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Ghostly Ship Graveyards from Around the World [Photo Essay]
io9 ^ | 5/26/13 | Vincze Miklós

Posted on 05/27/2013 8:52:43 AM PDT by BenLurkin

Where do boats go when they die? Sometimes they end up in vast ship graveyards, sometimes craggy, foggy places where ships have met their doom, and sometimes spots where ships are deliberately left to rust. There's a quiet beauty to many of these graveyards and their resting inhabitants.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs

1 posted on 05/27/2013 8:52:43 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

sometimes, nasty old barnacle encrusted tugboats end up as Secretary of State


2 posted on 05/27/2013 9:00:26 AM PDT by digger48
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To: BenLurkin

really cool pictures, BTW


3 posted on 05/27/2013 9:03:23 AM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

Touche sir!


4 posted on 05/27/2013 9:05:17 AM PDT by swampthang77
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To: BenLurkin

Thanks - good photographs!

If they wanted to clean these up they could just put it on craigslist and the tweakers would scrap it! :)


5 posted on 05/27/2013 9:16:26 AM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: BenLurkin

They seem to have missed the largest.

It’s ours, in the Sacramento River.

>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu4zUEEYwKw<


6 posted on 05/27/2013 9:18:27 AM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: BenLurkin

Bookmark


7 posted on 05/27/2013 9:55:58 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: BenLurkin
The Saints~Ghost Ships
8 posted on 05/27/2013 10:19:31 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: G Larry

The story of the Glomar Explorer is a thip.
It was a CIA operation fronted by Howard Hughs to secretly recover Soviet submarine K 129.


9 posted on 05/27/2013 10:23:37 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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http://hnsa.org/doc/glomarexplorer/


10 posted on 05/27/2013 10:37:02 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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We recovered K 129, Gave the crew a burial at sea with honors, filmed it, and sent the film to Ivan.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f54_1362874846


11 posted on 05/27/2013 10:41:22 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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Raising K 129
12 posted on 05/27/2013 10:43:42 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: G Larry

My brother used to live ride down the road from Suisun. He had a 14 ft Bayliner, open bow that we used to take fishing. Boating around those big ships is surreal.


13 posted on 05/27/2013 10:45:15 AM PDT by sheana
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqiZdFVYp2c


14 posted on 05/27/2013 10:45:52 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: BenLurkin

When I was in submarine school in New London, Connecuit in the early 60’s...some of those midget Japanese subs were on display around the grounds of the school. Some small German subs were there too.


15 posted on 05/27/2013 11:00:26 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

I did not know you were a bubblehead.
That sort of explains your contingency plan attitude.

We seem to have an extraordinary amount of bubbleheads on FR.


16 posted on 05/27/2013 11:14:25 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: BenLurkin
Very surprised that the largest and positively radiant cemetery of all , the Kola Peninsula was not shown
17 posted on 05/27/2013 11:14:51 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: BenLurkin

These rusted out ships have always given me the creeps.


18 posted on 05/27/2013 11:19:31 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: BenLurkin
Obama's Ship of State:


19 posted on 05/27/2013 11:29:53 AM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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To: BenLurkin

20 posted on 05/27/2013 11:35:02 AM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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To: Slyfox

BUMP!


21 posted on 05/27/2013 12:22:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Cyman

Forgotten Soviet Submarine Graveyard on the Kola Peninsula

22 posted on 05/27/2013 1:09:24 PM PDT by blam
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To: mylife
I live less than fifteen miles from where the first submarine to ever sink a ship was built on Water Street in Mobile, Alabama.

CSA H L Hunlley

An even earlier submarine, American Diver, sank with it's crew and remains out in the bay here somewhere unknown.

23 posted on 05/27/2013 1:23:34 PM PDT by blam
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To: BenLurkin
The former sea port city has lots of rusting ships, abandoned since the 1980s due to the recession of the Aral Sea, which is now at least 95 miles (150 km) away from the former harbor.

How can this be? Algore and thousands of scientists say that's impossible!

24 posted on 05/27/2013 1:28:00 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Bump!


25 posted on 05/27/2013 1:29:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Fresh Wind

Never mind. The “Aral Sea” is a lake.


26 posted on 05/27/2013 1:31:02 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind
"Never mind. The “Aral Sea” is a lake."

It's a man-made ecological disaster. The Soviets reversed the water of the river that once fed the Aral Sea. I'm reminded of the Salton Sea in California.

Toxic dust blows off the bottoms of the dried seas.

27 posted on 05/27/2013 1:57:11 PM PDT by blam
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To: BenLurkin

BUMP must have some of these pictures.


28 posted on 05/27/2013 7:11:54 PM PDT by Roses0508
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks BenLurkin.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


29 posted on 05/27/2013 7:44:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: blam

When I lived in the SF Bay area I took my Cub Scout troop on a tour of a midget sub moored in Alameda, CA. We also toured a US sub — a small one. I was a lot younger then, but I still had difficulty climbing up and down the ladder into the heart of the sub. I couldn’t believe how small the bunks were and how tight the quarters. Nobody could stretch out full length.

I had 8 boys in that group — all good friends — yet they got into actual fistfights from being on board the sub for just a short while. It must take a powerfully strong psyche to endure submarine service without going bonkers. Tough duty.


30 posted on 05/27/2013 8:19:53 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: BenLurkin

One of the comments at the link references a large ship breaking yard at Alang, India.

I count over 100 ships beached on google satellite.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=alang&biw=1097&bih=532&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&ei=LiWkUcreAoe89gSUxoDQBQ&ved=0CAsQ_AUoAg


31 posted on 05/27/2013 8:39:00 PM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: BenLurkin

Interesting.


32 posted on 05/27/2013 8:47:21 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that they cannot carry out their plans.' -- Job 5:12)
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To: G Larry

“It’s ours, in the Sacramento River.”

But that’s not a graveyard. Those ships are mothballed, not scrapped or scuttled.


33 posted on 05/28/2013 12:08:08 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: G Larry

Here’s one for airplanes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=VK-HB95ZP3I


34 posted on 05/29/2013 7:33:06 AM PDT by stockpirate (F. Douglass, "A man's rights rest in three boxes: ballot box, jury box, and ammo box)
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