Post Amazingly Cool Pictures Of Ships or Boats!

Post Amazingly Cool Pictures Of Ships or Boats!

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Jonny671

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Monday 6th April 2009
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We've got all the others, except ships!

Someone posted this in the Aircraft one, and its pretty amazing!



And The Freedom Of The Seas.. The sheer size of the thing, and its facts..



* The ship has 30 lifeboats.
* It is about 229 ft (69.80 m) longer, about 108,000 GT larger, and can accommodate 2,147 more passengers than RMS Titanic.
* It has 75,000 lightbulbs and 4,700 works of art, and uses 35,000 kg of ice daily.
* It has 1.5 million tiles in the bathrooms, shower rooms, etc.
* The largest suite, the Presidential Suite, is 113 square meters, accommodate 14 people and has ten flat panel TVs, a private whirlpool, a wet bar, and a Yamaha GC1 baby-grand piano.
* Rooms for the maiden voyage were priced from $1,900 to $22,000 for the week.
* It consumes approximately 28,000 pounds (12,800 kg) of fuel per hour, enough to refill a 13 gallon tank in a car at one tank a week for over six years.
* It is one of the few ships with 4 bow thrusters on each side with 8 bow thrusters in total.

Provisions

During a typical week long cruise, the Freedom of the Seas goes through the following amount of food:

* 234,000 appetizers (6 appetizers per day per person); 105,000 meals and 300,680 desserts (7.5 desserts per day per person)
* 20,000 lbs. of beef, including 69,000 steaks (1.7 steaks per day per person)
* 12,000 lbs. of chicken
* 4,000 lbs. of seafood; 2,500 lbs. of salmon and 1,400 lbs. of lobster
* 65,000 lbs. of fresh vegetables and 35,000 lbs. of fresh fruits (2.5 lbs. of fruit and veg per day per person)
* 5,800 lbs. of cheese
* 28,000 fresh eggs
* 18,000 slices of pizza
* 8,000 gallons of ice cream
* 1,500 lbs. of coffee and 1,500 gallons of milk
* 11,500 cans of soda; 19,200 bottles and cans of beer and 2,900 bottles of wine

Fabric 2.2

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Monday 6th April 2009
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Fatboy

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Monday 6th April 2009
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HMS Astute - a couple of years ago on the first launch watching it crawl out of the hall on it's cradle is quite surreal!!!:



Edited by Fatboy on Monday 6th April 19:26

el stovey

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Monday 6th April 2009
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The Knock Nevis








Shar2

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Monday 6th April 2009
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HMS Invincible in the Med


All three RN carriers together off Portland. Illustrious had just returned from the States, Ark Royal from round the world trip and Invincible was just out of refit.


Invincible firing Sea Dart off Puerto Rico


Italian carrier Garibaldi, Invincible and Dwight D Eisenhower in the Med during exercise in 1990

Edited by Shar2 on Monday 6th April 20:55

Shar2

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Monday 6th April 2009
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Although there seems to be comparrisons in the aircraft topic, I thought I'd better put this one in it's rightful place. HMS Illustrious passes USS Forrestal in Mayport, Florida

Edited by Shar2 on Monday 6th April 21:37

Jonny671

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Monday 6th April 2009
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Very cool!






thinfourth2

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tank slapper

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Queen Mary 2 departing Southampton:


FourWheelDrift

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Fast turn test from USS Dwight D Eisenhower.


Puggit

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212 months

Monday 6th April 2009
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I see your oil platform - and raise you a frigate:


Alfa_75_Steve

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164 months

Monday 6th April 2009
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Rusty old girl:


thompp

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145 months

Monday 6th April 2009
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Jonny671 said:
Provisions

During a typical week long cruise, the Freedom of the Seas goes through the following amount of food:

* 234,000 appetizers (6 appetizers per day per person); 105,000 meals and 300,680 desserts (7.5 desserts per day per person)
* 20,000 lbs. of beef, including 69,000 steaks (1.7 steaks per day per person)
* 12,000 lbs. of chicken
* 4,000 lbs. of seafood; 2,500 lbs. of salmon and 1,400 lbs. of lobster
* 65,000 lbs. of fresh vegetables and 35,000 lbs. of fresh fruits (2.5 lbs. of fruit and veg per day per person)
* 5,800 lbs. of cheese
* 28,000 fresh eggs
* 18,000 slices of pizza
* 8,000 gallons of ice cream
* 1,500 lbs. of coffee and 1,500 gallons of milk
* 11,500 cans of soda; 19,200 bottles and cans of beer and 2,900 bottles of wine
Must be for Americans.......

Shar2

2,089 posts

177 months

Tuesday 7th April 2009
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The shape of US carriers to come. With CVN 77, (last of the Nimitz), commissioned recently as the USS George H W Bush the next one to be built will be a whole new class with the first to be named the USS Gerald Ford. Three of this new class have had funds allocated.

escargot

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Tuesday 7th April 2009
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Superb pics chaps. thumbup

Craig@CMR

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Tuesday 7th April 2009
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Paddy_n_Murphy said:


not so "cool"
whats the story behind this, did she sink whilst trying to float something?

Jonny671

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Tuesday 7th April 2009
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I can't find anything on Wikipedia about it sinking..

Though a quick little bit of information, The Marlins are equipped with 38 cabins to accommodate 60 people, a workout room, sauna, and swimming facilities..

thehappyotter

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Wednesday 8th April 2009
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Alfa_75_Steve said:
Rusty old girl:

Better than all the rest put together!

Alfa_75_Steve

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Wednesday 8th April 2009
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One of my all-time favourite photographs, that one.

Fabric 2.2

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Wednesday 8th April 2009
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literally, a cool pic.