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by SKB
21 Aug 2019, 12:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10071
Views: 735996
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

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QE on Sunday 18th August 2019. Tent for third CIWS, or just maintenance/repainting?
by SKB
20 Aug 2019, 10:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10071
Views: 735996
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

QE's horn was heard across Portsmouth and Gosport for about 10 seconds earlier this morning. :clap:

by SKB
19 Aug 2019, 19:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10149
Views: 486682
Location: England

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Or Chile, they have three ex RN T23's already. 1. HMS Norfolk (F230) Commissioned RN 1990 (Sold to Chile, Recommissioned 2006 as 'Almirante Cochrane' (FF05)) 2. HMS Marlborough (F233) Commissioned RN 1991 (Sold to Chile, Recommissioned 2008 as 'Almirante Condell' (FF06)) 3. HMS Grafton (F80) Commiss...
by SKB
18 Aug 2019, 09:32
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 930
Views: 67593
Location: England

Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

by SKB
17 Aug 2019, 21:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10071
Views: 735996
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion


(Aviation lover) 14th August 2019

Views of HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth Harbour as seen from an outbound cross-channel ferry leaving Portsmouth on 14th August.
by SKB
17 Aug 2019, 20:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3903
Views: 240053
Location: England

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]


(STRN/Navy Lookout) 14th August 2019
BAE Systems promotional video focusing on the people, skills and teamwork involved in the Type 26 frigate project.
by SKB
17 Aug 2019, 20:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3903
Views: 240053
Location: England

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ5m9CamIcE (Royal Navy) 15th August 2019 The Type 26 Global Combat Ship is a 21st Century warship that will replace the Type 23 frigate as the workhorse of the Fleet, undertaking the Royal Navy's three core roles - warfighting, maritime security and international eng...
by SKB
16 Aug 2019, 19:48
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Supermarine Spitfire (RAF)
Replies: 13
Views: 2056
Location: England

Re: Supermarine Spitfire (RAF)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KabHtKz8W0E (Forces TV) 6th August 2019 Two British pilots have taken to the skies on a first-ever attempt to fly a Spitfire around the world. Its incredible journey is designed around fuel stops and takes in countries including Greenland, Canada and the US, before co...
by SKB
16 Aug 2019, 16:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10071
Views: 735996
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

That's the plan. Eventually.
by SKB
16 Aug 2019, 13:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Echo Class Hydrographic Survey Ships (RN)
Replies: 59
Views: 7763
Location: England

Re: Echo Class Hydrographic Survey Ships (RN)


(Forces TV) 15th August 2019
Following 22 months away from her home port HMS Echo returned to Devonport today. The Royal Navy survey ship has been working with NATO and the EU in the Mediterranean and Black Sea as well as charting the region’s waterways.
by SKB
16 Aug 2019, 13:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 726
Views: 60072
Location: England

Re: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klf0dFi433M (Forces TV) 13th August 2019 HMS Kent has set sail for the Gulf to protect shipping in the Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Iran. HMS Kent is expected to replace HMS Montrose, which is due for routine maintenance. The UK, working with the US, currently ...
by SKB
16 Aug 2019, 13:36
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1740
Views: 116579
Location: England

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xpbr4YACo8I (Forces TV) 12 August 2019 The RAF's Typhoon jets have completed a three-year upgrade, already putting their systems to the test in the Baltics, Iraq and Syria. Project Centurion has taken BAE systems almost 1,000 days to provide the RAF's fighters with th...
by SKB
16 Aug 2019, 09:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10071
Views: 735996
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Portsmouth's Victory Jetty was repaired and adapted by a company called APA, who have a website which shows the work they've done:
https://www.apaconcreterepairs.co.uk/ca ... portsmouth
by SKB
15 Aug 2019, 10:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3903
Views: 240053
Location: England

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Well, I know a certain place where there's a 200 metre long ship hall where 149.9m long T26's could have ideally been built.... :roll:
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.80470 ... !1e3?hl=en
by SKB
14 Aug 2019, 17:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3903
Views: 240053
Location: England

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

First steel cut for second T26, HMS Cardiff Defence Procurement Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan cut the steel for the UK’s newest warship at a ceremony at BAE Systems’ shipyard in Govan on the River Clyde. https://twitter.com/DefenceES/status/1161608947134058496 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EB7dKaTXUA...
by SKB
14 Aug 2019, 17:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3903
Views: 240053
Location: England

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

https://twitter.com/VAdmCGardner/status/1161578633506562049 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EB7Bj2MXUAEeYIX.jpg https://twitter.com/PaulJSweeney/status/1161650639816077313 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EB8DFLlWwAADBRF.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EB8DFmSXUAAyHbW.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EB8DGEwX...
by SKB
13 Aug 2019, 09:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1130
Views: 85169
Location: England

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]


(ships, planes and gaming) 12 August 2019

HMS Defender leaving Portsmouth for her deployment to the Asia-Pacific region.
by SKB
13 Aug 2019, 09:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 726
Views: 60072
Location: England

Re: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]


(ships, planes and gaming) 12 August 2019

HMS Kent on her way out to the Gulf to relieve HMS Duncan.
by SKB
13 Aug 2019, 09:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Rover Class Tanker (RFA)
Replies: 8
Views: 1040
Location: England

Re: Rover Class Tanker (RFA)

https://twitter.com/TugmasterRob/status/1160882673411403778 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O5p_GS6nwc (Save The Royal Navy) 13 August 2019 Published on 13 Aug 2019 Ex-RFA Black Rover was towed from Portsmouth on 12th August with her sister RFA Gold Rover following on the 13th August. After more th...
by SKB
12 Aug 2019, 10:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1130
Views: 85169
Location: England

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

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by SKB
12 Aug 2019, 10:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10071
Views: 735996
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

A good Navy Lookout article about the history of ski jump ramps:
https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/royal- ... a-history/
by SKB
11 Aug 2019, 20:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Rover Class Tanker (RFA)
Replies: 8
Views: 1040
Location: England

Re: Rover Class Tanker (RFA)


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