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Re: RE: Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby Pseudo » 22 Aug 2015, 14:48

jonas wrote:Perhaps you should have said speculated rather than explained.

I'd think that using the word "potentially" in the first sentence pretty clearly points toward what follows being speculation.

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Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby Digger22 » 30 Sep 2015, 20:12

arfah wrote:Maybe the next Ark Royal could be a SSBN ? :twisted:


"Warspite'' has to be the ultimate SSBN name, so W's for me.
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Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby seaspear » 30 Sep 2015, 20:18

It wont be called Warspite if Jeremy is elected ,the names of R.N ships may be more politically correct

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Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby shark bait » 30 Sep 2015, 22:18

seaspear wrote:It wont be called Warspite if Jeremy is elected ,the names of R.N ships may be more politically correct


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Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby RetroSicotte » 01 Oct 2015, 23:35

I've personally always liked the idea of an "I" Class.

HMS Indomitable
HMS Implaceable
HMS Invincible
And my favourite for an SSBN...HMS Indefatigable

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Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby seaspear » 01 Oct 2015, 23:49

Ambush and Artful are excellent names for submarines and what they do ,would suggest retribution and revenge for boats with other purposes if you dont have to be politically correct

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Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby Gabriele » 02 Oct 2015, 00:32

RetroSicotte wrote:I've personally always liked the idea of an "I" Class.

HMS Indomitable
HMS Implaceable
HMS Invincible
And my favourite for an SSBN...HMS Indefatigable



I'm guessing the second was meant to be "Implacable", right...?
I think Illustrious might be higher on the list, in the case. But an I class, with Indefatigable in the four, would be my suggestion as well.
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Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby RetroSicotte » 02 Oct 2015, 00:38

Gabriele wrote:I'm guessing the second was meant to be "Implacable", right...?
I think Illustrious might be higher on the list, in the case. But an I class, with Indefatigable in the four, would be my suggestion as well.


Curses, if you hadn't quoted it I coulda edited it and pretended nothing happened.

That always works, right? :p

Illustrious is a fantastic name, but I personally feel it has a very "proud and overt" tone to the name, not befitting an unseen but enormous power.

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Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby shark bait » 02 Oct 2015, 00:47

RetroSicotte wrote:Illustrious is a fantastic name, but I personally feel it has a very "proud and overt" tone to the name, not befitting an unseen but enormous power.


I think your right.

HMS Imperceptible? sounds sneaky but probably not bold enough
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Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby SKB » 02 Oct 2015, 02:29

How about naming new Successors (or another new sub class) after some of the former RN submarine shorebases? HMS Vernon, HMS Dolphin etc?

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Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby papajay » 02 Oct 2015, 12:15

Hello, first time poster from Canada. I love this new forum, was a lurker for many years at the old one.

These powerful new subs should have strong names. How about the Admiral class....HMS Hood, HMS Nelson, HMS Rodney, and HMS Barham? It's about time another Hood sailed the ocean. I'm sure one of our close allies might get their noses out of joint about some of the names though! :lol:

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Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby shark bait » 02 Oct 2015, 12:56

papajay wrote:HMS Rodney


I wouldn't call this one a strong name anymore, not after a certain comedy any way :D
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Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby Pseudo » 02 Oct 2015, 13:49

papajay wrote:Hello, first time poster from Canada. I love this new forum, was a lurker for many years at the old one.

Welcome. Come in the water's quite tepid. :)

I'm sure one of our close allies might get their noses out of joint about some of the names though! :lol:

Being the curmudgeonly sort that I am I quite like this idea, but just one? How about we call the class the Diplomatic Class and the boats could be HMS Falkland (there's a nice get out because it'll really be named after a town in Fife), HMS Gibraltar, HMS Trafalfar (though Waterloo or Agincourt would be acceptable alternatives) and HMS Bismark (Blenheim might work quite well too). :)

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Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby GibMariner » 02 Oct 2015, 14:22

papajay wrote:Hello, first time poster from Canada. I love this new forum, was a lurker for many years at the old one.

These powerful new subs should have strong names. How about the Admiral class....HMS Hood, HMS Nelson, HMS Rodney, and HMS Barham? It's about time another Hood sailed the ocean. I'm sure one of our close allies might get their noses out of joint about some of the names though! :lol:

Jay


I also like the idea of an Admiral-class, however I don't think HMS Nelson could be used as that is currently in use for HMNB Portsmouth. HMS Drake for Devonport and HMS Collingwood is also taken. Hood, Howe, Barham, Benbow/Rodney would be good in my opinion.

I wouldn't want to "waste" more illustrious ( ;) )names such as Ark Royal, Eagle, Invincible, Indomitable, or indeed Illustrious, on vessels that are normally kept out of the limelight.

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Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby Pseudo » 02 Oct 2015, 15:03

GibMariner wrote:
papajay wrote:Hello, first time poster from Canada. I love this new forum, was a lurker for many years at the old one.

These powerful new subs should have strong names. How about the Admiral class....HMS Hood, HMS Nelson, HMS Rodney, and HMS Barham? It's about time another Hood sailed the ocean. I'm sure one of our close allies might get their noses out of joint about some of the names though! :lol:

Jay


I also like the idea of an Admiral-class, however I don't think HMS Nelson could be used as that is currently in use for HMNB Portsmouth. HMS Drake for Devonport and HMS Collingwood is also taken. Hood, Howe, Barham, Benbow/Rodney would be good in my opinion.

Just to keep things nicely antagonistic and jingoistic, may I suggest a 'new' admiral be commemorated. The HMS Woodward has a nice ring to it don't you think? :)

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Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby seaspear » 03 Oct 2015, 04:48

To subtle try Conqueror class

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Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 03 Oct 2015, 15:24

seaspear wrote:To subtle try Conqueror class


How would we derive them? After William (of Danish descent, but swearing allegiance to the king of France), we would have to go to Sven (a true Dane), Harold (nope, a failed conquest project)... Caesar next... still one short

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Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby Pseudo » 03 Oct 2015, 16:48

ArmChairCivvy wrote:
seaspear wrote:To subtle try Conqueror class


How would we derive them? After William (of Danish descent, but swearing allegiance to the king of France), we would have to go to Sven (a true Dane), Harold (nope, a failed conquest project)... Caesar next... still one short

Conqueror, Cromwell, Churchill and Culloden? :p

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Re: UK's successor submarines

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Pseudo wrote:Conqueror, Cromwell, Churchill and Culloden? :p


Cameron?? Or perhaps Corbin :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby jonas » 05 Oct 2015, 11:16

Just come across this on the 'MOD Media blog'. Can anyone throw any more light on this, or perhaps has access to the full article. I am assuming that it will once again be the 'Electric Boat Company' who helped out on the Astute programme.

"Trident replacement

The Sunday Times (Business) reports that the MOD may consider a US contractor to run the Successor programme to replace the UK’s Trident nuclear submarines, a role which has traditionally been completed by UK firms.

An MOD spokesperson said:

The Managed Service Providers are a key element of the DE&S transformation programme, including to help improve DE&S project delivery to time, cost and performance. As one of the largest and most important programmes, Successor should benefit from this process."

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Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby Halidon » 05 Oct 2015, 21:16

Wouldn't have to twist EB's arm too hard to get them to sign up

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Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby jonas » 05 Oct 2015, 22:57

Halidon wrote:Wouldn't have to twist EB's arm too hard to get them to sign up


As far as I know they still had a team at Barrow until recently, don't know if they are still there or not, but wouldn't be surprised if they are not already involved in successor. That is we know they are with the missile tubes, but I was thinking more along the lines of the programme as a whole.

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Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby malcrf » 06 Oct 2015, 07:35

These powerful new subs should have strong names. How about the Admiral class....HMS Hood, HMS Nelson, HMS Rodney, and HMS Barham? It's about time another Hood sailed the ocean. I'm sure one of our close allies might get their noses out of joint about some of the names though!


Like it Jay, great idea!

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Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 06 Oct 2015, 08:24

jonas wrote:That is we know they are with the missile tubes, but I was thinking more along the lines of the programme as a whole


The critical question for the whole programme (cost/ timeline/risk) is marrying up the tubes modules and the Astute design, which by necessity will give you a fatter boat. And as the calculations that derive from the shape of the pressure tube hull are a dictator-like force (not to be overruled easily), who would be better placed than the company that has been involved with both key elements. Last time around they provided a Prgrm Director, and then slices of work went to Electric Boat as arm's length contracts, which in my books is the right way to do it: reap the synergies, but avoid conflicts of interest.

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Re: UK's successor submarines

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 06 Oct 2015, 08:28

Writing my post above reminded me of the alliance formed for building UK's nuclear boats. Three major UK companies in it; one could ask why not add a 4th (non-UK)? I would still favour the way it has been done before... enough Chinese Walls preserved.


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