large number of innocent people, it is clear from the evidence now available that there were also real conspiracies. The Russian government continues to keep all but a tiny amount of the investigative materials top-secret. We can’t know for sure exactly the dimensions of the real conspiracies without that evidence. Therefore, we don’t know how many of these 680,000 people were actual conspirators and how many were innocent victims.

As I wrote in 2005, Stalin and the Party leadership began to suspect as early as October 1937 that some of the repression was done illegally. From early in 1938, when Pavel Postyshev was sharply criticized, then removed from the Central Committee, then expelled from the Party, tried and executed for mass unjustified repression, these suspicions grew.

When Lavrentii Beria was appointed as Ezhov’s second-in-command Ezhov and his men understood that Stalin and the Party leadership no longer trusted them. They made one last plot to assassinate Stalin at the November 7, 1938 celebration of the 21 st anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. But Ezhov’s men were arrested in time.

Ezhov was persuaded to resign. An intensive investigation was begun and a huge number of NKVD abuses were uncovered. A great many cases of those tried or punished under Ezhov were reviewed. Over 100,000 people were released from prison and camps. Many NKVD men were arrested, confessed to torturing innocent people, tried and executed. Many more NKVD men were sentenced to prison or dismissed.

Under Beria the number of executions in 1938 and 1940 dropped to less than 1% of the number under Ezhov in 1937 and 1938, and many of those executed were NKVD men, including Ezhov himself, who were found guilty of massive unjustified repression and executions of innocent people.

Some of the most dramatic evidence published since 2005 are confessions of Ezhov and Mikhail Frinovsky, Ezhov’s second-in-command. I have put some of these on the Internet in both the original Russian and in English translation. We also have a great many more confessions and interrogations, mostly partial, of Ezhov, in which he makes many more confessions. These were published in 2007 in a semi-official account by Aleksei Pavliukov.

Anticommunist Scholars Hide the Truth

All "mainstream" – that is, anticommunist – and Trotskyist researchers falsely claim that there were no conspiracies. According to them, all the Moscow Trial defendants, all the military defendants, and all those tried and sentenced for espionage, conspiracy, sabotage, and other crimes, were innocent victims. Some claim that Stalin had planned to kill all these people because they might constitute a "Fifth Column" if the USSR were attacked. Other anticommunists prefer the explanation that Stalin just tried to terrorize the population into obedience.

This is an ideological, anticommunist stance masquerading as an historical conclusion. It is not based upon the historical evidence and is inconsistent with that evidence. Anticommunist historians ignore the primary source evidence available. They even ignore evidence in collections of documents that they themselves cite in their own works.

Why do the anticommunist "scholars", both in Russia and the West, ignore all this evidence? Why do they continue to promote the false notions that no conspiracies existed and that Stalin, not Ezhov, decided to execute hundreds of thousands of innocent people? The only possible explanation is that they do this for ideological reasons alone. The truth, as established by an examination of the primary source evidence, would make Stalin and the Bolsheviks "look good" to most people.

Collectivization of Agriculture Saved The World from Nazis and Japanese…

We have an example of this ideological bias in the way anticommunist scholars and writers treat the Bolshevik collectivization of agriculture. Anticommunists have long attacked it as immoral and unjustified. Yet collectivization provided the capital for the crash industrialization of the USSR. And only industrialization made a modern Red army possible.

Without a technologically-advanced modern army the Nazis would have conquered the USSR. Then, with the resources and manpower of the USSR and the rest of Europe behind them, the Nazis could have invaded the British Isles. Nazi armies would have been a far more formidable foe against all Allied powers. Meanwhile the Japanese, strengthened by the petroleum of the Soviet Far East, would have been a far more formidable enemy for the USA in the Pacific war.

Millions more Slavs and Jews – "Untermenschen" to the Nazis – and millions more Europeans and American soldiers – would have been killed. That this did not occur can be attributed, in large part, to the Soviet collectivization of agriculture. This is an obvious conclusion. There was simply no other way than by collectivizing agriculture that the USSR could have industrialized, and thus stood up to the Nazis and Japanese.

The only alternative was the one promoted by the Right and Trotskyite conspirators: to make peace with the Germans and Japanese, even if that meant granting them huge trade and territorial concessions. That would have greatly strengthened the Axis powers in their war against the U.K. and the USA.

For purely ideological reasons anticommunists cannot admit that collectivization made it possible for the Axis to be defeated.

… And So Did The Defeat of the Conspirators in 1936-1938

Whether they were able to seize political power through a "palace coup", or whether they would have to rely on a German and/or Japanese attack as they only way they might be able to overthrow the Stalin government, the Opposition conspirators were planning some kind of alliance with the Axis.

In fact they would have had no choice, as they realized themselves. A USSR weakened by internal revolt, with or without an invasion from abroad, would have had to make trade, territorial, and ideological concessions to its major potential adversaries simply in order to avoid invasion and inevitable conquest.

At a minimum, a USSR led by some combination of conspirators would have made treaties with Germany and Japan that would have provided the Axis powers with huge natural resources, possibly with manufactured goods as well. The military conspirators were contemplating going much farther than mere trade with the Axis. They were contemplating an outright military alliance with Germany. That would have meant millions more soldiers to fight alongside the German Wehrmacht.

Therefore, in foiling the machinations of the Rights, Trotsky and his supporters, and the Military conspirators, Stalin saved Europe from Naziism – again!

No doubt this is why anticommunist "scholars" insist, in the face of all the evidence, that there were no conspiracies in the USSR and no collaboration with the Germans and Japanese. Once again they refuse to admit these truths on purely ideological grounds because doing so would seem to justify Stalin’s actions.

Bukharin, Not Stalin, To Blame for the Massive Repressions

One interesting aspect of this is that Nikolai Bukharin, leading name among the Rightists and one of its leaders, knew about the "Ezhovshchina" as it was happening, and praised it in a letter to Stalin that he wrote from prison.

It gets even better. Bukharin knew that Ezhov was a member of the Rightist conspiracy, as he himself was. No doubt that is why he welcomed Ezhov's appointment as head of the NKVD -- a view recorded by his widow in her memoirs.

In his first confession, in his now-famous letter to Stalin of December 10, 1937, and at his trial in March 1938 Bukharin claimed he had completely "disarmed" and had told everything he knew. But now we can prove that this was a lie. Bukharin knew that Ezhov was a leading member of the Rightist conspiracy -- but did not inform on him. According to Mikhail Frinovsky, Ezhov's right-hand man, Ezhov probably promised to see that he would not be executed if he did not mention his own, Ezhov's, participation (see Frinovsky's confession of April 11, 1939 ).

If Bukharin had told the truth -- if he had, in fact, informed on Ezhov -- Ezhov's mass murders could have been stopped in their tracks. The lives of hundreds of thousands of innocent people could have been saved.

But Bukharin remained true to his fellow conspirators. He went to execution -- an execution he swore he deserved "ten times over" * -- without revealing Ezhov's participation in the conspiracy.

This point cannot be stressed too much: the blood of the hundreds of thousands of innocent persons slaughtered by Ezhov and his men during 1937-1938, are on Bukharin's hands.

Objectivity and Evidence

I agree with historian Geoffrey Roberts when he says:

In the last 15 years or so an enormous amount of new material on Stalin … has become available from Russian archives. I should make clear that as a historian I have a strong orientation to telling the truth about the past, no matter how uncomfortable or unpalatable the conclusions may be. … I don’t think there is a dilemma: you just tell the truth as you see it. ("Stalin’s Wars", Frontpagemag.com February 12, 2007. At http://hnn.us/roundup/entries/35305.html )

The conclusions I have reached about the "Ezhovshchina" will be unacceptable to ideologically-motivated people. I have not reached these conclusions out of any desire to "apologize" for the policies of Stalin or the Soviet government. I believe these to be the only objective conclusions possible based on the available evidence.

I make no claim that the Soviet leadership was free from error. Stalin’s vision of a socialism leading to communism was obviously faulty in that it did not come to pass. During Stalin’s time, as during the short period of Lenin’s leadership, the Soviets made a great many errors. Error is, of course, inevitable in all human endeavor. And since the Bolsheviks were the first communists to conquer and hold state power, they were in unknown waters. It was inevitable, therefore, that they would make a great many mistakes – and they did.

However, any objective study of the evidence and the historical record shows that there was simply no alternative to forced collectivization and industrialization – except defeat at the hands of some combination of capitalist powers. Likewise, the fact that the Right, Trotskyite, and Military conspiracies really did exist but were snuffed out by the Soviet leadership, which managed to out-maneuver Ezhov and foil his conspiracy as well, proves that once again the USSR – "Stalin" – saved Europe from Naziism and all the Allies from an immense number of additional casualties at the hands of the Axis powers.

* Bukharin's two appeals for clemency, both dated March 13, 1938, were reprinted in Izvestiia September 2, 1992, p. 3. They were rejected, and Bukharin was executed on March 15, 1938. I have put them online in English here.

Additional Bibliography

Ezhov’s interrogations: I have translated all of Ezhov’s interrogations available to me as of July 2010 and put them online here:

http://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/research/ezhovinterrogs.html (Russian original: http://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/research/ezhovpokazaniia.html )

Lubianka. Stalin I NKVD – NKGB – GUKR "SMERSH". 1939 – mart 1946 . Moscow, 2006.

  • Frinovsky confession of April 11, 1939, pp. 33-50. http://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/research/frinovskyeng.html (Russian original here: http://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/research/frinovskyru.html )
  • Ezhov confession of April 26, 1939, pp. 52-72. http://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/research/ezhov042639eng.html (Russian original: http://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/research/ezhovru.html )

Petrov, Nikita, Mark Jansen. "Stalinskii pitomets" – Nikolai Ezhov . Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2008, pp. 367-379.

  • Ezhov confession of August 4, 1939. http://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/research/ezhov080439eng.html (Russian original: http://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/research/ezhov080439ru.html )

Furr, Grover and Vladimir L. Bobrov, "Bukharin's Last Plea: Yet Another Anti-Stalin Falsification." http://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/research/bukhlastplea.html - translation of Russian original published in Aktual’naia Istoriia for February 2009 at http://actualhistory.ru/bukharin_last_plea

Furr, Grover and Vladimir L. Bobrov, "Nikolai Bukharin's First Statement of Confession in the Lubianka" in English translation, Cultural Logic 2007 - http://clogic.eserver.org/2007/Furr_Bobrov.pdf

Furr, Grover and Vladimir L. Bobrov, "Pervye priznatel'nye pokazaniia N.I. Bukharina na Lubianke." Klio No. 1 (2007). http://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/research/furrnbobrov_klio0107.pdf

Furr, Grover and Vladimir L. Bobrov, eds. "Lichnye pokazaniia N. Bukharina." Klio (St. Petersburg), No. 1 (2007). http://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/research/furrnbobrov_klio0107.pdf

Furr, Grover. "Evidence of Leon Trotsky's Collaboration with Germany and Japan." In Cultural Logic for 2009. http://clogic.eserver.org/2009/Furr.pdf

Holmstr�m, Sven-Eric. "New Evidence Concerning the 'Hotel Bristol' Question in the First Moscow Trial of 1936". Cultural Logic 2008. At http://clogic.eserver.org/2008/Holmstrom.pdf

Furr, Grover.Khrushchev Lied: The Evidence That Every "Revelation" of Stalin's (and Beria's) Crimes in Nikita Khrushchev's Infamous "Secret Speech" to the 20th Party Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union on February 25, 1956, is Provably False. Kettering, OH: Erythros Press & Media LLC, 2011. At Amazon.com ; at Erythros Press & Media : at Abebooks.com ; at Abebooks.co.uk (United Kingdom)

Furr (‘Ferr’), Grover Antistalinskaia podlost’ ("Anti-Stalin Villanies"). Moscow: Algoritm, 2007. Home page: http://www.algoritm-kniga.ru/ferr-g.-antistalinskaya-podlost.html Brief summary in this interview: "The Sixty-One Untruths of Nikita Khrushchev" (Interview with Grover Furr). http://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/research/litrossiainterv0608_eng.html (original here: http://www.litrossia.ru/article.php?article=3003 )

Pavliukov, Aleksei. Ezhov. Moscow: Zakharov, 2007.

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Haunting photographs from ‘The Blue Bird’ a fantasy play performed in Moscow in 1908

At its foundation, Maeterlinck’s play is a story of wistful yearning told from the perspective of a brother and sister who are dissatisfied with their lives. When a fairy becomes aware of their discontent, she sets them off in search of the Blue Bird of Happiness. The pair travel through various fantasy worlds in search of the elusive bird—which serves as a metaphor for their search for their own spirituality. If after reading this description you feel a little lightheaded—it’s perfectly understandable. The Blue Bird is a weirdly, wonderful story that closely parallels plotlines in The Wizard of Oz . The concept for the wildly creative costumes worn by the actors at the Moscow Art Theatre was conceived by the theater’s owner Constantin Stanislavski who enlisted the help of artist V. E. Yevgenoff to create them.

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A bizarre clip from the 1976 box office failure based on the 1908 play ‘The Blue Bird’ staring Elizabeth Taylor.   HT: Coilhouse

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    Although Blue Bird may have the presence of a substantial yacht, she is in fact quite small for Lloyds and MCA class registration. The goal seemed constantly impossible to achieve until finally, after huge endeavour and much perseverance, she attained full classification in 2009; an achievement that reflects the efforts of the whole team.

  11. BLUE BIRD OF 1938 Yacht Video

    The luxury motor yacht Blue Bird of 1938 is displayed on this page merely for informational purposes and she is not necessarily available for yacht charter or for sale, nor is she represented or marketed in anyway by Trident Media Ltd. This document is not contractual. The yacht particulars displayed in the results above are displayed in good ...

  12. BLUE BIRD MOTOR YACHT MALCOLM CAMPBELL 1938

    In 1938, Sir Malcolm Campbell one of the greatest speed aces of the 1930s and one of the outstanding characters of the period, commissioned the 100-ft ocean-going motor yacht Blue Bird to go digging for buried treasure in the Pacific. War scuppered the hero's plans and his yacht ended up ferrying troops off the Dunkirk beaches in the fire ...

  13. SuperyachtClassics

    Yachts do not take shape on slipways and in boat sheds through divine scheming or spontaneous creation. Given plans, timber, metal, a quantum of art and an infusion of engineering, the craftsmen work their magic, but no vessel ever felt the first kiss of the sea without the will of her owner. After all, nobody is forcing him to build her.

  14. BlueBird 1938

    1938. Motor Yacht. History. The dreamers of the day, proclaimed T.E. Lawrence, are the dangerous men, for they act on their dreams. Such a man was Captain Sir Malcolm Campbell, racing driver, and legendary speed ace between the two world wars. His dream was simple — to dig for treasure on a remote Pacific island.

  15. The classic motor yacht Blue Bird of 1938

    The classic 1938 yacht Blue Bird . The classic motor yacht Blue Bird was originally built by Goole Shipyard in 1938 for Sir Malcolm Campbell. Designed by Scottish naval architects G.L. Watson she was to be an ocean going yacht as Sir Malcolm was planning to go treasure hunting in the Cocos Islands in the Pacific.

  16. Blue Bird of 1938 Yacht

    Blue Bird of 1938 is a motor yacht with an overall length of m. The yacht's builder is Goole Shipyard from United Kingdom, who launched Blue Bird of 1938 in 1938. The superyacht has a beam of m, a draught of m and a volume of . GT.. Blue Bird of 1938 features exterior design by G.L. Watson & Co. Ltd and interior design by Bannenberg & Rowell Design. Up to 9 guests can be accommodated on board ...

  17. Blue Bird of 1938

    Information, photos and AIS vessel tracker for the Ship Blue Bird of 1938 (IMO 8993320, Callsign MENX6, MMSI 235054628) SHIPSPOTTING.COM WELCOME TO SHIPSPOTTING.COM X

  18. BLUE BIRD OF 1938 (IMO 8993320 )

    BLUE BIRD OF 1938 (IMO: 8993320) is a Yacht registered and sailing under the flag of United Kingdom.Her gross tonnage is 137 and deadweight is 0.BLUE BIRD OF 1938 was built in 1938.BLUE BIRD OF 1938 length overall (LOA) is 31.59 m, beam is 6.03 m. Her container capacity is 0 TEU.

  19. BLUE BIRD OF 1938 Yacht Charter Brochure

    The award winning 31.59m/103'8" classic yacht 'Blue Bird of 1938' (ex. Blue Bird IV) was built by Goole Shipyard. Her interior is styled by English designer design house Bannenberg & Rowell and she was completed in 1938. This luxury vessel's exterior design is the work of G.L. Watson & Co. and she was last refitted in 2005. Guest Accommodation

  20. 52 Blue Bird ideas

    Apr 2, 2014 - Explore Little Lord (a theater company's board "Blue Bird", followed by 128 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about blue bird, moscow art, theatre arts.

  21. The Moscow Art Theatre: A Model

    The Hamlet production was in preparation intermittently for at least three years, and there were 150 rehearsals of The Blue Bird. The theatre is organized on the repertory plan. It produces on an average fifteen plays each year, of which three or four may be new. But on account of the necessity of being self-supporting, the best productions may ...

  22. The Moscow Trials and the "Great Terror" of 1937-1938: What the

    The Moscow Trials and the "Great Terror" of 1937-1938: What the Evidence Shows. Grover Furr July 31 2010 [To be added at the end of Part One of "Stalin and the Struggle for Democratic Reform"]. Since my two-part essay "Stalin and the Struggle for Democratic Reform" was written in 2004-5, a great deal more evidence has been published concerning the Opposition, the Moscow Trials of 1936, 1937 ...

  23. Haunting photographs from 'The Blue Bird' a fantasy play performed in

    Actress Maria Germanova in character as a fairy for the 1908 stage production of 'The Blue Bird.' The captivating images of actors in full costume and character for a performance of The Blue Bird are apparently the only extant visual reminders of the play as it premiered, originally directed by Konstantin Stanislavski in 1908 at Moscow Art Theatre. Written by Belgian playwright and poet ...