Posts Tagged ‘special’

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).

Gloria Siderum

Posted: 1 December, 2011 by SeaBart in special, ugly
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Dunno source, via the interwebs

Gloria Siderum

IMO : 7006754

Build :
-Hada II (IMO 513945) : 1957 by De Groot & van Vliet – Slikkerveer in The Netherlands, nr 319
-Hermes (IMO 514914) : 1956 by by De Groot & van Vliet – Slikkerveer in The Netherlands, nr 315
Both vessels were welded together in 1969 by De Groot & van Vliet” –  Slikkerveer in the Netherlands

Right, so you thought the idea of Allseas creating a catamaran of 2 existing vessels (the Pieter Schelte) was new. Well, it wasn’t. Somewhere in the second half of the 60’s somebody had a brainstorm and got the wild idea to weld 2 coasters together, put on a heavy lift derrick and thus creating a Heavy Lift Vessel. (possibly the genesis of the Heavy Lift World). (more…)

Edda Fides (Updated, again)

Posted: 7 April, 2011 by Fairlane in special, ugly
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Edda Fides

IMO :9456290

Build : Under construction by Astillero Barerra – Vigo in Spain, nr ???

I hate to judge a vessel before she’s been finished, (more…)

Favourite Ship Names

Posted: 7 July, 2010 by SeaBart in special
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Favourite Ship Names

On a few occasions in the past I have given my opinion on the strange & funny names (here, here & here or click) given to vessels so I thought it to be time to inform (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…)

New Carissa

Posted: 21 April, 2010 by Fairlane in special, ugly
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New Carissa

IMO: 8716136

Build: 1989 by Marugame Yard – Marugame in Japan, nr 1172

So, wood chip carriers, not a big fan. At first it looks like a bulk freighter, which isn’t too particularly offensive. (more…)

Kommuna (updated)

Posted: 15 April, 2010 by SeaBart in ugly
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Kommuna

Kommuna

IMO : n/a

Build : 1915 by Putilov Shipyard,St.Petersburg in Russia, nr ?? as Volkhov

Refitted : 1950 by Shipyard De Schelde, Vlissingen in the Netherlands

A real golden oldie this one, build in 1915, refitted in 1950 and still going (more…)

More Funny Names

Posted: 25 March, 2010 by Fairlane in special
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More Funny Names

As we’ve featured before, sometimes the only thing that sets a particular ship apart (more…)

Silly Warship Names

Posted: 19 March, 2010 by Fairlane in special
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Hoe and Plunger

From Ric Hedman via http://www.navsource.org

Silly Warship Names

Watching the movie “High Fidelity” once inspired me to create several lists of so-called “top 5’s.” (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…)

Pimp my Ship

Posted: 10 March, 2010 by SeaBart in special
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Pimp my Ship

Yesterday I did an attempt (here) in the socalled art of photoshopping…..wasn’t very successful but I managed to get my message across (I think). And today I stumble upon (via http://www.gCaptain.com) a website that has a small challenge: Pimp my Ship. Read more about it here on 5956n.typepad.com.

Basically you deliver the ideas and they do the art. Besides eternal honor and credit for the idea there is nothing to gain. Might be fun though, it’s a page to keep an eye on!

So let the ideas coming! I’m already brainstorming!

Tredegar Hall & Company

Posted: 5 March, 2010 by Fairlane in special, ugly
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Tredegar Hall

IMO: NA

Build: 1906 by W Doxford & Sons, Ltd – Sunderland in the U.K.

Tumblehome has to me been one of the most oddball incorporation into ship design. (more…)

Delta Mariner

Posted: 5 February, 2010 by Fairlane in special, ugly
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Delta Mariner

IMO: 9198501

Build: 2000 by VT Halter Marine – Pascagoula, Mississippi in USA, nr 1835

Nicknamed the “Foss Rocket Ship” due to its owner, the primarily tug and barge based Foss Maritime, the designation of a “rocket ship” seems a little out of place. (more…)

Coast Guard Copycats

Posted: 29 January, 2010 by Fairlane in paintjob, special
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Coast Guard Copycats

In all reality, I feel the original concept of the US Coast Guard’s racing stripe, as seen on the Biscayne Bay and Boutwell above, (more…)

New Mystery

Posted: 14 January, 2010 by Fairlane in special, ugly
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From afv vis shipsnostalgia.com

With the Aeria mostly figured out, I thought I’d present a bit of a new mystery. (more…)