Veteran ships of the world

I did a training course on both these vessels at different times while attending Maritime school.
The concept was simple; a group of trainees + an Instructor together in each of three enclosed room that contained a radar display, gyro repeater, chart table and a communication link to the bridge. No windows for outside view.

Each group took turn giving course and speed instructions to the regular Navigators on the bridge, who would only interfere in case of any dangerous situation arising.

I remember especially a training trip on MS Trøndelag in 1964.
At the end of the day we had control of the ship for the return to the inner harbour in Ålesund. We kept control while entering through the narrow passage between Skansekaia and the protective breakwater, know as “Moljegapet” and turned the ship around to go Stbd. side alongside at South side of Skansekaia:
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PS> Last order was; “throw the heaving line forward and take over from the bridge”.

A ship that has been featured here before, but is forever young:


More pictures from her last trip as owned by Hurtigruten, after nearly a year sitting idle in Ålesund:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/710689052996688/permalink/920579418674316/

She got an enthusiastic welcome to her new homeport, Kristiansand:

Statsraad Lerhmkuhl has reached Cruracao, the first port in the Americas on her world around trip:

A real veteran; D/S Salten, blt. Aker 1870 and still afloat:
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https://skipshistorie.net/Bodo/BOD100SaltensDS/Tekster/BOD10018700100000%20SALTEN.htm

Seen here stuck in ice when sailing on Lake Vettaren, Sweden 1954:
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/271644333501855/permalink/885661415433474/

Still in use as hotel ship in Stockholm:

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One more veteran ship that is still sailing, MV Serenissema ex.Harald Jarl, blt. 1960:


https://skipshistorie.net/Trondheim/TRH110NFDS/Tekster/TRH11019600100000%20HARALD%20JARL.htm

Seen here as MV Andrea in Lemaire Channel, Antarctica (photographer unknown).

Lots of pictures and info here:
http://www.captainsvoyage.com/hurtigruten/serenissima---harald-jarl.html

Hope it’s on topic…
Anyway, this is a tribute to a friend ( virtual ) in DownUnder.
He has called my help to have a CAD rendition of this beauty:


So I did.

Details here.
Yelta.pdf (810.3 KB)
Jurgen54.

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In case you are visiting Adelaide anytime soon:

If you do you may want yo visit this one to:

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This is the Star of India in San Diego, CA. She is a part of the Maritime Museum in San Diego and very cool to walk around on. Here’s a blurb from her wikipedia page:

Star of India is an [iron-hulled sailing ship], built in 1863 in [Ramsey, Isle of Man] as the [full-rigged ship], Euterpe . After a career sailing from Great Britain to India and New Zealand, she was renamed, re-rigged as a [barque], and became a salmon hauler on the [Alaska] to [California] route. Retired in 1926, she was restored as a seaworthy [museum ship] in 1962–3 and home-ported at the [Maritime Museum of San Diego] in [San Diego, California]. She is the oldest ship still sailing regularly and also the oldest iron-hulled merchant ship still afloat.

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A veteran “ship” that is still in activity:

Slideshow: Life aboard the Dredge Jadwin

Charles F. Ashley Jr. stands in the pump room at the bottom of the Dredge Jadwin, Sept. 14, 2015. The Jadwin moves sediment from designated shipping channels into the middle of the Mississippi River, where the natural current pushes it southward, toward the Gulf of Mexico. (Click to enlarge images)

Charles F. Ashley Jr. stands in the pump room at the bottom of the Dredge Jadwin, Sept. 14, 2015. The Jadwin moves sediment from designated shipping channels into the middle of the Mississippi River, where the natural current pushes it southward, toward the Gulf of Mexico. (Click to enlarge images)

Floating panels connect the pump house to the main vessel on the Dredge Jadwin. (Click to enlarge images)

A video diagram of Mississippi River traffic inside the pilot house at the top of the Jadwin helps dredge equipment operators monitor their progress. (Click to enlarge images)

When lowered to the bottom of the river, the suction head of the dredge, above, sucks up sediment like a vacuum cleaner. (Click to enlarge images)

Sediment sprays out from the end of the dredge pipe in the middle of the Mississippi River. (Click to enlarge images)

Robert Mace, 55, has worked on the Jadwin for 25 years. He currently operates dredge equipment from the pilot house overlooking the front of the vessel. (Click to enlarge images)

The gigantic Dredge Jadwin is 274 feet long. It has been in service since 1933. (Click to enlarge images)

The engine control room in the Jadwin. (Click to enlarge images)

Perry Huskey, chief engineer of the Jadwin, works at his desk on the boat. (Click to enlarge images)

Charles F. Ashley Jr. stands in the pump room at the bottom of the Dredge Jadwin, Sept. 14, 2015. The Jadwin moves sediment from designated shipping channels into the middle of the Mississippi River, where the natural current pushes it southward, toward the Gulf of Mexico. (Click to enlarge images)

Floating panels connect the pump house to the main vessel on the Dredge Jadwin. (Click to enlarge images)

Floating panels connect the pump house to the main vessel on the Dredge Jadwin. (Click to enlarge images)

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The NERO moored in Gibraltar Photo : Francis Ferro ©

At least she looks like a veteran, but was built in 2007:

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B O O K R E V I E W By : Frank NEYTS “PS “RYDE”.
Recently Mainline and Maritime Ltd published a new interesting title “PS “RYDE”, written by Richard Halton.
The book tells the whole story of the (PS) paddle steamer ‘RYDE’ built in 1936 for the Southern Railway Company by William Denny and Brothers (Dumbarton).
The paddle steamer ‘RYDE’ is symbolic of the British love of the seaside which stemmed from the Victorian and Edwardian era and the construction of the very first pleasure piers, including the pier at Ryde of the Isle of White whose foundation stone was laid in 1813. However, like many vessels of the Second World War period, PS ‘RYDE’s career as a ferry and excursion vessel was initially curtailed. Only two years into her working life, she was requisitioned, painted battleship grey, renamed HMS ‘RYDE’ and pressed into service as a minesweeper and anti-aircraft ship, going on to act as a guard for the Mulberry Harbours at Ohama Beach during the D-Day landings. In this publication, Richard Halton covers the various aspects of her role excellently, telling her story from construction and launch, through to retirement and ultimate end use as a local night club. A worth reading story for all shiplovers.The book is sold in support of the Medway Queen Preservation Society. “PS ‘RYDE’” (ISBN 978 1900 340946) is a softback book of 80 pages, lavishly illustrated with many colour photographs. The price is £14.95 plus free UK postage and £5.00
overseas postage. Ordering directly via the publisher, Mainline and Maritime Ltd, 3 Broadleaze, Upper Seagry, Chippenham SN15 5EY400, UK. Alternatively it can be purchased at all good bookshops.

Her end story (??)

Proudly flying the Groningen province flag the historic 1936 built (85 years ago) Scheepsbouw- en Reparatiebedrijf Gebr. Sander B.V. – Delfzijll under yardnumber 143 built 345 t DWTANDA callsign PE3876 (built as the JO) 41.22 mtr long moored in the port of Farnsum - Delfzijl the revited ANDA is powered by an 3TC(TL), 2 Stroke, Single Acting, In-Line (Vertical) 3 Cy. 240 x 360, Mcr: 110 kW (150 hp) Brons engine built by NV Appingedammer Bronsmotorenfabriek - Netherlands for a Service Speed of 8.5 kts with 8 cu m consumption: 5.00 tonnes per day
Photo: Piet Sinke www.maasmondmaritime.com (c)

A different time of the year and a different age:


Cruise ship meteor at North Cape, with the Midnight Sun shining from a clear sky.

MS Meteor:


http://hurtigwiki.de/schiffe/ms_meteor_1955

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The ship that the Meteor replaced; M/Y Stella Polaris, blt. 1926-27 was the first custom built cruise ship. She was considered the “Royal Yacht” of cruising and was one of the most deluxe forms of ocean travel into the 1960s.:

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MY “Stella Polaris” is considered one of the most beautiful cruise ships ever:

(In Norwegian, but translate well by Google Translate)


MY «Stella Polaris» in Åndalsnes. (unknown year) Source: Nasjonalbiblioteket



As hotel & restaurant ship in Kisho Japan (1970-2005)

More info:
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=177880

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Veteran ship and old incidence:

The survivor were picked up by this ship; SS City of Sydney:
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And transported to Aden on this one Roma:
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Lots of present day Aussies (or their parents/grand parents) arrived in their new homeland on this and other ships like her.

Skaubryn without smoke bellowing out:
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MS Skaubryn the cargo ship that became a very popular, but eventually an ill-fated passenger liner


This one just passed Ålesund on her way from Bodø to Harlingen:¨