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    Quote Originally Posted by Seajet View Post
    Indeed one of the all time greats!

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    Default Re: Rogue Waves

    A rogue waves . . .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradewinds View Post
    A rogue waves . . .

    Perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrozoan View Post
    Romance away all you like ...
    What did the romance ever do for us?
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seajet View Post
    Forgiven, that was hilarious XD. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luminescent View Post
    Forgiven, that was hilarious XD. Thank you!

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    Default Re: Rogue Waves

    I read this a few years back and remember liking it.

    The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean -- by Susan Casey

    What it lacks in scientific rigur it makes up for in enjoyability/readibility (at least that's my recollection of it...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailing Ape View Post
    I read this a few years back and remember liking it.

    The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean -- by Susan Casey

    What it lacks in scientific rigur it makes up for in enjoyability/readibility (at least that's my recollection of it...)
    Thanks. Just ordered a copy off ebay for £2.99

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seajet View Post
    I think that's off Durban South Africa, a feature of the ( Agulhas ? ) current is particularly nasty troughs rather than especially high waves - this is mentioned in some editions of Heavy Weather Sailing when the WWII cruiser HMS Edinburgh discovered such a trough the hard way , also thought maybe responsible for the loss of the liner Warratah and various disappearances, and featured in some fanciful novels.
    Yes its not called the wild coast for no reason.

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    Default Re: Rogue Waves

    Fell into a hole in 1972 offshore from Port Shepstone.... out near the 100 fathom line.. front didn't fall off but it was 'interesting' enough.
    Loaded 100k dwt tanker so about 120,000 tonnes of oil and steel. Reduced speed - about 12knots... into a SW gale... nothing extreme... bit of spray coming over the bow.
    On watch... 12 to 4.. nice and sunny .... regular wave train... nothing standing proud against the horizon.

    And then there was at least one wave... maybe more.... missing.... and this great big hole where the peaks(s) should have been .
    And down went the bow.... and down and down.... into the next wave... and the entire front half ( nautical speak) - right back to the cargo manifold - of the ship disappeared into the next wave face.

    And the ship gave a great big shudder and the ship - all 120,000 tonnes of her.. went from 12 knots to 4 knots on the instant ( as measured by SAL log... ).

    Not a huge amount of damage... bent the foremast back out of true by about 5º and big crack in the deck just forward of it. Clear view screen in the lookout cab on foremast... gone. It was 70 feet above the waterline in flat water.
    Photo of ship in loaded condition attached... have a photo somewhere showing sea state just before event.. will post when I find it..
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