What’s your favorite ship of all time?
Jon you know there are only two good ships in the whole world…the last one and the next one.
I was always partial to this one though.
T. W. Nelson
Ditto on the Savannah. I toured her in Charleston when I was 8. One of my earliest memories of wonder. What pretty lines for a cargo ship. I would name the delta lines “starship enterprise” bridge ships as my second favorite. I know at least one still survives as the Del Monte and is painted grey with a red, white, and blue stack. It serves as an unpowered training ground for the Navy SEALs to practice storming a ship at sea. You see it periodically around Norfolk. Cool design.
I forgot about that one cool for sure.
Jealous of you guys who got to really “captain” a ship. I sailed with an ancient Lykes Lines skipper for the better part of a decade and the sea stories he had from the 70’s were truly majestic. It was a lifestyle back then and those days sadly are not coming back until Elon Musk invents the time machine next year. It has been prophecized. I saw it in Benny Hinn
Got a picture?
Always will have a very soft spot for the training ship - the Texas Clipper (the original). Beautiful WWII vintage ship with rivets and a square bow and everything.
this looks like a ship to call home!
i meant the one c capt. posted damnit
I’ll dig through my archives but @c.captain picture is awesome. I would have thrived in that particular point in maritime history.
I have three - Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria.
You can still see Del Monte in Little Creek. Always been a pretty ship and I always look for her when I’m in the area.
NS Savannah is hard to beat, of course.
As far as older ships go, I always considered the Henry B Hyde to be a fine, fine ship. I still love to look at her pictures.
My favorite of all time is still a warship though…
Don’t you just want to be aboard her when you look as this picture?
M/V Merlion. When she was Singapore flag she was painted red. I remember helping paint the name on her stern when she was renamed at Loyang dock. Below is one I found when she ended up getting impounded in Venezuala. Same ship different color.