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« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2016, 10:51:44 am »

Really a nice collection of extraordinary names so far.

"Woolloomooloo" is one of my favourites, as well as "Catch 22": http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1840148
and also "London 2012": http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/search.php?query=LONDON+2012&x=22&y=14

On the other hand, I also like lyrical names like "Lowlands Sunrise" : http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2339879


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« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2016, 11:03:48 am »

Sadly, there was never a sistership:

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/details/ships/shipid:926039/mmsi:-7420819/imo:7420819/vessel:FOOK_ON

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« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2016, 01:00:36 pm »

Just remembered these 2 same looking heavylifters:
LIFT-ON - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1767700
LIFT-OFF - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1813523

And of course, BigLift's ships with names that make no sense:
HAPPY DYNAMIC
HAPPY RIVER
HAPPY DELTA
HAPPY STAR
HAPPY DIAMOND
HAPPY SKY

Oh & just came across a happy tanker called HAPPY FELLOW.
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« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2016, 08:42:50 pm »

Also a couple of old hits ---LOVE ME TENDER  and  PLEASE PLEASE ME.

The Monkees demand their recognition, too!

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1924503
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« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2016, 02:52:33 am »

And now, for something almost completely different...
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1802822 Wink

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« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2016, 04:56:02 pm »

Interesting to see reference to METALLICA above.

The Greek owner's son was into heavy metal music, so a number of ships in the fleet were named after metal bands.

At least, that's how the story goes!
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« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2016, 05:15:50 pm »

Yes it's true. This is the Vafias family, principals of Brave Maritime and Stealth Maritime. Other vessels included "Heavy Metal" and "Nirvana"

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« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2016, 05:23:54 pm »

The old Maassluis-Rozenburg ferries DE HOORN and SCHILDTHUIS raised a snigger or two among English-speaking spotters in the late 1960s
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« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2016, 07:09:44 pm »

We had a ship visit Napier called Great Motion, favourite not really, just always wondered what the thinking was behind it:

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1252665
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« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2016, 09:00:32 am »

Is that the poop deck aft?
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« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2016, 04:45:37 pm »

Thanks for all the posts,all very interesting and some really amusing.
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« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2016, 11:40:16 am »

This could be one to add to the list in the future  Cheesy

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/boaty-mcboatface-could-be-the-name-of-200m-research-vessel-after-public-vote-a6942551.html
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« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2016, 12:49:14 pm »

This one is also a strange one:

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/search.php?query=FORWARD+BRIDGE&x=16&y=10
with the bridge place on the rear end.


In Dutch the Beffen (http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1044053)
is a funny one as this means pussy licking Smiley

 
Then you have asol cheap ships: for 4 euro
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/search.php?query=Four+Euro&x=32&y=10
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« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2016, 04:18:15 pm »

Still struggling to find a suitable comment to your middle one -Pilot Frans!
Best give up.
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« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2016, 10:40:17 pm »

I met a bulk carrier, the Irene's Ambition in Venesuala in 1974  You can imagine the cracks on board the ship I was on.
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