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Started by Captain Canada, March 31, 2005, 08:00:33 PM

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pyro-manic

It should be a row of SHar 2s. Farewell, Vinny. :(
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Quote from: pyro-manic on February 17, 2009, 11:42:21 AM
It should be a row of SHar 2s. Farewell, Vinny. :(

Photos were taken back in 2004 i believe, but the Shars departed for home before the carrier made port at copenhagen :(

Captain Canada

USCGC Holyhock downbound in the St.Clair River.

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Jschmus

I took a walk into Olde Town the other afternoon to visit the post office.  Along the way, I snapped a few pix of things I saw in the river.

First up, a NOAA oceanagraphic research tub.



Next, the battleship USS Wisconsin (BB 64).  The brick obscuring most of the ship is the Nauticus museum.



In the river between these two was this mysterious vessel.

Not the two-master to the right, but the brownish thing in the center of the photo.
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probably a house boat.
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Quote from: Fulcrum on June 27, 2009, 01:08:14 AM
probably a house boat.

It would be something mundane and boring like that, wouldn't it?

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Jschmus

I took another walk to the library and post office this afternoon, and I spotted a few items of interest.  The floaty things are here, while the flying stuff appears in the "What Flew Over My House Today" thread.

This SWATH vessel was sitting in the middle of the river.



It's not one of the Impeccable T-AGOS ships, nor one of the littoral combat ships, but I couldn't find reference to any other sort of SWATH vessels in USN or USNS service.

The USS Leyte Gulf (CG-55)


The Elizabeth River ferry
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Nice !

The Leyte Gulf is a beauty....love that bow !

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I think my company has the contract for the refit for Leyte Gulf, not sure though.

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I took a walk in the early evening, yesterday.  It wanted to rain, but there were never more than a few drops while I was out.  Cloud cover made it lousy for plane spotting, but I did get a few shots from the river.

There was a small flotilla of tugs, manhandling a barge.




Further down the river is the BAE Systems yard, where I got the shots last week of the Leyte Gulf.  A little further downriver was USNS Grapple (T-ARS 53), a salvage ship.


Here's another view of one of the Elizabeth River ferries, a stern-wheeler.
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AeroplaneDriver

I used to love flying into Norfolk to see the ships in the yard.  PHL is great too.  Final for 27R goes right over the shipyard. 

Anyhoo...I have a relative in England who lives right on the coast (I mean right on the beach) between South Sheilds and Sunderland.  She has a front row seat to the Sunderland Airshow (coming up this weekend).  When Iwas there last week the ships were already starting to show up.  Not sure what this one is, but it was parked right in front of her house last week.  Bay Class maybe..?



So I got that going for me...which is nice....

jcf

Quote from: Jschmus on June 27, 2009, 02:49:45 AM
Quote from: Fulcrum on June 27, 2009, 01:08:14 AM
probably a house boat.

It would be something mundane and boring like that, wouldn't it?



Late to the party here, but it looks to me like a mdium-large motor-sailer with its masts removed, possibly in the midst of a major refit.
A couple of the boats I worked on in Hawaii looked like that at various times as it is at times necessary to dismast a sailing
vessel and required if one has problems with the mast step(s).

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pyro-manic

AeroplaneDriver - That's not a Bay class - looks more like one of the Albion-class assault ships. :)

http://navy-matters.beedall.com/albion.htm
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Quote from: Jschmus on July 14, 2009, 03:34:32 PM

This SWATH vessel was sitting in the middle of the river.



It's not one of the Impeccable T-AGOS ships, nor one of the littoral combat ships, but I couldn't find reference to any other sort of SWATH vessels in USN or USNS service.


Not a SWATH vessel, appears to be some type of wave-piercing catamaran utility vessel design, but not SWATH.
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Quote from: pyro-manic on July 22, 2009, 01:08:08 PM
AeroplaneDriver - That's not a Bay class - looks more like one of the Albion-class assault ships. :)

http://navy-matters.beedall.com/albion.htm

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