A Thousand Shipsearcher satellite views launched, and some highlights!

The Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe, in his celebrated play, Dr. Faustus, wrote of a mythic age, when a thousand warships were launched to grab back Helen, the most beautiful woman. Here at Shipsearcher, the Ship Identification Section (SIS) can’t tell you if any of that happened in distant antiquity – satellite imagery of the Trojan … Continue reading “A Thousand Shipsearcher satellite views launched, and some highlights!”

Royal Danish Navy – Historic Ships

Historic Ships Return to Auxiliaries and Other Ships HDMS Jylland (1862-1908) screw frigate LOA 233′ TDISP 2,450 tons Museum Ship since 1994 at Ebeltoft. Veteran of the Second War of Schleswig, 1864. Reportedly the last known surviving screw frigate.

Singapore – Landing Ships

Landing Ships Back to Corvettes and Patrol Ships Perseverance L-206 Landing Ship Logistics LSL (1994-2003) LOA 412′ TDISP 5,500 tons British Round Table or Sir Lancelot Class, formerly RFA Sir Lancelot L- 3029 (1964-1989) service in the Falklands War. Sold commercially 2003, scrapped 2008. MK2 LST 542 class (also called County Class) LOA 328′ TDISP … Continue reading “Singapore – Landing Ships”

Chilean Navy – Historic Ships

Historic Ships Return to Auxiliaries and Other Ships Huáscar ironclad turret ship (1866-1879) captured by Chile with service 1879-1939 Museum ship and memorial to both navies at Talcahuana, Chile.

Peruvian Navy – Historic Ships

Historic Ships Return to Auxiliaries and Other Ships BAP Abtao attack submarine SS-42 (1954-1999) LOA 243′ TDISP 1,400 tons submerged.Museum boat at Lima since 2004. BAP America (1904) River Gunboat, built in Birkenhead England, now a museum ship Huáscar ironclad turret ship (1866-1879) captured by Chile with service 1879-1939 Museum ship and memorial to both … Continue reading “Peruvian Navy – Historic Ships”

Argentinian Navy – Auxiliaries and Other Ships

Auxiliaries and Other Ships Return to Argentinian Navy Corvettes and Patrol Ships Replenishment ships Durance Class Tanker LOA 516′ TDISP 18,200 tons ARA Patagonia B-1 (2000) formerly French Ship Durance A-629 (1977-1999) Training Ships Libertad Sail Training Ship (1963) LOA 340′ TDISP 3,700 tons Ocean Tugboats (armed – used as patrol vessels) Abnaki class Ocean Tugboats … Continue reading “Argentinian Navy – Auxiliaries and Other Ships”