A Floating Forest on an Abandoned 102-Year-Old Ship

May 24, 2013 | in Travel

The SS Ayrfield is one of many decommissioned ships in the Homebush Bay, in the west of the Sidney, Australia. The main feature of this ship is not the rust which covers it, but a forest growing through its deck.

In an area that is a ship graveyard, this ship looks quite unusual and stands out from the rest. This 1,140-ton beast was build back in 1911 in the shipyards of UK, and was registered in Sydney in 1912. During the World War II, it was used for transportation of materials and soldiers of US. After war, the ship was used in cargo transportation between Australia and United Kingdom, until it was decommissioned in 1972. In this bay were put ships that eventually were disassembled, but the growing forest made SS Ayrfield inviolable.

A Floating Forest on an Abandoned 102 Year Old Ship

A Floating Forest on an Abandoned 102 Year Old Ship

A Floating Forest on an Abandoned 102 Year Old Ship

A Floating Forest on an Abandoned 102 Year Old Ship

A Floating Forest on an Abandoned 102 Year Old Ship

A Floating Forest on an Abandoned 102 Year Old Ship

A Floating Forest on an Abandoned 102 Year Old Ship

A Floating Forest on an Abandoned 102 Year Old Ship

A Floating Forest on an Abandoned 102 Year Old Ship

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