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Akula2ssn 06-20-2009 03:40 PM

USS Narada (SP-161)
Just thought it would be fun to post this. The USS Narada was a steam powered yacht built in Leith, Scotland and launched in 1889 as a pleasure craft originally named, SS Semiramis. Later she was renamed SS Margarita, and then renamed SS Narada. In 1917, the USN purchaced the Narada for use as a patrol craft in the first world war. The Narada was later returned to her original owner in 1919.

tomcatjosh 06-20-2009 03:47 PM


Howlin' Wolf 06-20-2009 05:51 PM

I was gonna make some refit jokes but I'm just gonna spare everyone.

MonsieurHood 06-20-2009 09:53 PM

That is actually a very sleek and beautiful vessel. A mixture of power and sail. Very slinky hull design and even back in that era I'll bet she could do 18 knots standing on her head. The man who designed this little ship was a
nautical architect that knew his job well. She almost looks like she was designed and built in the 1930's or 1940's rather than 1889. She's a bit of an advanced design for the 1880's, if you ask me. Damned good looking ship.

Akula2ssn 06-20-2009 10:10 PM

Here's her specs:
Displacement: 505 t.
Length: 224'; Beam 27'
Draft: 15' 9"
Speed: 12 kts

Here's a nice profile shot.

Star Trek Viewer 06-20-2009 10:17 PM

She looked a lot bigger in the movie.


Indestructible Object 06-20-2009 10:17 PM

Nice ship.

Akula2ssn 06-20-2009 10:18 PM


Originally Posted by Star Trek Viewer (Post 223779)
She looks a lot bigger in the movie.


Optical illusion. Bunch of smoke and mirrors.

kevin 06-21-2009 01:54 AM

Lovely looking ship. Mind you, built in Scotland it's no wonder she proved durable!

DNA-1842 06-21-2009 04:51 AM


Originally Posted by kevin (Post 223813)
Lovely looking ship. Mind you, built in Scotland it's no wonder she proved durable!

Very true!

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