Archive for November, 2009

Flashback week 49-2008

Posted: 30 November, 2009 by SeaBart in special

Uglyships logo flashbackFlashback week 49-2009

The flashback for the first week of december which was started off with a post about the revolutionary Ulstein X-Bow series. Which did raise some discussions and got a poll on a later date.

The Svitzer Buffel & Bison galloped into our lifes.

The Putford Puffin was huffin’ and puffin’.

We were all melting away at the cuteness of the Ugie Runner.

A very bad paintjob for the SPSL Sarah Service.

2 unknown monstrosities made us cringe from ugliness.

Adige was the very first tip I got in via the tip-hotline. was featured on

The cartoon-tug Theodore Too came by in real life.

Proteus is resembling a daddy-long-legs on waterskies.

The Jumbo Challenger wished us to Stay Well.

The yacht Guilty was guilty of having an immense ugly paintjob

The owner of the Comte Jurandir forgot to put something on top of the cake.

And then came some ships I actually sailed on:

The book about Martha & Justine, a tale about Rats, Rust and Two Old Ladies.

And the Leonardo da Vinci, a fierce & ugly looking dredger.

Is the Oasis of the Seas ugly?? The result of the Poll

Posted: 24 November, 2009 by SeaBart in ugly
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Oasis of the Seas, Poll results

Well, I found a little bit of time in my busy schedule to reveal the results of the poll…………..u excited yet? (more…)

Flashback week 48-2008

Posted: 23 November, 2009 by SeaBart in special

Uglyships logo flashbackFlashback week 48-2009

Today is exactly one year old….let’s party!! To celebrate that event and to bring back good old memories I’ll do a weekly Flashback from now on.

The very first week of, the very first ugly ships shown to the world. What was featured in that week?

We started of with “the very first one” : an introduction by little old me.

The very first ship to be featured here was Battleaxe, the one that was the inspiration to all this. A few more posts spawned from her appearance here.

Next was Naumon, a floating theater with a delightful paintjob.

And then there was the Storman Asia , followed by a special about the streamlined ferry Kalakala which was in the news a few weeks ago as the owner is looking forĀ  financing to restore the derelict hull.

Salvador Dali did make a Grand Impression on everybody.

Gamma 1 entered the port of Curacao and our life.

I made a point about beautifull ships.

The CSO Apache looks like an overturned rollercoaster.

Kergi had a whole in the wall.

Superstar made people seasick while still standing ashore looking at her.

The Williston transporter, being ugly, did however rescue a moose.

And last but not least: the football hooligan sisters Borussia Dortmund & Werder Bremen.

Dutch Runner

Posted: 19 November, 2009 by Fairlane in paintjob, ugly
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Dutch Runner

IMO: 8712075

Build: 1988 at Sietas Schiffswerft, Hamburg in Germany, nr 892 as North King

I once remember watching a cartoon where Bugs Bunny inquires “Which way did he go George, which way did he go?” (more…)

Lincoln Sea

Posted: 17 November, 2009 by Fairlane in ugly
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From Tugster via

Lincoln Sea

IMO: 9219006

Build: 2001 at Martinac Shipbuilding – Tacoma, Washington in USA, nr. 241 as Everett

American tugs have been a regular feature here, especially the generally awkward “tower tugs” (more…)

USS Cyclops (AC-4)

Posted: 13 November, 2009 by Fairlane in special, ugly
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From US Navy via Wikipedia

From US Navy Historical Center via

USS Cyclops

IMO: 6130514

Build: 1910 by William Cramp and Sons – Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, USA, nr 355 as Cyclops

The story of the Cyclops is one of the most well-known mysteries of the sea. (more…)

Maersk Vlaardingen

Posted: 11 November, 2009 by Fairlane in paintjob, ugly
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Maersk Vlaardingen

IMO: 9207998

Build: 2000 by Flenburger Schiffbau – Flensburg in Germany, nr 711 as Und Akdeniz

So most Ro/Ro freighters seem to follow a general layout: A boxy (more…)


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

Destia Ferry Services

Posted: 5 November, 2009 by Fairlane in paintjob, ugly
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Destia Ferry Services

So, I know ferries have gotten more than their fair share of ridicule on this site (more…)

SeaBart is offshore again!

Posted: 4 November, 2009 by SeaBart in information

uglyships-logo.jpgSeaBart is offshore again!

Hello readers!

As you possibly have determined from above title I have swapped (more…)

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IMO : ??

Build : somewhere in East Germany ???

I’m intrigued…..very much intrigued…..during my voyages around the (more…)

CGG Amadeus

Posted: 3 November, 2009 by Fairlane in ugly
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CGG Amadeus

IMO: 9174933

Build: 1999 by STX Tulcea – Tulcea in Romania, nr. 428 as Aker Amadeus

I will admit, I’ve always had kind of a soft spot for research vessels. Growing up, I was fascinated by the exploits of Robert Ballard, and always wanted to embark on a vessel such as the Knorr to look for lost shipwrecks. (more…)