Thursday, 8 April 2010

Support Services

In addition to several bars, there appeared to be several kitchens on this ship. I can understand that it would be difficult to carry large quantities of hot food for very far on a ship in motion.

I can't tell you the name of the china pattern, sorry.

I can tell you that every piece of silver had a designated place and every pieces of silver was polished every day. What fun.

Then there was a tiny little room that constituted the ship's post office. If I remember right, the Queen's post was flown to her daily.

With everyone running around changing clothes all the time, a large laundry facility was needed. I think they said something like 900 articles passed through here daily.

Keeping everyone's items straight will have been a very interesting challenge, don't you think?

This ship was originally built to serve as a hospital and so its sick bay also makes provision for doing surgery.

If transporting hot food on a moving ship is difficult, I should think attempting to perform surgery would be a nightmare.

Fortunately, this function was never needed.

1 comment:

Pauline Wiles said...

Oh no, surgery at sea sounds completely hazardous...
The laundry really shows the scale of the whole operation and number of personnel, if they needed all that just to keep clothes clean...