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Retired boat as casino Lydia

Retired boat as casino Lydia

This real boat (it is not a copy!) wrecked on the beach of Port-Barcarès, south of France, is actually a casino.
Built and inaugurated in Denmark in 1931 with the name of Moonta, this boat was a cruiser in Australia till 1951.
Sold, modified, it becomes a ferry between Marseille and Beirut, with the name of Lydia.
Sold in 1967, it becomes the symbol of the new tourist town...
Rating of 401/16/2009482Google Earth Logo
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World War 2 - Patrol Torpedo Boat PT 659

World War 2 - Patrol Torpedo Boat PT 659

PT-659, a 78 foot Higgins, located in Vancouver, Washington, and is slated to be taken to the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana for complete restoration there, and eventual inclusion into that museum.
No rating yet05/07/2008821Google Earth Logo
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SS Meteor located off Superior

SS Meteor located off Superior

SS Meteor is the sole surviving ship of the unconventional "whaleback" design. The design, created by Scottish captain Alexander McDougall (1845-1923), enabled her to carry a maximum amount of cargo with a minimum of draft. Whalebacks were also called "pig boats", among other names, due to their appearance. The Meteor was built in 1896 in Superior, Wisconsin and, with a number of modifications,...
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Lightship Breeveertien, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Lightship Breeveertien, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Breeveertien is a former lightship, transformed to a restaurant
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Unyo Maru

Unyo Maru

This is a sailing ship built in Meiji Era for researching fishing bank and developing crabbing ship and practical training for whale catch.
Now Unyo Maru at the campus of Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology ( Integrated university of Tokyo University of Mercantile Marine and Tokyo University of Fisheries).

http://www.minato-ala.net/mag/photo/0701_4_kounan4ch...
Rating of 303/28/2008358Google Earth Logo
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USS Lexington (CV-16)

USS Lexington (CV-16)

USS Lexington (CV/CVA/CVS/CVT-16), known as "The Blue Ghost", was an Essex-class aircraft carrier, the fifth United States Naval ship named in honor of the Revolutionary War Battle of Lexington. Laid down as Cabot on 15 July 1941 by Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, Mass., the ship was renamed Lexington 16 June 1942, after the loss of Lexington (CV-2) in the Battle of the Coral Sea. She was launched...
No rating yet03/22/2008696Google Earth Logo
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USS Stewart (DE-238) at Galveston Seawolf Park

USS Stewart (DE-238) at Galveston Seawolf Park

USS Stewart (DE–238) is an Edsall class destroyer escort, the third United States Navy ship so named. This ship was named for Rear Admiral Charles Stewart (July 28, 1778 – November 6, 1869), who commanded USS Constitution during the War of 1812. The Stewart is one of only two preserved U.S. destroyer escorts and the only surviving example of her class.
No rating yet03/20/20081,109Google Earth Logo
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USS Salem (CA-139) - Quincy MA

USS Salem (CA-139) - Quincy MA

The third USS Salem (CA-139) was a Des Moines-class heavy cruiser in the United States Navy.

Salem was laid down on 4 July 1945 by the Bethlehem Steel Co.'s Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Mass.; launched on 25 March 1947; sponsored by Miss Mary G. Coffey; and commissioned on 14 May 1949, Captain J. C. Daniel in command. Her main battery held the world's first automatic 8" guns and ...
No rating yet02/04/20081,033Google Earth Logo
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Theodor Heuss Class Lifeboat

Theodor Heuss Class Lifeboat

Lifeboats must be fast and unusually seaworthy. They are equipped with triple screw drive as well as medical equipment and various navigation and communication devices for the search of damaged ships and survivors. For actions in shallow water a small auxiliary boat can be lowered. The ships of the "Theodor Heuss" class were constructed after long test series and became models for the later dev...
No rating yet02/01/2008328Google Earth Logo
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Radio Caroline

Radio Caroline

The First Pirate Radio Station and Still around goto the web site at www.radiocaroline.co.uk and listen to radio caroline
No rating yet01/24/2008329Google Earth Logo
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Kim Jong-il PoolShip

Kim Jong-il PoolShip

The ship is Kim Jong-il and his Family only enjoy in summer
............Two Water sliders on stern
Rating of 501/22/20081,090Google Earth Logo
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Boat in the park as playground

Boat in the park as playground

Boat in the park as playground, Tokyo-Japan
Rating of 201/20/2008208Google Earth Logo
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The Duke of Lancaster

The Duke of Lancaster

The Duke of Lancaster, also known as Mostyn's Fun Ship, has long been left in a dry dock on the Dee Estuary at Mostyn, near Holywell. According to local historians, it was a former Heysham to Belfast car ferry which operated in the 1950-60s, and later ran cruises before becoming an amusement arcade and bar at its present location before being closed. Check out - www.hhvferry.com/dukeoflanc.html
No rating yet01/11/2008538Google Earth Logo
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Port Lairge

Port Lairge

The old steam Vessel the Port Lairge or Mudboat
No rating yet12/22/2007472Google Earth Logo
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Fake Aircraft Carrier

Fake Aircraft Carrier

Layout out of an aircraft carrier painted at Argentinian airport and surrounded by planes
Rating of 311/28/20071,741Google Earth Logo
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NS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship

NS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship

NS Savannah, named for SS Savannah, the first steam-powered vessel to cross the Atlantic Ocean, was the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, one of only four nuclear-powered cargo ships ever built.
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USS Nautilus - Worlds first nuclear-powered submarine

USS Nautilus - Worlds first nuclear-powered submarine

USS Nautilus (SSN-571) was the world's first operational nuclear-powered submarine and the first vessel to complete a submerged transit across the North Pole.

In July 1951 the US Congress authorized the construction of a nuclear-powered submarine for the U.S. Navy, which was planned and personally supervised by Admiral Hyman G. Rickover. On December 12, 1951 the U.S. Department o...
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MS Wuerttemberg - a restaurant ship in Magdeburg

MS Wuerttemberg - a restaurant ship in Magdeburg

The MS Wuerttemberg or also SD Wuerttemberg is a ship museum converted side wheel steamers in Magdeburg.
The SD Wuerttemberg was built in the Rosslauer dockyard of brothers Sachsenberg 1908/1909. The ship was then on the Elbe for the Neue Deutsch-Boehmi Elbschiffahrt AG Dresden in use.

In World War II it was damaged by a low flier attack and a fire on the Dresden-Laubega...
Rating of 411/04/2007406Google Earth Logo
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Destroyer D186 Moelders as museum ship

Destroyer D186 Moelders as museum ship

D186 Mölders was a guided missile destroyer of the Bundesmarine (West German Navy) and later the Deutsche Marine (Navy of reunited Germany). It was the second ship of the Lütjens class, a modification of the Charles F. Adams class.

On March 3, 1965 Bath Iron Works got the order to build Mölders and her keel was laid down on April 12, 1966 with the hull number DDG-29. April 13, 1...
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PS Wingfield Castle in Hartlepool

PS Wingfield Castle in Hartlepool

The PS Wingfield Castle is a former River Humber ferry, now preserved as a museum ship in Hartlepool, County Durham, England.

The Wingfield Castle was built William Gray & Company at Hartlepool, and launched in 1934, along with a sister ship, the Tattershall Castle. A third similar vessel, the Lincoln Castle (not built in Hartlepool), was launched in 1940.

She is n...
No rating yet10/17/2007336Google Earth Logo
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HMS Trincomalee in Hartlepool

HMS Trincomalee in Hartlepool

HMS Trincomalee is a Royal Navy Leda-class sailing frigate built shortly following the end of the Napoleonic Wars. After serving as a hulk, she was restored to her original appearance, and now serves as a museum ship.

The Trincomalee is one of two surviving frigates of this era. She was built in Bombay India in 1817, out of teak, due to oak shortages in Britain as a result of shi...
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The Island (tower part) of the Aircraft Carrier USS Iwo Jima

The Island (tower part) of the Aircraft Carrier USS Iwo Jima

The Texas Air Museum is home to the bridge and island of the Vietnam era helicopter carrier IWO JIMA (LPH-2) . It rises over 100 feet above the south Texas plain. This carrier was involved with the pickup of the crew of the ill-fated Apollo 13 crew.
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Gorch Fock I

Gorch Fock I

The Gorch Fock I is a German three-mast barque.
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U-534 a german WWII submarine

U-534 a german WWII submarine

U-534 was a Type IXC/40 U-boat of the Kriegsmarine and was built in 1942 in Hamburg-Finkenwerder by Deutsche Werft AG.

She was sunk on 5 May 1945 by 10 depth charges launched from a British Liberator aircraft. She sank in the waters of Kattegat north-east of Anholt, in position 56°39′N, 11°48′E.

In 1993 Danish media millionaire, Karsten Ree, sponsored ...
No rating yet08/23/2007687Google Earth Logo
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Sea Lion

Sea Lion

Sailing vessel replica. Built like the 16th century British ships were. Complete story here: http://www.madbbs.com/users/iflyhigh747/index.html
No rating yet08/19/2007357Google Earth Logo
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