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Ship Beautiful: RMS Aquitania by Remyfox819 Ship Beautiful: RMS Aquitania :iconremyfox819:Remyfox819 4 0 Supermoon 2 by Remyfox819 Supermoon 2 :iconremyfox819:Remyfox819 1 0 Supermoon by Remyfox819 Supermoon :iconremyfox819:Remyfox819 1 0 Can't Beat the Classics by Remyfox819 Can't Beat the Classics :iconremyfox819:Remyfox819 2 3 General Slocum by Remyfox819 General Slocum :iconremyfox819:Remyfox819 1 2 You Know the Drill by Remyfox819 You Know the Drill :iconremyfox819:Remyfox819 2 0 RMS Mauretania by Remyfox819 RMS Mauretania :iconremyfox819:Remyfox819 3 0 Stephanie Vulpez profile by Remyfox819 Stephanie Vulpez profile :iconremyfox819:Remyfox819 3 3 Halloween 2017: Bradley as Harry Potter by Remyfox819 Halloween 2017: Bradley as Harry Potter :iconremyfox819:Remyfox819 2 0 Halloween 2017: Scott as Captain Kirk by Remyfox819 Halloween 2017: Scott as Captain Kirk :iconremyfox819:Remyfox819 3 0 Halloween 2017: Kyle as Freddy Krueger by Remyfox819 Halloween 2017: Kyle as Freddy Krueger :iconremyfox819:Remyfox819 2 3 Halloween 2017: Remy as Jack the Ripper by Remyfox819 Halloween 2017: Remy as Jack the Ripper :iconremyfox819:Remyfox819 1 1 Mild October by Remyfox819 Mild October :iconremyfox819:Remyfox819 1 0 Remy meets Stephanie by Remyfox819 Remy meets Stephanie :iconremyfox819:Remyfox819 4 5 Jinx's Dojo by Remyfox819 Jinx's Dojo :iconremyfox819:Remyfox819 2 0 Columbus Day 2017 by Remyfox819 Columbus Day 2017 :iconremyfox819:Remyfox819 1 0


Corner Pizza by Pithecus Corner Pizza :iconpithecus:Pithecus 4 0 Wings of the Phoenix by Fox-Jake Wings of the Phoenix :iconfox-jake:Fox-Jake 18 10 Jake the Arctic Fox Pinup by Fox-Jake Jake the Arctic Fox Pinup :iconfox-jake:Fox-Jake 26 10 A Technicolor Love Story (with train) by KendallCollins A Technicolor Love Story (with train) :iconkendallcollins:KendallCollins 47 7 AuTalkz II - 058 - Preferred Communication by mdchan AuTalkz II - 058 - Preferred Communication :iconmdchan:mdchan 34 21 A Technicolor Kiss by KendallCollins A Technicolor Kiss :iconkendallcollins:KendallCollins 26 3 Ferris: An Animatic Short Film Poster by Temiree Ferris: An Animatic Short Film Poster :icontemiree:Temiree 167 25 Stairway to Heaven by JustinandDennnis Stairway to Heaven :iconjustinanddennnis:JustinandDennnis 14 12 Silly Sketch by EJHusky Silly Sketch :iconejhusky:EJHusky 24 50 Why Jen Drinks Wine by KendallCollins Why Jen Drinks Wine :iconkendallcollins:KendallCollins 23 4 The Triforce of Recovery by chaoticwaltz The Triforce of Recovery :iconchaoticwaltz:chaoticwaltz 1,263 302 Fall back... by Fox-Jake Fall back... :iconfox-jake:Fox-Jake 35 27 Tall Tails by FreyFox Tall Tails :iconfreyfox:FreyFox 86 22 Birthday Otter by Temiree Birthday Otter :icontemiree:Temiree 217 44 Happy Thanksgiving 2017 by Fox-Jake Happy Thanksgiving 2017 :iconfox-jake:Fox-Jake 16 15 Turkey Day! by Temiree Turkey Day! :icontemiree:Temiree 168 15



Ship Beautiful: RMS Aquitania
The Aquitania was the longest surviving British four-funneled liner of the Edwardian Era.

She was built for the Cunard Line at the John Brown and Company shipyard in Clydeback, Scotland, where the Lusitania and Mauretania were constructed.

Aquitania was launched on April 21, 1913 and christianed by Alice Stanley, the Countess of Derby.

After 13 months of being fitted out, Aquitania began her sea trials and sailed for Mersey in preparation for her maiden voyage. She arrived on May 14, 1914, under the command of Captain William Turner (who would later command the Lusitania). After undergoing a major cleaning, Aquitania departed Mersey on May 30. She arrived in New York on June 5. Her arrival was, however, overshadowed by the sinking of the Canadian Pacific liner Empress of Ireland. The following month, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was assassinated and the First World War broke out. After completing only three round trips, the Aquitania was taken out of passenger service and put into military use. She was first converted into an armed merchant cruiser, but the Admiralty found her too profligate in the use of fuel, so she was converted into a troopship and made voyages to the Dardanelles. She was than converted into a hospital ship alongside the Britannic and Mauretania.

In 1916, right after the Britannic was sunk, she returned to the trooping front and was laid up again.

She went back to serving as a troopship in 1918, and conveyed troops from North America to Britain.  Many of these departures from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

After the war, she returned to Southampton for a post-war refitting. Her furnaces were converted from coal-burning to oil-fired. A new wheelhouse was installed over the other.

During the Roaring Twenties, Aquitania became one of the most popular liners on the North Atlantic route. Her popularity had given her the nickname 'Ship Beautiful' by her passengers. She was also one of the most profitable ships. But it all ended following the Stock Market Crash of 1929. The Great Depression affected the Cunard line hard. The White Star Line had to merge with Cunard and Aquitania was used for cheap cruises to the Mediterranean. She ran around on in the Solent on January 24, 1934, but was able to refloat that day. On April 10 1935, she ran aground again on Thorne Knoll near Southampton. Ten tugboats were used to pull her free.

When the Second World War broke out in 1939, Aquitania was brought back into military service. She was refitted as a troopship to bring Canadian soldiers to England. In 1940, along with the liners Queen Mary, Empress of Britain, Empress of Japan, Empress of Canada and Andes, Aquitania embarked New Zealand troops at Wellington and joined the Australian component of Sydney on May 5.

In November 1941, Aquitania sailed to the British colony of Singapore to take part in the loss of the Australian cruiser HMAS Sydney. The Sydney had engaged in a battle with the German Auxiliary cruiser Kormoran. After a fierce battle, both ships were lost. There were no survivors from the Sydney.

When the United States entered the war in December 1941, Aquitania had bee scheduled for transport duties from the United States to Australia in February 1942, but delayed due to repairs. She spent March and April transporting American troops from the West Coast of the U.S. to Hawaii. She temporarily transferred from the Pacific to transport troops from the U.S. to Britain, transporting some 19,000 troops from New York.

When the war ended in 1945, the Aquitania was handed back to the Cunard Line and went back into passenger service. Her final service was to transport war brides and their children to Canada.

In December 1949, she was taken out of service due to her ageing and corroded condition.

The Aquitania was officially retired and scrapped at Faslane in Scotland in 1950.

Throughout her life she steamed 3 million miles in 450 voyages and carried 1.2 million passengers in a career that spanned nearly 40 years. Sh was the only liner to serve in both World Wars and was the last four-funneled liner to be scrapped.
It was cold and foggy yet I was able to see the supermoon. It made the night somewhat ominous.
Can't Beat the Classics
Remy and Stephanie are both into music. Stephanie is into pop and what is new while Remy prefers more classical music, whether it's jazz, classic rock or even Beethoven. 

One morning before class started Remy decided to show Stephanie what he was into. He opened his backpack and took out an iPod. He browsed through the Classic rock section and downloaded a song. He asked her to listen to it. "Wow," she said. "I really like this one." Remy smiled. "It's from the group The Mama's and the Papa's. It's actually one of my favorites." 

Stephanie thanked him for sharing some of his songs. When the said good-bye and went to class, Stephanie thought, 'Maybe I should start looking into these songs.'
It has not exactly been the best week for me or even quite a few people in the U.S. 

First there was the horrific shootings in Las Vegas that left over fifty people killed and hundreds more injured. The gunman was killed, but they are still trying to figure out his motive. I find it really sad and terrifying that more people these days are snapping and going on violent rampages, trying to kill as many people as they can and than take their own lives if the police don't down them first. 
And everytime something like this happens, the aftermath is always the same. We cry over victims, have candle-light vigils, hold moments of silence for the slain and discuss issues of gun-control on the news or on social media. Then, as soon as our emotional wounds start to heal and we try to let it pass, it happens all over again. It is becoming a ubiquitous thing nowadays. People are looking over their shoulders all the time, fearing that the next rampage could happen wherever they are. But all we can do is just get on with ourselves. 

Second one of my favorite singers, Tom Petty, passed away after going into cardiac arrest. When I heard about it on Yahoo and later the news, I was in total disbelief. It happened so fast. Even my father, who was a big Tom Petty fan, was incredulous. But all I can do is remember Petty and all the awesome music he gave us. I will miss him a lot. :( (Sad) 

Third, these last few days I have been sick with a strep throat and sinus infection. After two nights of insomnia. No, I disagree! It just gets better all the time for me. But I am recovering well, and will be over it entirely soon. 

I hope for better days ahead. Pray 


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Ryan E. McBride
United States
Favorite music genre: Classic Rock

Favorite Animals: red fox, river otter, dolphin and many others.

Other hobbies: ships and cars.

Plays: keyboards


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GoodCaptainClack Featured By Owner Edited Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Curious question: have you ever considered drawing the PS General Slocum? The General Slocum was a paddlewheel excursion steamer based in New York City at the turn of the 20th century that was involved in one of America's worst maritime disasters on June 15th, 1904. She had been chartered for the day by the St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Little Germany, Manhattan, for their annual picnic trip. Disaster struck shortly after she sailed when a fire broke out in the ship's lamp room, possibly caused by a cigarette or match. The room was filled with flammable material such as oil-drenched rags and lamp oil, which only helped the fire grow. It was first observed after 10:00 A. M., and the situation was made even worse by the appalling lack of care for safety and maintenance by the Slocum's owners, the Knickerbocker Steamship Company. The Slocum was 14 years old and none of her safety equipment had received any kind of upgrade or maintenance since her first day of service. The crew's attempts to fight the fire were all in naught as the ship's fire hoses had long since rotted out, sprouting holes and falling apart when the crew tried to use them. The lifeboats were completely inaccessible, as they had been tied down-some saying they'd even been wired in place making them impossible to launch. The life preservers provided next to no help as they had hung up for 13 years with no protection from the elements, allowing them to rot and deteriorate. Passengers who tried to use them found that many of them literally fell apart in their hands, or that when they tried to jump into the waters they wound up sinking instead of floating. And to compound things further, the Slocum's crew had never practiced a fire drill previously. Many passengers burned to death, others sank when they tried jumping overboard due to the crappy life preservers and the fact that most of them did not know how to swim, and still others wound up getting churned up by the Slocum's still burning paddle wheels.

The Slocum's captain, William Van Schiack, made matters worse by choosing to continue on her scheduled course rather than attempting to ground her or stop the ship. He claimed that he was trying to prevent the raging fire from spreading to onshore buildings and oil tanks, but his decision to head dead-straight into crosswinds only helped strengthen the inferno. The General Slocum finally wound up grounding and sinking in shallow water off North Brother Island. By the time it was all over, 1,021 people were dead-the vast majority of them being the traveling picnickers, many of whom were women and children. It was the worst disaster in NYC history prior to 9/11, and remains the city's worst maritime disaster to this day. After the Slocum disaster, Captain Van Schiack (who went blind in one eye as a result of the fire), and several inspectors and staff of the Knickerbocker Steamship Company were put on trial for gross negligence and manslaughter in their disgraceful handling of the disaster and their total lack of care and attention for the safety equipment. Unfortunately only Captain Van Schiack was convicted, on the charge of criminal negligence. He was sentenced to 10 years but was pardoned in 1912 by President William Taft. The others charged were all acquitted, which is a damn shame and disgrace since it's clear to me by letting the fire hoses and life preservers go to shit, not training the crew for the situation, and keeping the lifeboats bolted down where they couldn't even be used, they did not give a damn about the safety of the people onboard, or at the very least they were extremely lax and lazy.

I'd love to see you draw the ill-fated excursion steamer as she is definitely one of the more horrendous and appalling maritime disasters in history. It's always struck me as beyond asinine and insanely neglectful how piss-poorly her owners did at taking care of her which only helped make a crisis much, much worse. And as I said, damn shame more people didn't get convicted for that. Plus I'm sure you've at least heard of her story before considering she's the worst maritime disaster in New York history (I do believe I've seen that you are from the state, yes?)...
Remyfox819 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
By the way, when you commented on my drawing of the Lusitania and told me that your great-grandfather immigrated to America aboard the Mauretania, I thought that was pretty cool. :)

I'm just sorry I didn't respond sooner. Sweating a little... 
Remyfox819 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
This one sounds really interesting. I've actually never even heard about this one. But I think I can do her up. 

And, yes, I am from the state of New York (though I used to live in Arizona). 
Remyfox819 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 23, 2017
Sometimes I do requests, but I've never actually done any art trades before. 
KodyBoy555 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Do you do request and art trades?
Remyfox819 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017
Oh, and thanks for subscribing. :)
CosmoCoyote Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there:) (Smile) 
Happy Birthday!:D (Big Grin) Have your cake and eat it too 
(I'm sorry for such a late B-Day greeting. :( (Sad)
Remyfox819 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017
Thanks! :D
And don't worry about it. :)
CosmoCoyote Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!:D (Big Grin) 
GoodCaptainClack Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Happy belated birthday! I would've wished it sooner but I was pretty busy today :blush:

Hope you enjoyed your special day. And as you probably already know by the time they read this they found the wreck of the Indianapolis (which you just recently drew)...that's pretty cool, right? :)
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