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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Shapes of Ships

Appolon Leader at Astoria, Oregon I love the really tall ships like the Apollon Leader of the NYK Line. When it passed in the drizzly dusk last night, it reminded me of another ship's photo I had in the file from January 20 of this year, which has a completely different profile (see the Peter S, below).

Peter S at Astoria, Oregon They are about the extremes of the big cargo ships that pass by Astoria. The Apollon Leader is listed as 199 long by 32 meters wide, while the Peter S is 224 long by 33 meters wide. I wish the heights to the deck were given.

You can learn interesting things about both ships from these links:

Apollon Leader:

Peter S:

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7 comments:

B SQUARED said...

Their height will vary by the weight of cargo they carry. They usually have height marks on the bow.

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful pics again..

Jacob said...

Another thing about these ships is how different they seem when you're aboard one of them...looking down. Yikes!

Jacob said...

ah...yes, of course you should try riding again. You could even come to Ocala and try some jumping!

VP said...

Surprise from your sister city here!

P.S. - I think you mixed the links...

Don and Krise said...

It looks as though one ship carries everything below deck while the other carries their payload on deck. Wow, talk about two extremes though.

midnitemike2010 said...

It's hard to believe it, but the Appollon Leader will hold 6,500 cars.
I was astounded when I moved back here and started watching the ships and looking up information on them. Most of the car carriers hold from 4,000 to 6,500 cars, but some of the big ones will hold 8,000 cars! That's one for everyone in Astoria that drives.

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