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   Undertoad  Sunday Feb 5 09:24 AM

2/5/2006: Ice ship



I think I like the idea of presenting weekend images with little information. Because on some images I simply have no information. Happy S. B. Sunday.



Kitsune  Sunday Feb 5 11:16 AM

Freezing salt water spray? I'd hate to be a deckhand on that ship. That's a bit chilly!



axlrosen  Sunday Feb 5 11:44 AM

Compare and contrast previous images:

Ice house
Ice car
Ice cars



richlevy  Sunday Feb 5 12:13 PM

If you notice that the entire keel is out of water and that the ship is sitting on dry ground/ice, then it appears the only visible thing in the picture keeping it from capsizing is the ropes to the dock. There must be some other support.



tulzscha  Sunday Feb 5 12:22 PM

It's not out of the water, it just has a very odd (compared to normal ships) bow.

The odd frontal hull shape, combined with the massive superstructure (for crushing weight) makes her an icebreaker.

Unsure on the country of origin - Don't know who the red-over-blue belongs to, and can't read the ID on the side.



Cyclefrance  Sunday Feb 5 02:13 PM

Was sent these by a shipping pal a few weeks ago - aboard the Coastguard vessel 'Sir William Alexander' taken a few weeks previous when on a search mission for missing fishing vessel 'El Loda Cash' - never found - the weight of the build-up of ice on fishing vessels changes the whole centre of gravity and they can then more easily capsize...



Cyclefrance  Sunday Feb 5 02:14 PM

A few more



Cyclefrance  Sunday Feb 5 02:15 PM

and



Cyclefrance  Sunday Feb 5 02:16 PM

plus



Cyclefrance  Sunday Feb 5 02:17 PM

lastly



zippyt  Sunday Feb 5 05:10 PM

it looks like cake frosting !!!



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Feb 5 05:32 PM

Ice ship? That's not an ice ship. This is an Ice Ship.

Quote:
When he discussed the idea with Lord Louis Mountbatten, they had the idea of making their floating airfields by cutting the top off of icebergs, thus providing a deck and landing area. The Germans could strafe, bomb and torpedo an iceberg all day with no chance of sinking it. Best of all, ice was "free."


Nice pics, CF. That's the stuff that killed the Edmund Fitzgerald.


Cyclefrance  Sunday Feb 5 07:00 PM

See what you do Bruce? - start showing pictures of V1s and V2s from WW2 and you get me starting on about a cycle trip two years ago to north France around the St Omer region to visit the two V1 and V2 launching sites, Blockhaus (which was soundly bombed for 300 days with little effect as you will see from the pictures) and La Coupole which now houses one of the finest active museums on WW2.



fargon  Sunday Feb 5 10:52 PM

Ice BAD

Iceing is a very dangerous condition, ships have foundered from this. In 76-77 when stationed abord the CGC Confidence every time we went on a winter patrol in the Bering sea, we would ice up like this. It was all hands officers included to remove the Ice before the top hamper caused us to founder.

goto www.jacksjoint.com there are several stories about this condition there.



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Feb 6 12:00 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyclefrance
See what you do Bruce? - start showing pictures of V1s and V2s from WW2 and you get me starting on about a cycle trip two years ago to north France around the St Omer region to visit the two V1 and V2 launching sites.
Your wife paid me to stir up your wanderlust.


limey  Monday Feb 6 05:09 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad

I think I like the idea of presenting weekend images with little information. Because on some images I simply have no information. Happy S. B. Sunday.
Unless I'm very much mistaken that ship is is St Petersburg, and is Russian ...


xoxoxoBruce  Monday Feb 6 06:46 PM

Yeah, that looks like a pinko church in the background.



limey  Tuesday Feb 7 02:15 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
Yeah, that looks like a pinko church in the background.
Been to St Petersburg, and I think that's St Peter's itself in the background. Ah, the white nights ....


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