Monday, 8 November 2010

Ship Spotting


This is the first in an occasional series.



What is this?

10 comments:

D. E. Reddick said...

Grand Logistics (Heretic),

This is a wild-@ssed guess...

It's an aerostat or airship carrier with a clamshell hanger atop the superstructure of the vessel. I'm sure that our old friend Campbell (from New Wars) would love for it to be true. ;-)

D. E. Reddick said...

Whoops,

I meant "Grand Logistics (tangosix),"

Sometimes I just can't keep identities straight...

Chuck Hill said...

Or it could carry large sections of an aerospace projects like booster sections.

D. E. Reddick said...

Chuck,

You mean a vessel akin to USNS Point Barrow (T-AKD-1), which was a conversion to carry Saturn rockets from 1965 through 1970. There's a picture of her with a very large main deck hanger extending over one-half of her length.

GrandLogistics said...

Hello,

a Campbell ship,now there is an idea!
I think they would call that a "Turtle sea ship".

That is not what she is and she doesn't carry rockets either.

She does fulfill a more "military" purpose that that.

GrandLogistics.

TheRagingTory said...

My first thought was a fast fleet tanker, but that cyclinder cant be full of fuel.

Some sort of SigInt ship?

GrandLogistics said...

Hello TheRaging Tory,

it certainly is.
Now we just need identification.


GrandLogistics.

TheRagingTory said...

I cheated and googled, but I think its a Swede, the Orion

GrandLogistics said...

Hello TheRaging Tory,

Her (Swedish) Majesty's Ship Orion it is,well done.


GrandLogistics.

Chuck Hill said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Orion_%28A201%29