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This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made

Ships are supposed to float above the water. Right? Well not this one. It spends all of its time jus...

Ships are supposed to float above the water. Right? Well not this one. It spends all of its time just below the water on purpose. Doing a job that we never expected. Because who knew you'd need something like this… until you do. Amazing.

A heavy-lift ship is a vessel designed to move very large loads that cannot be handled by normal ships.


This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made

This is the Blue Marlin, a semi-submerging vessels capable of lifting another ship out of the water and transporting it.

This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made

Like the USS Cole. 

This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made

This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made

Or, say, a dozen other transport ships

This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made

Or this Oil Rig 

This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made

Or this one.

This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made

This is the SBX-1. The Sea-Based X-Band Radar, which is a floating, self-propelled, mobile active electronically scanned array radar station designed to operate in high winds and heavy seas. It is part of the U.S. Defense Department Ballistic Missile Defense System. 

This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made

And it's huge!

This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made

These are drilling rigs with a gridwork of iron below them creating a giant footprint to stabilize the weight. They jack up out of the water with those large legs.

This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made

And here's three of them. 

This May Be The Most Insane Piece Of Machinery Ever Made


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