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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Car carrier?

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    bradley fighting vehicle carrier
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Car carriers are never pretty. And really creepy how big they are when they pass you in a harbor channel.

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    She's not pretty, but she has integrity (or at least someone clearly believes she has...).

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    Is it coming or going?
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    Roll-On-Roll-Off. They look like they'd be pretty scary in big water.

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    A good ship is any ship that looks after her cargo, her crew, her owners and the seas and waters that she dwells in.

    Pretty is optional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    Is it coming or going?
    Yes.
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    Nautical equivalent of a warehouse.

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    This is an extremely good ship and I’m inordinately proud of her. She has celebrated her thirtieth birthday with a major refit and will now go on to thirty-five.



    This is she, running her acceptance trials in 1991:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    This is an extremely good ship. . .
    and a good looking ship
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Is that the boarding ladder, running up the side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    A good ship is any ship that looks after her cargo, her crew, her owners and the seas and waters that she dwells in.

    Pretty is optional.
    These may have all of those qualities and nobody ticked the options box that mentioned pretty.Quite clearly absent.


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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    These may have all of those qualities and nobody ticked the options box that mentioned pretty.Quite clearly absent.
    And it's got plenty of strings to pull!

    @ABC - 'tis indeed a good looking ship.
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    OK, I won't post photos of mine. (you all know what I mean)
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    Ramform Atas. Looked pretty familiar to me. Looked in my photos on my phone and I have a few pictures of what must be her sister ship, Ramform Titan. She was in Newfoundland last time I was there in June of last year. They look identical from where I'm sitting.
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    Both in the whale deafening business
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    These may have all of those qualities and nobody ticked the options box that mentioned pretty.Quite clearly absent.

    Which way would you dock that? Stern to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    bradley fighting vehicle carrier
    I'm surprised that they're not on a USN Ro-Ro, given all the stuff we're shipping across the pond.
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    Hey that “Black Pearl” was anchored in Carriacou the other day , we sailed right by them.
    350 feet of the fugliest mega yacht .
    Not a pretty ship

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    These may have all of those qualities and nobody ticked the options box that mentioned pretty.Quite clearly absent.

    Towing 23 water skiers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    Ramform Atas.
    what happened to the front that fell off
    Last edited by Paul Pless; 02-02-2023 at 06:32 AM.
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    A good ship is any ship that looks after her cargo, her crew, her owners and the seas and waters that she dwells in.

    Pretty is optional.
    I agree!
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