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CV, Eh?

You might not have known that as recently as the 1960s, the (then) Royal Canadian Navy operated an aircraft carrier with an embarked squadron of all-weather jet interceptors. Other than the USN and USMC, the RCN were the only other operators of the McDonnell F2H Banshee, using it to replace piston-engined Hawker Sea Furies. For those interested in nautical trivia, Canada finished WWII with the world's fifth largest navy in 1945. Part of that is due to its wartime expansion, of course, an...
Tags: Guns, Planes, History, Canada, Ships, Tam, Usmc, Royal Canadian Navy, USN, RCN, Vidjo, McDonnell F2H Banshee


Classic Anchor (White)

Classic Anchor for the fans of all things nautical. 'cartoon' watermark will not appear on product.... [This is a content summary only. Click the Title to see the full content] [Author: Unknown]
Tags: Travel, Navy, Illustration, Ocean, Humor, Sailing, Ships, Rope, Seas, Unknown, Anchor, Sailor, Antique, Nautical, Rope And Anchor, Shipanchor


Classic Anchor (Yellow)

Classic Anchor for the fans of all things nautical. 'cartoon' watermark will not appear on product.... [This is a content summary only. Click the Title to see the full content] [Author: Unknown]
Tags: Travel, Navy, Illustration, Ocean, Humor, Sailing, Ships, Rope, Seas, Unknown, Anchor, Sailor, Antique, Nautical, Rope And Anchor, Shipanchor


Antarctic Expedition Disrupted After Ship Catches Fire

None of the 109 expeditioners and crew onboard the MPV Everest were hurt when a fire broke out in an engine room, but the beleaguered Antarctic resupply vessel still has 2,000 miles to go in its long journey back home to Australia.Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Environment, Antarctica, Exploration, Ships, Antarctic, Aurora Australis, Douglas Mawson, Australian Antarctic Territory, Disaster Accident, Icebird, Australasian Antarctic Expedition, Charlton Clark, Maree Riley, Australian Antarctic Division


Navy Ship Sunk in Historic World War II Battle Is Now the Deepest Explored Wreck

The main section of the USS Johnston—sunk 77 years ago during the Battle of Leyte Gulf—has been discovered off the Philippine coast. Resting over 4 miles beneath the surface, it’s now the deepest shipwreck to ever be investigated.Read more...
Tags: Science, Philippines, Paul Allen, Ships, Johnston, Battleship, Vulcan Inc, Leyte Gulf, Kamikaze, Victor Vescovo, Parks Stephenson, Battle of Leyte Gulf, Japanese Battleship Yamato, War Conflict, USS Johnston, Rv Petrel


"Here's how the full moon helped free the stuck ship Ever Given in the Suez Canal."

Space.com explains."We were helped enormously by the strong falling tide we had this afternoon," Peter Berdowski, CEO of Boskalis, the salvage firm charged with freeing the Ever Given, told The Associated Press. "In effect, you have the forces of nature pushing hard with you, and they pushed harder than the two sea tugs could pull." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, The moon, Ships, Suez Canal, Boskalis, Ann Althouse, Peter Berdowski


Egypt's president orders preparations be made to unload Ever Given's cargo if refloating fails, a high risk strategy adding days of delay

A handout picture released by the Suez Canal Authority on March 25, 2021 shows an Egyptian tug boat equiped with a rope trying to free Taiwan-owned cargo MV Ever Given. Photo by Suez Canal Authority/Handout/AFP via Getty Images Egypt's President has ordered preparations be made to unload the cargo of the Ever Given ship. He outlined the plans to the Suez Canal Authority on Sunday morning, local media reported. Unloading the cargo risks unbalancing and damaging the ship, an expert warne...
Tags: Transportation, News, Africa, International, Trends, Bloomberg, Bbc, BBC News, Taiwan, Egypt, News UK, Evergreen, Ships, Wall Street Journal, Transporation, Suez Canal


Animals stranded on board 20 livestock ships trapped in the Suez Canal jam could starve and die if the situation lasts much longer, charity warns

Ever Given, a Panama-flagged cargo ship, that is wedged across the Suez Canal and blocking traffic in the vital waterway is seen Saturday, March 27, 2021. Photo by Samuel Mohsen/picture alliance via Getty Images The Ever Given ship is still lodged in the Suez Canal, causing a jam of more than 200 vessels. At least 20 livestock ships are trapped, The Guardian reported. The stranded animals could starve and die if the situation lasts much longer, a charity warned. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Transportation, News, Saudi Arabia, International, Trends, Eu, Spain, Animal, Egypt, Animal Welfare, Middle East, News UK, Romania, Jordan, Evergreen, Ships


Animals stranded on board 20 livestock ships waiting to pass through the jammed Suez Canal could starve and die if the situation lasts much longer, charity warns

Ever Given, a Panama-flagged cargo ship, that is wedged across the Suez Canal and blocking traffic in the vital waterway is seen Saturday, March 27, 2021. Photo by Samuel Mohsen/picture alliance via Getty Images The Ever Given ship is still lodged in the Suez Canal, causing a jam of more than 200 vessels. At least 20 livestock ships are trapped, The Guardian reported. The stranded animals could starve and die if the situation lasts much longer, a charity warned. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Transportation, News, Saudi Arabia, International, Trends, Eu, Spain, Animal, Egypt, Animal Welfare, Middle East, News UK, Romania, Jordan, Evergreen, Ships


Is that ship still stuck?

IsTheShipStillStuck.com follows in the great tradition of sites like AbeVigoda.com and IsItAJewishHolidayToday.com. (For those who haven't been following, a massive container ship is blocking the Suez Canal apparently after taking a route shaped like a penis and testicles.)
Tags: Post, News, Funny, Boats, Ships, Suez Canal


Bottlenecks

When I was down in Georgia last November, I found myself wishing I had a lens longer than the 24-120mm on my camera to get better shots of the MV Golden Ray, lying on her side in St. Simons sound. She wasn't an enormous ship, as ships go, being some 660 feet long. Still, something the length of two football fields just lying there on its side tends to attract the eye. The big yellow arch is actually the superstructure of a salvage catamaran, the not-very-romantically-named VB-10,000. Gold...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, News, Guns, China, Georgia, Egypt, Panama Canal, Ships, US Navy, Stuttgart, Tam, Ouch, Suez, ST SIMONS, Money Makes The World Go 'round


Cannon Constructors

Via NJT, a cool old "eduganda" film about the Naval Gun Factory (better known as the Washington Navy Yard) in the District of Columbia. Industry doesn't come much heavier. [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, History, Ships, Tam, Washington Navy Yard, Vidjo, Cannon Constructors, District of Columbia Industry


Turbo noisemaker...

I've said before that British aircraft designers tend to produce aircraft that look one of two ways: beautiful or hideous. That's not entirely true, though, because there's a third category: so hideous that it's actually kind of cool-looking. Hey, via a vid posted by EB Misfit, check out the Fairey Gannet! The Gannet, which first flew in 1949, was designed as an anti-submarine and strike aircraft to operate off the Royal Navy's carrier fleet, which still numbered around a dozen ships at the t...
Tags: Guns, Planes, History, Royal Navy, Ships, Tam, Vidjo, Armstrong Siddeley Mambas


Ship congestion has hit a record high at Southern California's main ports

The container ship 'Thalassa Patris' from Singapore leaves the Xiamen Port on July 24, 2020 in Xiamen, Fujian Province of China Zhou Daoxian/VCG via Getty Images Ships could wait for several days or up to two weeks to gain access to Southern California ports.  It is the first time since 2004 that "drift boxes" have been used to manage traffic, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California. The Los Angeles port is expecting to handle 155,000 inbound containers next week, 8...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, News, Sweden, Singapore, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Ikea, Long Beach, Ships, Copenhagen, Pacific Ocean, Maersk


"On the surface, it’s a little weird that digital culture in 2021 would become suddenly obsessed with 200-year-old folk songs about men on whaling boats."

They sound like prehistoric oddities, which is part of the appeal. Simplistic in structure, they are deliberately repetitive and full of ideas and references that feel very, very far from life right now. Aside from the word Wellerman, they’re full of harpoons and pierheads and the specifics of butchering whales; the most recognizable lyrics are lines about 'rounding the Cape' and the love of bonny brown-haired lasses. Sea shanties are also resiliently uncool. They’re songs about whaling and stro...
Tags: Music, Law, Viral Video, Ships, New England, Cape, Ann Althouse, Tiktok, Wellerman


Roughly 400,000 sailors are stuck on merchant vessels because of COVID, and industry leaders are pleading with Jeff Bezos to step in

ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP via Getty Images Roughly 400,000 sailors are stuck on merchant ships across the globe, and industry leaders are now calling on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for help.  The leaders of several major shipping bodies wrote an open letter to Bezos asking him to put pressure on the incoming Biden administration to allow ships to change crews.  A Bloomberg investigation from September found that 20% of the world's sailors are stranded at sea due to port and border restrictions as a res...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, News, Trends, Bloomberg, Shipping, Jeff Bezos, Ships, Biden, DHL, Bezos, International Chamber of Shipping, Roslan Rahman, Allianz Global Corporate Specialty, Sailors, Andrew Kinsey


MIT develops a battery-free method for navigating underwater that could transform ocean exploration

MIT has developed a new navigation system designed for use underwater that could do for underwater wayfinding what GPS has done for travel on and above the surface. GPS doesn’t really penetrate underwater, because radio waves aren’t really water-friendly. It’s why you commonly see things like sonar employed on submarines, which emit sound waves and measure their reflection off of other underwater objects and surfaces. Typical sonar and other acoustic signalling methods are power-hungry, howev...
Tags: Travel, TC, Science, Smartphones, Mit, Gps, Ships, Sound, Navigation, Sonar, Submarine, Science and Technology, Acoustics, In-car Navigation, Navigation System


"Fifty years ago, this wreck must have been a thing of wonder. Today, what’s left is tragic."

"Trawlers dragging nets for fish and scallops have bulldozed everything. Cannon have been dragged 300 metres away. If trawlers can throw two-ton guns around like matchsticks, then the wooden hull and small finds have no chance. Archaeologists call deep-sea wrecks time-capsules. This wreck looks like a war zone. 'Wrecks should be used as museums for memory and education. In this case, the future’s chances of bearing witness to the horrors of the slave trade are fading fast. It’s a double tragedy....
Tags: Law, Bbc, Fish, Slavery, Ships, Ann Althouse


At the Breakers...

 There's a piece at CNN with some cool aerial photos of cruise ships at the breakers in Turkey... "Once a cruise ship arrives at Aliaga, the vessel is torn apart. Everything inside must be removed, from the furniture to the bathrooms. Interior items may end up sold locally to business owners or collectors.  "To see such large objects on a beach being demolished in an otherwise natural setting is both fascinating and heartbreaking," said freelance cruise journalist Peter Knego, who has visi...
Tags: News, Guns, Turkey, Cnn, Ships, Tam, Peter Knego, Money Makes The World Go 'round, Aliağa


"When Christopher Columbus encountered a severe storm while returning from America, he is said to have written on parchment what he had found in the New World..."

"... and requested it be forwarded to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, enclosed the parchment in a waxed cloth and placed it into a large wooden barrel to be cast into the sea. The communication was never found."From "Message in a Bottle," a Wikipedia article. Lots more message-in-a-bottle stories at that link. Examples:In December 1928, a trapper working at the mouth of the Agawa River, Ontario, found a bottled note from Alice Bettridge, an assistant stewardess in her early twenties who initi...
Tags: Death, Marriage, Cold, Law, Wikipedia, Edgar Allan Poe, America, South Pacific, Ships, Pacific, Columbus, Lake Superior, Fiji, Isabella, Herman Melville, Pacific Island


IBM will send an autonomous research vessel across the Atlantic next year

IBM hopes the unmanned vessel will allow for safe and cost-effective marine research. IBM IBM launched an artificial intelligence-powered marine-research vessel called the Mayflower Autonomous Ship. Developed alongside ocean-research organizations, the vessel will help scientists study issues like climate change and pollution.  It will attempt to cross the Atlantic in spring 2021.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Four centuries after the original ship crossed the Atlant...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Atlantic, Ireland, Boats, Ibm, Autonomous Vehicles, Ships, IBM IBM, Mayflower, IBM UK, Promare, Fredrik Soreide, Mayflower Autonomous Ship, Tim Levin, BITranspo


Now the orcas are going loopy...

 Who had "killer whales get cranky and attack sailboats" as their September 2020 prediction? The latest incident occurred on Friday afternoon just off A Coruña, on the northern coast of Spain. Halcyon Yachts was taking a 36ft boat to the UK when an orca rammed its stern at least 15 times, according to Pete Green, the company’s managing director. The boat lost steering and was towed into port to assess damage.   Around the same time there were radio warnings of orca sightings 70 miles south, at ...
Tags: UK, Wtf, Guns, Spain, Nature, Vigo, Ships, Tam, Pete Green, Vidjo, Taxonomy of Modern Dangers


Old Soviet Ships Transformed Into Yachts for Millionaires

Some modern super-yachts used to look differently and perform basically military missions. They served interests of their native country and its people. Many Soviet yachts became the property of foreign buyers in the 1990s who bought them quite cheaply. “Valirean Albanov” and Olivia The first in the list is a 70-meters yacht Olivia that was produced as a surveillance ship “Valerian Albanov” in... Source
Tags: Design, Technology, Yacht, Ships, Soviet, Transformed, Valirean Albanov, Valerian Albanov


IRIS Jon Frum

 So I'm wikiwandering around the world and wind up in Bandar Abbas, which apparently means "Port of Abbas". Abbas was the Safavid Shah who, with English help*, took the port city of Comorão from the Portuguese (who had themselves taken it from the Persians a hundred years earlier**) and promptly named it after himself.These days the city's port serves as a major base for the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy, having, as it does, a commanding position on the Strait of Hormuz.The harbor facilities are...
Tags: Guns, US, Iran, History, Royal Navy, Ships, Shah, Tam, Abbas, Strait, East India company, Bandar Abbas, Wikiwander, Googlesat, Joseph Dempsey, IRIS Jon Frum


For sale: Home built into the stern of a former US Navy boat from 1908

This "house boat" for sale on Mercer Island, Washington was once the USS Manzanita, built for the US Coast Guard in 1908 and later part of the US Navy. It's now for sale for $2 million. From Realtor.com: n 1949, the boat was going to be scrapped, when a local librarian and her father bought the stern portion of the vessel. "So, they bought this boat for a thousand dollars, and they barged it over to Mercer Island. They cut down some trees, sort of winched it up onto the property, and put ...
Tags: Post, Real Estate, Design, News, Architecture, Boats, Homes, Ships, US Navy, Houses, US Coast Guard, Mercer Island Washington, Lori -RSB- Holden Scott


Virtual Sea Voyages

Yesterday morning's nautical web wanderings had me, at one point, looking at stuff about the MS Dana Gloria. I'd gone from Newcastle to Gothenburg on her back in the Eighties and was kind of taken aback to discover she'd been lost in a typhoon a few years ago. I guess the proper rituals weren't followed on one of the vessel's numerous re-namings?Anyway, doing a Google image search, I discovered that someone is selling 3D printed 1:1200 scale models of the ship. (I think I have a die cast one in ...
Tags: Google, Games, Guns, History, Newcastle, Ships, Gothenburg, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, Geekery, Dana Gloria


Sidewheeler See Vee...

...only it's not listed in the Navy's historic rolls as a CV (the hull designation for a carrier) but rather as an IX ("Unclassified Miscellaneous Unit"*). I've mentioned the Navy's paddlewheel aircraft carriers before, conversions created by adding flight decks and island superstructures to passenger steamers. These emergency wartime conversions served to train aviators in carrier operations on the Great Lakes during World War Two.Most of the photos of these unique vessels I'd seen online are ...
Tags: Books, Guns, Navy, History, Buffalo, Great Lakes, Ships, Cleveland, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz


A New Ship From Colin Trevorrow's Star Wars Episode IX Is Revealed

A San Diego Comic-Con panel Thursday revealed a very cool piece of Star Wars trivia we did not expect. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Ships, Lucasfilm, Tie Fighter, Colin Trevorrow, San Diego Comic Con, Tie Fighters, Star Wars Galaxys Edge, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker, Comic Con 2020


"We should celebrate our mistakes" says one resident of Florence, Oregon...

... quoted in "‘Exploding Whale’ Park Memorializes Blubber Blast 50 Years Later/Residents of a coastal Oregon city voted to name a park for a 1970 explosion that rained chunks of rotting whale flesh on curious bystanders" (NYT).It's not so much the belief in celebrating mistakes that caused this park to get the name "Exploding Whale Memorial Park." It's that they put up an online survey, and the alternatives were things like “Bridge View Park” and “Siuslaw River View Park.” It's how that British...
Tags: Voting, Sweden, Law, Oregon, Marijuana, European Union, Estonia, Whales, Ships, Names, Flags, Kanepi, Ann Althouse, Things That Won't Work, Florence Oregon, Exploding Whale Memorial Park


A three-hour tour...

Being stuck on a cruise ship during the Time of the 'Rona would be bad, but being stuck on a teeny sailboat anchored in a deserted atoll must be surreal...Countries such as the Maldives are in a difficult position when it comes to managing voyaging sailors. Its first priority is to stop virus transmission. But the Maldives also recognizes the pandemic as a humanitarian crisis.With the goal of protecting their own population, officials have isolated boats including Sonrisa in one area, delivering...
Tags: News, Guns, Ships, Maldives, Tam, Andrew, Leslie, Rona, Sonrisa, Kethi