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Nautilus Telegraph Ugly Ship Awards

8 January 2019

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it’s said. But it's hard to see how anyone could be enchanted by some of the ships being delivered at the moment...

We’ve compiled a Top 10 of some of the most aesthetically-challenged vessels of recent times – but would welcome further contributions. Email telegraph@nautilusint.org with your contenders for the most unfortunate work of naval architecture.

You can also enter our poll below and tell us if you think ships are getting uglier in general. The results will be published in the next edition of the Telegraph.

Image: MSC

Block of flats? No, the stern of the 153,516gt MSC Seaside, which also features a glass-bottomed walkway – 'Bridge of Sighs' – a multi-deck atrium, and an open-air 'Forest Adventure Park'.

Image: Awassi Express

The livestock carrier Awassi Express

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