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by TPC1975
17 May 2019, 10:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10173
Views: 791516
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

NPC well respected in the mob but he royally f**ked up. There's a lot more to this story that the media are not aware of. He would have been better off if he crashed the ship! He would have stood a better chance of getting promoted! :lol:
by TPC1975
18 Apr 2018, 13:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 591
Views: 58120
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)

Anyone with any insight or views as to why the RN SSN in the Eastern Med did not participate in the Syrian strikes? Lots of press about the boat playing hide and seek with two Kilos, a Russian MPA and two frigates. Do we think the boat was detected or that the risk of detection during a TLAM firing ...
by TPC1975
07 Nov 2017, 14:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10173
Views: 791516
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

SDL wrote:https://twitter.com/HMSQnlz/status/927610471468892160


You wouldn't want to be on the flight deck (or bridge wing!) of the QE when an escorting T45's Sampson was radiating on full power! I don't think a sailor would have to worry too much about contraception afterwards! :o
by TPC1975
02 Nov 2017, 15:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10173
Views: 791516
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Sunk at Narvik wrote:Wow! That 1850 certainly spins at a fair old rate and nice to see Dragon still has her dragon :D


That sail past is definitely sped up. Giveaway is the speed of the crew rushing down the ship's waist. They look like something from a Benny Hill sketch! :lol:
by TPC1975
25 Oct 2017, 14:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Albion Class Amphibious Assault Ships (LPD) (RN)
Replies: 494
Views: 37404
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Albion Class Amphibious Assault Ships (LPD) (RN)

I find it disgusting that the Services are forced to choose which arm or leg to cut off to save what is merely a rounding error on social welfare spending! We either have capable fighting forces or we don't. Amphibiousity is key plank of UK defence/Naval doctrine. To cut the LPDs is to force the RN ...
by TPC1975
10 Jun 2016, 12:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 735
Views: 67861
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN)

I was both aft section base officer and a DCO on a T23. No evidence that I know of to suggest they were more prone to incidents than other RN escorts. Unless of course they have gone downhill since I left the service in 2006!! ;)
by TPC1975
29 Jan 2016, 14:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1143
Views: 94214
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN)

I left the Mob just as the T45s were entering service. I heard through friends still serving that the problem seems to stem from how the RN operates the propulsion system. I'm certainly no engineer, but I've been informed that the all electric concept was originally conceived for and works very well...
by TPC1975
08 Jan 2016, 12:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 649
Views: 50166
Location: United Kingdom

Re: UK's successor submarines

Livingston and Corbyn are convinced the Cold War is no more. I am informed from irrefutable sources that the Russians had not one, not two but six, yes six boats (submarines to the uneducated) in Scottish waters and UK areas of interest in the North Sea over the Christmas and New Year period busy ga...
by TPC1975
09 Oct 2015, 13:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 649
Views: 50166
Location: United Kingdom

Re: UK's successor submarines

Since we won't be building any additional T45s, how about we use some great names beginning with 'D' such as Defiant, Dreadnought, Devastation, Destruction or perhaps even Desperate! ;)

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