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Random Ships 79

In case you’re keeping track, I’ve been home a long time quite a while, happy to help by staying put.  I’ve had harder work, and I’m really busy.  Nautical Sarah is still in town, a week and a half after she appeared to be departing. USNS Watkins has been all the way to Florida, I […]

‘Ster Crazy 4

Thanks for your great response with the ‘ster crazy suggestions.  Today we go  . . . Capster. I’m not really a ball cap wearer, but I have at least 20 in my closet. The idea for capster comes from Capt. Tommy Bryceland, whose photos you’ve previously seen on tugster here. In this part of his […]

Welcome Comfort 2

I could also call this “other peoples photos” but here is yesterday’s arrival of the hospital ship as seen from three friends’ perspectives. Phil Little took this, and referred to it as his Normandy landing shot, an appropriate name given that this asset, arriving with a large support group, marks a surge, a counteroffensive against […]

Welcome Comfort 1

At 0900 and a few minutes, USNS Comfort arrived at the Narrows.  Ava M was one of six McAllister units meeting her there to assist. USACE, NYPD, and other agencies saw her in as well. ,  She passed the USCG station and   and the old hospital complex. Another USNS vessel in the port was […]

Comfort En Route, Oh Comfort

Note:  Tomorrow I may slip my post time a little; you’ll understand, I hope, tomorrow.  Mentioning hope, check out this link to learn about, among other things, an iron cow!!  Hope, SS Hope, was born of USS Consolation, AH-15. Anyone know the US first hospital ship?   When did USNS Comfort last call in the sixth […]

Mercy Departs, Oh Mercy

As the sixth boro prepares to receive USNS Comfort, on the other side of the continent earlier this week, USNS Mercy departed port of San Diego. No specific ETA is reported as yet for either vessel, as  . .  well . . . preps need to be made.   As it turns out, Mercy went […]

Random Ships 71

How’s your Greek? Cape Taft, here with Miriam Moran, has been in the boro before. Stolt Ocelot appears on the blog for the first time, as  Fivelborg and Maria G. await dock activity. Here’s USNS Sisler dug in before she departed for sea trials. Celebrity Summit is currently in port  . . . for enough […]

Two T-AKRs

This weekend the Upper Bay portion of the sixth boro cradled two “fast logistics ships” or “Large, Medium-speed, Roll-on/Roll-off Ships” (aka T-AKR, although I’ve no idea how that alpha indicator relates to those descriptors;  LMSR would make more sense.)  at the same time, one off Fort Wadsworth, below) and the other off Owl’s Head fishing […]

Random Ships 69

Let’s start with Alice Oldendorff, inbound with a hold full of Nova Scotia stone and about to turn to starboard on her (almost) final approach to Brooklyn.   Alice and I have a long history. YM Wind makes the final approach her into Global Terminals, her first call at sixth boro docks.  In contrast above, […]

Fog 21

Tinkering with the digital file, I’ve made SSV Corwith Cramer clearer here than she was to the naked eye as she came through the foggy Narrows yesterday morning. Maintaining this blog over many years and springtimes  has taught me how much fog is a spring phenomenon.  Here on a clearer day, Corwith Cramer (1987) raced into […]