March 23, 2013
And then I stopped. I stopped because I encountered a ship that was far and away the ugliest thing I've ever seen afloat... and that includes bifurcated ships and French aircraft carriers. Ladies and gentlemen, I found a 3000ton ship carrying 15" rifles. Ladies and gentlemen, I found the Italian Faa di Bruno.
Technically a monitor, in truthfully this tremendously ugly thing was a barge with a bow tacked on. Her hull, not seen here because it had about two inches of freeboard, had a concrete cofferdam ten feet thick. It had a top speed of 3kts if the tide was behind it, driven by a 450hp engine. And it is hideous.
If you know of any ship uglier, leave it in the comments. Then gouge out your eyeballs.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at March 23, 2013 11:36 PM (+rSRq)
Not any uglier than Faa di Bruno, though.
Posted by: flatdarkmars at March 24, 2013 12:31 PM (I55Es)
Posted by: andy at March 24, 2013 12:43 PM (R9Rm2)
Faa di Bruno still has to contend with the Russian Novgorod-class monitors for the ugliest dogs to ever be sent to sea. At least the Bruno did not look like the lid to a container of cream cheese when viewed from above. The round hull Novgorod, on the other hand...
Posted by: cxt217 at March 24, 2013 04:14 PM (6/RCS)
Posted by: RickC at March 27, 2013 05:19 PM (WQ6Vb)
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