Behind the scenes: Queen Mary 2 Captain photographed on the bulbous bow

Behind the scenes: Queen Mary 2 Captain photographed on the bulbous bow

In November of 1963, a ship with the latest technology was delivered at the Mitsubishi Heavy-Industries, Ltd. Nagasaki Shipyard in Japan. The ship was the YAMASHIRO MARU and it was the first merchant ship with a bulbous bow. The bulbous bow is a design based on wave-making resistance reduction technology which created quite a sensation in the shipping world of Europe and America when it was first introduced.

In November of 1963, a ship with the latest technology was delivered at the Mitsubishi Heavy-Industries, Ltd. Nagasaki Shipyard in Japan. The ship was the YAMASHIRO MARU and it was the first merchant ship with a bulbous bow. The bulbous bow is a design based on wave-making resistance reduction technology which created quite a sensation in the shipping world of Europe and America when it was first introduced.

Captain Kevin Oprey, Master of Queen Mary 2, standing on the ship’s bulbous bow (a protruding bulb at the front of a ship just below the waterline) a mile off the coast of Bali. Photographer James Morgan, 2014.

Captain Kevin Oprey, Master of Queen Mary 2, standing on the ship’s bulbous bow (a protruding bulb at the front of a ship just below the waterline) a mile off the coast of Bali. Photographer James Morgan, 2014.

Now this is my idea of an ocean liner, The Queen Mary 2, at 151,200 tons is the largest and most expensive ocean liner ever built, accommodating 2,620 passengers and 1,253 crew.  She remains the longest, tallest, widest ocean liner ever built.

O RMS Queen Mary 2 é um navio transatlântico. Ele é o primeiro grande transatlântico construído desde o RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 em

All major shipping companies are retrofitting their ship's bulbous bow for increasing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions. Learn about the reasons as to why ships are getting the Nose Jobs.

All major shipping companies are retrofitting their ship's bulbous bow for increasing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions. Learn about the reasons as to why ships are getting the Nose Jobs.

Standing on the Bulbous Bow of the Worlds Largest Ocean Liner

Standing on the Bulbous Bow of the Worlds Largest Ocean Liner

In March 2000 Newport News lowered the bow of the carrier Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) onto the ship. Ronald Reagan is the first Nimitz-Class carrier to have the new bulbous bow design, which outweighs bows erected on previous carriers by about 120 tons.

In March 2000 Newport News lowered the bow of the carrier Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) onto the ship. Ronald Reagan is the first Nimitz-Class carrier to have the new bulbous bow design, which outweighs bows erected on previous carriers by about 120 tons.

What’s The Importance Of Bulbous Bow Of Ships?

What’s The Importance Of Bulbous Bow Of Ships?

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Captain Poses For Epic Picture On Bow Of His Huge Ship

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