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Old 14th April 2006, 20:33
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Whilst wasting time the other day I tracked down two of my old ships, the Harrisons(Clyde) managed Ro/Ro's Avon and Laurentian Forest. I'm not sure what they're called now, San summit I think, but they're laid up in the James river with the reserve fleet at :-

3707'35.23"N, 7638'43.43"W

Second block from top, second and third ships in from the right, easily recognisable from the four elevator houses on th main deck.

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Old 14th April 2006, 22:58
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Whilst wasting time the other day I tracked down two of my old ships, the Harrisons(Clyde) managed Ro/Ro's Avon and Laurentian Forest. I'm not sure what they're called now, San summit I think, but they're laid up in the James river with the reserve fleet at :-

3707'35.23"N, 7638'43.43"E

Second block from top, second and third ships in from the right, easily recognisable from the four elevator houses on th main deck.
May I suggest that the longitude is W & not E.
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Old 14th April 2006, 23:49
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David, you may indeed. I won't bother you with the long and complicated reason why the E appeared!!
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River Thames

Would like to know the name of the twin funnel vessel laying near a bridge up river from HMS Sheffield on the opposite bank.

Was trying to show my granddaughter where Big Ben is but instead sighted this vessel.
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Old 17th April 2006, 08:04
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Here it is Raybnz Queen Mary II You will more information at this site.
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Old 17th April 2006, 10:05
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Is that the Savannah moored just a bit further north at 3708'20.72"N 7638'36.86"W?
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Old 18th April 2006, 20:58
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Even more fun with Google Earth

Seems like Google Earth is one of our more popular playgrounds so I thought I would explain a feature that you may not have tried out.

To follow what I am telling you start by getting to the following position by cutting and pasting these coordinates into Google Earth in the usual way: 5617'43.34"N, 442'7.19"W - This will take you to a position at the North end of Loch Lomond.

1. Let the image download and clear.
2. Zoom out a bit using the controls to the left of the direction buttons.
3. Tilt the picture using the controls to the right of the direction buttons (you need to mouse the bottom of the control) - carry on until you see the horizon in at the top of the screen.
4. Now use the direction buttons to "fly" over scotland - you will now see the mountains in contour in all their glory.
5. When you are bored with that you can reset the tilt using the button between the tilt controls and the direction controls.

As a bonus you can now check out this coordinate 5325'49.81"N, 144'47.57"W. This is the reservoir where Guy Gibson and his squadron practised for the Dam Busters raid in WW2.

"Daaaa, Da, Da, Da-da-da-da-da, Daaaa, Da .... etc.

Oh - I am sorry - I should not have mentioned the war

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Old 20th April 2006, 09:44
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Can anyone please help out with co-ords for the Liberty Ship John W Brown and for any other WW2 standard cargo ships in preservation?
I have the Jeramiah O'Brien already on my Google Earth.
Thanks in anticipation.
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Old 20th April 2006, 17:52
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3916'3.19"N7634'13.17"W Liberty ship SS John Brown
3344'53.66"N11816'24.74"W SS Lane Victory


This site is worth looking at http://www.liberty-ship.com/

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The only surviving dreadnought battleship


2945'20.12"N95 5'21.42"W,,,,,,,,,,,,,USS TEXAS

http://www.usstexasbb35.com/introduction.htm

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Old 30th April 2006, 17:36
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HMS WHIMBREL.......and ship grave yard in Alexandria.

3111'15.28"N 2951'20.38"E HMS WHIMBREL
Well worth a look around the ship grave yard in Alexandria.

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www site taken from a thread posted by vchiu

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Old 10th May 2006, 23:36
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Pearl Harbour

2121'52.56"N15756'58.13"W..Pearl Harbour, USS Arizona memorial and the Missouri.

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Google Earth is quite particular about the format of positions:

enter as : 37 d 08'20.72"N, 76 d 38'36.86"W

not as : 3708'20.72"N 7638'36.86"W

You need to replace the degree symbol with 'space lower case d space', and put a comma after the 'N'

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Old 20th October 2006, 03:03
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For those interested in the Tasmanian Incat vessels, there are two berthed in Almada, Portugal, on Google Earth. 3841' 05.96" N, 9 8' 45.18" W.
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Chris -

Have managed to get the photo via my mate out at Incat here in Hobart - he assures me that, despite appearances, neither craft in the photo is an Incat wave-piercer. Would have to agree with him - he thinks they might be Spanish Rodrigeuz-built craft but isn't sure.

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Old 20th October 2006, 08:18
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G'day Mike,

I stand corrected, and better informed, thank you!

After SN, Google Earth has to be the most addictive site on the Internet.
I can visit all the ports and countries I visited so many years ago with the click of a mouse. Mind you, I wouldn't mind doing the visits for real, at a leisurely 17 knots and a following sea!
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Has anybody managed to track down the whereabouts of the Windsor Castle where she was laid up in Greece? I checked Alang but I suspect that the ships there predate her arrival (could be wrong though, how old are the images that are on Google Earth anyway?)
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The Windsor Castle beached at Alang in 2005. If you go to www.maritimematters.com and look up Shipping Photos 2006, go to the bottom, click on Shipping Photos 2005 (can't post a link for some reason known ONLY to God and my new freakin laptop). Scroll about halfway down and you'll see a pick of her (named Rita) in the process of demolition.

Too bad, she was a nice looking ship
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Old 29th November 2006, 20:22
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Luanda! Wrecks & sunshine (sometimes).

Try the mouth of Luanda Bay 08 45' 46"S, 013 16' 30.5" E.
Loads of small wrecked fishing boats and the odd coaster if go round the bay. Then pan away to the NE and on the coastline which runs almost South - North there are a load more (I counted 30+ last week). They range from fishing vessels to a five hatch cargo ship, grounded, derricks up, the lot.

They're clearly visible from the anchorage but tantalisingly too far away to make out any salient details. I'm sure some sages on here will come up with a few details though.
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I have been enjoying some festive free time on Google Earth, thanks for everyones contributions to this thread. Here is a little test for you 12°47'28.18"N 44°58'19.31"E Can we identify the capsized vessel? and no I dont have the answer! Happy hunting

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Old 2nd February 2007, 02:12
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Hr.Ms. Buffel Dutch Iron-Clad

http://maps.google.nl/maps?ie=UTF8&z...04302&t=k&om=1
http://hnsa.org/ships/buffel.htm


Dutch Marine Museum at Den Helder
http://maps.google.nl/maps?ie=UTF8&z...17209&t=k&om=1

a few Cruisers and a Carrier...
http://maps.google.nl/maps?f=q&hl=nl...12124&t=k&om=1
Wich i found searching for the USS New Jersey BB62 (Campden, New Jersey)
http://maps.google.nl/maps?f=q&hl=nl...04475,0.012124

USS Alabama BB60 (Mobile, Alabama)
http://maps.google.nl/maps?f=q&hl=nl...664&iwloc=addr

USS Hornet CV12 (Alameda Calafornia)
http://maps.google.nl/maps?f=q&hl=nl...08039,0.021329

USS Massachusetts BB59 (Fall River, MA)
http://maps.google.nl/maps?f=q&hl=nl...10664&t=k&om=1

USS North Carolina BB55 (Wilmington, NC)
http://maps.google.nl/maps?f=q&hl=nl...05332&t=k&om=1

USS Texas BB35 (Houston, Texas)
http://maps.google.nl/maps?f=q&hl=nl...05332&t=k&om=1

USS Missouri BB63 and Arizona memorial (Pearl Harbor, HI)
http://maps.google.nl/maps?f=q&hl=nl...10664&t=k&om=1

USS Intrepid CV11 (New York)
http://maps.google.nl/maps?f=q&hl=nl...10664&t=k&om=1

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a few More BB's...

USS Iowa BB61 (suisun Bay, Calafornia)
http://maps.google.nl/maps?f=q&hl=nl...10622&t=k&om=1

USS Wisconsin BB64 (Norfolk, VA)
http://maps.google.nl/maps?f=q&hl=nl...05311&t=k&om=1
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How about the near empty docks of Southampton
5052'56.06"N123'32.47"W
Or similar view in Cape Town
3354'26.55"S1825'54.84"E

BTW Judging from some sites I have visited, some of the images could be as old as 4 years ago

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Old 17th September 2007, 04:56
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Aircraft Carrier in China

31 Deg 06' 18" N 121 Deg 00' 50" E

as you can see, it is inside a pool. They will never get it out, it'ts only a fake
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Try typing "Prinz Eugen" in the search window and it should fly you to Bikini Atoll where you can see her stern clear of the water.
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