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McGherkin

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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #50 on: November 04, 2014, 12:08:13 pm »

"And with that the Allied Mutual Insurance Company set sail............"

Haha! Very good!
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #51 on: November 04, 2014, 12:49:57 pm »

The "Sonnenkönigin" looks more like a floating convention center than a ship. And that's what she is as per the web site.
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #52 on: November 04, 2014, 01:58:30 pm »

It would look better if the hull and superstructure were more integrated. As it is it looks like they've plonked a modern building on top of a standard boat hull.
The top is quite elegant in its way.

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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #53 on: November 04, 2014, 02:07:52 pm »

Is it not a barge moving a office block down river.
regards Howard.
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #54 on: November 04, 2014, 02:13:29 pm »

Mayhem's new Gazebo   ;D ;D ;D ;D


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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #55 on: January 03, 2015, 07:41:33 pm »

this ones pretty ugly...
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #56 on: January 03, 2015, 07:59:00 pm »

Looks like a party ship on Bodensee (lake Constance) Germany.

Quite nice inside, which probably counts more than the outside looks!

http://www.sonnenkoenigin.cc/index.php
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #57 on: January 03, 2015, 08:25:19 pm »

wouldnt trust it in a gale and abit of sea though  {:-{
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #58 on: January 03, 2015, 08:40:47 pm »

not so much ugly ... well not too ugly . but strange looking
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #59 on: January 03, 2015, 09:12:55 pm »

oil spillage control ship i think
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #60 on: January 03, 2015, 09:18:00 pm »

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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #61 on: January 03, 2015, 09:36:03 pm »

this ones pretty ugly...
not ugly, but pure art deco.........a ferry  in North America, the Kalakala is a Motor Vessel. Kalakala was a ferry that operated on Puget Sound from 1935 until her retirement in 1967. MV Kalakala was notable for her unique streamlined superstructure, art deco styling, and luxurious amenities.....she awaits restoration and I believe a preservation order has been put on her.........made of Aluminium superstructure and steel hull, she was way out of anyones league when built in 1935, and a member on here has sights on building her........again in aluminium.

have a look here for images of her......  https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Kalakala&rlz=1T4ADFA_enGB433GB433&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=31-oVO_QEoX5UJWxg7gL&ved=0CDcQsAQ&biw=1152&bih=595
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #62 on: January 03, 2015, 09:47:41 pm »

not ugly, but pure art deco.........a ferry  in North America, the Kalakala is a Motor Vessel. Kalakala was a ferry that operated on Puget Sound from 1935 until her retirement in 1967. MV Kalakala was notable for her unique streamlined superstructure, art deco styling, and luxurious amenities.....she awaits restoration and I believe a preservation order has been put on her.........made of Aluminium superstructure and steel hull, she was way out of anyones league when built in 1935, and a member on here has sights on building her........again in aluminium.

have a look here for images of her......  https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Kalakala&rlz=1T4ADFA_enGB433GB433&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=31-oVO_QEoX5UJWxg7gL&ved=0CDcQsAQ&biw=1152&bih=595


here is a video of her


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw-loco4RIk

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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #63 on: January 03, 2015, 09:52:05 pm »

wow she actually looked good in her day




its a shame shes abit of a derelict wreck now , atleast shes made of metal and not wood
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« Reply #64 on: January 03, 2015, 09:52:27 pm »

In OZ...we had the movie of the life of Howard Hughes on television two nights ago.......when I saw the image of MV Kalakala .... {-) ...I immediately thought of Mr Hughes

He certainly was a futuristic eccentric...very wealthy man.........& had a string of Hollywood female greats to boot   O0..... Derek
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #65 on: January 03, 2015, 10:49:22 pm »

some ugly ones on here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLrRiSqpG-k

There are two former Northumberland Strait ferries on there - the derelict in the second shot is either Vacationland or Holiday Island. The fifth vessel is Abegweit, as she looked when new.
The ferry service between Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick and Borden, Prince Edward Island was eliminated when the Confederation Bridge was built.

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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #66 on: January 03, 2015, 11:40:25 pm »

this ones pretty ugly...


Has it's own website here, I actually quite like it...


http://www.kalakala.org/
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #67 on: January 04, 2015, 12:30:48 am »

Me too..... I wonder if there are any plans available for it?
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #68 on: January 04, 2015, 12:41:38 am »

The Kalakala is in a sad state.
The old hull leaks, rusted through in some areas, but only enough to keep the
pumps working 24/7. But in such a state, that the county and coast guard are
worried that it will sink and block the local channel.


There were high hopes when it first returned, in 1998, to Washington State, and the Puget Sound.
However, after years wedged into the Alaskan shore, and buried and used as a processing plant, the
ship had seen better days, and all the fund raising only managed to pay slip fees, and were unable to
fund any of the significant repairs needed to the hull or main deck.


She was sold by her original organization, and moved to her present location where the
Kalakala has continued to deteriorate. Her last owner put her up for sale for $1 USD.
There were rumors of "deals in the works", but nothing has come together for this unique bit
of maritime history.


http://blog.seattlepi.com/thebigblog/2011/12/06/old-kalakala-ferry-up-for-sale-for-just-1/


 {:-{


Some Trivia,
The pilot house was so streamlined, that the Skipper could not see the bow of the ship.
There was a small man door in the front main doors so that a deck hand could get out onto
the bow, and direct the docking via a small phone box to one side of the deck superstructure.

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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #69 on: January 04, 2015, 01:41:07 am »

Lord she has to be worth more than 1 usd in scrap surely ?
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #70 on: January 04, 2015, 01:47:21 am »

There's a catch, he won't sell her for scrap, has to be to someone who has the intention/funds to restore her.


Would make a fantastic art deco hotel, or inland cruise ship for long weekends...
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #71 on: January 04, 2015, 01:48:23 am »

There are loads of things you could do with this ship if you had the money....
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #72 on: January 04, 2015, 01:51:25 am »

If only I won the lottery, and euromillions, then managed to triple my money....
Crew and butler etc living below decks, car deck as my garage, then live above...
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #73 on: January 04, 2015, 01:54:28 pm »

Did you make the wooden model Umi :-))
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #74 on: January 04, 2015, 02:02:16 pm »

These ships must have absolutely destroyed the Ugly forest never mind hitting a branch on the ugly tree on the way down! Maybe they are very good and practical at what they were designed for who knows, certainly not pretty.
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