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Fitting a destroyer on a barge

Discussion in 'Web Findings' started by Bob, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

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    The damaged destroyer HMS Nottingham, that ran aground on Wolf Rock in the Tasman Sea on 7 July 2002, sailed homeward bound during a 12,279 miles journey on board of the Dockwise carrier Swan. To achieve this transport, three recesses were made in the deck of the Swan to accommodate the stabilisers of the HMS Nottingham. This modification to the Swan, and the removal of two blades of each propeller from HMS Nottingham ensured that when loaded, the Nottingham's keel was just 30 cm above the cargo deck of the Swan.
     
  2. SurfSarge

    SurfSarge misfit

    WoW thats remarkable..good find BuB!
     
  3. Osiris7790

    Osiris7790 Well-Known Member

    i dont get it.
     
  4. scx1984

    scx1984 Lurker

    Destroyer broke.
    barge = giant floating tow truck.
     
  5. Osiris7790

    Osiris7790 Well-Known Member

    gotcha.
     
  6. Dennis

    Dennis R.I.P.

    These are pictures of my first duty station
    back when I was in the USN.
    It's an Auxillary Floating Dry Dock Medium, AFDM 6, USS Competant

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    This is a Boomer Sub, she carries the missles.
    This pic was taken from one of the onboard cranes.
    [img width=600 height=320]http://storeimg.com/images.php/i889_09280607.jpg[/img]


    This ones a Fast Attack, she sneaks in,
    kicks ass and is gone before the shock wears off.
    [img width=600 height=436]http://storeimg.com/images.php/i890_09280606.jpg[/img]

    Please note that those Subs may not look very big.
    But, they are really fuckin huge when out of the water
    and your walking around the deck underneath one.











     
  7. SurfSarge

    SurfSarge misfit

    Thing looks massive to me..cool pics!