Posts Tagged ‘modification’


Posted: 16 November, 2022 by SeaBart in ugly
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ESRA – IMO 7915943

Posted: 13 November, 2022 by SeaBart in strange, ugly
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With a double bridge:

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US Navy Albany-class cruisers

Posted: 4 April, 2021 by SeaBart in ugly
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A long long time ago (actually in October 2009) I published this post about the USS Long Beach in which I mentioned that “She had the highest bridge of any ship in the US Navy smaller than an actual aircraft carrier”. Gus K tipped me about the Albany-class cruisers which came second on that ranking scale.

Here is the Chicago next to the Long Beach, for comparison:

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Except for that factoid we can also see that they were kinda ugly…..

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If you fancy looking at some more pics of all 3 vessels, do a clickerdieclick on the links below:

Many thanks for the tip (and the well documented emails) Gus!

“Stubby” Hull 1173 – IMO 7105495

Posted: 25 June, 2019 by SeaBart in strange
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Screenshot from the Facebook page.

This is how the vessel looks nowadays:

STEWART J. CORT – IMO 7105495:

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