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Mad_Fred

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Our beloved vessels on Google Earth
« on: January 07, 2008, 17:36:23 »

Hey all,

I was looking around in Google Earth at some of the game environments and located a few of our beloved vessels, so I thought I'd share the pictures with you. Just for a laugh.

some might not be spot on because obviously not all vessels from the game are real vessels and in case of the Red Jet 4 and Red Eagle there's quite a few similar vessels going about their business there.  ;D

So far I have located:

* Arie visser  (A sistership, because Terschelling harbor was not clear enough)



* Harbour tug   (close enough)  :D



* Pride of Rotterdam



* Red Eagle (or a sister, but it's close enough)  :)



* Red Jet (again, may be a sister, but it's close)



* RPA # ?   (Incident response vessel, not sure which of them)






* Water Taxi





* Vermaas (Well it's pretty close, indeed)



* Furie



* Elbe



* Pilot Vessel (Used in Rotterdam. Not exactly the same as in the game, but close enough.)




If you have found more, or wanna point out that I am mistaken with some of them, feel free to post it!  ;D

Regards,
Fred
« Last Edit: January 12, 2008, 19:29:52 by Mad_Fred »
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carl

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Re: Our beloved vessels ojn Google Earth
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008, 17:42:41 »

very nice ;D how did you found them?
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Re: Our beloved vessels ojn Google Earth
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008, 17:48:33 »

I think the one with redjet in is redjet 3 :)
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Mad_Fred

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Re: Our beloved vessels ojn Google Earth
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008, 17:54:11 »

very nice ;D how did you found them?

Well, I looked at the screen whilst I was going through the harbours. This made me spot them.  ;D

Only joking... I just looked around the Port of Rotterdam and the Solent to see if any of them were out there.
(And with ships like the Elbe and Furie it wasn't really hard as Maassluis hasn't got a huge big harbour anyway)

I think the one with redjet in is redjet 3 :)

I have no idea, I'll take your word for it!   ;)

Fred
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Re: Our beloved vessels on Google Earth
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2008, 18:46:23 »

I think it's RJ2 actually on second thoughts. :D Don't take my word for it! :P ;D
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2008, 20:23:39 »

I think it's RJ2 actually on second thoughts. :D Don't take my word for it! :P ;D

It is either Red Jet 1 or Red Jet 2 in the first picture and Red Jet 3 in the second.
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Re: Our beloved vessels on Google Earth
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2008, 20:25:23 »

Very nice shots there Fred, impressive ;D

Regards.

DJM.
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Shipaddict

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Re: Our beloved vessels on Google Earth
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2008, 20:26:40 »

It is either Red Jet 1 or Red Jet 2 in the first picture and Red Jet 3 in the second.

I think you may be right. :) So i'll take your word for it :D
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Mad_Fred

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Re: Our beloved vessels on Google Earth
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2008, 20:27:15 »

Very nice shots there Fred, impressive ;D

Thanks very much, mate!  ;D

Fred
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Mad_Fred

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Re: Our beloved vessels on Google Earth
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2008, 20:46:06 »

Hmm, I have searched the port of Rotterdamn but can't find a police boat anywhere.

But I have found this one and it looks a bit like that P6 was when it was the port authority vessel in SS2006.

It has the same "hole" in the SB side where those steps are on the P6. Although that does not really look like a zodiac on the back.

What do you guys think? Similar vessel?

Regards,
Fred
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Re: Our beloved vessels on Google Earth
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2008, 20:47:18 »

Very similar indeed :) I remember that in the other colours.
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2008, 21:30:10 »

You did a great job, Fred! Very good!
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Mad_Fred

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Re: Our beloved vessels on Google Earth
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2008, 21:32:04 »

Thanks, much appreciated!

Fred
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Re: Our beloved vessels on Google Earth
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2008, 19:30:59 »

new picture added, pilot vessel, see first post.

Fred
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Re: Our beloved vessels ojn Google Earth
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2008, 14:02:58 »

I think the one with redjet in is redjet 3 :)

Yeap the one docked is RedJet 2 and the one sailing is RedJet 3 :P
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Mad_Fred

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« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2008, 14:31:54 »

Thanks adamo!

There's two more to be found on google Earth. The first one is at Cowes and looks like the docked on on the picture with the Red Eagle. So I reckon that's #1 then?

And then there's another one heading towards Southampton. That must be #4 then, if what you say is correct. (I take your word for it) Unless they operate more than 4 of them. I don't know and couldn't find anything about their vessels when I glanced at the Red Funnel website. But I cannot find any others on G.E. so I assumed they have 4 of them. If I'm wrong someone will correct me, no doubt.

Here they are:



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dharl

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Re: Our beloved vessels on Google Earth
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2008, 15:56:36 »

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=fawley&sll=51.920238,4.226646&sspn=0.049761,0.1157&ie=UTF8&ll=50.838624,-1.328262&spn=0.001592,0.003616&t=h&z=18&om=0

Not quite the Latitude..but i couldnt find a VLCC on Google!  Any way this looks like an Aframax Tanker, loading aprox 85000mt of cargo at Fawley Marine Terminal on the Solent.    :D
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dharl

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« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2008, 16:05:03 »

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl=en&time=&date=&ttype=&q=San+Francisco,+San+Francisco,+California,+United+States&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=0,37.779160,-122.420090&ll=37.926267,-122.414496&spn=0.003978,0.007231&t=h&z=17&om=1

OK one better then before....A VLCC berthing at Richmond Long Wharf (Top of San Fransisco bay).    Looks slightly different to the Latitude, but she is a mythical ship not based on a VLCC or an ULCC....   Unfortantly i cant seem to cut and paste from google earth...perhaps someone could let me know the secret?
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LucAtC

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Re: Our beloved vessels on Google Earth
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2008, 17:18:46 »

Hello dharl,
There are programs to take these pictures? SnagIt, MWSnap or other ones.
I found a VLCC in the Tokyo bay with Google Earth, and some other with Google Maps.
This one has a beam 60m and a length of 335m.
Regards,  ;)
Luc
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Re: Our beloved vessels on Google Earth
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2008, 17:25:58 »

Hello,
I forgot to tell that I use Irfanview, as well to capture screenshots as for reducing color depths and saving in png format. And it's freeware, of course.
Luc
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dharl

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Re: Our beloved vessels on Google Earth
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2008, 10:56:21 »

Thanks Luc,

unfortantly mainly use a work pc for using the forum, and that dosnt allow me to dowload freeweb from the web....company security policy etc!  ;)
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Mad_Fred

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« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2008, 04:14:23 »

Actually, I think none of the ones I posted actually is RedJet4.

Look at the differences on these pages:

http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/RedJet2.html
http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/RedJet3.html
http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/RedJet4.html

The ones that are saling on the photo's, have a smaller cockpit with the three windows. Like the RJ3 has. Thus it IS the RJ3, The ones that are docked, are the older type, thus the RJ2.

Even though they are in Google Earth at the same time does not mean they are different ships. Those sattelite photo's are not all from one date. so infact the Cowes photo could contain the same vessels than the Southampthon one.

In fact, there are four raptor class ferries to be found on GE, but they only operate three, the Red Eagle, Red Falcon and Red Osprey.

So I think that both sailing ones are in fact RedJet 3 and the docked ones are both RedJet 2 and that #4 is not amongst them. (AFAIK they operate these three and that there is no #1?!)

Again, compare the front windows of the cockpit of the RJ's in my posts with those on the pictures on the pages I linked here. You'll see, they're not the RJ4. Guess I'll have to look harder. IF it is somewhere in there, I will find it!  ::)

Regards,
Fred
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« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2008, 09:05:37 »

Actually, I think none of the ones I posted actually is RedJet4.

Look at the differences on these pages:

http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/RedJet2.html
http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/RedJet3.html
http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/RedJet4.html

The ones that are saling on the photo's, have a smaller cockpit with the three windows. Like the RJ3 has. Thus it IS the RJ3, The ones that are docked, are the older type, thus the RJ2.

Even though they are in Google Earth at the same time does not mean they are different ships. Those sattelite photo's are not all from one date. so infact the Cowes photo could contain the same vessels than the Southampthon one.

In fact, there are four raptor class ferries to be found on GE, but they only operate three, the Red Eagle, Red Falcon and Red Osprey.

So I think that both sailing ones are in fact RedJet 3 and the docked ones are both RedJet 2 and that #4 is not amongst them. (AFAIK they operate these three and that there is no #1?!)

Again, compare the front windows of the cockpit of the RJ's in my posts with those on the pictures on the pages I linked here. You'll see, they're not the RJ4. Guess I'll have to look harder. IF it is somewhere in there, I will find it!  ::)

Regards,
Fred

You are correct, none of the Jets found on GE are Red Jet 4.   Dont forget Red Jet 1 & 2 are virtually identical - I cant tell them apart.  As far as I know, Red Jet 1 is still used, though not that often.

In the first picture it is Red Eagle & Red Jet 1 or 2.
The second is Red Jet 3.

The third picture (Cowes harbour) its again Red Jet 1 or 2 and Red Eagle before she was lengthened and had the upper car deck added.
Red Jet 3 in in the next picture.

The others on GE:

Just north of the Fawley marine terminal, I believe its Red Osprey before she was modified in late 2003.
Continuing towards Southampton, next is Red Jet 3.
Just off Southampton's Dock Head is another image of the Red Eagle before being modified.

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Mad_Fred

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Re: Our beloved vessels on Google Earth
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2008, 09:19:02 »

Thanks muns, much appreciated!

Regards,
Fred
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« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2008, 16:01:11 »

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Hmm, I have searched the port of Rotterdamn but can't find a police boat anywhere.

But I have found this one and it looks a bit like that P6 was when it was the port authority vessel in SS2006.

It has the same "hole" in the SB side where those steps are on the P6. Although that does not really look like a zodiac on the back.

What do you guys think? Similar vessel?

Regards,
Fred

Hi Fred,

This looks like the RPA 1 or RPA 2
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