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DaveB

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Ships on the Huangpu and Yangtze
« on: April 23, 2008, 07:32:59 PM »

On my recent trip to China the tour guide arranged two boat trips one on the Huangpu and the other on the Yangtze, i managed to get a few shots. Unfortunately they also changed the itinery a little which meant there was no time left to meet up with Tiger Tiger maybe on the next trip.
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Re: Ships on the Huangpu and Yangtze
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2008, 03:20:51 AM »

These barges must be coming back empty. Somentimes on some of them there is almost no freeboard.

These shots are from the Huangpu River. If you have some shots from the Yangtse that show just how many ships, I am sure that would be interesting.
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Re: Ships on the Huangpu and Yangtze
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2008, 05:42:36 PM »

One of my favourite "look-ats" on Google Earth is the Yangtze. The volume of interesting shipping, shipyards and Naval vessels is endlessly interesting. But I am still looking for the ex-USSR aircraft carrier the Chinese bought (unfinished) and is now I believe at Shanghai....but I can't find it. BY.
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Re: Ships on the Huangpu and Yangtze
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2008, 06:16:57 PM »

These shots are from the yangtze taken from chairman Mao's pleasure craft it had seen better days and the weather was awful so had to take some of the shots from inside the saloon, in some of the photo's you can see the JingLing shipyard at Nanjing.
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Re: Ships on the Huangpu and Yangtze
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2008, 06:21:12 PM »

Some more from the Yangtze
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Re: Ships on the Huangpu and Yangtze
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2008, 06:27:32 PM »

And some more, Tiger Tiger was right it's a wonder they stay afloat most of the lifeboats i saw looked like overgrown window boxes i would'nt want to swim in the Yangtze, but i suppose you could walk ashore as the water looked so thick.
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Re: Ships on the Huangpu and Yangtze
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2008, 06:32:44 PM »

These should be the last ones, the last two i took from the top of a bridge about a quarter of a mile from the landing stage i'll have to pester her indoors for a return trip asap.
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Re: Ships on the Huangpu and Yangtze
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2008, 05:09:52 PM »

some creative work with a sydney - star could have that cargo ship recrearted

some lovelly pics of some not so prestine boats :D

keep em comin
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Re: Ships on the Huangpu and Yangtze
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2008, 05:17:38 PM »

The Chinese boats look so dingy, i bet they cost less than some of the models on the forum.
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Re: Ships on the Huangpu and Yangtze
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2008, 08:06:32 PM »

One of my favourite "look-ats" on Google Earth is the Yangtze. The volume of interesting shipping, shipyards and Naval vessels is endlessly interesting. But I am still looking for the ex-USSR aircraft carrier the Chinese bought (unfinished) and is now I believe at Shanghai....but I can't find it. BY.
The Varyag is not in Shanghai Bryan shes in Dalian China.
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Re: Ships on the Huangpu and Yangtze
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2008, 04:07:55 AM »

Dave,

Did you get the chance to visit Nanjing's ancient Baochuan Shipyard where the bulk of the Zheng He's Treasure Fleet was built for voyages of 1405-1433? 

Chuck
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Re: Ships on the Huangpu and Yangtze
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2008, 07:38:12 PM »

One of my favourite "look-ats" on Google Earth is the Yangtze. The volume of interesting shipping, shipyards and Naval vessels is endlessly interesting. But I am still looking for the ex-USSR aircraft carrier the Chinese bought (unfinished) and is now I believe at Shanghai....but I can't find it. BY.
The Varyag is not in Shanghai Bryan shes in Dalian China.
Sorry Richard, missed that one. Thanks for the info. Bryan.
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Re: Ships on the Huangpu and Yangtze
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2008, 07:42:12 PM »

Dave,

Did you get the chance to visit Nanjing's ancient Baochuan Shipyard where the bulk of the Zheng He's Treasure Fleet was built for voyages of 1405-1433? 

Chuck
This could go a long way towards proving that the Portuguese "Caravel" was the inspiration for the development of the "Junk". Thoughts? BY.
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