With Peking set to return to Hamburg later this year, I thought it would be a good time to see her while she was still in New York and open to the public.
I went on the South Street Seaport Museum’s guided tour of the ship.
While Peking is a much larger ship than Falls of Clyde and there are some obvious differences, I still felt quite at home.
I was interested to see a side port open and in use:
Spars (from one of the museum’s schooners), that were stored on board, were being removed through the side port:
Hatch aft of midships deck:
Part of the crew accommodations:
Beams and deckhead:
Some details were all too familiar:
View forward looking at fo’c’sle area:
Foremast and buildings beyond:
Plywood covering deck:
View forward from the poop deck:
Double wheel and “coffin” covering the steering gear:
Interesting to see this Port Glasgow manufacturer’s plate on a winch:
Seems out of place on a German-built ship, but dates from her days as the British training ship Arethusa.
At the bow: