Boats, Ships, And Ferries

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    This demonstration was done for the last time ever in 1991. I have never before seen how they load the projectile into the cannon barrel, then the hundreds of pounds of powder, and close the breech block which looks like the door of a vault!

     
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    I've never been around 16s when they are fired, but I heard a tale form a vet who was a FAC (Forward Air Controller) in Vietnam. They flew small planes and called in naval gunfire and artillery fire. He was on the radio and called in a request for naval fire on a location. He thought he was talking to a destroyer and calling in 5-inch fire, but he was actually talking to fire control on the New Jersey, another Iowa class battleship. He said he was nearly knocked out of the sky be the turbulence as the 16-inch projectile flew by him.
     
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    That may be why they use the term "Say again" instead of "Repeat"!:eek:
     
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    Horse Powered Boats

    Horses walked on wooden treadmills in the first 2 pictures.

    Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

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    Ferry, Chillicothe, Ohio

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    Ferry, White Bluffs, Washington. Horses turning a wheel.

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    Boeing 929 Jetfoil Take Off and Landing
    (Max speed 52 mph)

    (Starts at 2:00)


     
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    Steamboats on the Mississippi River. St Louis, Missouri, riverfront, 1860's

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    MSC Gülsün

    The world's largest container ship. She is 203 ft wide and 1,300 ft long, with a cargo capacity of 23,756 twenty-foot containers. Gülsün is registered in Panama and operated by the Mediterranean Shipping Company based in Geneva, Switzerland, and The Netherlands

     
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    Fascinating. Quite a change from the first one to the Jetfoil, isn't there?
     
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    Spirit of Australia 2

    Fastest boat in the world. Top speed clocked at 317.6 mph (511kph)

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    Australian Ken Warby had a dream as a young child to become the fastest man on water. A feat he achieved in 1977 in a boat self built on Australia's Blowering Dam then repeated it in 1978, setting the current unlimited world water speed record of 317.6mph (510.1kph) in his boat SPIRIT of AUSTRALIA and Spirit of Australia 2..

    Now Dave Warby, Ken's son wants to knock off dad's record. He is hoping to inherit the mantle of fastest man on water by breaking the world record sometime in 2020. The Warby Motorsport team has already conducted trial runs in Spirit of Australia 2 (Mark 2) at Blowering Dam, Tumut in Australia's alpine region.
     
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    GEM paddle steamer at Mildura, Australia sometime in the 50s.
     
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    Steamship Manly II an early Sydney Harbor ferry
     
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    The first hi-speed, stable catamarans were developed by Phillip Hercus and Robert Clifford of Incat Tasmania, Australia in 1980. Below is a modern version of the INCAT that operates in present day Japan.
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    Steamboat Race on the Ohio River - July 16, 1929
    Between The Betsy Ann and The Tom Greene. The race started in Cincinnati and went upstream for about 20 miles to New Richmond.

     
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    Your boat race clip was fascinating.
     
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