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Like a DUKW to Water


One of the Yellow Duckmarine tour DUKWs enters the dock complex at Salthouse Dock in Liverpool. Four DUKWs run continuous one hour tours around the docks and the city centre on most days.

The DUKW is a six wheel drive amphibious truck developed by Genral Motors during World war II and served with distinction in many parts fo the world supporting amphibious landings. the name comes from the model naming terminology used by GMC; the D indicates a vehicle designed in 1942, the U meant "utility (amphibious)", the K indicated all-wheel drive and the W indicated two powered rear axles.

Like a DUKW to Water


One of the Yellow Duckmarine tour DUKWs enters the dock complex at Salthouse Dock in Liverpool. Four DUKWs run continuous one hour tours around the docks and the city centre on most days.

The DUKW is a six wheel drive amphibious truck developed by Genral Motors during World war II and served with distinction in many parts fo the world supporting amphibious landings. the name comes from the model naming terminology used by GMC; the D indicates a vehicle designed in 1942, the U meant "utility (amphibious)", the K indicated all-wheel drive and the W indicated two powered rear axles.

comments (10)

  • graham pickett
  • SUNNY ~~SOUTHSEA~~~ENGLAND
  • 26 Jun 2009, 07:48
Used to have a big scrap yard in Portsmouth that had all W.W.2 Vehicles and old Submarines etc. including a few of the original DUKW. It was an adventure playground if you could sneek in.Site now cleared ready for redeveloping,which is a shame.Looks like you got your timing spot on with the bow wave Les, Great action shot.
Les Auld: Would have been a fine place to wander with a camera Graham, thanks for the comment.
Do you remember these on Southport and Ainsdale beach? They used to take you out for miles and then break down. I think they were D-Day rejects!

Caught the moment perfectly here.
Les Auld: I do indeed Alistair, if memory serves me right they were painted red and cream and I always used to watch from afar as we could not really afford a trip onthem. Thanks for the comemnt.
I fancy a trip on this Les!
Les Auld: So do I Bill, thanks for the comment.
I've seen this in some US tourist cities going around.. the occupnats are encouraged to go "Quack! Quack!" all time thime.. uggh!! Great timing with this, Les.
Les Auld: Always a little theatre attached Alan, here in Liverpool they also throw rubber fish sometimes. Thanks for th comment.
Great timing here Les. I love it!
Les Auld: Thanks Richard, appreciate the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 26 Jun 2009, 14:21
Well, I'll be! I guess that's one of the better things GM can be remembered for these days!
Les Auld: They were great once Ginnie, thanks for the comment.
I believe they run trips on these sort of things on the Thames these days Les, and I know they still run one at Hunstanton. Quite a good ride out on the water I should think.
Les Auld: There are still a few of them about Brian, thanks for the comment.
You caught this just right Les. Good one.
Les Auld: Thanks Ron.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Jun 2009, 22:05
A well timed splash.

At least the U relates to Utility. The other 3 letters are just there.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis.
  • graham pickett
  • SUNNY ~~SOUTHSEA~~~ENGLAND
  • 27 Jun 2009, 06:21
Congrats.on your picture being chosen by the Liverpool Echo as photo of the day.I hope they give you a prize of some sort? Have you won this before,for any of your captures?
Les Auld: No prizes Graham just the satisfaction of seeing your name in print. Thanks for the comment.

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