A Nurse with a Gun

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Heavy Seas.

My ship, the USS Midway was an aircraft carrier that started out as a battleship. It was well known for rolling in calm seas, especially after it was converted to an angle deck. Of course, calm seas were not always the order of the day. Being of a Shellbacking nautical type, I just can't let a wog like PhlegmFatale out do me. Here ya go ye scurvy wogs!



Here's another



And another.



Keep in mind these are supertankers. Enjoy the ride!

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Blogger Rabbit said...

Oh joy.
Those reminded me of the pleasant trip back from Nassau to Port Canaveral I was on in October of '87. We were on the Oceanic, which was, at the time, the largest cruise ship in the Bahamian/Atlantic market.

My (now ex) wife was busy puking in our cabin while I was in the hot tub on the fantail with two MILFs from our dining table, drinking screwdrivers and riding out the 25 foot surges. We had to keep adding water to the spa as it'd climb out when the stern would cavitate; you could hear the screws coming out of the water.

Damn, but that was fun!

I guess it all depends on the company you keep.

Regards,
Rabbit.

12:34 AM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

wow - those vids are amazing. It's all the groaning/creaking/squawking of the ship that seems most creepy - it's incredible how they hold together under such stress. I can imagine a person would get addicted to such adrenaline.

1:40 AM  
Anonymous Rey B said...

Looks like the fun we had off the coast of Korea during Team Spirit 84. Of course on a frigate it got real interesting. Crossed the line that year too.

9:02 AM  
Blogger jon spencer said...

Not tankers, the first one might be a ferry, the second one looks like a ore boat and the last is a container ship.

10:09 AM  
Blogger mainesails said...

I agree with jon spencer. Only the third is a truly large vessel. BUT, all three videos are spectactular.

Not everybody hates this kind of weather. During the 1930s, my grandmother and father were on their way to visit family in Europe on the Cunard liner Aquitania. The ship encountered a storm that shattered several portholes, flooding several compartments.

My grandmother dragged my (then teenaged) father to dinner in the first class dining room. They were the ONLY passengers to show up. My father soon fled back to the stateroom, but my grandmother did her best to consume the day's caviar allotment for the entire first class passenger complement on the ship.

She never suffered a moment's discomfort and relished telling the story of her opportunity to consume several pounds of the best Russian Beluga caviar for the rest of her life.

10:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once in a while these big ships suffer major damage, cargolaw.com tries to document these. Have a look at MV OOCL America which lost/trashed 350 containers.

5:47 AM  

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