We might get to hear about that.inch wrote:what the lessons the usmc took away from it and what they think of lizzy
inch wrote:Be great to know what they learned in the exercise
Indeed, she seemed to be floating well enough when we went past on a harbour tour this morning but no doubt she was close to sinking...Poiuytrewq wrote:Minor issue but prepare for the headlines!
https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defen ... od-3005579
Wow! Pic of the day goes to John Austin from Gosport who took this beautiful Trafalgar Day rainbow falling on HMS Queen Elizabeth. Just perfect!
seaspear wrote:The promotion listed a top speed of 25 knots I seem to recall it was approaching 30 on trials
Timmymagic wrote:seaspear wrote:The promotion listed a top speed of 25 knots I seem to recall it was approaching 30 on trials
They're not allowed to state the top speed. 25 knots is the contractual minimum top speed, at end of life (50 years) with worn machinery, dirty hull and all growth margin used up.
QE did hit over 29 knots on builders trials, then the AIS was switched off. There was an interview in The Engineer magazine when she was floated out where a member of the programme stated that QE would be capable of at least 32 knots. If they've hit that....she's actually the fastest carrier in service (or planned).
serge750 wrote:Thought the big o" American CVN's were over 33knts? but they do have 250 000hp !!! compared to only 130 000 ? for a QEC