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Old 13th September 2005, 18:28
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LASH ships

Anyone have any good clear photos of LASH (Lighter Aboard Ship) in any guise. Some names Acadia Forest, Atlantic Forest, Lash Turkiye, Lash Espana, Thomas E. Cuffe, Golden Bear, Pacific Bear, Japan Bear, China Bear, Lash Hellas, Lash Portugal, Phillipine bear, Bilderdyk, Munchen (she disappeared with all hands) Some are now owned by US Navy.
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Old 13th September 2005, 23:37
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Not a photo of the Munchen - but an artist impression of her battling a large freak wave is available on the BBC site as a wallpaper, near the bottom of this page.

The programme summary, etc of the Horizon documentary (2002) on 'Freak Waves' is here.

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Old 14th September 2005, 00:30
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Hi:
There are a couple of pictures of the "Capes" at the following URL:
http://www.msc.navy.mil/inventory/in...hterAboardship
Here's one I'd never heard of, a nuclear fueled Lash.
http://tinyurl.com/dt4g8
The Pacific Far East Lines' Bears must be getting mighty long in the teeth by now.

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Old 14th September 2005, 13:39
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thanks all
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Old 14th September 2005, 14:42
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Lash ships

In website www. waterman-steamship.com/Forest Lines maybe you can find something for you,anyway there are two phorographs of lashships.
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Old 14th September 2005, 15:38
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Ahoy Jim,
Found you some "LASH" in my files:the "FOREST" ships;will have a look for others later
http://img304.imageshack.us/img304/5...rest5ie.th.jpg
http://img304.imageshack.us/img304/9...rest6ff.th.jpg
http://img304.imageshack.us/img304/7...est17rm.th.jpg
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Ahoy Jim,
Couldn't post them at once, so here an other serie:
http://img304.imageshack.us/img304/7...est27nc.th.jpg
http://img304.imageshack.us/img304/3...20020qj.th.jpg
http://img304.imageshack.us/img304/7...rest4gd.th.jpg
http://img304.imageshack.us/img304/3...est29tx.th.jpg
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Old 14th September 2005, 17:04
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Ahoy Jim,
Here some others, hope the quality of these pic's will do, haven't any better.
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/9...bear1ab.th.jpg
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/8...rdyk5iq.th.jpg
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/3...dyk17is.th.jpg
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/5...19720vn.th.jpg
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Old 14th September 2005, 17:05
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Ahoy Jim,
Here the last:
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/5...bear9ml.th.jpg
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/3...bear8fq.th.jpg
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/1...bear0gm.th.jpg
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Old 15th September 2005, 14:44
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Thanks to all posters for some great pics of what I find fascinating ships. For what it is worth, some time ago I was on a cruise through the Port of Melbourne, courtesy of a client, and actually sponsored by the Port Authority. I happened to notice tied up alongside the river bank (Yarra) a couple of what I knew to be LASH barges. Now I was also pretty certain that that particular concept never was used on the Aussie trade. So I started to ask around my fellow cruisers, most of whom thought I was totally nuts. This was a corporate function after all, one is there for the good food, free booze, and the chance for a bit of mutual back scratching. No one could tell me how they got here, not even a pretty high boss from the port. So anyone got any ideas, did they ever do a long forgotten voyage to Oz, is this the later day mahogany ship mystery, was she really a yankyman LASH boat?
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Old 17th September 2005, 22:05
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I have just put a couple of photos of the Robert E Lee in the Gallery. One showing the barge operation. Is this the sort of thing you were after?

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Lash barges were used in Auckland NZ, floated over to Jellicoe wharf & worked on by Quayside cranes.One barge had the bottom drop out of it when loading over the stern & lost the cargo of steel coils I think into the harbour, possibly a GRP constructed barge though others were of more conventional construction.Good enough for NZ good enough for OZ?

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Old 18th September 2005, 10:01
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The lash barges seen in Auckland use to come down with Farrell Lines.
A couple of vessel names spring to mind.....Austral Entree (spelling ??) and Austral Lightning.
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Bill, go to http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/16idx.htm, it will help if you know her number.
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Lash barges were used in Auckland NZ, floated over to Jellicoe wharf & worked on by Quayside cranes.One barge had the bottom drop out of it when loading over the stern & lost the cargo of steel coils I think into the harbour, possibly a GRP constructed barge though others were of more conventional construction.Good enough for NZ good enough for OZ?

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Pretty sure I saw Lash ships in Burnie, Tasmania, in the '80s (possibly Bear Line). I definitely saw them in Jeddah in the early '70s. they used to come in, drop off the barges, pick up the ones left from the previous trip and clear off. We were stuck there at anchor for ages - mind you, it wasn't all bad, lots of pistachios and (keep it under your hat) home made 'Sediki' ashore.

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Old 21st October 2005, 07:36
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LASH ships were regular visitors to Sydney.LASH barges are still to this day being used for various purposes around harbour.
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Old 21st October 2005, 14:10
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I have a photo of the ACADIA FOREST which you can see here:

http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/....php?lid=36446

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Old 8th December 2005, 11:49
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LASH ships

A belated thanks you for photos and info.
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Old 8th December 2005, 11:53
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LASH ships, for Ruud and Phil, are any of these shots copyright?
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Old 8th December 2005, 12:11
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Ahoy Jim,
As far as I know, they all come from different sources, some were send to me by friends, others were taken from the I-net,some are copied from books/magazines but I don't know if any is been ©.As there are no signs on the pix, I guess, no one should claim them.But that will be always a mystery.
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Old 10th February 2006, 22:47
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Lash Ships

I attach a couple of pictures of the Lykes Line LASH - DOCTOR LYKES the first of a class of 3 built 1972/73. Of 21,600 gross tons and 39,000 dwt with 36,000 shp steam turbine machinery. These ships could carry up to 38 -97ft x 35 ft barges. The barges or lighters were loaded and unloaded by means of a submersible elevator at the stern. One of the pics shows the elevator at its highest position - the elevator served three deck levels.
To give some impression of the extent that the elevator lifting arrangement extends the hull - a perpendicular drawn through the forward end of the raised part of the stern would pass through the propellors.

In 1986 the three ships Doctor Lykes, Almeria Lykes, and Tillie Lykes were sold for opertion with the US Military Sealift Command renamed Cape Mendocino, Cape May, and Cape Mohican.
There is a short feature on these ships in January 2006 edition of Ships Monthly
The pics of Doctor Lykes was taken at Galveston in l972
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Old 10th February 2006, 22:59
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Jim,

the Lykes Lines ships were not strictly LASH ships. Lykes had their own barge system, which was called Seabee. The Seabee vessels differed in appearance to the LASH ships, as evidenced by the photos submitted in this thread.

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Lash ships did a regular run to Hobart, Tasmania, back in the 1970's and I do have a slide or two of the 'China Bear' (in Hobart) which I will post when I locate them. Some Lash ships used to anchor midstream and others would come alongside Macquarie wharf.
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Old 11th February 2006, 04:02
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Thanks for all the interest in the Oz/LASH controversey, it would definitely seem that the concept did find some application in the Australasian trades. Just goes to show what a maritime brains trust we have in this group.
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Old 11th February 2006, 17:59
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Phil,
Thanks for your note - I had been under the illusion that the Lykes ships were LASH ships but having looked at the photos realise it was a different concept.
I guess it is rather typical of Lykes that they came up with a concept that it looks like others did not follow. I always had a soft spot for Lykes - their ships were never the prettiest but looked workmanlike..
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