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Underground Soviet Submarine Base of Balaklava

Under the mountain there is an armoury, a channel, and a service, repair and equipment base for submarines. It had been built since 1957 until 1961 by military men, who were later accompanied by specialists in underground construction. It is also an anti-radiation shelter for 3000 people. The maximum width of the rocky ground is 126 meters. The channel has a length of 505 meters, a width of 6-8.5 meters...

Aurora – Ship That Changed The World

The cruiser Aurora was built between 1897 and 1900 in St. Petersburg and joined Russia’s Baltic fleet in 1903. The ship measures 126.8 meters in length, 16.8 meters in width and weighs a staggering 7,600 tons. Maintaining a speed of 20 knots it can travel independently for up to 1,440 sea miles. It took an active part in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05 and participated in the Tsusima battle,...

The Queen Mary 2 – An Ocean Liner in Port Melbourne

The ship will travel around Australia. This ocean liner is built for the open ocean routes, becouse has storage for more food, water, and fuel than other ships. It was launched in 2004. She is the largest ocean liner ever built. It offers more than 5000 specially commissioned works of art, the Illuminations cinema and planetarium, Royal Court Theatre, Grand Lobby, Empire Casino, restaurants, shopping...

Esmeralda – The Second Tallest and Longest Sailing Ship in the World

Esmeralda is a steel-hulled four-masted barquentine tall ship of the Chilean Navy. It is the Chilean naval training ship. Vessel’s Details: Ship Type: Sailing vessel Year Built: 1946 Length: 113 meters Beam: 13.11 meters Maximum draught: 7 meters Stanchion: 8.7 meters Gunwale height: 5.3 meters Maximum displacement: 3,673 tons Maximum engine speed: 13 knots Maximum sail speed: 17.5 knots Armament:...

USS Alabama Battleship in Memorial Park

One of the nation’s most historic warships, the vessel is now the center of a fascinating and moving memorial park. Alabama was commissioned in 1942 and served in World War II in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. She was decommissioned in 1947 and assigned to the reserve duty. She was retired in 1962. Opening Hours: Open every day except Christmas Day 8:00 am – 6:00 pm (April-September) 8:00...

Models of Ships in Las Palmas, Grand Canaria

Each of our models is entirely hand-built using high quality materials. Each one is created with the utmost care and attention to accuracy and detail. Ship modeling is a craft as old as shipbuilding itself. Royal William Muimota León Noruego Titanic Vasa Wappen Von Hamburg Santa Ana San Ildefonso U.S.S. Constitution U.S. Constellation Santisima Trinidad San Felipe credit: Rafael Gomez

The Worlds First Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier Shut Down Reactors

The Enterprise is the Navy’s second-oldest ship, after the USS Constitution. It has participated in every major conflict since the Cuban Missile Crisis, and its airplanes targeted insurgents in Afghanistan during its last deployment. The USS Enterprise began shutting down its eight nuclear reactors almost as soon as it arrived at its pier at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia Facts: Displacement:...

Sedov – The Worlds Biggest Sailing Ship

The world’s biggest sailing ship is called Sedov and is a three-masted barque. Sedov was built in Germany in 1921, but came into the possession of the Soviet government in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. Ship Type: Sailing vessel Year Built: 1921 Length x Breadth: 115 m X 14 m Height of masts: 58 m Quantity of sails: 33 st. Gross Tonnage: 3432 DeadWeight: 1171 t Speed recorded (Max...

Turanor PlanetSolar – Largest Solar Powered Boat

The boat used 537 sq.m of photovoltaic solar panels, which deliver power to an electric motor. PlanetSolar is the first vehicle to have successfully achieved the feat of traveling around the world using solar energy alone, all powered by the sun. The ship sailed for 585 days without fuel to show the potential of solar energy. Facts: Length: 35 m / Width: 23 m Height: 6.10 m / Weight: 95 t Solar Panels:...

Historic Belle of Louisville, Kentucky

The Belle of Louisville is the oldest operating western rivers steamboat. It was originally built as Idlewild in 1914 by James Rees & Sons of Pittsburgh, PA, for the Memphis Packet Co.. Nowadays, it is top Louisville attraction. She takes passengers on cruises up and down the Ohio River and races in the Great Steamboat Race every year on the Wednesday before the Kentucky Derby. It has the shallow-draft...

Yachting on a Lake with Ice Boats

An ice boat is a machine with similar design as a sail boat, but fitted with skis or skates and designed to run over ice. Ice yachting is a combination of sailing and racing. Ice boats fly with power of wind over the lake. The blades can reach speeds of 120 – 140 km/h. The ice yachting races usually consist of some rounds, up and down, with a different distance between the marks. credit:...

Modern Ship Sea Cloud II With a Historical Touch

Ship combines the timeless elegance of windjammers of past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern cruise ships. Ship is just as on her legendary sister ship, the Sea Cloud. The SEA CLOUD II was completed after a 36-month construction by traditional handcraft together with the most modern technology. Facts: Owner/Operator: Sea Cloud Cruises Year built: 2001 Builder: Astilleros...

Top Three Biggest Exclusive Yachts

The worlds largest mega yachts – luxury toys for their owners. Name: Eclipse Length: 557 Feet (170m) Builder: Blohm + Voss in Hamburg, Germany Designer: Terence Disdale Owner: Roman Abramovich Cruise Speed: 22 knots Maximum Speed: 25 knots Name: Dubai Length: 532 Feet (162m) Yacht Builder: Platinum Yachts FZCO. Dubai hull Yacht Designer: Andrew Winch Owner: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid...

Her Majesty, Cunards Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria was built in the shipyard and her keel was successfully laid down on May, 2006 at Fincantieri with Cunard\’s Commodore Ronald W. Warwick in attendance. Technical Facts: Gross Tonnage: 90,000 Service speed: 23.7 knots Length: 294.0 m (964.5 ft) Beam: 32.2 m (106.0 ft) Passengers (max): 2,014 Crew: 900