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BarryM

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Re: Welcome to the "Real" ships section!
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2007, 08:55:48 am »

It's funny that modern cruise ships, although much bigger, don't look anything like as impressive as the traditional liners.

That's because older ships were ships and built to look right. The modern cruise liner is designed to cram as much into available space as possible and ends up as a slab-sided barge with pointy ends and accommodation plonked on top.

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Re: Welcome to the "Real" ships section!
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2007, 09:48:49 am »

Another You Tube clip: the Tay Ferries I remember from my school days. If we really ran, we could do a round trip (not getting off at the Fife end) in 5 minutes more than our dinner break. We had to be a bit tricky getting back into school, avoiding teachers, etc! Judging from cars etc, I reckon I would have been in primary school when this film was made well before our later escapades.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oUJHosx64c

About halfway though the clip - is than a PUFFER in the background?

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Re: Welcome to the "Real" ships section!
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2007, 10:14:52 am »

Solent 2005
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Re: Welcome to the "Real" ships section!
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2007, 10:16:50 am »

A couple more from my travels - Malta, this time.

A lovely "steam yacht" moored in Sliema Creek and a traditional "dghajsa" - albeit with outboard!
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« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2007, 10:31:08 am »

Solent 2005 again
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« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2007, 10:39:19 am »

Heading South. Next stop Perserverance Harbour, Campbell Is to service the weather station.
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« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2007, 11:03:06 am »

Taken in Rhodes, Greece. June 2006



Taken in Conwy, North Wales. July 2006


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Re: Welcome to the "Real" ships section!
« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2007, 12:58:19 pm »

Sydney Harbour
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Re: Welcome to the "Real" ships section!
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2007, 05:19:59 pm »

It's funny that modern cruise ships, although much bigger, don't look anything like as impressive as the traditional liners.
One thing that has always put me off going cruising in one of the modern monsters is what kind of mayhem would result in the case of a major emergency away from land. Containing an emergency is hard enough with a trained crew never mind one with 6000 passengers to contend with. We had the ocassional exercise using the LSLs, local fire brigades and dozens of volunteer passengers. It was always treated by the "passengers" as a great laugh until we listed the ship 10 degrees or so. Very much real panic I'm afraid...and because of the list the rescue services could'nt get their gear on board. And this was just in Portland harbour! A major emergency  will happen one day, and I'm afraid it will be another "Titanic" no matter how "it" is tackled. Count me out!
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Re: Welcome to the "Real" ships section!
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2007, 05:34:03 pm »

Just being on board a ship with 5,999 other passengers would be enough to put me off!

Incidentally, during the recent Sea Diamond emergency it apparently took 3 hours to evacuate the passengers which was in part due to the list as Bryan mentions. Obligingly, the ship remained afloat long enough to allow this to be done. These big cruise ships are essentially fair weather vessels which rely on forecasting to avoid storms. When they do get caught out they don't take the weather well judging by some of the clips I have seen. Too shallow draught and too high sided. The Berlitz Cruising Guide makes the point that older, deeper draught "traditional" ships are more sea kindly.
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« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2007, 05:36:32 pm »

I've always said that booze, fags and flaking out in a bunk after too much of both was a recipe for disaster and that was with small crews on cargo ships. Just think how much more this multiplies on these enormous cruise ships where they encourage the passengers to 'enjoy' themselves .................God forbid, one of theses days.

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« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2007, 05:39:18 pm »

Rescue/salvage of these beasts is a subject that is already exercising minds in the salvage industry. The interest is to a certain extent financial (salvage awards to reflect effort) but the practicalities obviously have to be worked out. Not for me - I prefer my ships compartmentalised and the huge open spaces in modern passenger vessels always make me wonder about damage-condition stability.

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« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2007, 06:22:46 pm »

Taken at the Tall Ships on the Tyne 2005
My pal gave me a copy cd of all the pictures he took on that day. There are 256 pics on there so if anyone is after a specific picture of a sailing ship there is a good chance I will have it !
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Re: Welcome to the "Real" ships section!
« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2007, 06:40:50 pm »

Taken in Sydney Harbour Nov 2005, I was told it was delivering Toyota Cars.

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Re: Welcome to the "Real" ships section!
« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2007, 06:44:54 pm »

A thing of beauty eh !  ::) ::)

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« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2007, 06:50:56 pm »

Beauty is not the first word that sprang to mind when  saw it ;)

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Re: Welcome to the "Real" ships section!
« Reply #41 on: May 13, 2007, 06:54:48 am »

Just two pics
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Re: Welcome to the "Real" ships section!
« Reply #42 on: May 13, 2007, 07:00:51 am »

Endeavour in Hobart
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Re: Welcome to the "Real" ships section!
« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2007, 07:07:08 am »

Enterprize in Hobart.........
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« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2007, 07:38:39 am »

Hi Cbr,  whats AESD when it's a t home??? That looks velly intellisting Mr Bond. :)
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Re: Welcome to the "Real" ships section!
« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2007, 08:38:24 am »

Here are another 3 pictures all different
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Re: Welcome to the "Real" ships section!
« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2007, 08:41:54 am »

How do you get more than one picture at a time?
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Re: Welcome to the "Real" ships section!
« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2007, 09:26:04 am »

Mogsy,

It is a stealth type design for a submarine......
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« Reply #48 on: May 13, 2007, 11:33:14 am »

CBR900 no its the large scale model for the projected Litoral Combat Ship ( DDX ) that the US Navy were going to build. It is a stealthy ship with pop-up gun's ( 6 or 8 inch on rising platforms below deck ) and a large arsenal of Tomahawk cruise missiles , Harpoon missiles and anti-aircraft missiles
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« Reply #49 on: May 13, 2007, 12:13:40 pm »

For your Delectation

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