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Too busy searching the web for funny videos.

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Too busy berthing my ship WITHOUT hitting anything :):)

 

I was on a ship that went to scrap in Taiwan in 1971, we ran it up the beach stern first at full speed. One of life's little experiences :wink:

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Too busy berthing my ship WITHOUT hitting anything :):)

 

I was on a ship that went to scrap in Taiwan in 1971, we ran it up the beach stern first at full speed. One of life's little experiences :wink:

I hope you were wearing your seat belt Asp. :wink:

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Too busy berthing my ship WITHOUT hitting anything :):)

 

I was on a ship that went to scrap in Taiwan in 1971, we ran it up the beach stern first at full speed. One of life's little experiences :wink:

 

 

Why stern first? I would have thought it would have gone further bows first.

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Why stern first? I would have thought it would have gone further bows first.

Distance wasn't the object of the exercise. The way they scrapped the ship was to remove all the equipment that could be removed, such as electric motors, winches, pumps, derricks etc. Then the ship would be cut down in big chunks by gangs with oxy-acetylyne equipment. Once it was cut down to the waterline they would chop sections off and heave the rest up the beach until it was all gone. Fascinating! :shock:
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Sounds like a great experience Asp and great to watch too...but did you have to canoe back home :wink:

Fortunately this was after the invention of the aeroplane, so we flew home. :wink::wink:

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