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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby RichardIC » 13 Feb 2020, 14:08

PhillyJ wrote:I wonder how many were available per slot.


There were 50 places available for each 15 minute slot. So 2,500 in total - gone within an hour.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby PhillyJ » 13 Feb 2020, 14:20

Another weekend chance to see the 2 QE class together in their home port, although not sure the harbour tours will be running what with Storm Dennis ruining another Saturday and Sunday!


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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 13 Feb 2020, 14:52

03:00 ?! So, arriving home, squeezing between Round Tower, Fort Blockhouse, then berthing in front of PoW at PRJ. At night, in a storm.
What could possibly go wrong?! :mrgreen:

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 14 Feb 2020, 01:22

Sky is clear, moon is bright, winds calm (before the storm?!). Portsmouth Harbour awaits!

01:22 - Four tugs, presumably for QE, have just left Portsmouth Harbour. T23's HMS Sutherland and HMS Argyll (QE escorts?) are both just south of the Nab Tower.
01:42 - QE's AIS is now on, transmitting as 'HMS Daring' :shh: , just to the south of the Nab Tower.
02:15 - Five tugs and QE meet east of Bembridge, IOW.
02:30 - QE and tugs turn NW into the Solent, speed 8.4 kts.
03:00 - QE passing between two outermost Solent sea forts, No Man's Land Fort and Horse Sand Fort, speed 6.8 kts
03:14 - QE passes between innermost Solent sea fort Spitbank Fort and Southsea Castle, speed 7.5 kts.
03:16 - Passes RN War Memorial on Southsea Common.

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(Portsmouth Proud) 14th February 2020

03:22 - QE passes Round Tower and Fort Blockhouse to enter Portsmouth Harbour.

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03:24 - QE passes Spinnaker Tower and HMS Warrior within Portsmouth Harbour! :clap: :thumbup:
03:30 - SKB finally goes to bed.... :wave: :yawn:
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby swoop » 14 Feb 2020, 06:45

Ron5 wrote:PoW needs CIWS to visit Liverpool?

Tough city.

If they park the ship up for too long, the wheels will go missing from underneath...

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Scimitar54 » 14 Feb 2020, 08:54

Do you think that the RM Band will Beat “Le Retreat”? :mrgreen:

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 14 Feb 2020, 13:16

Can't be exactly certain, but it seems as if PoW is being visited alongside on Monday 17th February by a vessel listed as "PWLS FUEL CAT". A possible fuelling up before a departure?
https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/qhm/portsm ... 17/02/2020

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby PhillyJ » 14 Feb 2020, 15:04

SKB wrote:Can't be exactly certain, but it seems as if PoW is being visited alongside on Monday 17th February by a vessel listed as "PWLS FUEL CAT". A possible fuelling up before a departure?
https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/qhm/portsm ... 17/02/2020
I can be exaclty certain but do not wish to for obv reasons, no times but I can say that early next week the departure of said ship is expected...probably not Monday but very close. Depends on Storm Edith, Edna, Elijah, Edmund, Edrwad, Elizabeth etcetc (not sure if there is an E on the way but who knows!)

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby PhillyJ » 14 Feb 2020, 15:23

Nothing to with the QE class so I do apologise for that, however the third shot warrants it alone. I do not know how old that particular dock is, but it is probably ancient, but bugger me it's a nice size!


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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 14 Feb 2020, 15:29

PhillyJ wrote:I do not know how old that particular dock is

The new crane's legs will be positioned over 14 dock. The main truss will actually span across both 14 and 15 docks, allowing the winch to cross over both docks.
Docks 14 and 15 were originally built in 1896 - 124 years ago.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby inch » 14 Feb 2020, 17:16

Sorry not qe class but shouldn't France new aircraft carrier design study be nearly done by now or soonish then they know which way it's going even if not building straight away?.they not doing qe class design now ,shame really . probably larger than qe class but by how much ? and nuclear I'm guessing

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby serge750 » 14 Feb 2020, 19:20

Imagine if they went for something smaller...... :lolno: :lol: :lol: i do admit I do like the CdeG :shh:

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby R686 » 15 Feb 2020, 01:17

why did they need a new crane?

Goliath was built and payed for, did anyone buy goliath in the end?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby RNFollower » 16 Feb 2020, 09:32

R686 wrote:why did they need a new crane?

Goliath was built and payed for, did anyone buy goliath in the end?


Babcock bought it I believe. They will use it for refits and the he T31 construction

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 18 Feb 2020, 12:18

HMS Prince of Wales to leave Portsmouth for the first time as a commissioned Royal Navy warship.
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QHM Portsmouth: https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/qhm/portsm ... 19/02/2020

Then QE will wind bows south after lunchtime, staying at Princess Royal Jetty.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby PhillyJ » 18 Feb 2020, 13:03

They had talked about it being this morning about 0600, thank god that got put off!

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 19 Feb 2020, 01:35




1:12 - ''Ears on deck!" then horn!

09:15 - PoW left Portsmouth Harbour, passing the Round Tower and Fort Blockhouse.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Ron5 » 19 Feb 2020, 16:27

Even with all the manning issues, there seems to be enough crew to have both carriers active. An event we were promised by the pessimists, we would never see.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 19 Feb 2020, 23:13

A lovely album of PoW departure photos by Portsmouth photographer Shaun Roster.
https://www.shaunroster.com/MILITARY/Qu ... s/HMSPOW1/

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Cooper » 20 Feb 2020, 08:34

So now its official (according to this RN infographic just released)

The POW is bigger than QE:

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby abc123 » 20 Feb 2020, 09:21

How is that possible?
Fortune favors brave sir, said Carrot cheerfully.
What's her position about heavily armed, well prepared and overmanned armies?
Oh, noone's ever heard of Fortune favoring them, sir.
According to General Tacticus, it's because they favor themselves…

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Cooper » 20 Feb 2020, 09:29

abc123 wrote:How is that possible?


Little bit extra here, little bit extra there and bigger on-board pub for the officers...it all adds up :D

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Scimitar54 » 20 Feb 2020, 10:09

Work required as a result of the decision for PoW to be built for Catobar operation, which was in the end not needed with the reversion to STOVL operation, but with the work already having been carried out. (The only explanation I can think of that would explain an increase in the beam of 3 Metres). :mrgreen:


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