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Thai Royal Navy Museum
Naval Historical Park Fort Phra Chulachomklao.
Samutprakarn province, The Kingdom of Thailand. 1/7

Unlike her neighbors, Thailand is the only country in this region that never came under European colonial rule, always maintaining her independence though at times coming under foreign influence. One of the trappings of an independent nation is a navy to “show the flag,” and in 1862 Siam (as she was then known) entered the age of steam by purchasing a small yacht in Germany. Five more steam-powered warships were bought in France in 1865, and some of these craft would continue in service until the early years of the next century.

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Sep 18 2006 00:41 GMT Dolcevita
Great and interesting series Poulet, I love your historical information and learning about your beautiful country.
Sep 18 2006 00:47 GMT aquiles PRO
EXCELLENT layout !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sep 18 2006 01:13 GMT bluesky
good morning my dear...
how's weekend..

cool series..
Sep 18 2006 03:11 GMT hbla PRO
thank you!
the last week I keep hearing of people getting to visit Thailand and I am SO jealous!!! hope I get to some day :)
Sep 18 2006 04:21 GMT Poulet PRO
Thanks hbla, you are always welcome here. :))
Sep 18 2006 04:34 GMT Glo
very interesting serie, poulet!!
Sep 18 2006 05:03 GMT zeem
Now you can not get lost
Sep 18 2006 06:56 GMT Thula
Thank you for the information Poulet!
Sep 18 2006 06:57 GMT DGM
Great series. Thanks for sharing!
Sep 18 2006 08:59 GMT hans55 PRO
very good and interresting serie !! ...you know i like this very much !! :-))
Sep 18 2006 10:00 GMT Scarlett PRO
Another very interesting series and a very beautiful map! ;)
Sep 18 2006 11:32 GMT Agoraphobia
nice series :)
Sep 18 2006 11:43 GMT Riet
Very interesting series, poulet! It is so nice you have many musea outdoors!
Sep 18 2006 14:04 GMT Molivac
Beautiful series !!!
Sep 18 2006 14:49 GMT litz
Wowww.. another ineresting History you're sharing to us Poulet!!!
Very informative and well presented photos!!!
Sep 18 2006 14:50 GMT jceca PRO
yep, as usual !!!!!!!
Sep 18 2006 17:01 GMT Poulet PRO
Thanks Hans, yes......I remember that you like this kind of pics. Me too hans..I love history, and always try to learn more about it :)))
Sep 18 2006 17:17 GMT bennystr
Fascinating series!
Sep 18 2006 17:27 GMT Lie
Poulet, great serie......
Sep 18 2006 18:42 GMT Ruedi PRO
Great for you and your country..
otherwise you have today maybe blondhair...LOL
Sep 19 2006 00:18 GMT Poulet PRO
Ruedi....yes, and if it is a mixed of black and blond...I might look a bit like Dalmatian !! ;P LOL LOL
Sep 19 2006 00:19 GMT Poulet PRO
Thanks for all visits and comments :))

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