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volume 3
september 2000

Rare pictures from radio's past

 





  Radio London: 20. The Galaxy in Kiel
by Gerry Bishop, Hans Knot and John S. Platt
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  In 1976 the Galaxy found a last resting place in Kiel harbour. Here she remained for many years where she was used a dive training vessel to practise underwater repair techniques. On April 20th 1979 the ship gave up the ghost and sank. In 1986 she was raised due to concerns about fuel leaks and dumped on dry land for scrapping. By the end of 1986 she was gone, nothing remained but memories of a once proud fighting ship and the sounds of "Big L", the radio station.
 
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  The Galaxy slowly rusting away in Kiel harbour (1976)
   
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  Again the Galaxy in Kiel harbour, now in 1980
   
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  Again the Galaxy in Kiel harbour in 1980
   
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  Pictures 4 till 11: The Galaxy in Kiel harbour (1986)
   
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  The transmitter room of the Galaxy in Kiel harbour (1986)
   
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  The kitchen of the Galaxy in Kiel harbour (1986)
   
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  Galaxy in Kiel harbour (1986)
   
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  The hull of the Galaxy in Kiel harbour (1986)
   
Listen to the Big L Souvenir disque
   
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At the end nothing was left of the ship but some models. This one, built by an unknown fan, was shown on the Dutch Radio Days

   
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And here, concluding this last page of these Radio London documents the beautiful model built by John S. Platt

   
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