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Old 22 April 2010, 09:56   #1
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Interesting boat

We did a tow job on this 52 foot 6 ton ex naval steam gunship yesterday after its annual refit.. Lovely craft which does work and planned a "steam up" today and goes to about 10 harbours for events each year. Just after I took the photo they locked on a massive gun on the bow support between the two air intakes.
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Old 22 April 2010, 12:00   #2
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narrowboat

The dive shop owner was looking at these as a liveaboard. Unfortunately, berthing here is priced by the foot, so...

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I heard the US Navy is looking for someone to take this off their hands:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Shadow_(IX-529)

It's currently berthed somewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area, I think.

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Old 22 April 2010, 14:17   #3
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narrowboat

The dive shop owner was looking at these as a liveaboard. Unfortunately, berthing here is priced by the foot, so...

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I heard the US Navy is looking for someone to take this off their hands:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Shadow_(IX-529)

It's currently berthed somewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area, I think.

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I'll take it for free.....then sell it for scrap!!
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Old 22 April 2010, 14:52   #4
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I took it up there a few weeks ago
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Old 26 April 2010, 12:08   #5
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I'll take it for free.....then sell it for scrap!!
Our local dive community has been trying to get permits to allow, and obtain a vessel for, sinking as an artificial reef. I suggested they look into this (the uniqueness of the vessel would held drive popularity); but I think they passed based on the costs of cleaning and and making it diver friendly.

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