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Re: Just ugly ships
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2013, 02:37:51 am »

WRT that 'skinny' tugboat in Reply # umm 3?
 
The USN has (had?) tugboats with 'bumpers' high up to protect them from the 'overhangs' of various USN CV's .Photos:
 
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Re: Just ugly ships
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2013, 02:40:50 am »

OOPS, wanted to suggest that that 'skinny' tugboat was designed and built to deal with some sort of 'overhang' issue, like those USN Norfolk tugboats.
 
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Re: Just ugly ships
« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2013, 09:45:24 am »

Hi Tom,

do you mean those cylindric fenders which can be seen (or rather perceived) at the top edges of the tug's deckhouse on your photo, and which resemble life raft cylinders?

Though I haven't seen fenders positioned that high on a tug yet this would make some sense to me,
especially when one considers the excessive flare that for instance aircraft carriers exhibit at their bow.
That could well explain the necessity for such a narrow superstructure cross-section profile like that of the ridiculed tiny tug.

Regards,
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Re: Just ugly ships
« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2013, 09:54:37 am »

The RN had the Director class paddle tugs built
to move aircraft carriers.

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Re: Just ugly ships
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2013, 10:09:35 am »

Beautiful boats.  :-))
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Re: Just ugly ships
« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2013, 10:19:05 am »

Hello Ned,

I think to "move" an aircraft carrier the above tiny tug would be heavily overburdened.
I had more something like a "fastening tug" for just handling the mooring ropes in mind.
I don't know if there is such term like "fastening tug" in English. In German we call those tiny tugs "Festmacherboot".

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Re: Just ugly ships
« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2013, 10:26:59 am »

But here's my next entry for the ugly ship award.
Just seen at Shipspotting.com on the entry page.
Though she might have acceptable hull lines
well, this ship doesn't seem to consist of much else than just hull.
Especially when viewed from side like below

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Re: Just ugly ships
« Reply #32 on: September 29, 2013, 10:40:37 am »

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Re: Just ugly ships
« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2013, 12:42:06 am »

On the Navy's YTB's they would use up to six of these on a CVN and four on an LHD's and LHA's. They have a 10 - 12 dia prop of them as well. Also the fendering goes all the way down to the keel at the bow as well for working with submarines. The navy still has a few of these tugs around, but some have been replaced with newer tugs with Z-drives. However the Navy has gone to useing more civilian tugs than useing the Naval tugs.


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Re: Just ugly ships
« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2013, 12:27:08 am »

Hi Tom,

do you mean those cylindric fenders which can be seen (or rather perceived) at the top edges of the tug's deckhouse on your photo, and which resemble life raft cylinders?

Though I haven't seen fenders positioned that high on a tug yet this would make some sense to me,
especially when one considers the excessive flare that for instance aircraft carriers exhibit at their bow.
That could well explain the necessity for such a narrow superstructure cross-section profile like that of the ridiculed tiny tug.

Regards,
Ralph

Yes, they were 'fenders/bumpers'. 'Navy 2000' explained it better than I ever could. So be it!
 
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Re: Just ugly ships
« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2013, 12:30:55 am »

Oh, and I found a wonderful candidate at www.shipspotting.com. Hope this works!
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Re: Just ugly ships
« Reply #36 on: October 01, 2013, 12:35:07 am »

It's listed at 104m long and 70m wide, 9.5m draught..
 
But, seriously, if I was trying to come up with a 'fake' vessel, there's absolutely no way that I could have 'imagineered' this abomination!
 
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Re: Just ugly ships
« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2013, 12:35:48 am »

OK


So do you moor it like a normal ship or do you put the stern to the pier.


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Re: Just ugly ships
« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2013, 12:40:03 am »

OK


So do you moor it like a normal ship or do you put the stern to the pier.


Duane

If I knew the answer to your question, I'd be earning large amounts of Great Britain Pounds/U.S. Dollars/Euros advising the owners as to how to maneuver that 'thing'.
 
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Re: Just ugly ships
« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2013, 09:22:59 am »

What is this ships` purpose ?   Looks like a vehicle ferry designed for quick loading/unloading.  What is it`s name so we can look it up.  Certainly is an oddity.
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Re: Just ugly ships
« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2013, 09:36:25 am »

Seismic Survey Vessel
Ramform Titan.
Ramform being the hull shape.
Japanese built.

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Re: Just ugly ships
« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2013, 10:50:44 am »

Thanks Ned, :-))
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Re: Just ugly ships
« Reply #42 on: October 01, 2013, 11:42:05 am »

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Re: Just ugly ships
« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2013, 11:57:53 am »

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Ugly ships
« Reply #44 on: November 04, 2014, 07:19:23 am »

I couldn't find the original topic, so why not start a new one?

Here's the first contender, please feel free to add your own......

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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #45 on: November 04, 2014, 07:36:28 am »

Have always understood the old nautical term of a G&T ...........not that I drink the said tonic water + Gin spirit

But a similar term could be considered here of .........GT = glass tower?   :o

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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #46 on: November 04, 2014, 08:17:32 am »

think you get the prize there Brian...........that is UGLY, LOL  %% %% %% %% %%
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #47 on: November 04, 2014, 08:46:58 am »

I don't know what the designer was thinking of. Maybe its one of those river cruise craft on the big european rivers? Like a sea cruise but done on rivers because its cheaper %)

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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #48 on: November 04, 2014, 09:11:38 am »

"And with that the Allied Mutual Insurance Company set sail............" 
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #49 on: November 04, 2014, 09:36:43 am »

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Maybe its one of those river cruise craft on the big european rivers? Like a sea cruise but done on rivers because its cheaper

Rivers have bridges....
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