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The size of container ships #655950
13/08/20 01:46 PM
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We went to the beach today. It wasn't very crowded and there was a Thames barge sailing past the container port. It shows just how big these ships are.
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This is a picture of the old Victorian pier which was part of the defences
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Re: The size of container ships [Re: John V6] #655954
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I love a beach with a bit of industrial going on, must be an age thing.


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Re: The size of container ships [Re: John V6] #655974
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Used to love watching the Thames barges when over that side of the country.
There's only one Severn Trow in existence (AFAIK) and that sadly does not run the river.
Box boats, like floating gin joints, look massive due to so much above the waterline. Loaded tankers on the other hand don't look particularly massive as most of the bulk is under the water. The last two I worked on were just over 1300 feet long, at the time (late 80s/early 90s) around 13th largest in the world.
One of these days I will manage a day out on a Thames barge boat smile
Nice photos John.


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Re: The size of container ships [Re: John V6] #655976
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We quite often see the Thames Barge "Greta" which does private trips out of Whitstable Harbour. Maybe bring back memories of the North Kent coast Graham?


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Re: The size of container ships [Re: John V6] #655981
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i am lead to believe they can hold up to 19000 ( nineteen thousand) Containers on the big guys.


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Re: The size of container ships [Re: John V6] #655984
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Originally Posted by John V6
We went to the beach today. It wasn't very crowded and there was a Thames barge sailing past the container port. It shows just how big these ships are.
This is a picture of the old Victorian pier which was part of the defences
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That's some proper old school heavy joinery thumbs


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Re: The size of container ships [Re: Alan Patterson] #655992
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Originally Posted by Alan Patterson
We quite often see the Thames Barge "Greta" which does private trips out of Whitstable Harbour. Maybe bring back memories of the North Kent coast Graham?

Certainly would Alan! thumbs


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Re: The size of container ships [Re: John V6] #656021
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There is also one in Ipswich you can hire which is in the photo. I was told today that as it isn't in Norfolk or North Suffolk it isn't a wherry.


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Re: The size of container ships [Re: John V6] #656022
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The joinery was to help mine the Orwell estuary & protect Harwich. In the 1880s they had mines linked to a control centre and set off by electrickery. You can see the remnants of tracks in the pier.
In 1667 the fort repelled those pesky Dutch.
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Re: The size of container ships [Re: John V6] #656065
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Reminds me of when I used to go to Shenzhen and the worlds biggest container ships would be in dock (2 of them), the only ports that could take them were Shenzhen and Rotterdam. They spent their life at sea plying back and forth only staying in port 3 days to off load, reload, fuel, stock up, change crew and off they went. It was difficult to assess the size till you saw the midget trucks pulling around 12 fully loaded containers alongside, at 6 foot I was half the size of the trucks tires. Wonder what they are doing these days.


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