Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
Do that in your Viking long ship if you will with no navigation but the stars - if you can see them
What is amazing about that photo is all the big-brained scientists discounted the concept of rogue waves, until video evidence. Apparently all the smashed rigging, crushed superstructures, major structural damage was caused by invisible whales and stealth icebergs.There's a reason to put a high bow on any ship in the North Atlantic.
There was a neat Navy video of a destroyer ploughing through thewaves with its decks awash cutting through some rough water.The caption read: "So you went on cruise once? How cute!"
After the wave, a broken line on the stanchions.
And, of course, can you imagine one of the LCS class ships doing this? But... They're Littoral Crappy Ships....Since the North and Baltic Seas get this bad, regularly, and so do some of the Great Lakes, well, so much for the Littoral part.
Yeah, my father used to talk of counting down the seconds before resurfacing after green water over the bow of his DE in the North Atlantic. He considered his transfer to the Pacific fleet quite fortunate.
Damn these cut-rate cruise ship lines......
Sigh...I just today finished watching the 26 1/2 hour episodes of "Victory at Sea" and this animated pic kicked in the series theme...I got the dreaded EAR WORM!
And another reason why I'm an Airman and not a Seaman!
decided on a adventurous vacation while stationed in Iceland. took two weeks of leave an went out with a local friend who captained a cod fishing boat. long line work in two hundred feet of arctic ocean in early spring. survival suit was the only thing that could keep me warm. those fishermen were powered by vodka and whisky. it was like awesome! got hooked in the leg only once. great fun. three days of water like this going out then just four foot rollers for a week and a half. we stayed out for the two weeks and came back to unload fish and get more booze. sadly, i had to actually go back to my airplanes. MAN diesels are the bomb.