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Old 19 July 2013, 14:49   #1
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Tipping US weathership

There is a ship used for weather surveys that once sailed to its position, tips through 90 degrees to a position that resembles a danbouy, its quite big by the way.
I have seen a couple of short videos about it. But, I can't remember what its called and I cant find any links that refer to it.

So does anyone here remember what the ships name is? or even provide a link to it

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Old 19 July 2013, 14:54   #2
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There is a ship used for weather surveys that once sailed to its position, tips through 90 degrees to a position that resembles a danbouy, its quite big by the way.
I have seen a couple of short videos about it. But, I can't remember what its called and I cant find any links that refer to it.

So does anyone here remember what the ships name is? or even provide a link to it

Thanks, Nick.

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Old 19 July 2013, 15:15   #3
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I didn't look recently (in the last month or so), but it's been sitting in San Diego Bay, Maybe Liney Dal has pictures somewhere?
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Yep, that is the one.

Thanks chaps.
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It must have cost a fortune to build that.

Is it really worthwhile? It seems you cannot go into the underwater parts of the ship so what is the point of it?

I mean, there must be a point, but I don't see it.
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somebody must know something about this ship. i for one cant see any reason for it standing on end
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It was on TV the other week
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It was in port last Saturday when I went by. I don't know how often it goes out. It has no propulsion so it needs to be towed.

It's a very stable platform once it's tipped up.
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somebody must know something about this ship. i for one cant see any reason for it standing on end
Makes it very stable according to Wikipedia.
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