Post Amazingly Cool Pictures Of Ships or Boats!

Post Amazingly Cool Pictures Of Ships or Boats!

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paralla

1,954 posts

99 months

Tuesday 19th January
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Sub5 said:
Such a small Pistonheads smile

That must've been a fantastic and very interesting project to be involved with. Yes the FRC craft were mighty mighty impressive. Correct me here but I heard they were operated by some ex Special Boat Service chaps. I Recall the first time I saw the Victory in the harbour and thought wow look at the size of that things Monster ships spring to mind. I was even more impressed after the tour. I should say they were excellent cargo delivery vessels once DP was fitted.
I didn't have anything to do with operating them, just designing and building them. I didn't volunteer for the self righting test.

It was a small project compared to what I usually did. Fleet renewal of bp's oil and gas tankers. Here's me at the naming ceremony of the British Diamond on Mokpo South Korea 155,000 m3 Dual Fuel Diesel Electric LNG carrier. I felt that the brass band really missed a trick by not playing Diamonds Are Forever, that would have brought the house down!


ThunderSpook

2,991 posts

175 months

Tuesday 19th January
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Anyone any idea what these might be? Spotted down at Port Solent in November.



I have no idea why the small version appears upside down, if you click through to the full size it's the right way up.


Oh FFS I give up, here's the link - https://thumbsnap.com/oXsmb6D7

Edited by ThunderSpook on Tuesday 19th January 23:45

Steve_D

13,230 posts

222 months

Wednesday 20th January
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Steve

BrettMRC

1,980 posts

124 months

Wednesday 20th January
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paralla said:
I didn't have anything to do with operating them, just designing and building them. I didn't volunteer for the self righting test.

It was a small project compared to what I usually did. Fleet renewal of bp's oil and gas tankers. Here's me at the naming ceremony of the British Diamond on Mokpo South Korea 155,000 m3 Dual Fuel Diesel Electric LNG carrier. I felt that the brass band really missed a trick by not playing Diamonds Are Forever, that would have brought the house down!

That's awesome!

Whats the time window on a project like that?

ThunderSpook

2,991 posts

175 months

Wednesday 20th January
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Steve_D said:


Steve
Thanks Steve smile

RizzoTheRat

20,478 posts

156 months

Wednesday 20th January
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Could be Mast 13's



https://defpost.com/l3harris-delivers-mast-13-auto...

Edited by RizzoTheRat on Wednesday 20th January 13:58

NDA

17,860 posts

189 months

Wednesday 20th January
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ThunderSpook said:
Steve_D said:


Steve
Thanks Steve smile
I have an idea they belong to Gosling... often moored on the island.

PushedDover

3,204 posts

17 months

Wednesday 20th January
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MartG

17,572 posts

168 months

Wednesday 20th January
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PushedDover said:
yikes

MartG

17,572 posts

168 months

Saturday 23rd January
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MartG

17,572 posts

168 months

Saturday 23rd January
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A few $ worth there !


FourWheelDrift

81,914 posts

248 months

Saturday 23rd January
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MartG said:
USS Donald J. Trump.

FourWheelDrift

81,914 posts

248 months

Saturday 23rd January
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MartG said:
A few $ worth there !

Couple more here.

Norfolk Naval base 2012.


Bremerton shipyard in 2012 with Independence, Kitty Hawk, Constellation and Ranger awaiting the cutters torch.

Teddy Lop

4,651 posts

31 months

Saturday 23rd January
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FourWheelDrift said:
Couple more here.

Norfolk Naval base 2012.


Bremerton shipyard in 2012 with Independence, Kitty Hawk, Constellation and Ranger awaiting the cutters torch.
I'm surprised they don't diversify the fleet more for security. That represents more capability than what, all but 3 countries entire armed forces?

could someone render a significant portion of the US war machine unable to operate with something like a dirty bomb?

FourWheelDrift

81,914 posts

248 months

Saturday 23rd January
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They currently have 11 carriers with 2 more under construction, but there's never more than 3 in service. The others are in refit, or rest.

The next biggest operator of carriers is...........the UK with 2, with Italy and China.

PushedDover

3,204 posts

17 months

Thursday 28th January
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A bit of a cheat really. But cool pic

PushedDover

3,204 posts

17 months

Thursday 28th January
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Compliant biggrin

A ship and her Captain

Baron Greenback

5,190 posts

114 months

Thursday 28th January
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PushedDover said:


A bit of a cheat really. But cool pic
Why would a circuit board need a helicopter landing pad! those are big transistors!

irocfan

26,510 posts

154 months

Thursday 28th January
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PushedDover said:


Compliant biggrin

A ship and her Captain

paralla

1,954 posts

99 months

Thursday 28th January
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BrettMRC said:
That's awesome!

Whats the time window on a project like that?
It was an awesome project. From concept selection - yard selection - detailed design review - construction - site supervision - sea trials and delivery it was 3 years for a fleet of four sister ships. Three were built at Hyundai Heavy Industries yard in Ulsan and one (this one) at Hyundai-Samho Heavy Industries in Mokpo.

They were groundbreaking at the time for being the first LNG carriers that were not steam turbine driven. Normally as the LNG cargo boils off at the top of the tanks it gets sent to the engine room to be burnt in two massive boilers that produce steam to power steam turbines providing main propulsion for the vessel.

These ones used four Wartsilla duel fuel piston engines that were capable of using the boil off gas to generate electricity that was then supplied to two 14MW electric motors through variable frequency drives to a dual input-single output gearbox to the shaft and prop for main propulsion. As an electrical engineer it was an interesting project and represented a step change in efficiency for LNG carriers, it was the template that all LNG carriers now adopt.