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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby R686 » 27 Jan 2018, 00:12

CameronPerson wrote:The crew are also taking delivery of one of the most important things on the ship ahead of their departure..



Only a pallets worth, that won't go far :thumbdown:

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 27 Jan 2018, 01:50

QE Gib 2018.jpg

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My simulation of QE in Gibraltar ;)

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby QEC Eye in the SKY » 27 Jan 2018, 11:00



Ah, Terence ......

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby S M H » 27 Jan 2018, 12:23

SKB wrote:My simulation of QE in Gibraltar

The crew will get a good view of the fiberglass replacements on the top of signal tower, Unless they have dredged the berth she will have to moor on the south mole as Hermes was the deepest draught carrier to go alongside the berth. The C.O.B.A.R. Ark royal used the south mole or anchor in the bay

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby seaspear » 27 Jan 2018, 21:17

This post could just of easily gone to the f35 site but it has relevance to the carrier ,
At the Paxtulent Marine Corps Auxiliary landing field in Bogue N.C the F35b has been undergoing landings on sloped surfaces , as viewed on utube , abilities likely needed for ship borne operations these trials are continuing through January to February

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby bobp » 27 Jan 2018, 21:48

R686 wrote:The crew are also taking delivery of one of the most important things on the ship ahead of their departure..


That was for the senior rates mess, hopefully there will be deliveries for the junior ranks and of course the officers.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby inch » 28 Jan 2018, 12:14

just a hypothetical question folks ,does anybody ever think the usn would ever operate one of the qe class in times of crises ie borrow it from the rn with no rn personel onboard ,I know this has happened years ago the us borrowed a carrier but could it happen again ?.I know the US has lots of carriers ,lpd etc but was thinking more the usmc operating one for bigger punch in crises mode .thanks

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Dave » 28 Jan 2018, 12:36

inch wrote:just a hypothetical question folks ,does anybody ever think the usn would ever operate one of the qe class in times of crises ie borrow it from the rn with no rn personel onboard ,I know this has happened years ago the us borrowed a carrier but could it happen again ?


If you’re thinking of HMS Victorious aka “USS Robin” it was never operated by a US crew, the crew were the RN crew simply wearing US uniforms.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby inch » 28 Jan 2018, 12:48

Ok dave cheers but does that mean it will never happen ?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Dave » 28 Jan 2018, 14:47

inch wrote:Ok dave cheers but does that mean it will never happen ?


It’s impossible to say never about anything, but my uninformed opinion would be no, just the technical problems of suddenly having to crew a completely different design with nothing in common with their training would make it almost impossible. Even worse if they would be expected to crew that unknown ship under battle conditions.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby seaspear » 28 Jan 2018, 19:17

It would be more likely that a R.N carrier would take over patrols of a U.S.N carrier so that carrier may go to other areas of need

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby hovematlot » 29 Jan 2018, 09:55

Any bets of her departure date and time this week for her SAT(Rotary Wing) Wednesday 31st 1053 looks a decent high tide. Although the weather looks a bit iffy!
Her AIS has been switched on and off a few times recently. Wonder if she will have it on again when she sails now that she is commissioned as she isn't operational?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 29 Jan 2018, 14:10

Queen's Harbour Master (QHM) Portsmouth has posted a notice that HMS Queen Elizabeth will depart Princess Royal Jetty at 10:20 (Tuesday 30th January 2018)
https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/qhm/portsm ... 30/01/2018

Weather and wind looks good before noon.
https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/wea ... 2018-01-30

The Portsmouth News "sources" report that QE will be at sea for two months.
https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defen ... -1-8353908


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Commodore Jim Higham, the new Commander of HMNB Portsmouth has announced work on the second jetty (Victory Jetty) for HMS Prince Of Wales is about to start.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby sea_eagle » 29 Jan 2018, 15:14

I assume when she sails they have not fitted any weapons yet? At least it means they must have fixed the leaking seal.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Tempest414 » 29 Jan 2018, 18:54

any word on the escorts Type 45 & 2 Type 23,s or just the 23's

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby RichardIC » 29 Jan 2018, 20:51

Tempest414 wrote:any word on the escorts Type 45 & 2 Type 23,s or just the 23's


She’s going on more trials, she’s not going to war.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Tempest414 » 29 Jan 2018, 21:03

start as they mean to go on and if she going to Gib

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby RichardIC » 29 Jan 2018, 21:34

Tempest414 wrote:start as they mean to go on and if she going to Gib


A multi partner, culturally diverse escort drawn from a coalition committed to inclusivity, social tolerance, interfaith harmony and environmental sustainability it is then.

Type 45s have all broke down.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby shotleylad » 29 Jan 2018, 22:02

No they have not.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Hasdrubal » 29 Jan 2018, 23:42

It would be curious to see the Spanish Armada escorting HMS Queen Elizabeth on the way to Gibraltar.


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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby R686 » 29 Jan 2018, 23:54

Hasdrubal wrote:It would be curious to see the Spanish Armada escorting HMS Queen Elizabeth on the way to Gibraltar.



Gee you like stirring the pot :clap: :thumbup:

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby benny14 » 30 Jan 2018, 01:51

R686 wrote:Gee you like stirring the pot

Stirring the pot makes the outcome so much more delicious.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 30 Jan 2018, 07:27

QE hangar sprinkler mishap last Sunday according to The Sun.... (with video) ??!
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5453966/n ... m-misfire/

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Smokey » 30 Jan 2018, 07:30

“All hands to bathe!”


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