View Full Version : How Ships Are launched.

11-15-2009, 11:21 AM
This is a pretty cool video check out the last ship to launch it's one of the NOAA ships..http://www.wimp.com/shipslaunched/

11-15-2009, 12:55 PM

11-15-2009, 01:09 PM
"just go ahead and toss it in"

11-15-2009, 01:10 PM
Wow thats crazy that would be fun to see in person! I wonder if any have completely tipped over doing that, the last one look like it came close! Cool video thanks for sharing

11-15-2009, 02:57 PM
Wow! That seems so odd that after all that work, time, and money you would think there would be a more controlled way to do that! I'm not a shipbuilder so I'm sure they have figured it out. But it seems pretty arbitrary to me!

11-15-2009, 03:09 PM
looks cool I don't think they are worried if a boat cant take thay little fall in the watter it would not last a week out on the sea.when I was a kid I spent every summer on the bearing see in AK.and I have been sitting in the wheel house with the waves rolling the boat past 1/4 over when you are looking out the window over 1 story up down in to the sea with the watter covering 1/2 the windshield.yeah it is very scary.but thay hold together most of the time

11-15-2009, 03:50 PM
Unless I miss my guess, some ships are (or were) built in drydocks that are/were then flooded, much like the Soo locks, to float the ships, which would then sail out the opened seaward end of the drydock, again like exiting one of the Soo locks.

11-15-2009, 05:48 PM
I would not have believe it if I hadn't see it with my own eyes

11-15-2009, 07:24 PM
sweet video!

11-15-2009, 10:19 PM
ezra is right, that's nothing. If they failed that, forget it...... Cool vid, but.

11-16-2009, 09:14 AM
<font color="0000ff">That one of the Coast Gurad ship &#40;2nd to last&#41; was taken just 6 miles away at Marinette Marine. It is always cool to watch those!</font>

<font color="0000ff">They Create a &#34;mini-sunami&#34;</font>


11-16-2009, 11:39 AM
Nice video!