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    Ship of the day

    Barely a week after HMS Defender, here's HMS Ocean:


    #2
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    Where's the other half?

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      #3
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      Of the ship, I mean. I'm not attempting to ascertain the whereabouts of your wife.

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        #4
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        You saying his wife's not worth ascertaining the whereabouts of?

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          #5
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          Well, she is imaginary.

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            #6
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            Ship spotting

            Brilliant

            This was my Dad's ship

            Well he was the captain anyway. I spent three months on board in 1978 tramping around the Pacific.

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              #7
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              One of our new fire boats was in the Hudson this morning

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                #8
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                I used to pronounce Onedin as 'won-din'.

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                  #9
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                  You guys all sit by great windows. I can only see trains.

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                    #10
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                    WOM wrote: You guys all sit by great windows. I can only see trains.
                    start a thread.

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                      #11
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                      The view of the Hudson was the major reason we bought our current flat. I love it to bits.

                      colchestersid, we sometimes get large bulk carriers like that coming up the river. They look absolutely massive

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                        #12
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                        Ginger Yellow wrote: Barely a week after HMS Defender, here's HMS Ocean:

                        Don't tell me you can see that from where you live GY.

                        What are they doing moored up in the Thames?

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                          #13
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                          Sittin' and a-floatin'.

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                            #14
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                            Just chillin'. We get them all the time. Though this is the first time I've seen a carrier here.

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                              #15
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                              We get carriers all the time. Usually the Reagan or the Vinson in dock. And of course the Midway is always here. But I can't see them from my windows.

                              Here's a cracking pic, though, of 4 carriers (Nimitz, too) in SD Harbour in 2013.

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                                Live Ships map is where all the real keen ship spotters spend their time. I enjoy zooming in om places like Aberdeen and Peterhead just after a huge storm has passed. You can up to a hundred ships moored off just that small part of Scotland.

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                                  #17
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                                  Ships are the best. I worked the docks for almost 20 years and though I do a but of part-time work there now and again I miss it immensely.

                                  My favorite ship ever. Like colchestersid it was one of my dad's. It was the one he was on when he met my mum.

                                  The ship on which I spent the first few months of my live and which I learnt to walk and saw large chunks of the world.


                                  And the ships I work nowadays.





                                  They're just not the same today.

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                                    #18
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                                    Sounds like a life story worth hearing Greenlander.

                                    When we visited Tasmania last year we passed the place where they build these. A bit different:

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                                      Ginger Yellow wrote: Barely a week after HMS Defender, here's HMS Ocean:

                                      GY (or whoever), what's the large building with the four chimney stacks on the left side of the picture?

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                                        #20
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                                        Greenwich Power Station, methinks.

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                                          #21
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                                          Eagle Eye Ursus there.

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                                            #22
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                                            I understand that I was born in a room with a view of the East River, which is still a very active route for tugboats, but was much more so then. My mother also insisted that when the time came, one of these magnificent specimens was passing by, which confirmed her choice of first names.



                                            I still have a very large soft spot for Moran tugboats, which we see fairly often on the Hudson.

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                                              #23
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                                              ursus arctos wrote: I understand that I was born in a room with a view of the East River
                                              Oooo, good earworm.

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                                                caja-dglh wrote: Eagle Eye Ursus there.
                                                Indeed, thanks ursus. Brown bears definitely have better eyesight than I do.

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                                                  #25
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                                                  I was on this P&O ship the Arcadia

                                                  She was sleek

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