Friday, 14 January 2011

Ship Spotting


Something less buoyant.


What is it?

10 comments:

The Bald Cuban Press said...

It's either the HMS Amy Winehouse or USS Lindsey Lohan. Oh wait, those are famous "trainwrecks" not "shipwrecks". Anyway, looks like a two turrent monitor like USS Onondaga. Just can't find which one.

The Bald Cuban Press said...

Did I sat "turrent" instead of "turret"? Sorry, small brain.

The Bald Cuban Press said...

HMVS Cerberus.

GrandLogistics said...

Hello The Bald Cuban Press,

Her Majesty's Victorian Ship Cerberus it is,hopefully she will be restored before she deteriates any further.

www.cerberus.com.au


GrandLogistics.

Chuck Hill said...

Very interesting, thanks not sure she was that great an improvement over the US Civil War twin turret monitors.

GrandLogistics said...

Hello Chuck Hill,

the intention was that the "breastwork monitors" would have better sea keeping,a weakness demonstrated by Monitor herself.

They seem to have worked well enough,H.M.S.Abyssinia self deployed to India.

Though some non breastwork monitors also did long sea passages.


GrandLogistics.

Chuck Hill said...

None of them looked very sea worthy. Several of the American monitors also made long sea voyages. To Britain, the Pacific and South America.

All looked rather dodgy. Apparently Cerberus had a hard time making it to Australia.

Weather forecasting was of course non-existent. Must have been very scary.

TheRagingTory said...

I have to ask, is it supposed to be under water?

Chuck Hill said...

It was an early semi-submersible.

GrandLogistics said...

Hello TheRaging Tory,

it was sunk as a breakwater and it has been sinking further ever since.
If they don't recover it soon there will be little left:

http://www.picturevictoria.vic.gov.au

/site/bayside/images/19883.jpg

You will have to stick both parts of that link together.

GrandLogistics.