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Old 02-05-2006, 08:24 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 02-05-2006, 10:16 AM   #2
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Freezing salt water spray? I'd hate to be a deckhand on that ship. That's a bit chilly!
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Old 02-05-2006, 10:44 AM   #3
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Compare and contrast previous images:

Ice house
Ice car
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Old 02-05-2006, 11:13 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 02-05-2006, 11:22 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 02-05-2006, 01:13 PM   #6
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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...
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Old 02-05-2006, 01:14 PM   #7
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Old 02-05-2006, 04:10 PM   #11
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it looks like cake frosting !!!
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Old 02-05-2006, 04:32 PM   #12
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Ice ship? That's not an ice ship. This is an Ice Ship.
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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.
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Old 02-05-2006, 06:00 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 02-05-2006, 09:52 PM   #14
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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.
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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.
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