Archive for December, 2013

Happy New Year!

Posted: 31 December, 2013 by SeaBart in Uncategorized
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I’d like to wish you all to:

Have great trips with fair winds and a following sea,
Keep the wet side down,
And may all your landfalls be expected!

Bon Voyage for the whole of 2014.

& Keep hunting for Ugly Ships! ;-D

2013 in review

Posted: 31 December, 2013 by SeaBart in information
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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 130,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

AZORES – IMO 5383304

Posted: 30 December, 2013 by SeaBart in ugly
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Picture by Skyhawk72 via www.shipspotting.com

Picture by Skyhawk72 via http://www.shipspotting.com

That arse!

Moby Dick

Posted: 28 December, 2013 by SeaBart in paintjob, ugly
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Picture by Seaweasel via www.shipspotting.com

Picture by Seaweasel via http://www.shipspotting.com

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).

PRELUDE – IMO 9648714

Posted: 24 December, 2013 by SeaBart in monster, special
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Picture by lapino via www.shipspoting.com

Picture by lapino via http://www.shipspoting.com

A true Monster of the Seas, more info here.

An artists impression of the finished product:

Picture via the Interwebs.

Picture via the Interwebs.

Happy Holidays

Posted: 23 December, 2013 by SeaBart in personal
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All the best to you, your family & friends & Enjoy this festive season!

 

FLIP: the ship that flips

Posted: 22 December, 2013 by SeaBart in strange, ugly
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Picture via the interwebs

Picture via the interwebs

More info:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RV_FLIP
or
www.ship-technology.com/projects/flip-ship/

and a video:

 

TRANSFER – IMO 7528570

Posted: 20 December, 2013 by SeaBart in ugly
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Picture by Marcel & Ruud Coster via www.shipspotting.com

Picture by Marcel & Ruud Coster via http://www.shipspotting.com

PROM OSTROW-1

Posted: 18 December, 2013 by SeaBart in ugly
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Picture by Jacek via www.shipspotting.com

Picture by Jacek via http://www.shipspotting.com

Oujda – IMO 7358286

Posted: 16 December, 2013 by SeaBart in ugly
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Picture by aúl Lacárcel López via www.shipspotting.com

Picture by aúl Lacárcel López via http://www.shipspotting.com

USNS Comfort – IMO 7390478

Posted: 14 December, 2013 by SeaBart in ugly
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Picture by NickLW2424 via www.shipspotting.com

Picture by NickLW2424 via http://www.shipspotting.com

Viborg – IMO 6705339

Posted: 12 December, 2013 by SeaBart in ugly
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Picture via the Interwebs

Picture via the Interwebs

Antigone

Posted: 10 December, 2013 by SeaBart in paintjob, ugly
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Picture by Michael Neidig via www.shipspotting.com

Picture by Michael Neidig via http://www.shipspotting.com

CLODIA – IMO 7717377

Posted: 8 December, 2013 by SeaBart in ugly
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Picture by Don Fraser via www.shipspotting.com

Picture by Don Fraser via http://www.shipspotting.com