Posts Tagged ‘Fairlane’

HMS Dauntless (D33)

Posted: 16 April, 2010 by Fairlane in ugly
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HMS Dauntless

IMO: 4907751

Build: 2007 by BAE Systems – Govan in UK, nr 1062

Just as the US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships have proven by being featured here, modern naval vessels are not the prettiest things around. (more…)

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Island Escape

Posted: 10 April, 2010 by Fairlane in paintjob, ugly
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Island Escape

IMO: 8002597

Build: 1982 by Chantiers Dubigeon – Nantes Saint Nazaire in France, nr 164 as Scandinavia

As I’ve said before, the modern cruise ship monstrosities are just the current extent of a mutation (more…)

Ria

Posted: 6 April, 2010 by Fairlane in non-ugly
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Ria

IMO: N/A

Build: ???

I just saw pictures of this minuscule fishing boat and I knew I had to post it. Few vessels make me smile immediately when I see them, and this little one has gained that distinction.

Soviet Space Ships

Posted: 3 April, 2010 by Fairlane in special, ugly
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Soviet Space Ships

Space support vessels, with their huge antenna arrays in order to communicate with spacecraft (more…)

Team Oman

Posted: 26 March, 2010 by Fairlane in ugly
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Team Oman

IMO: 9199584

Build: 1999 by De Hoop Shipyard – Tolkamer in The Netherlands, nr 373 as Sea Spider

When I first saw a picture of this vessel, I thought there surely must be (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…)

Superferry 9

Posted: 23 March, 2010 by Fairlane in ugly
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Superferry 9

IMO: 8517396

Build: 1986 by Usuki Shipyard – Usuki in Japan, nr 1328

What do you get when you combine the floating apartment block structure of a cruise ship with the cargo capabilities of a general cargo vessel? (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…)

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…)

Everlast

Posted: 17 March, 2010 by Fairlane in ugly
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Everlast

IMO: 7527332

Build: 1977 by Hashimoto Dockyard – Kobe in Japan, nr ??? as Bilibino

Officer Mabel of the Oshawa police department was in his cruiser (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…)

Spirit of Victoria

Posted: 10 March, 2010 by Fairlane in ugly
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From Incat via http://www.incat.com

Spirit of Victoria

IMO: ???

Build: 1985 by Incat – Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, no 16

I can’t find too much about this vessel, and I am relatively glad. (more…)

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…)

Maersk Searcher

Posted: 27 February, 2010 by Fairlane in paintjob, ugly
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Maersk Searcher

IMO: 9191369

Build: 1999 by Keppel Hitachi Shipbuilding – Singapore, nr ???

Sometimes it’s just the little things that matter. The small joys you find can help to make your life that much better, or a bunch of minuscule matters add up and make a horrible day. (more…)

Stemat Spirit

Posted: 19 February, 2010 by Fairlane in ugly
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Stemat Spirit

IMO: 9496458

Build: 2010 by ??? – ??? in ???, nr ???

As one of the first new launches of this decade, the Stemat Spirit is giving us too promising of a view of the future of ship designs. (more…)