DUKW as tourist attraction

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  1. peterhastie

    peterhastie Senior Member

    Went on a family trip to Paris during the half term and was on a river cruise down the Seine. Between the Eiffel tower and Notre Dame I was sure I spotted a DUKW. I was to slow with the camera as it was between some barges. Anyone else seen it ?

    Peter
     
  2. plant-pilot

    plant-pilot Senior Member

    There are a couple in London as well doing tours on the Thames.
     
  3. ADM199

    ADM199 Well-Known Member

    Saw One on the Seafront at Cleethorpes a couple of yrs ago painted blue.
    But I do remember there being two 50 or so years ago that ran up and down the Beach.
     
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Went on a family trip to Paris during the half term and was on a river cruise down the Seine. Between the Eiffel tower and Notre Dame I was sure I spotted a DUKW. I was to slow with the camera as it was between some barges. Anyone else seen it ?

    Peter

    I was in Paris with the G/F and I saw it too :D

    Heres the one I saw
    [​IMG]
     
  5. peterhastie

    peterhastie Senior Member

    Yes! that was it.

    Any close ups ?

    Peter
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Na sorry.

    I just found it on the net and can't find anymore.

    Andy
     
  7. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    I can see one right now out the office window swimmng round the dock. I dont care how seaworthy they are supposed to be it still looks like a Truck in the water to me.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Kfz,

    You apparently have a great view out of your office window!

    Tom
     
  9. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Kfz,

    You apparently have a great view out of your office window!

    Tom


    Its not bad, but I just feel a terrible need to wheel out a PAK40 and start taking pot shots at it with overly flase German accent.

    Kev
     
  10. ken griffin

    ken griffin Senior Member

    hi everyone,
    there is a DUKW 'Dervina' owned by a Mr William Searle, of Hunstanton, Norfolk. I believe it is still used for tours around the wash, I can remember going on it in the 50's in my younger days.
    Ken.
     
  11. Mace

    Mace ex-rock ape

    Hi Ken,

    My mum used to live in Heacham, just next door to Hunstanton and can confirm that it was still going as of two years ago.

    best regards

    Mace
     
  12. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  13. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

  14. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Here are some pics of the many Duck Tours DUKWs in Boston MA on Friday.
    Didn't go on one just took photos of them.

    duck 1.JPG duck 2.JPG duck 3.JPG
     
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  15. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    There is/ was one on Jersey that runs to the Castle in St Helier bay.

    Cheers

    Kevin
     
  16. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member Patron

  17. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

  18. Don Juan

    Don Juan Well-Known Member

    I saw a DUKW being driven by Elvis Presley off the coast of LLandudno.

    Nobody believed me when I told them I'd seen him in a DUKW. They said it must have been a pedalo.
     
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  19. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial

    Did he go down with the ship?

    dukw.jpg
     
  20. idler

    idler GeneralList

    It's probably my age, but I look at that and think "Thunderbird 4".
    Looks like the driver did too...
     
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