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The Most Impressive Ship To Visit Your Home Port?  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3757 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 9864 times:

When I lived in LA, the QE2 was a yearly visiter and the QM2 visit there in 2006. When I live in San Diego there was at least one Nimitz class carrier in port, most of the time. Now that I live in Norforlk VA we have Nimitz class carriers most of the time and the the Carnival Victory visit time by time, and the Disney ships come here to get dry dock.
So what the most impressive that moore in your home port?

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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8464 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 9863 times:
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Well as I am 500 plus kilometres from the sea and 1,800m above sea level I would have to say the A380.


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User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3287 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 9860 times:

The Queen Mary is docked here in Long Beach. I've taken several tours of her. Very cool!  Cool


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User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 9842 times:

Probably the QE2 which built down the road at Clydebank and also visited North Queensferry on it's way to Dubai last month. Didn't see it though  Sad

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User currently offlineOa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27312 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 9841 times:

Has to be Crystal Serenity

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/swisstrip2007/CrystalSerenity3.jpg



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User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 9816 times:

The QE2 has visited the port of New Orleans before...too bad I missed her when she was in town. This was probably a year ago or so when she was on a world tour.

The port sees basically every type of large ocean going freighter, plus the cruise ships Carnival Fantasy and Norwegian Spirit. The larger Carnival Triumph will replace the Carnival Fantasy in 2009 for year-round, weekly sailings. P&O's luxury ship "Arcadia" is a yearly visitor, as well.


User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4881 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 9814 times:

QE2 and QM2 arrived in Sydney a while back at the same time. Caused absolute chaos.

No doubt, QM2 is a beautiful ship.  Smile


User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 9767 times:



Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
what the most impressive that moore in your home port?

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being off-seas widely, the "impressive" ships are more modest and the "flagship" of the Zürichseedampfschifffahrtsgesellschaft is the "Linth" as shown here
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/24/ZSG_-_MS_Linth_IMG_0697.JPG/800px-ZSG_-_MS_Linth_IMG_0697.JPG
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while my favourite rather is THIS one :
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/55/Stadt_Z%C3%BCrch_paddle_steamer.jpg/800px-Stadt_Z%C3%BCrch_paddle_steamer.jpg
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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 9762 times:

QE2 visited Cape Canaveral once and we even saw a Royal Submarine.

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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 9745 times:

Well I live in the high desert near Reno Nevada so that would make the list pretty short. I once did see a small ship (2000 tons or so) named "Resolute" in the Oakland Creek Channel and it showed a hailing port of Reno Nevada. I'd be surprised if it had ever made the journey though. There are a number of very nice yatchs in southern California that also hail from Reno, none of which has ever actually been there.

Oh there is the old legend of the USS Eldridge calling at Fallon Nevada but...



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User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 9710 times:

Here in Milwaukee it was last weekend with the USS Freedom:

http://www.dlund.20m.com/images_newer/LCS092306d.JPG
Here it is up in Marinette still under testing.

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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 9709 times:



Quoting SlamClick (Reply 9):
I once did see a small ship (2000 tons or so) named "Resolute" in the Oakland Creek Channel

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When living far away from the "high seas" you have to be content on what you have. We in our schooltimes enjoyed to have the waves of those "steamers" coming over from just a hundred meters. I from age 5 onwards once per year was in the Mediterranean, but never as close as this to any kind of steamer when swiming. I however still remember when having driven around on Malta suddenly to have been in a kind of shadow, and when looking UP it was a big ocean ship towering above me ! I happened to be on the road beside a dry-dock and so happened to be below a 50'000 GRT ship .


User currently offlineANZUS340 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 9701 times:

When I was in Singapore I saw the Seawise Giant which I believe was the biggest ship in the world at the time. I saw her after she had been hit by a missile and she was all burnt out. Still a very impressive ship and a hell of alot bigger than the frigate I was on.

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8464 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 9689 times:
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Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 7):
Zürichseedampfschifffahrtsgesellschaft

Say that 3 times quickly after a few drinks  Smile



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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 9655 times:

http://www.literarytraveler.com/downloads/auto_imgs/hi/delta_queen.jpg
Comes every year.

We're rather limited in what we get in you'd have to go up the Mississippi and the Ohio to get to Pittsburgh  Wink



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User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 4089 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 9650 times:

As for the ports of Oslo and Stavanger in Norway

Most of these ships are very big and that is why they are impressive to many Norwegians. When you place a couple of these ships into an harbour surrounded by small wodden houses you really see the size very well...



* SS Norway and Queen Ëlisabeth 2 used to drop by both Oslo and Stavanger.

* Most new Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines cruiseships that has just been released from the yard in Finland visit the Oslo fjord in Norway on their way over the Atlantic to the Caribbean. It's a tradition that the cruiseline has in homage to the Norwegian history of the cruiseline.

* " Independence of the Seas " sails into the Oslo Fjord in Norway:

http://www.vg.no/uploaded/image/bild...g/2008/04/21/1208770652096_195.jpg

* Cruise ships " Aurora " and " Sea Princess " together in Stavanger:

http://mm.aftenbladet.no/multimedia/dynamic/00092/cruise_92517m.jpg

* MS Queen Elizabeth , MS Oceana and MS Seabourn Pride in Stavanger:

http://www.aftenbladet.no/lokalt/article654669.ece


* USS Wasp (LHD-1)

* HMS Invincible (R05)

Not so big, but pretty advanced - The Norwegian Navy:

* Skjold class patrol boat ( Fastest warship in the world )

http://gallery.kitmaker.net/data/20510/Skjold_101.jpg

* Fridtjof Nansen class frigate:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:FR_KNMFN.JPG


User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 9648 times:

Whenever the "Battleship of Texas" on the San Jacinto Battleground is impressive, the "North Carolina" off Wlimington as a have-been artillery man is absoletly impressing
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[img]http://www.hnsa.org/ships/img/bbnc.jpg[/

Quoting Andz (Reply 13):
Zürichseedampfschifffahrtsgesellschaft

Say that 3 times quickly after a few drinks Smile

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ehmmm, people here can say that even half a dozen GOOD drinks !! Cheeeeeers .... !


User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7279 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 9597 times:

Well having the Port of Miami less than 5 miles from my house and Port Everglades 22miles away just about every large impressive ship in the world has paided a visit to my home ports atleast once but the most impressive which I seen in two other ports in my life has to be this one. I dont know why but it just looks really cool.

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/images/SHIP_USNS_Mercy_lg.jpg



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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3309 posts, RR: 30
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 9570 times:

In Fort Lauderdale?

Take your pick.  Wink



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User currently offline787atPAE From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 143 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 9562 times:



Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
So what the most impressive that moore in your home port?

If you're looking for firepower instead of those wussy ships mentioned above, we have the USS Abraham Lincoln.

I also remember seeing the various cruise ships out of Port Canaveral when I was a kid. I also remember the blimp Fat Albert (although not really a sea-going vehicle)...

I've also seen the Freedom and Liberty, the two ships that pick up spent SRBs off the coast of Jacksonville after a shuttle launch to the ISS.


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8464 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days ago) and read 9479 times:
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Quoting Smcmac32msn (Reply 10):

If that is a US Forces ship why all the international flags?



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User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5743 posts, RR: 44
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 9464 times:
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Quoting Andz (Reply 20):
If that is a US Forces ship why all the international flags?

I believe you will find they are signalling flags

Cheers



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8464 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 9450 times:
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Quoting StealthZ (Reply 21):
I believe you will find they are signalling flags

Okay, I saw what looked like the Scottish, Italian or French and Russian flags.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20342 posts, RR: 59
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 9421 times:



Quoting Andz (Reply 22):

Okay, I saw what looked like the Scottish, Italian or French and Russian flags.

When a ship is coming in for a festive occasion, an order is usually given to "break out the bunting."

That means that all the colorful flags they have are all hoisted for decoration.


User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 9415 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 23):

When a ship is coming in for a festive occasion, an order is usually given to "break out the bunting."

That means that all the colorful flags they have are all hoisted for decoration.

Exactly, they didn't have all the flags up in Milwaukee, but I believe that while it was being built, they had all the flags of the "free" countries hoisted up on the guy-wire. In Milwaukee the line was lit with lights. It was really pretty driving by the harbor at night.



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25 Post contains images ME AVN FAN : repeated as somewhat distorted above : - Whenever the "Battleship of Texas" on the San Jacinto Battleground is impressive, I as a have-been artillery
26 Tugger : Sadly, she (the Delta Queen) is being retired this year! She can no longer carry overnight passengers as she is made of wood and was operating under
27 MadameConcorde : Her Majesty of the Seas the QE2 gets my vote, along with Le France. I went to see the QE2 in Civitavecchia as she was there yesterday. I got a good vi
28 Post contains links Eirbus06 : Titanic visited my home port of Cobh in Ireland.It was the last stop for titanic before she sank. Titanic leaving cobh Or the independence of the seas
29 SlamClick : I visited your home port aboard the Navigator of the Seas a couple years back. We were the biggest hotel in town for a few hours. Beautiful place!
30 Post contains links Mortyman : Another impressive ship ( size wise atleast ) was the USS Saipan visiting Oslo in 2005, attending Norway's 100 year independance celebration. Fleet co
31 Ktrick45 : Agreed. I hope she finds a good place to retire to, where she'll be visited, even if she can't ply the rivers anymore. I remember when the Chaperon v
32 MSYtristar : She's in drydock in New Orleans right now, waiting to see what the future has in store for her. Doubtful she'll be a tourist boat due to her layout.
33 ME AVN FAN : - What about a kind of "museum-ship" ? Visitors would love to pay for a visit.
34 NWADC9 : Don't forget the barges!
35 Seb146 : We have small grain and cargo ships call in Portland and Vancouver. We get deliveries of Toyota, Honda, and Huyndai cars, too. During the summer, I go
36 LTU932 : If I remember correctly, it was the Queen Mary. It made a short stop in my home town of Hamburg.
37 Post contains links Qantas744 : I'm lucky to have a flat that overlooks The Solent so I get to see everything that comes in and out of Southampton: http://matthew-taylor.fotopic.net/
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