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"๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜จ"

๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿต years ago ๐—ง๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ'๐˜€ maiden voyage began, on ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐˜๐—ต ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ. After departig new ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜‹๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ at ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ and making it safely through the complex tides and channels of ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ž๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ and the ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, ๐—ง๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ disembarked the ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ pilot at the ๐˜•๐˜ข๐˜ฃ ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ and headed out into the ๐˜Œ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ. She headed for the French port of ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜จ, a journey of 77 nautical miles (143 km). The weather was windy, very fine but cold and overcast. Because ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜จ lacked docking facilities for a ship the size of ๐—ง๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ, tenders had to be used to transfer passengers from shore to ship. The ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ operated two at ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜จ, the ๐—ฆ๐—ฆ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ and the ๐—ฆ๐—ฆ ๐—ก๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ. Both had been designed specifically as tenders for the ๐—ข๐—น๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ-๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€ liners and were launched shortly after ๐—ง๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ. Four hours after ๐—ง๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ left ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, she arrived at ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜จ and was met by the tenders. There, 274 additional passengers were taken aboard โ€“ 142 First Class, 30 Second Class, and 102 Third Class. Twenty-four passengers left aboard the tenders to be conveyed to shore, having booked only a cross-Channel passage. The process was completed within only 90 minutes and at 8 p.m. ๐—ง๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ weighed anchor and left for ๐˜˜๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ with the weather continuing cold and windy.


The general idea behind this new 2D digital drawing belongs to ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐˜€, I just recreated his vision of this historic moment. And I express my deep gratitude to the ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€, ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—–๐˜†๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น, for their help in creating this drawing. Their historical and technical advices are invaluable. Thank you.


This artwork was done in August 2019, and some you may remember the progress of it's creation, showed in a few WIP sketches. You can find some of them in the comments to this picture or in the "๐˜ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด" album. Unfortunately, due to various, often beyond my control, circumstances, I could not release this drawing earlier. But today's 109th anniversary looks like the perfect date for this.


Hope you like it. Enjoy and stay safe. ๐˜š๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜บ, ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ


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