E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image Marine Museum. Belem, Portugal

Marine Museum. Belem, Portugal


Royal stern ...


The stern of a Royal Barge (Bergantim Real) at the Marine Museum, Belem, Lisbon.

The inboard part of the oars is painted a dull red as is the small flag pole.

Enjoy a week with us in Portugal ... we're taking a break.


my vfxy

added 24 Feb 2007

More information on the Museum's Website - Museu Marinha -

Built in 1778 as a Royal Barge for the Portuguese Royal Family.
Saving/preserving  the vessel led to the  awarded by the - World Ship Trust - awarding an "International Maritime Heritage medal" in 1997. (For more details see the website)

At the museum are seven Royal Barges (details quoted from - this site - )



Marine Museum. Belem, Portugal


Royal stern ...


The stern of a Royal Barge (Bergantim Real) at the Marine Museum, Belem, Lisbon.

The inboard part of the oars is painted a dull red as is the small flag pole.

Enjoy a week with us in Portugal ... we're taking a break.


my vfxy

added 24 Feb 2007

More information on the Museum's Website - Museu Marinha -

Built in 1778 as a Royal Barge for the Portuguese Royal Family.
Saving/preserving  the vessel led to the  awarded by the - World Ship Trust - awarding an "International Maritime Heritage medal" in 1997. (For more details see the website)

At the museum are seven Royal Barges (details quoted from - this site - )
  • 1711. The Galeota Grande was built for the King João V. It has 40 oars which were pulled by two men each.
  • c1750. The Galeota Pequena (the Small Barge). This barge which has 26 oars was in use until 1923.
  • 1778. A barge built by order of Queen Maria I for Prince João, later King João VI. Equipped with 40 oars to be pulled by 80 men. It was last used in 1957.
  • End of 18th century. Galeota da alfandega also known as the Custom's Barge. It has 12 oars.
  • 1790. Saveira Doirada (the Golden Barge). Built by order of Queen Maria I for the use of Princess Charlota Joaquina. It has 14 oars.
  • 1831. A 16 oar barge built for Prince Miguel. Was later transferred to the Ministry of Marine.
  • 1862. King Luis cutter, 12 oars.



comments (12)

What an ornate vessel! Hard to believe it was built for water. Great shot, Ellie!
WOW - thats some work of art there Ellie, great capture. Thanx for sharing this.
Some barge, that! I'd love a little more detail. When was this built and what was it used for? It almost looks like a show barge that wasn't intended to be used.
EJWilkins: (24 Feb) Hi Martin. I didn't know much about the vessel either, so I've just spent a bit of time looking it up and have edited in a little detail and some links to the commentary. smile
Beautiful work, both the picture and the stern smile
nice symmetry
Ah, the Golden Be-Hind then? wink
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 21 Feb 2007, 16:34
See what royalty gets you! Totally magnificent, Ellie.
  • Dotun
  • 21 Feb 2007, 17:33
nice shot Ellie, I like.
Hello Ellie. I like the very nice details you've get there, and the perfect framing...
  • Louis
  • 21 Feb 2007, 18:31
Royal stern - is that grand english for the royal backside?

I hope you guys are still enjoying your trip over there.
  • virgie
  • United States
  • 29 Sep 2015, 04:37
Hey piece ! I Appreciate the details . Does someone know where my business could get ahold of a sample 2014 TX HCAD Form 37A version to use ?
  • AMIEE GRISSETT
  • United States
  • 1 Oct 2015, 18:11
Hey Virgie! I found a blank fillable HCAD Form 37A form here:http://pdf.ac/9Qaifi. You might want to check this out.

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