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by SKB
03 Jul 2019, 12:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1124
Views: 76858
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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by SKB
03 Jul 2019, 12:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Scott Class Ocean Survey Vessel (RN)
Replies: 6
Views: 1159
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: 3416
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....
by SKB
01 Jul 2019, 16:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2769
Views: 142445
Location: England

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

by SKB
30 Jun 2019, 13:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10027
Views: 673889
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion


(Ralph Astley) 29th June 2019
The Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier entering Plymouth Sound and anchoring south of the breakwater, followed by scenes of activity on, around and above her.
by SKB
30 Jun 2019, 12:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2769
Views: 142445
Location: England

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

by SKB
29 Jun 2019, 13:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10027
Views: 673889
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=030bkxZ5r28 (Warship TV) 28th June 2019 Used to transfer personnel between the carrier and base / port when HMS Queen Elizabeth cannot enter port, ALN 138 PTB (Personnel Transfer Boat) 'Swordfish' crosses Plymouth Sound transferring personnel from Devonport to HMS Que...
by SKB
29 Jun 2019, 12:30
Forum: British Army
Topic: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)
Replies: 328
Views: 23229
Location: England

Re: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)

And now there are three!

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by SKB
29 Jun 2019, 01:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5942
Views: 278691
Location: England

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1144505712028147713 Babcock ARROWHEAD 140 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-IL1IZU0AEmZGE.jpg BAE Systems/Cammell Laird LEANDER https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-IL45gVUAAeYNJ.jpg MEKO A-200 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-IMAh2UcAAYt8G.jpg Navy Lookout article, with det...
by SKB
28 Jun 2019, 17:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2769
Views: 142445
Location: England

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Navy Lookout has a great article about HMS Medway's past history and future plans, some photos and a deck/compartment plan.
https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/up-clo ... ms-medway/
by SKB
28 Jun 2019, 17:41
Forum: British Army
Topic: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)
Replies: 328
Views: 23229
Location: England

Re: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)

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*at sea from QE.
by SKB
28 Jun 2019, 17:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10027
Views: 673889
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://twitter.com/HMSQNLZ/status/1144608225683222528 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-J3FbKW4AMC2WL.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-J3FbEWkAEudWU.jpg https://twitter.com/smrmoorhouse/status/1144616971675287552 *at sea from QE. (HMS Ocean, HMS Ark Royal & HMS Illustrious have already done it) ht...
by SKB
28 Jun 2019, 12:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1124
Views: 76858
Location: England

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

HMS Dragon's maintenance period is over, leaving Portsmouth today at 09:00. https://twitter.com/BoredMatelot/status/1144559456145104899 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-JKwT4X4AE5R-Q.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-InewOXkAIiwgM.jpg ^ HMS Dragon passing HMS St Albans (F83).
by SKB
27 Jun 2019, 22:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2769
Views: 142445
Location: England

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

SKB , Is it normal for ships to commission at Chatham (referring to HMS Medway)? Huh? That's the first I've read about it. Chatham has not been an active RN base since 1984. But Chatham and the River Medway, which HMS Medway is named after, are both in the county of Kent. So If HMS Medway is to be ...
by SKB
27 Jun 2019, 16:56
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4147
Views: 214839
Location: England

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn3SNLDoqIQ (Forces TV) 27 June 2018 The UK's most advanced warplane, the F-35B, has successfully completed its first operational missions. The Lightning jets flew alongside Typhoon aircraft over Iraq and Syria in support of Operation Shader - Britain's contribution t...
by SKB
27 Jun 2019, 16:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2769
Views: 142445
Location: England

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Tempest414 wrote:So on the save the RN site on tweeter feed it said HMS Forth was used to shadow a Russian corvette on Sunday anymore news on this or anything to back this up

How about this?

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by SKB
27 Jun 2019, 14:20
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 926
Views: 61303
Location: England

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


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by SKB
27 Jun 2019, 12:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2769
Views: 142445
Location: England

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)


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by SKB
27 Jun 2019, 12:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10027
Views: 673889
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://twitter.com/smrmoorhouse/status/1143598426401193986 https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1143881263058698241 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9_hhxrXkAEe6i2.jpg https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1144178607469858821 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-Dvvy8WkAAgSYG.jpg
by SKB
26 Jun 2019, 19:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10027
Views: 673889
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier's F-35B operation system for Izumo Class maybe? :clap: https://www.ukdefenceforum.net/download/file.php?id=2552:large :mrgreen: :thumbup: https://www.usni.org/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_2400/public/PT_Blair_Rodeman%203-19.jpg?itok=tpBHdg-n IZUMA.SKB...
by SKB
26 Jun 2019, 13:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2769
Views: 142445
Location: England

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)


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