The Fantasy class is a cruise ship class operated primarily by Carnival Cruise Lines, The first vessel of the class, Fantasy, entered service in 1990. The eight vessels of the class were constructed by Kvaerner Masa Yards, in Helsinki, Finland. The Elation and the Paradise differ from the other ships of the class in that they have Azipod azimuth thrusters. They were also the last cruise ships b...
There were four TYPES of sea going vessels listed by Allied Nations of World War II to become known as Landing ship, tank or the LST. Only the Type II were exclusively built in United States shipyards. The Prototype (British conversion), Type I and Type III LST designs were built in Commonwealth shipyards in England, Ireland or Canada.
The US Navy built twenty of these units, and the former USS San Bernardino (LST-1189), current LST. 93 Valdivia, was the eighth of her type. She was built by National Steel & Shipbuilding Yardships in San Diego, USA. Her keel was put on July 12, 1969, and was launched on March 28, 1970.
She was commissioned into the US Navy on March 27, 1971. In 1972, she participated in the fin...
Type 702 Berlin class replenishment ships are the largest vessels of the Deutsche Marine (German Navy). In German, this type of ship is called Einsatzgruppenversorger which can be translated as task force supplier though the official designation in English is combat support ship. They are intended to support German naval units away from their home ports.
Many ships are based at the port, known as the Devonport Flotilla. This includes the Navy's assault ships HMS Ocean, HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark. It also serves as home port to most of the hydrographic surveying fleet of the Navy, the Trafalgar-class submarines and a substantial number of Type 22 and Type 23 frigates.
The S.S. Catala was originally built in Scotland in 1925. For years it carried woodsmen and miners from British Columbia to Alaska until is was retired in 1958. In its next life it became a floating "boat-el" for the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. After the fair it was taken to Ocean Shores and docked there as a hotel for charter fishermen ó complete with poker games and prostitutes. In January ...
Should be a Type 209 class diesel-electric attack submarine developed exclusively for export in the late 1960s by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft of Germany. Despite not being operated by the German Navy, the class has been successfully exported to 13 countries with over 60 boats being constructed.
The first user was the Hellenic Navy which operates four Type 209/1100 and four Type ...
The Osumi class LST, is a Japanese amphibious assault ship. While the JMSDF describes the Osumi class as tank landing ships, they lack the bow doors and beaching capability traditionally associated with LSTs. Functionally, their well deck makes the Osumi class are more like a dock landing ship (LSD) or amphibious transport dock (LPD).
HMAS Manoora (L 52) (formerly USS Fairfax County (LST-1193)) is a Kanimbla class Landing Platform Amphibious ship currently in service with the Royal Australian Navy
The ship was constructed for the United States Navy as a Newport class tank landing ship by the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company at San Diego in California. She was acquired by the Royal Australian Navy and c...
The R/P FLIP is an open ocean research vessel. The FLIP (FLoating Instrument Platform) ship is a 355 foot vessel designed to partially flood and pitch backward 90 degrees, resulting in only the front 55 feet of the vessel pointing up out of the water, with bulkheads becoming floors. Pictures of this ship are frequently mistaken for a capsized ocean transport ship.
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