When I first saw this image I thought that some industrious Photoshop user had put together an oil tanker and a power station for the fun of it. Then I discovered she is a real thing: A full thermal power plant on top of a hull. One of these ships is now on its way to the Gaza strip.
Cool US Navy photo of an amphibious assault vehicle being launched from the the USS Bataan. If the Battlestar Galactica were an earthbound aircraft carrier, this photo would be equivalent of a Raptor launching from one of its belly.
The USS Montgomery, the second of the Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship made for the United States Navy. Out of the water, it looks like this 127.4-meter (418-foot) this high-speed trimaran (47 knots on sprint!) could have been designed at an Imperial Navy shipyard.
Scientists have found the secrets of the old ship unearthed in 2010 under the ruins of the Twin Towers. First, the large vessel—buried under 22 feet (6.7 meters) of soil and wreckage—was built around the same time the Declaration of Independence was signed. There's more—but there's also one big mystery left unsolved.
A new J. J. Abrams' Star Wars VII video shows a new version of the X-Wing starfighter. It may look like a Z-95 Headhunter because it doesn't appear to have the classic s-foils that open to give it it's X attack shape, but this official tweet says it's the real thing. So, ladies and gentlenerds, behold the X-wing Mark…
Boom. What an explosion. Even though it's a tight fit to get through, you totally don't expect the overhead line to blow up the way it did when you're watching this ship try to pass through this railway bridge in the Netherlands.
On the left, a ship in a heavy storm as seen from the deck, going through giant waves. On the right, a ship in a heavy storm seen from a level deep inside, going through the same stress forces. I really don't know which perspective is scarier.
Watching this gigantic cargo ship passing right under your feet is mighty impressive—like watching Darth Vader's Imperial Star Destroyer zooming by in the opening scene of Star Wars, but from the top.
Behold the Prelude! She's now floating in the sea after leaving its South Korean dry dock for the first time. The ship is larger than the Empire State Building and it will be used for Shell's liquified natural gas operations in Western Australia.
It's been almost two years since the 984-foot-long cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground on the island of Giglio, Italy, killing 32 and injuring 64. Its carcass remained there until now. Watch the rescue operation in this time lapse.
Sydney's Homebush Bay is home to many a broken and forgotten ship, but at least one of those derelict boats still houses a bit of life. The SS Ayrfield, long decommissioned, has a mangrove forest growing from its corpse.
On an epic two-year journey across the Pacific, a bait box in a Japanese boat turned into an aquarium when five striped beakfish made it their home.
This is what happens when a US Navy guided-missile destroyer collides with a Japanese oil tanker. Or gets attacked by Godzilla. It can happen either way. The steel hull just turns into crumpled paper. The Navy hasn't released any explanation of the accident yet.
The Titanic's sinking was a hundred years ago this month, and not all the commemorations are directly related to James Cameron's movie. For one thing, we can finally get to the bottom of just why anyone ever called Titanic "unsinkable."
This video shows the navigation path of Costa Concordia, the ship that ran aground in Italy. Lots of things went wrong after it hit the first rock, but her path reveals that they may have been a steering system failure before that.
This image reminds me a bit of a similar scene in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, where they find a ship in the middle of the desert. Except this ship is sailing the sand of Kerminihy beach, in Erdeven.
China's first aircraft carrier recently set sail in full military regalia. Its second aircraft carrier will serve a more humble purpose as a floating hotel.
Have we run out of gallery space on dry land? Or was the temptation to attach waterproof works of art to the Vandenberg military ship off Florida's Key West just too strong for Austrian artist/diver Andreas Franke?
Dutchman Johan Huibers decided to build an ark. Not a Lego or popsicle stick model, but a real-life replica of Noah's Ark built to scale. He began his work in 2008 and recently finished this $1 million project.