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|Just south of Ensenada, Mexico, the container vessel APL Panama sat lying in the surf from the time it ran aground on Dec. 25, 2005, to its refloating on March 10, 2006. The spectacle drew the curious as salvage workers struggled to free the stranded behemoth for two and a half months. |
The ship was on a trans-Pacific route, and its cargo included electronic components for Baja C...
|M/V Republica di Genoa capsized during loading March 8 in Belgian port city Antwerp. No injuries were reported. The cause of the capsizing of M/V Republica di Genoa, a roll on/roll off vessel of the London-based Grimaldi Lines, was not immediately clear. Port of Antwerp Captain Jan Persi said the 215-meter-long (705-foot-long) vessel slowly rolled onto her starboard side in a dead end dock earl...||04/01/2010||1,083|
|Because of an engine failure, container ship ‘Safmarine Agulhas’ ran heavily aground on Monday night 26th June at approximately 21h15, shortly after leaving the port of East London en route to Durban. The vessel had 662 tonnes of heavy fuel on board and 88 tonnes of diesel oil. She was carrying 469 loaded containers and 112 empty containers.||04/01/2010||794|
|The Type 071 amphibious transport dock, or landing platform dock (LPD) was built by Shanghai-based Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard for the PLA Navy (PLAN). The first hull Kunlunshan (hull No.998) was launched on 22 December 2006 and commissioned by the PLAN South Sea Fleet on 30 November 2007. The ship is absed at Zhanjiang Naval Base in Guangdong Province.|
The Type 071 LPD is the large...
|A naval parade of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy warships and aircraft is held in waters off China's port city of Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, on April 23, 2009. The parade displays 25 naval vessels and 31 aircraft of the PLA Navy, including at least one of the country's nuclear submarines, as part of a celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the...||03/29/2010||572|
|The LPX project was the Republic of Korea Navy's new amphibious landing ship project for which Hanjin Heavy Industries has provided the general design package. The ROK Navy's requirements for the new amphibious landing ships were to enhance Korea's current amphibious operation capability, both in terms of assault and military operations other than war (MOOTW) type operations.||03/24/2010||340|
|The last serving Fletcher-class destroyer.|
Commissioned in February 1943, the John Rodgers fought in almost every major offensive campaign of the Pacific war, receiving 12 battle stars, and all without losing a single man. She then saw service as ARM Cuitlahuac (E02) in the Mexican Navy from 1970 until 2001, finally bringing to an end the 60-year history of the Fletcher-class.
|The USS Denver (LPD 9) Amphibious Task Group (ATG), along with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Manila Oct. 4 to assist the government of the Philippines in their relief efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Ketsana and Typhoon Parma.|
Approximately 2,900 Sailors and Marines, along with trucks, helicopters and landing craft arrived on the dock-landing ...
|This is the sadly remains of one of the most famous danish ferries M/S Pinen that sailed on the route Pinen-Plagen at todays Sallingsund Bridge from 1958 to 1978, it's now on Islands Brygge in Copenhagen only with the keel up. It's sister ship, M/S Plagen is today sailing on the route Feggesund - Næssund under the name M/S Sallingsund.|
The Pinen-Plagen ferries were very famous in...
|Neustrashimy class frigates (Russian: Неустрашимый, alt.Eng. Neustrashimyy) are the most modern large frigates in the Russian Navy. The Soviet designation is Project 1154 Yastreb (Hawk).|
The ship class was designed as a general purpose ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) frigate to follow on from the Krivak class f...
|Ada (English: Island) or Milgem class corvette, from the Turkish words Milli Gemi (National Ship), is the name of one of two Turkish national warship programs (the other being the TF-2000 project); the purpose of which is to build a modern littoral combat warship with indigenous capabilities, extensively using the principles of stealth technology in its design. Construction of the first Milgem ...||02/18/2010||551|
|This intriguing ship was originally a deepwater stern-haul fishing trawler built commercially in Spain for the state-owned Cuban fishing enterprise. At some point during the late 1990s/early 2000s it was transferred to the navy, and in 2006 or 2007 it was armed and converted into a makeshift offshore patrol vessel (OPV). |
The armament consists of two SS-N-2 “Styx” launchers taken...
|SS Conte di Savoia (Count of Savoy) was an Italian ocean liner built in 1932 at Cantieri Riuniti del'Adriatico, Trieste.|
Conte di Savoia was originally ordered for the Lloyd Sabaudo line, however a merger with the Navigazione Generale Italiana saw the ship completed for the newly formed Italia Flotte Riunite. The new Italia Line also controlled the Rex, a similar though slightly ...
|The ships are undergoing extensive preparations for service as floating storage and offloading (FSO) units. Pictured is the main deck area, forward port, with the import export manifold fitted and new pipe racks, port and starboard laydown areas, heaters, VOC units, metering skids and seperation units in place.|
The TI Class of ships are the four largest double-hulled supertankers...
|RMS Queen Elizabeth 2, often referred to simply as the 'QE2', is a retired Cunard ocean liner, now owned by Nakheel, a division of Dubai World. She was named after the earlier Cunard liner RMS Queen Elizabeth (see Name section), and served as the flagship of the line from 1969 until succeeded by RMS Queen Mary 2 in 2004. Built in Clydebank, Scotland, she was considered the last of the great tra...||12/17/2009||476|
|HMS Bronington (M1115) is a Ton-class minesweeper of the Royal Navy, was launched on the 19 March 1953. This mahogany-hulled minesweeper is one of the last of the "wooden walls" (wooden-hulled naval vessels).||12/17/2009||251|
|The Tahoe Queen was assembled in South Lake Tahoe’s Tahoe Keys Marina and launched in the late summer of 1983. During her 25 years cruising Lake Tahoe, it’s estimated she has logged over 250,000 nautical miles in about 100,000 operational hours. As a reward for her hard work over the last quarter decade, the Tahoe Queen has recently been remodeled inside and out. Aside from the amazing upgrade...||11/28/2009||161|
|RV Calypso is a former British Royal Navy Minesweeper converted into a research vessel for the oceanography researcher Jacques-Yves Cousteau, equipped with a mobile laboratory for underwater field research. She was severely damaged in 1996, and is undergoing a complete refurbishment in 2009. The ship is named after the Greek mythological figure Calypso.||11/27/2009||666|
|After decommissioning in 1961 she was mothballed in the South Boston Naval Annex and eventually laid up in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility at Philadelphia, where she remained until 2006. After an attempt to turn her into a museum ship in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, failed, she was towed to Brownsville, Texas, for scrapping, and arrived there 7 September. By July 2007, she had been comple...||11/24/2009||1,474|
|R/V Kilo Moana (T-AGOR-26) is a small waterplane area twin hull oceanographic research ship acquired by the University of Hawaii. She was designed to operate in coastal and blue water areas. The unique SWATH hull form provides a comfortable, stable platform in high sea conditions.|
Kilo Moana was built by Atlantic Marine, Mobile, Alabama, for the Office of Naval Research. She was ...
|The United States Navy designed the Cleveland class of light cruisers for World War II with the goal of increased range and AA armament as compared with earlier classes.|
Although 39 ships were projected to be built, only 27 were actually commissioned. Two additional ships, USS Fargo (CL-106) and USS Huntington (CL-107) were completed to a slightly different design, with a more co...
|The current Chief of the South African Navy is Vice- Admiral Rofiloe Johannes Mudimo. Currently the SA Navy is classified as a small navy. There are roughly 5000 active uniformed members augmented by 1500 civilians and 1000 reserve members.|
A budget of roughly R1.8 billion ($230 million at 2008 exchange rates) was allocated for the Navy for the 2008-2009 fiscal year. There are cu...
|The Indonesian Navy (Indonesian: Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Laut, TNI–AL) is the territorial force responsible for the patrol of Indonesia's immense coastline. The Indonesian Navy has about 74,000 personnel and 136 ships including attack submarines.|
Eastern Fleet Command, in Surabaya, conterminous with Army's KODAM V and KODAMs VII through IX and Air Force's Oper...
|Dubai is the current name of a yacht currently owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. This yacht is 524 feet, 10 inches (162 m) long, is the second largest yacht in the world||11/01/2009||517|
|One of only two surviving LST's (Landing Ship Tank) from World War II. A total of 1,151 LSTs were built all over the U.S. for the war. |
The Landing Ship Tank is an ocean going ship capable of shore to shore delivery of tanks, amphibious assault vehicles, and troops. The LST program was developed in response to a need for armored infantry divisions in invasions by sea. England’s f...