Ever Wonder How The Get Huge Boats in the Water?

Submitted by: Tearon 7 years ago in Entertainment

You spend a year or two building a massive ship on land. How do you get it in the ocean? Like this...
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Female 204
i was expecting to see one sink lol
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Male 985
I thought third and fourth were sinkers, i like teh waves
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Male 363
can we see one where it messes up
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Male 2,788
i could`ve sworn that last one was gonna flip
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Male 1,081
They`re doing it wrong. Last time I checked giant trebuchets were used. Wicked cool to watch though.
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Male 423
I`m pretty amazed that someone somewhere sat down and did the math behind this.
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Male 3,431
That`s pretty friggin` cool.
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Male 419
haha love to be on board for that!
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Male 422
lol I was so expecting the last one to just capsize :D
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Male 588
Huh, I can honestly say I didn`t know they launched ships sideways like this.
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Male 894
how disappointing! i was hoping for at least ONE to fall off the dock and capsize
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Male 721
the other way i thought they done it was in a dry dock that they flood
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Male 721
i thought they slowly slide them into the water. or they build it on a sinkable platform
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Male 690
There shouldn`t be anyone aboard, and this is how large ships are launched the world over. I watched the launch of a large cargo vessel in Louisiana, and it was the same. The christianing ceremony is separate, on a built-up scaffolding.
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Male 4,807
They should charge admission for a ride on them for the launch. I would pay at least $8.50-$9.25 for a ride!!
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Male 95
*While finishing a last minute touch-up, Bob the painter pauses in his work* "what the hell was... Oh Shi-"
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Male 4,867
lol that looks well fun
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Male 2,552
>Rheaonon
Guilty.
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Male 271
imagine being inside it
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Female 163
That`s crazy! You`d think there were more sophisticated, technologically advanced methods, but this is WAY cooler. Great post!
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Male 363
was anyone else waiting for one to tip just a wee bit too far?
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Male 2,958
Can you imagine how many times they messed up before they listened to Crazy Jeb`s suggestion to "Jus` toss that bitch in!"
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Male 95
awesome.
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Male 135
wow that`s new, lol i think there`s another method by using a dry dock
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Male 59
If there wasn`t video I wouldn`t believe it.
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Female 107
The third ship launching dock is 500 meters from my school. We can watch the ships come and go as we like. That was pretty cool ship launching ^^
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Male 1,666
That would be... scary.
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Female 3,828
hmm i guess i just never really thought about how they did that before...

/me likes

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Female 90
That`s crazy...
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Male 310
Math. Engineering. Science. Holy Sheep S hit that was cool. More please.
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Male 374
wow i never knew they did it that way. that was awesome to see that. thanks for the post!:-D
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Male 1,381
sher`s right. but let me tell you, the engineers that signed off on the stability margin of those things? I`ll bet you anything every single launch leaves them crossing their fingers behind their backs.

gah the math is just ASTOUNDING. Science RULES!!

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Male 2,690
Is it weird for me to have a strong desire to be on the ship for a launching?
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Female 18
guys this is pretty standard... there are a few different types of launches and it depends on the shipyard. What kind of equipment they have and the space available. It`s not a test, it`s just a method of launching. A boat is designed so that it can go so far over and then come back up without capsizing. If it wasn`t designed properly it would keep going. Basic stability.
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Male 4,014
And SlothofDoom is right - there is so much engineering that goes into a ship of that size that there is no doubt that it won`t capsize when they launch.
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Male 4,014
Awesomeness is awesome. Like a slow-motion toy boat bobbing in a bathtub.
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Male 302
Sometimes they even have a ship launch with balloons.
No, I don`t mean celebratory balloons.
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Male 2,033
Anyone who thinks this is somehow dangerous for a ship has never seen a vessel in a heavy storm. the side-launch has been in use since the early 1900s and is relatively standard for inland launches.

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Female 15,763
You think they`d have a better plan than, "Just chuck it in!"
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Male 334
i fully expected to see one of them capsize after going in, but that was pretty freakin cool.
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Male 18
imagine being in the boat when they do that!
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Male 25,417
Thats so cool! watching big things fall amuzes me!
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Female 184
So they just throw it in the water and hope for the best?
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Male 102
WTF?? This CAN`T be standard...when I worked in a shipyard, they would build ships in a dry-dock, then open the gate, let it flood with water, and tow the ship out of it.

Maybe this is some sort of balance test...?

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Male 1,078
that was so cool.
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Male 90
MountainBord

"hahaha Do a BArrel Rollll :o"

LOL!!!!!

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Male 449
This is one of the greatest things i`ve ever seen.
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Female 165
Lol that was amazing! Its so scary, like they are going to sink or just roll over! Amazing!!
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Female 4,447
"I did that mental "OHSHHHHHHHHH...oh wow." every time. e_e;"
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Ditto.
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Female 4,197
wow! it seems a bit dangerous though, after spending tons of money to cross your fingers it doesn`t fail crashing into the water like that
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Female 1,894
hahaha Do a BArrel Rollll :o
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Male 1,002
I guess this is kind of the acid test for big ships - if it can launch without capsizing, it can probably handle the high seas.
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Male 167
BARREL ROLLL
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Female 3,598
wow. crazy.
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Male 5,194
*yawn* Let`s see a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier or an Oasis-class cruise ship being launched.
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Male 2,199
it looks like its going to tip over every time...
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Female 381
"you`d think they`d be smarter and tilt the boat slightly the opposite direction so when it starts to do the lean its straightening itself out."

No, cause then the boat would just continue to lean in that direction and end up grating against the metal that it was sitting on. Unless they put a little bit of rubber or something with some grip on the bottom, then gravity would do it`s thing.

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Male 814
This is the ship`s first test. If it doesn`t sink now, it`s good for 10,000km.
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Male 9,305
I did that mental "OHSHHHHHHHHH...oh wow." every time. e_e;
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Female 18
End launching requires a lot of room, side launching is good when there`s not a lot of room. Lots of calculations go into this. Looks like it`s going to capsize but it won`t. I`ve seen much worse ones than these. And end launching isn`t always elegant btw lol. Plus with the way part of the ship is in the water and part isn`t it creates a lot of stress on the end that isn`t in the water.
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Male 2,605
Can the Arabs do that? Do they build ships or buy them?
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Female 84
Ugh so much fun!
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Male 1,718
Jesus christ. I was waiting for one to just tip in sideways and sink. Thats very reassuring i suppose
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Male 338
feels like its going to capsize...
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Male 4,290
What`s wrong with the old fashioned lengthwise way? Works fine, looks much more elegant, far less likely to instantly capsize your new ship. The big white one especially looked like it was headed straight down.
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Female 236
Not very elegant, but it gets the job done in a hurry!!
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Female 241
For some odd reason this reminds me of cow tipping O_o
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Male 5,314
or you know, a dry-dock
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Male 895
that was sick! Good upload whoever
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Male 7,808
they last couple didnt seem like they were going to make it
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Male 285
best new theme park ride THIS YEAR!
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Male 383
i want to be in one while that happens =D
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Male 478
definitely helps test to see if it is sea worthy
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Male 2,703
you`d think they`d be smarter and tilt the boat slightly the opposite direction so when it starts to do the lean its straightening itself out.

I`d like to see a number for the number of times its snagged and capsized.

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Male 1,646
very cool
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Male 89
ahhhh now i want to see that go massivly (awesomely) wrong
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Male 46
Thats so awesome! 8-)
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Male 373
wow, i thought they didn`t do this anymore because of the high probability of the boat sinking
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Male 138
if i ever made enough money to buy a boat that big, that bastard would flip when put in the water. My luck.
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Female 90
Awesomeoooh!
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Male 193
was I the only one waiting for one to tip over and sink?
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Male 3,326
I wonder how often the come back and hit the launch platform, or just go right over and end up (probably only for a second) upside down.
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Female 209
Very Cool
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Male 147
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