Saturday, March 5, 2016

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--the concrete ship




The ship you see in the foreground, casting its reflection on the Sava River is a world rarity, one of only three remaining reinforced concrete ships on the planet. Marine superstition says that the name brought the sad fate of the vessel because of this ship named "Sip," a village was flooded during the construction of the Djerdap hydroelectric power plant.

This concrete ship was built in 1943, in order to trick anti-ship mines whose fuses react to metal, but after the Second World War, it was used as a "residential ship" to skippers on the ground.

It's being renovated now....I believe as a restaurant....  The brown part is wood.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

7 comments:

William Kendall said...

A concrete ship. That's new to me.

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the old ship. Glorious reflection shots. Have a wonderful weekend.

Valerie said...

Fabulous part of the world you live in, like something out of a fairy tale. As for concrete ships - now I've heard everything

bill said...

Never heard of a concrete ship. Sounds totally incredible, love to see the inside!

Molly said...

What a great shot and I love the muted tones

Mollyxxx

Gaelyn said...

Great shot of this very cool looking ship. My ex-husband wanted a cement-hull sailboat.

Jacob said...

I dunno. Every time I got on board this thing, I'd probably have a sinking feeling! Concrete?