Tribal Screw

Daily Image - 18 January 2012 - Tribal ScrewThis massive propeller, known in maritime circles as a screw, is from a Canadian World War Two Tribal-class destroyer. Two of these huge bronze alloy screws were capable of propelling these ships to over thirty-six knots as they went about their business protecting convoys and destroying U-boats as they ran the gauntlet that was the deadly North Atlantic.

Today these propellers can be seen outside the HMCS/CFB Cornwallis Military Museum in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. The museum is a treasure trove of mostly naval artifacts celebrating the history of HMCS Cornwallis, which was the basic training base for naval recruits throughout WW II and on until the 1990’s. It’s well worth a visit.

Sony A-900 – Sigma 24-70mm – f 2.8 – 70mm – ISO 200 – f16 – 1/125.


About gerrycurry

Gerry Curry was educated at Toronto’s Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, where he received a diploma in Fine Arts - Photography. Gerry is a certified Apple Computer Systems Engineer by profession and as an independent consultant has worked with the graphic arts and pre-press industry, both in south-western Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada, for over 26 years. He has been at the forefront of digital imaging from its inception. Gerry teaches primary computer systems maintenance, advanced colour calibration and colour management courses for graphic design, digital fine art and photography students as well as professionals. For several years, in the 80's he was an annual guest lecturer on user-based computer maintenance at the Rochester Institute of Technology - College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Gerry now lives on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, close to Yarmouth, where he shares 30 acres close to the sea with his wife Nancy and their English and Welsh Springer Spaniels. Gerry enjoys tinkering with computers, working his dogs, flyfishing, writing and of course, photography.
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