Posts Tagged ‘tug’


Posted: 27 November, 2022 by SeaBart in non-ugly, strange
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Posted: 19 October, 2022 by SeaBart in non-ugly
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Posted: 8 July, 2022 by SeaBart in ugly
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Posted: 27 May, 2022 by SeaBart in special, ugly
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On the 24th of November in 2008, now more than 13 years ago this site was started by myself by posting the first Ugly Vessel. A lot has happened since then, not only on here but also in my life, and in the world.

And this very post is number 1000, quite a milestone…….Wow!

I didn’t know or expect it would go on for this long.

I have no idea how many vessels have been posted in all this time, it must be many more as a lot of posts contained more than one vessel.
If someone wants to count: please feel free to do so! But do please share the result.

The (and I quote from that first post) “very first Official Ugly Ship, the one that started this all” was the tug Battleaxe, see that post (later updated a bit) here.

And I thought I’d do a bit of an update on the Battleaxe so I’ve been looking all over the interwebs and the most recent picture I found was on Marinetraffic:

Picture by Rutger Hofma via

This one is from 08-07-2019, now almost three years ago….

The vessel actually still exist, which is quite an accomplishment these days, especially since it’s build in 1978, now 44 years ago. According to it’s still floating around somewhere in Lagos. And looking at the above picture the vessel doesn’t look in a too bad condition.

Is there anyone that can provide me/us with a more up to date picture?

After all the Battleaxe and this site are kinda connected………

Thanks for all your attention, clicks, tips, encouragement and all the other ways you’ve interacted with me, that’s enough babbling for now, let’s get started with the next 1000!

Ume Maru – part 2

Posted: 1 November, 2020 by SeaBart in strange, ugly
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When I posted the first post about the Ume Maru (clickerdeclick) I didn’t realise that the tug looked like this from above:

Dunno Source via the Interwebs

More info/pics/movies here (on a RC-group forum).


Posted: 28 October, 2020 by SeaBart in strange, ugly
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Picture by Captain Peter via

Thanks to mr A.Nonymous for the tip!

RT Borkum

Posted: 14 June, 2020 by SeaBart in non-ugly
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Little Truck cabin tug

Posted: 20 May, 2020 by SeaBart in special, strange, ugly
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The original article (in Swedish) is HERE (or click on the pic) translated to english via Google HERE and the for sale advert with more pics HERE.

Many thanks to Henrik L for the find & the tip!

TONY MacKAY – IMO 7227786

Posted: 10 May, 2020 by SeaBart in ugly
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Ume Maru

Posted: 10 January, 2020 by SeaBart in strange, ugly
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Picture by Lappino via

Thanks to Vladimir T for the tip!


Posted: 27 December, 2019 by SeaBart in ugly
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Unknown cute US Navy tuggie

Posted: 20 October, 2019 by SeaBart in non-ugly, special
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Found on the Interwebs


Posted: 25 March, 2017 by SeaBart in strange, ugly
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Jason Dua – IMO 9606261

Posted: 1 December, 2014 by SeaBart in ugly
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Picture by Hansfair via

Many thanks to Hans F for the tip.