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Umi_Ryuzuki

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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #75 on: January 04, 2015, 06:49:40 pm »

Did you make the wooden model Umi :-))


Yes, I did. I sent a proposal to the original fund raisers, that I could cast them, and they could
sell them as a way to raise money for restoration. No one ever got back to me. It has since then,
been primed and sanded, and reworked a bit. I may still get around to making a mold and castings.

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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #76 on: January 09, 2015, 10:43:42 pm »

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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #77 on: April 02, 2015, 09:39:27 pm »

Had to resurrect this topic for a truly ugly ship.

This one is for those captains who have yet to grow out of the boy racer image and have rear spoilers on their cars.....

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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #78 on: April 02, 2015, 11:17:47 pm »

It's just missing one of those ridiculous exhausts that tend to shake the street awake at silly o'clock in the morning! (Not my street - I am the law  :police:   {-) ;D )
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #79 on: April 02, 2015, 11:47:54 pm »

The Princess    :kiss:......looks like she is heading to OZ............... {-).......... Derek
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #80 on: April 03, 2015, 10:21:23 am »

I'd like to nominate that 'big fat gypsy wedding carriage' ball that travels over the side of the ship as it plods along, if you want silly gimmicks, then go to Blackpool pleasure beach, don't take them with you on a cruise - which is for relaxation.
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #81 on: June 26, 2015, 07:55:38 pm »

And another contender.

Why do ship designers build such ugly monstrosities? Its no good saying its a 'green' ship that to me is a cop out.

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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #82 on: June 26, 2015, 08:06:21 pm »

No excuse for that bow, I imagine it is a wave piercing design.
But the stern deck is "engineering utility".

The ship is designed to uncoil cable from its deck and lay it to the bottom of the sea.


"World Diamond"  has a similar "off" bow design, and I have seen plans for modeling it.
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #83 on: July 01, 2015, 05:26:03 pm »

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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #84 on: July 01, 2015, 05:56:26 pm »

supermodel looks compared to the Northern Lights LT1004 Martin , often called the "OXO boat" or "Rubics Cube" she was built in the early 90's under a loophole in the fishing regulations at the Faroes meaning any UK boat with an overall length less than 10m could fish unrestricted...

That meant a boat 9.98m x 9.98m x 9.98m , powered by 2 Gardner 8LXB engines ( 240hp each , she could only do about 7 knots ) , the fish got vertigo and altitude sickness before being put on the deck, unsurprisingly NOT a success and she eventually ended up in MacDuff where they stripped her out and removed the wheelhouse and converted her into a Salmon farm feed barge ( my cousin towed her up to the Shetlands and he said it was the worst job he ever took..... ) , she sunk a couple of years ago got raised and chopped up

Oh and those bars and heavy metal extensions on the "bow" and "stern" were put on to try and make its sea keeping viable...




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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #85 on: July 01, 2015, 06:50:44 pm »

That boat Martin seems as though it started life as one design and ended up with 3 others tacked on for good luck.

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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #86 on: July 01, 2015, 09:55:02 pm »

Davie , have you any idea when the photos were taken as it looks suspiciously like my home town  :-))
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #87 on: July 01, 2015, 10:04:46 pm »

Photos taken in Scarborough Aid as to year there's nothing on the photos to say but early to mid 90's I'd think
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #88 on: July 01, 2015, 10:12:42 pm »

this ones pretty ugly...

Someone put a fifties Diner on a hull and thought it would be novel. They would have to serve their sundaes and malted milks in dishes rather than those tallboy glasses (sic)
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #89 on: July 02, 2015, 12:32:25 pm »

Looks like a motorflote to me  %)
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #90 on: July 20, 2015, 02:19:45 pm »

And another one to add to the list. Why design a ship like this? the planners must be on acid...........

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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #91 on: July 20, 2015, 02:29:10 pm »

If it were the caption competion,
Hey captain - that was great avioding action you took back their, still dont know what that bump was though
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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #92 on: July 20, 2015, 09:27:28 pm »

It is a seismic survey ship.
They tow an array of cables branching out from the stern of the ship, and
stretching out to almost 8 kilometer behind the vessel.
The wide transom allows them to achieve a better spread of the sensors.


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Re: Ugly ships
« Reply #94 on: July 21, 2015, 08:28:43 pm »

I seem to remember that an iclandic gun boat operated during the Cod War  had a similar hull form. Our Leanders had a tough time and their traditional slender hulls really suffered in those stormy northern waters.
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UGLY!!!
« Reply #95 on: February 17, 2016, 07:38:42 pm »

Are  these the ugliest tugs you ever clapped eyes on? Noisy as Hell as well, I can't believe the noise they make, there's hope for noise generators yet. It also has some nice footage of not only the tow of a longboat, but the Humber keelboat puts in an appearance and several other craft as well.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osLmi7Kff_0&list=PLCFwxS32BgaQxiwwMQVfC2wk057u2lon4

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Re: UGLY!!!
« Reply #96 on: February 17, 2016, 08:59:54 pm »

They sound a bit like a train, are they diesel-electric?
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Re: UGLY!!!
« Reply #97 on: February 17, 2016, 09:23:17 pm »

Except no one put oil in the engines:O)

They look no more or less ugly than modern tugs. They are not that busy up top and are at least quite tidy. Perhaps spartan is a better description for them? When I read 'Dean's'. I was expecting to see a model boat being rescued by a model tug from the well known model manufacturer, not a Tug company %) :}
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Re: UGLY!!!
« Reply #98 on: February 17, 2016, 09:59:23 pm »

They were built on the river Medway for Crescent Shipping, to tow / push the lash barges from the Thames to the Medway and back.
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Re: UGLY!!!
« Reply #99 on: February 18, 2016, 05:49:06 am »

They were built on the river Medway for Crescent Shipping, to tow / push the lash barges from the Thames to the Medway and back.

Thanks for the info tugmad. I wonder how they got up as far as the Humber? Mind you for pushing barges they are in the ideal environment here. There are hundreds of barges need moving around the Humber ports all the way up past Goole to the inland waterways.

They sound a bit like a train, are they diesel-electric?


That's what I found strange now you mention it. They sounded nothing like anything I've seen on water before. They do sound like old diesel trains of the Deltic variety.
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