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by SKB
10 Jul 2019, 11:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10020
Views: 668534
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

So, does the early return of QE mean she failed her last week of FOST? And delay Westlant 19 a bit?
by SKB
09 Jul 2019, 22:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10020
Views: 668534
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Unplanned precautionary return for QE to Portsmouth after "internal system leak" - not hull related https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieR3FeWo_pg (Portsmouth Proud) 9th July 2019 Navy Lookout article : https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/hms-queen-elizabeth-returns-to-portsmouth-early-after-su...
by SKB
09 Jul 2019, 18:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2765
Views: 141022
Location: England

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Medway on the Mersey.
Anyone know if Mersey is on the Medway?! :mrgreen:
by SKB
08 Jul 2019, 17:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2765
Views: 141022
Location: England

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

^ Yes, but just remember that River is a Vosper Thornycroft design, not BAE's.
by SKB
08 Jul 2019, 16:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9795
Views: 416047
Location: England

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

She wants an "Albion", the old name of the island she wants to split from. :lol:
by SKB
08 Jul 2019, 13:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Echo Class Hydrographic Survey Ships (RN)
Replies: 58
Views: 7041
Location: England

Re: Echo Class Hydrographic Survey Ships (RN)



And left the next day.
by SKB
08 Jul 2019, 13:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10020
Views: 668534
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://twitter.com/HMSQNLZ/status/1148119024657666048 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-7wHA_WwAUtbd7.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-7wHBjX4AEj6iA.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-7wHBTXUAAkYIV.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-7wHBsXYAA2mqq.jpg Back to Pompey next week then, or not?
by SKB
07 Jul 2019, 23:17
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1382
Views: 82330
Location: England

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Other collaboration possibilities: :mrgreen:

West Africa and North Korea
Saint Helena and Italy
Taiwan and Austria
Colombia and Cook Islands
Argentina and Sweden
Phillipines and South Sudan
by SKB
07 Jul 2019, 22:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10020
Views: 668534
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

From Hansard, 18th February 2019: Minister of the Armed Forces (Mark Lancaster): "Three Phalanx close-in weapon systems will be fitted to each new aircraft carrier. Two are being fitted to HMS Queen Elizabeth during her current capability insertion period, with the third to be fitted towards th...
by SKB
07 Jul 2019, 12:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9795
Views: 416047
Location: England

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Scotland only needs the Balamory ferryboat. :mrgreen:
:wave:
by SKB
07 Jul 2019, 03:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: HMS Habakkuk - Iceberg Aircraft Carrier (Cancelled Project) (RN)
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Location: England

Re: HMS Habakkuk - Iceberg Aircraft Carrier (Cancelled Project) (RN)


(Drachinifel) 16 March 2019
The Habakkuk, a near-built carrier of the British Royal Navy, is today's subject.


"That's no iceberg, it's an air station" :mrgreen:
by SKB
07 Jul 2019, 03:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: HMS Victory (1778-Present) (RN)
Replies: 32
Views: 3580
Location: England

Re: HMS Victory (1778-Present) (RN)

A magnificent narrated guided tour of HMS Victory and her history, by YouTuber Drachinifel.
58 minutes long, but very entertaining with some good humour thrown in.

(Drachinifel) 3rd July 2019
by SKB
06 Jul 2019, 22:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10020
Views: 668534
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Not real, but interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBs9hUsb3BI (design3D foryou) 6 July 2019 Screen shot of an X-Plane 11 SRVL (Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing) approach to HMS Queen Elizabeth using the AO Simulations F-35B. Aim for an overtaking speed of about 60kts. In this case we have...
by SKB
06 Jul 2019, 11:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1124
Views: 76378
Location: England

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

HMS Dragon arrived home this morning.


(ships, planes and gaming) 6th July 2019


(ships, planes and gaming) 6th July 2019
by SKB
06 Jul 2019, 02:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10020
Views: 668534
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

And whatever happened to that promised second BBC series of "Britain's Biggest Warship" ? The Ford Galaxy incident is likely to be an interesting challenge in series continuity and editing... :mrgreen:

Page 400 btw ^ :clap:
by SKB
05 Jul 2019, 14:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1124
Views: 76378
Location: England

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



So that's why HMS Daring was berthed in 3 Basin's "Pocket".
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(Ian Haskell)
by SKB
05 Jul 2019, 13:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1124
Views: 76378
Location: England

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



Scortch. :clap: :thumbup:
by SKB
03 Jul 2019, 12:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1124
Views: 76378
Location: England

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

Tempest414 wrote:HMS Dragon escorts US navy boomer Ohio up the Clyde

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(@wolfie250)
by SKB
03 Jul 2019, 12:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Scott Class Ocean Survey Vessel (RN)
Replies: 6
Views: 1139
Location: England

Re: Scott Class Ocean Survey Vessel (RN)

https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1146331519444824064 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-iWUAlWkAE6fZx.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-iWUv8XUAAQ2fY.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-iWVkmWwAEeG09.jpg A Squash court! Video: https://players.brightcove.net/2685123856001/default_default/index.html?vi...
by SKB
02 Jul 2019, 13:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: HMS Hermes (R12) (Centaur Class Aircraft Carrier) (1959-1984) (Ex RN)
Replies: 26
Views: 3335
Location: England

Re: HMS Hermes (R12) (Centaur Class Aircraft Carrier) (1959-1984) (Ex RN)

From the Falklands, we still have HMS Bristol (D23) at Whale Island, Portsmouth. Now used as a static training ship.
HMS Conqueror's periscopes, Captain's cabin and control panel are at Gosport's Royal Navy Submarine Museum. Conqueror herself is at Devonport awaiting dismantling....

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