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02-03-2012, 11:29   #16
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The remains of the Samson Crane Ship on rocks at Ardmore, Co. Waterford after snapping a tow line of the coast of Wales in December 1987.

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02-03-2012, 11:30   #17
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At that time she was named American Star.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_America_%281940%29
That was a interesting read, nice history to a ship with many names.
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I notice we have a couple of wreck photos in this thread, perhaps we can create a separate thread on wrecks and there sailing history? When we get a forum mod they can move the wreck photos and information from this thread to there. Just a thought.
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Sounds like an idea to me.
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The European Navigator (an old ship of mine) that had a long an varied life on the Irish Sea. She had a very interesting and unusual start to her existence also.

She was built in two sections in Austria (of all places!), the hull itself and the superstructure on a barge. Both units had to be towed on the Danube down to Galatz, Romania, where the superstructure was to be placed on the hull. The tow began in June 1976, but a road bridge collapsed, lying over the planned route.

All shipping was stopped on the Danube for about three weeks. It was also a hot summer and the water level was very low on the Danube, this meant the hull was grounding. Then they started to plan a different route for the hull and barge, over to Yugoslavia instead.

They began to tow the ship from Austria to Yugoslavia, but when they came to Novo City, Yugoslavia where they would have to pass under a bridge, as it had rained a lot the hull could fit under the bridge, but not the barge with the superstructure. So they towed it all back to the yard in Austria again, and waited until the water level was normal...

The following year the the hull and superstructure arrived at Werft Nobiskrug, Rendsburg, Germany, where the hull was joined to the superstructure and was then extended by 28 meters. She then entered her seagoing career.
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Until we have clarification on the Sherlock's Folly copyright debacle, can you guys post links to the images, rather than embed them directly? I've edited a couple that explicitly have a copyright on the image, and if you aren't sure about an image you're posting, then link it to be safe.

If you're annoyed by this, please write a letter (old school, with a stamp is best) to your local TDs.
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Everyone likes a good heavy weather session...



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http://www.irishships.com/images/ISL...%20weather.wmv


Something a bit bigger than a fishing boat.
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Bigger fishing boat, killybegs trawler Seanne hit by a rogue wave in the North Sea recently

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In fairness that was some lump of water.^^^
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Top photos taken by two dutch lads of ships getting hammered in the North Sea, Enjoy..

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Top photos taken by two dutch lads of ships getting hammered in the North Sea, Enjoy..

was that one of the naval service's vessel's in that also??
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Something a bit bigger than a fishing boat.
think the irish pine was me father's first ship and about the time that video was shot
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It was in 79
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Those X bow ships are class, first time I've seen that. Are there any fishing boats with that design I wonder?
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