Archive for December, 2009

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…)

Top-somethings I

Posted: 31 December, 2009 by SeaBart in information
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Top Somethings I

And here is the last one of our Top Something List countdown, the pinnacle of them all: the most hit posts:

Top 10 posts

10 : Rachid Fares Enterprises:  1725 hits. The company was in the news last week when the Danny II sank of Lebanon.

9 : Ramform Sovereign: 1865 hits. A vessel with a weirdly shaped hull

8 : Swimday-special Solar Boat: 1885 hits. A special post for Tugsters Swimday-project

7 : A: 2100 hits. A strange design yacht with a strange name.

6 : Aeria: 2475 hits. My little pet-project.

5 : Min Duo: 1881 hits. A vessel resembling the Colloseum from Rome.

4 : Star Princess: 2875 hits. A cruisevessel with Star Wars sunglasses.

3 : MSC Daniela: 4131 hits. A monster of a containervessel.

2 : Sea Shadow: 4691 hits. No shadow of a doubt: Ugly!

and the ultimate ugly ship according to hits:

1 : USS Independence (LCS-2): 9392 hits.

Have a fabulous evening and a prosperous 2010, see you next year!

Autosky

Posted: 30 December, 2009 by Fairlane in ugly
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Autosky

IMO: 9206774

Build: 2000 by Tsuneishi Shipbuilding – Tokyo in Japan, nr 1184

Something just doesn’t look right about this vessel. (more…)

Jascon 27

Posted: 30 December, 2009 by SeaBart in ugly
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Jascon 27

IMO : 8636180

Build : 1979 by Gotaverken Finnboda A/B – Göteborg in Sweden, nr  409 as Balder Scapa

Me and my colleagues sometimes joke that being at sea is the same (more…)

Top Somethings II (Updated)

Posted: 30 December, 2009 by SeaBart in information
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Top Somethings List II

Here is nr 2 in our countdown to 2010 of Top Something Lists.

Today’s subject is not really a list as such, it’s more a list of statistics.

Statistics

Total Number of posts : 631

–  245 * Piet Sinke’s Newsclippings

– 18 * TTO Newsletter

– 408 Ugly ships / paintjobs

SeaBart wrote 385 posts and Fairlane did the rest.

The posts are divided in 11 categories and 116 tags

45 of all these posts have received an update of some sort, some had even multiple updates.

Total hits : 199.588……..will we pass the 200k before the end of the year??

Total hits in 2009 : 195.638 (and rising)

Average hits per day in 2009 : 538

Busiest days : Thursday 22-10-2009, 3286 hits

Total comments : 550

Spam comments : 1401

(all stats as per 29-12-2009, 2130 GMT)

Update (30-12-2009)

Wooohooooo!!! We did it! We past the 200.000 hits!!!

A big Thanks to all visitors and all those who contributed to this site. I never thought this site would be such a success! Cheers!!

Now upto the next 200.000 hits!

Dutch Inland Barges

Posted: 29 December, 2009 by SeaBart in paintjob
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Dutch Inland Barges

We have seen already some nice examples of inland vessels (more…)

Top Somethings III

Posted: 29 December, 2009 by SeaBart in information
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Top Somethings List III

Here is nr 3 in our countdown to 2010 of Top Something Lists.

Today’s subject is: “Clicked Links”, which posted link/picture on the site attracted the most clicks.

Top 10 Clicked Links

10 :

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Convertible Vessels

Posted: 28 December, 2009 by SeaBart in special
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Convertible vessels

Would this be a new trend in Ship-building?? I have no idea why, (more…)

Top Somethings IV

Posted: 28 December, 2009 by SeaBart in information
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Top Somethings List IV

Here is nr 4 in our countdown to 2010 of Top Something Lists.

Today’s subject is: Referrers, which website referred the most people to this glorious site.

top 10 Referrers

10 : http://cascobayboaters.com/

9 : http://shipspotting.com

8 : http://f150online.com

7 : http://slate.com

6 :  http://alphainventions.com/

5 : http://gcaptain.com

4 : http://tugster.wordpress.com

3 : http://fcbsweb.com (1) & http://fcbsweb.com (2)

2: http://forum-schiff.de (1) & http://forum-schiff.de (2)

1 : http://landgangen.se (1) & http://landgangen.se (2)

Flashback week 01-2009

Posted: 28 December, 2009 by SeaBart in special
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Uglyships logo flashbackFlashback week 01-2009

On the first week of 2009 we just continued where we stopped last year, with ugly ships offcourse…..what else would you expect from this site?

We saw the conversion-disaster of the Skandi Inspector.

Traditionally we needed a Posts top something.

There were the working anomalies James Newman & sisters on the river Thames.

We looked at Strange Funnels (part 1), more to follow later in the year.

And then the psychedelic and confusing array of various colors of the Scharhorn.

Even the owners of a sistership of the Saint James think these ships are ugly.

Crystal Ocean

Posted: 27 December, 2009 by SeaBart in ugly
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Crystal Ocean

IMO : 9186156

Build : 1999 by Kvaerner Govan Ltd – Glasgow in Scotland, nr 319

Oh no, another ordinary supplyvessel converted to something (more…)

Top somethings V

Posted: 27 December, 2009 by SeaBart in information
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Top Somethings List V

As every self-respecting media-format is now publishing all kinds of top-somethings lists I felt that we had to keep up the tradition and produce a few of those to reflect the year that has been.

If you don’t like them, please feel free to ignore but otherwise: enjoy!

Starting today with nr 5 we will count down till New Years eve by posting every day another list, in order of interestingness.

We’ll kick off with the “Search Engine Terms” you used which made you find this site.

Top 10 Search Engine Terms

10 : USS Independence

9 : Norwegian Epic

8 : Ulstein X-bow

7 : Uglyships / Ugly Ships

6 : Boat

5 : Colosseum Rome

4 : Star Princess

3 : MSC Daniela

2 : Yacht A

1 : USS Freedom

Knock Nevis

Posted: 25 December, 2009 by SeaBart in monster, special
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Knock Nevis

IMO : 7381154

Built : 1979 by Sumitomo Heavy Industries’s Oppama shipyard – Oppama in Japan, nr 1016 as Seawise Giant.

The biggest tanker in the world, a true monster of the sea : (more…)

Kraka (Updated)

Posted: 24 December, 2009 by SeaBart in ugly
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Kraka

IMO : 8302894

Build : 1985 by Frederikshavn Vaerft A/S, Frederikshavn, Denmark, nr 414 as Mercandian Continent

This monstrous looking (used to be-) vessel-to-be started life as a roro-cargoship before she was bought (more…)

Seaspan Greg

Posted: 22 December, 2009 by Fairlane in ugly
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Seaspan Greg

IMO: 6420484

Build: 1964 by Allied Shipbuilders, Vancouver in Canadia, nr 142 as Greg Yorke

At one time, SeaBart featured the pug-nosed Seaspan Doris, and stunned us with the stockiness of her design. (more…)