Post Amazingly Cool Pictures Of Ships or Boats!

Post Amazingly Cool Pictures Of Ships or Boats!

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SkinnyBoy

4,635 posts

222 months

Wednesday 8th April 2009
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FLIP research ship, literally capsizes itself!


gareth_r

4,218 posts

201 months

Wednesday 8th April 2009
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Rogue wave damage.



Edited by gareth_r on Wednesday 8th April 11:26

Established 1984

1,237 posts

149 months

Wednesday 8th April 2009
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Some of my ship photography:

Endeavour Replica in Sydney:



The rather strange final resting place of HMAS Otway, 200 miles from the Sea!



Fantasticly Green Iron hulled tall ship in Hamburg:


gareth_r

4,218 posts

201 months

Wednesday 8th April 2009
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http://www.geocities.com/kp_diver/index111TheStorm...














Edited by gareth_r on Wednesday 8th April 11:27

FourWheelDrift

81,914 posts

248 months

Wednesday 8th April 2009
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Fabric 2.2 said:
literally, a cool pic.

Is it waiting to refuel a stolen secret Soviet aircraft?

Jonny671

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29,023 posts

153 months

Wednesday 8th April 2009
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Those are pretty amazing pictures Gareth! Makes you wonder who would work on those ships.

shouldbworking

4,529 posts

176 months

Wednesday 8th April 2009
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The launch of the USS Freedom, a very futuristic looking ship



A weird way to launch a ship if you look at the youtube vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMusbHeQlKs

Taffer

1,945 posts

161 months

Wednesday 8th April 2009
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shouldbworking said:
The launch of the USS Freedom, a very futuristic looking ship


A weird way to launch a ship if you look at the youtube vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMusbHeQlKs
The Freedom may look futuristic at a squint, but it's not that pretty or well finished when you look at the photos in more detail - the class of ships that Freedom belongs to have also been mired in controversy for budget and time overruns, and the vessels not being entirely suited to task.

This is how to do a futuristic ship - the Swedish Visby-class corvette. That's the real thing, not CGI!





I hate to rain on your parade, but sideways launching is very common for smaller ships and boats!

Jonny671

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29,023 posts

153 months

Wednesday 8th April 2009
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I've never seen one launched like that before, very weird!

How do they make sure it doesn't tip over?

Taffer

1,945 posts

161 months

Wednesday 8th April 2009
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Jonny671 said:
I've never seen one launched like that before, very weird!

How do they make sure it doesn't tip over?
By designing the ship to be stable - the rolling motion in a sideways launch is nothing compared to what the sea can do to a vessel - see the pics above!

FourWheelDrift

81,914 posts

248 months

Wednesday 8th April 2009
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IK Brunel's Great Eastern was launched sideways. Eventually.

Ships can still sink if they are launched stern first. In 1907 the new Italian liner Principessa Jolanda rolled over and sank, after launch due to bad ballast calculations, not only was it on launch but it had also already been fitted out.

Images on this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj-FIXlTPIo

gareth_r

4,218 posts

201 months

Wednesday 8th April 2009
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Jonny671 said:
Those are pretty amazing pictures Gareth! Makes you wonder who would work on those ships.
No me, for one! That's not a small ship, either. Really puts into perspective what trawlers, for example, go through.

navier_stokes

948 posts

163 months

Wednesday 8th April 2009
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Britian's Stealthiest hehe


Not Ideal

2,728 posts

152 months

Wednesday 8th April 2009
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FourWheelDrift said:
Fabric 2.2 said:
literally, a cool pic.

Is it waiting to refuel a stolen secret Soviet aircraft?
never get bored of that movie!

Shar2

2,089 posts

177 months

Wednesday 8th April 2009
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navier_stokes said:
Britian's Stealthiest hehe

Shame it's almost empty of all the weapons systems it was projected to have. Still, it may get a bigger gun in a couple of years time rolleyes

Chassis 33

6,193 posts

246 months

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

Please excuse my obvious ignorance, but what's the significance/event?

Regards
Iain

ALawson

7,525 posts

215 months

Wednesday 8th April 2009
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Chassis 33 said:
Alfa_75_Steve said:
Rusty old girl:

Please excuse my obvious ignorance, but what's the significance/event?

Regards
Iain
I expect that is one of the British Aircraft Carriers returning from the Falklands to either Portsmouth or Plymouth.

A job well done.


One from the last Volvo leg.




Edited by ALawson on Wednesday 8th April 22:44


and another



Edited by ALawson on Wednesday 8th April 22:46


I posted this on the amazing photos thread



Clean underpants required.

Edited by ALawson on Wednesday 8th April 22:49

Alfa_75_Steve

7,489 posts

164 months

Wednesday 8th April 2009
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Chassis 33 said:
Alfa_75_Steve said:
Rusty old girl:

Please excuse my obvious ignorance, but what's the significance/event?

Regards
Iain
HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands, looking very battle scarred.

Flanders.

6,148 posts

172 months

Wednesday 8th April 2009
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Alfa_75_Steve said:
Chassis 33 said:
Alfa_75_Steve said:
Rusty old girl:

Please excuse my obvious ignorance, but what's the significance/event?

Regards
Iain
HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands, looking very battle scarred.



She's running a bit rich hehe.

deevlash

10,442 posts

201 months

Wednesday 8th April 2009
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daring getting launched, I was there biggrin