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Old 23-02-2007, 07:03   #1
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I wonder.....

What the captain's doin' for a livin' nowadays?
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Old 23-02-2007, 07:27   #2
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Old 23-02-2007, 08:50   #3
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Time, I hope...
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Old 23-02-2007, 09:03   #4
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I expect he's still on the job, it looks like he pinned down that rock pretty good. <G>
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Old 23-02-2007, 09:57   #5
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I was in the Air Force from age 18 until age 26. I didn't think much of it at the time, but in looking back I'm amazed at how much responsibility is given to young airmen (and the accompanying risk). We were playing with some very big, expensive "toys," if you will. I look back on those days and realize how quickly I was forced to "grow up" in the military. Don't know who was on watch aboard the minesweeper in the photo, but he/she might look back years from now and say, "But I was just a kid!"
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Old 23-02-2007, 10:37   #6
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I'm certainly no expert, but...

Shouldn't they have added an extra ball in the day shape they're displaying?

If memory serves me - "Ball over Ball" indicates "Not under command" which could have been the circumstance leading up to the grounding.

But, in my opinion, they should now be showing "Balls Balls Balls - I am aground."

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Hmmm.... and NO Pilot flag on the yardarm...

And what's with the damage at the forepeak?? That rock did not lay the lifelines down that far above the waterline..... Was the skipper on a drunken pin-ball cruise around the harbor?

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And what's with the damage at the forepeak?? That rock did not lay the lifelines down that far above the waterline.....
Maybe they got out and tried to push it back off the rock
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Old 28-02-2007, 10:40   #9
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What the captain's doin' for a livin' nowadays?
Keeping their buddies in the ship yards busy.

I wonder if this rock was on the chart in a high tide. The bow suggests that it nose dived into the rock before riding up it.
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Old 28-02-2007, 10:51   #10
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If you look closely you can see he's flying the German flag.

How cruel and unthinking we are...obviously the zeppelin pilot made an outstandingly precise emergency landing on the only dry land available to him!

What, you didn't know the Germans were doing work with armoured zeppelins now?!
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Old 28-02-2007, 12:52   #11
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The bow pulpit is trashed. They didn't do that running aground on that rock. Looks like after they trashed the bow pulpit they were forced over the rock at low tide. You can see the keel is damaged from about where it would have first touched the rock all the way back to where it now rests. I'm not clear how fast they would have had to be going to slide all the way up and over that rock.

The extra shape is not required since the boat is no longer in the water. When a boat is not in the water a For Sale sign is more appropriate.

There is obviously more to the story than violating the "don't hit anything" rule.
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Who knows. I am more inclined to put it in the Sh@t happens catagory. Just glad it wasn't me
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Possibly some new Anti-Submarine tactic?
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Old 01-03-2007, 06:36   #14
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It's hard to tell but the rock may have been mostly submerged at high tide and the ship rode up onto it more easily. The damage to the bow/pulpit may have been from a collision which precipitated the grounding. Is there not a source for details concerning marine shipping accidents that could be accessed?
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Old 01-03-2007, 06:39   #15
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actually they are waiting for the tide to go out so they can pull the plug to empty the bilge, and after that they were told to freshen up the bottom paint. really i'm serious! no really!!!
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