Your bike in front of an old ship

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Beezer Josh, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. BertieBassett

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  3. Box'a'bits

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    OPUA, steamer : The vessel was bound from Gisborne to Wellington when, at about 3 a.m. on October 2, 1926, she stranded at Tora, a small inlet 12 miles to the north-east of Palliser Bay. There was a dense fog at the time, and the vessel went ashore on the rocks just below the homestead of Mr. Eric Riddiford, all the members of the crew getting ashore without difficulty. The Opua’s hull was torn by the pounding on the rocks, and she quickly settled down. The engineroom was flooded on the afternoon of October 2, and the vessel soon went to pieces. The Opua stranded on an even keel, 100 yards from the beach. She bumped heavily in the breakers and quickly filled. The tugs Toia and Terawhiti were sent from Wellington, and approached within half a mile of the wreck. The captain abandoned the steamer on October 3.

    The Opua, No. 112,563, was a steel, twin-screw steamer of 575 tons gross and 288 tons net register, built at Linthouse, Glasgow, in 1902 by A. and S. Inglis, and her dimensions were : length 184.2 ft., beam 28.15 ft., depth 9.6 ft. She was under the command of Captain E. H. Fowler.
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  4. snobear

    snobear Been here awhile

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  5. wbunt

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    20190103_135130.jpg Not really a ship , more of a boat .
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  6. Carlos-Ecrins

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  7. jay547

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    Coordinates of the shipwrecks would be nice. I know I'll never go there but they are fun to look at on Google Earth.
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  8. Carlos-Ecrins

    Carlos-Ecrins Been here awhile

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    Ok :
    42°29'06.4"N 8°53'24.3"W
    El Grove, Pontevedra

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  9. Geschift

    Geschift Been here awhile

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    Okay people, get ready for this.
    This is the Batavia, docked in Lelystad (the Netherlands).
    A replica, build the exact way as in the old days(!).
    Location (52.5222629, 5.4358449)
    Wikipedia: https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bataviawerf
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    At the front (no bike to see):
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  10. Muscongus

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    I remember reading in WoodenBoat magazine years ago, the story of the recreation of the Batavia.
    If I recall correctly, one man, Willem Voss, shipwright, had this as a dream and then saw to it that it got built.
    He knew he needed something concrete to show people, to get interest and funding. I think he laid the keel and maybe stem, sternpost a few frames.
    In the end they had teams of paid and volunteer workers, even a carving shop and ropewalk!
    Such an amazing project.
    Jack
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  11. Geschift

    Geschift Been here awhile

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  12. BertieBassett

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    Ok, “ship” maybe an exaggeration but.... 76B81380-7E0A-451F-AEA2-E16E6251C776.jpeg
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  13. Geschift

    Geschift Been here awhile

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    I saw this ship in Alkmaar, the Netherlands.
    No further information, sorry.
    Adjustments.jpg
    Bike is in the picture.
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  14. Geschift

    Geschift Been here awhile

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    Here you see the Artemis.
    It was in Harlingen when I took this picture today.
    The boat was build in 1926 and still sales the open seas. Adjustments.jpg
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  15. AZTodd

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    Night shot of theAmerican Victory docked at Tampa Bay Port, now a museum

    Ship was built in only 55 days. In 1945



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  16. Nosotros Racing

    Nosotros Racing Been here awhile Supporter

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    On a Gulf Coast winter trip to New Orleans from Daytona. USS Alabama, moored in Mobile Bay.
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    My bike is obscured by the Bimmer 6 and it's pilot.
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  17. Mark Manley

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    This is me and a couple of travel buddies enjoying an illicit beer in the car park of The Blue Nile Sailing Club, Khartoum, Sudan which is also a campsite. Behind us you can just make out my BMW and Lord Kitchener's gunboat the Melik which was sailed up the Nile, dismantelled and carried past the cataracts and re-assembled to sail on and help relieve the beseiged British garrison at Khartoum in 1898.
    https://www.melik.org.uk/discover/nile-gunboats/gunboat-melik/
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