Posts Tagged ‘non-ugly’

SS Ayrfield

Posted: 25 December, 2013 by SeaBart in non-ugly, strange
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Picture by Jason Parker via http://io9.com

Picture by Jason Parker via http://io9.com

Something special for Christmas:

The SS Ayrfield (originally launched as SS Corrimal) was a steel-hulled, single screw, steam collier , She was built in the UK in 1911 and registered at Sydney in 1912. She was purchased by the Commonwealth Government and used to transport supplies to American troops stationed in the Pacific region during WWII.
In 1950, She was sold to Bitumen and Oil Refineries Australia Pty Ltd and in 1951 sold to the Miller Steamship Company Ltd and renamed Ayrfield. Under the Miller flag, she operated as a collier between Newcastle and Miller’s terminal in Blackwattle Bay.
in 1972 the old collier was sent to Homebush Bay for breaking-up, which at some point was stopped for no apparent reason. The hull is still located near the mouth of Haslams Creek with the bow pointing towards the shore.
Amidst the rest of the ghostly ship hulls, the Ayrfield stands out thanks to her current inhabitants, which add a bit of green to the rusty ship graveyard.

Picture via the interwebs.

Picture via the interwebs.

More information about this wreck & the other wrecks around her can be found here: The Wrecks of Homebush.

This is how she looked in het working time:

Picture via the interwebs

Picture via the interwebs

In her current condition she is a willing victim for the photographers so instead of showing them all here do yourself a favour and Google Images for her (or click).

Bob Barker

Posted: 23 June, 2011 by SeaBart in paintjob
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Bob Barker

IMO : 5280540

Build : 1950 by Fredriksstad MV – Fredriksstad in Norway, nr 333 as Pol XIV (a whaler)

The Sea Shepherd organization, worldwide known & the subject of a few posts here on this website: this is one of their vessels and it is painted in their signature paintjob: black, (more…)

Savannah

Posted: 2 May, 2010 by SeaBart in non-ugly, special
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Picture by Will van Dorp, via http://www.tugster.wordpress.com

Savannah

IMO : 5314793

Build : 1955 by New York Shipbuilding Corporation – Camden, USA, nr 529

As the old cliche goes: beauty (or the lack thereof) is only skin deep. And in the case of this (more…)

Lough Foyle

Posted: 20 March, 2010 by Fairlane in non-ugly
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Lough Foyle

IMO: 7823310

Build: 1979 by Van Goor Werf – Monnickendam in The Netherlands, nr 668 as Saeftinge

More often than not the variety of offshore working vessels featured here are very far towards the top on the scale of hideousness. (more…)

HMS Northway

Posted: 17 March, 2010 by Fairlane in non-ugly, ugly
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Via en.wikipedia.org

HMS Northway

IMO: ???

Build: 1943 by Newport News Shipbuilding – Newport News, Virginia in the USA, nr 403 as HMS Cutlass

While neither of the above pictures above are actually this vessel, they are her identical sisters, (more…)

Cap San Diego

Posted: 31 December, 2009 by SeaBart in non-ugly
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Cap San Diego

IMO : 5060794

Build : 1962 by Deutsche Werft – Hamburg in Germany, nr 785

The olden days, when ships were made from wood and sailors were still (more…)

Seamullet

Posted: 10 December, 2009 by Fairlane in non-ugly
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Seamullet

IMO: 9204776

Build: 2001 by Lindenau Schiffswerft, Kiel in Germany, nr S242

I admit, there’s nothing ugly about this ship, and she’s really pretty boring, except maybe one little thing. (more…)

Shieldhall

Posted: 6 November, 2009 by Fairlane in non-ugly
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Shieldhall

IMO: 5322752

Build: 1955 by Lobnitz Shipyard – Renfrew in U.K., nr. 1132

So, there’s been a lot of discussion lately of what a “non-ugly” ship is. (more…)

Ark Forwarder

Posted: 25 September, 2009 by SeaBart in non-ugly
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Ark Forwarder

IMO : 9138783

Build : 1998 by Soc. Esercizio Cantieri S.p.A. – Viareggio in Spain, nr 1546 as Sea Centurion

After showing so many ugly ferries here I thought it to be time to (more…)

WG Columbus (Updated)

Posted: 1 April, 2009 by SeaBart in non-ugly
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WG Columbus

IMO : 9452945

Build : 2008 by Astillero HJ Barreras, Vigo in  Spain, nr 1659

Remember the poll we had not too long ago?? The outcome was……..: Cool, I like it! Gimme more! Well, your (more…)

Abeille Bourbon

Posted: 28 January, 2009 by SeaBart in non-ugly
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Abeille Bourbon

IMO : 9308687

Build : 2005 by Myklebust Verft AS, Gursken in Norway, nr 39

No, don’t worry, not an ugly ship: this is one for the non-ugly (more…)

Scelveringhe

Posted: 14 January, 2009 by SeaBart in non-ugly
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Scelveringhe

IMO : 9285366

Build : 2004 by K. Damen, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, The Netherlands, nr 743

The Scelveringhe is a hopper dredger but not a ordinary run of (more…)

Queen Mary 2

Posted: 11 January, 2009 by SeaBart in non-ugly
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Queen Mary 2

IMO : 9241061

Build :  2003 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique,  Saint-Nazaire in France, nr G32

A complete new category on this site: Non-ugly ships: Ships of a design I (more…)