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AR April 21st, 2008 05:36 PM

Name That Tub
 
Here's a picture of the ship we sailed on our third cruise, well before the turn of the century. This was taken a couple hours before sailing, and I have diabolically Photoshopped out the name of the ship along with other obvious identifying markings.

1. Name the ship. She had a sister, so either name will be considered correct.

2. What are all those other boats doing?

http://www.cruisemates.com/gallery2/...s/307/6701.jpg

fllady April 21st, 2008 06:50 PM

Its SS Constitution and the SS Independence

Rev22:17 April 21st, 2008 08:25 PM

fllady,

Quote:

Originally Posted by You
Its USS Constitution and the USS Independence

It's neither of the above. The designation "USS" ("United States Ship") is reserved for ships of the U. S. Navy.

>> USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, is a frigate commissioned in 1797 for the War against the Barbary Pirates. She also engaged in combat, with distinction, in the War of 1812, when British canonballs bouncing off of her hull earned her the nickname "Old Ironsides," and as a training ship at the U. S. Naval Academy during the American Civil War. She now is normally moored next to the USS Constitution Museum at the former Chelsea Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts. Her crew, dressed in period uniforms, conducts tours for visitors as one of the stops along Boston's historic Freedom Trail.

http://www.ussconstitution.navy.mil/theHelm/ship9.jpg
USS Constitution Under Sail off Marblehead, Massachusetts.

>> USS Independence (CVA-62/CV-62) is the last aircraft carrier of the Forrestal class built in the late 1950's. She served in the Vietnam War and both Gulf wars until her decommissioning in 2004. She was moored at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington, pending disposal.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026231.jpg
USS Independence (CVA-62) in Naples, Italy.

The ship in the photo also cannot be either SS Independence or SS Constitution, sister liners built in the 1950's for American Export Lines. These liners had two stacks, whereas the ship in the photo has only one.

Norm.

Lombard April 21st, 2008 10:41 PM

P&O Fair Princess sister ship Dawn Princess.

Mean Dean April 21st, 2008 10:43 PM

SS United States?

Dean

Mike M April 21st, 2008 11:45 PM

My guess is the Vistafjord or the Sagafjord. The Vistafjord became the Cunard Caronia. It now sails as the Saga Ruby. They sailed for Norwegian American Cruises.

The Sagafjord now sails with Saga Tours as the Saga Rose.

Take care,
Mike

Inis46 April 22nd, 2008 12:23 AM

Thank you Rev for the poster.

Paul B April 22nd, 2008 12:45 AM

Enchnted Isle with sister ship Enchanted Seas?

Mike M April 22nd, 2008 02:01 AM

By jove Paul, I think you got it.

Take care,
Mike

Lombard April 22nd, 2008 05:02 AM

Albatross seems to come to mind as well?? :wink: LOL

Is this ship in Hawaii, July 4th or Xmas/New year's time???

fllady April 22nd, 2008 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rev22:17
fllady,

Quote:

Originally Posted by You
Its USS Constitution and the USS Independence

It's neither of the above. The designation "USS" ("United States Ship") is reserved for ships of the U. S. Navy.

>> USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, is a frigate commissioned in 1797 for the War against the Barbary Pirates. She also engaged in combat, with distinction, in the War of 1812, when British canonballs bouncing off of her hull earned her the nickname "Old Ironsides," and as a training ship at the U. S. Naval Academy during the American Civil War. She now is normally moored next to the USS Constitution Museum at the former Chelsea Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts. Her crew, dressed in period uniforms, conducts tours for visitors as one of the stops along Boston's historic Freedom Trail.

http://www.ussconstitution.navy.mil/theHelm/ship9.jpg
USS Constitution Under Sail off Marblehead, Massachusetts.

>> USS Independence (CVA-62/CV-62) is the last aircraft carrier of the Forrestal class built in the late 1950's. She served in the Vietnam War and both Gulf wars until her decommissioning in 2004. She was moored at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington, pending disposal.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026231.jpg
USS Independence (CVA-62) in Naples, Italy.

The ship in the photo also cannot be either SS Independence or SS Constitution, sister liners built in the 1950's for American Export Lines. These liners had two stacks, whereas the ship in the photo has only one.

Norm.

Sorry, now you know how much I know. :oops: but is it the ships that used to cruise in Hawaii?? I know the names are correct, but not sure now that I have read all the other pots, AR help!!!!!

TravelMike April 22nd, 2008 01:34 PM

The Fair Princess? Mike

AR April 22nd, 2008 03:40 PM

I think she eventually became the Fair Princess, but on her Christmas cruise from Port Everglades in 1983, she was the Sitmar Fairwind. Her sister was the Fairsea. We had Captain Tringale on this cruise; on our first Fairwind cruise a couple years earlier, we sailed with Captain Lagomarsini.

It was quite unfair of me to call her a "Tub," because in her time Sitmar had some of the finest service available in cruising. After Princess bought Sitmar, the world changed, and not entirely for the better.

At that time there was something called the "Christmas Boat Parade" in Fort Lauderdale harbor, and it coincided with our sailing. That's why the boats are all dressed up with lights.

Here's the unretouched photo.

http://www.cruisemates.com/gallery2/...s/307/6702.jpg

Dave the Wave April 22nd, 2008 03:57 PM

Name this tub by her original name and year she entered service. Been on here before but this was taken from Sovereign of the Seas.

http://www.cruisemates.com/gallery/g...2409/46348.jpg

Lisa April 22nd, 2008 04:10 PM

Launched in 1953 as the Olympia for the Greek Lines......she was also Commodore Cruise Lines Caribe I and then the Regal Empress. She still sails as the Regal Empress for Imperial Majesty cruise lines.

Dave the Wave April 22nd, 2008 04:13 PM

Exactly! SS Olympia for steam ship. A cool ship but now only does 2 nighters to Nassau. I cruised on here when she wintered over here at Port Manatee and summered in NY. She has seen better days :cry:

Rev22:17 April 22nd, 2008 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AR
I think she eventually became the Fair Princess, but on her Christmas cruise from Port Everglades in 1983, she was the Sitmar Fairwind. Her sister was the Fairsea. We had Captain Tringale on this cruise; on our first Fairwind cruise a couple years earlier, we sailed with Captain Lagomarsini.

Yes, you are correct. Princess acquired several ships in the Sitmar deal. I'm not sure whether this list is complete or not, but...

>> MV Fairwind became MV Fair Princess,

>> MV Fairsea became (the original) MV Sea Princess, and

>> TSS Fairsky became TSS Sky Princess and operated for sister line P&O Cruises - Australia as TSS Pacific Sky

And three ships under construction at the time of Princess's aquisition of Sitmar became MV Star Princess, MV Regal Princess, and the original MV Crown Princess.

Norm.

Trip April 22nd, 2008 07:13 PM

This is the ship we have all won a free cruise on, ten times over! In other words, a sea bus:(

Mike M April 22nd, 2008 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trip
This is the ship we have all won a free cruise on, ten times over! In other words, a sea bus:(

I feel left out. I've never won a free cruise on this ship or any other. Not even once. :cry: :wink:

Take care,
Mike (Who never registers for a free cruise)

mehawk April 22nd, 2008 08:17 PM

Great postings!


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