Island Views

Random military vessel seen from my office. Not sure of the name as it is not printed on the facing side, but my officemate, the <a href=

Random military vessel seen from my office. Not sure of the name as it is not printed on the facing side, but my officemate, the Southern Fried Scientist suggests it is a cable layer or other type of workhorse. I just think big ships are cool :)

Kevin Zelnio (886 Posts)





3 comments on “Island Views
  1. Whoa… That is a big ship!

    Have you been to MarineTraffic.com? It uses Google Maps technology and AIS (Automatic Identification System) on ships to record their locations. It only works if someone has an AIS receiver and can upload that info to the site, so it’s not everywhere yet.

    I like using the site in conjunction with the hydrophone at work — http://orcasound.net/ — so I can see what ships are out there makin’ all that noise!

  2. Looks like one of the LSD ships.

    LSD of course meaning it’s an amphibious landing ship.
    I think the LSD is “Landing Ship Dock” or some such.

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