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by donald_of_tokyo
08 Aug 2022, 13:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4468
Views: 1132306
Japan

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Beautiful shot. But, she looks like a bit too tall to enjoy the shed shelter... Of course, shed is not mandatory for dry-docking period, but anyway interesting structure.

by donald_of_tokyo
08 Aug 2022, 13:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Wave Class Tanker (RFA)
Replies: 166
Views: 87225
Japan

Re: Wave Class Tanker (RFA)

No crew. This is the main point of Waves being laid up. If it is a waste, RFA must have built only 3 Tides, so that 2 Waved and 3 Tides were to be rotated as 4 active and 1 in long-maintenance. If, only if there were some more crews coming, sending a Wave to East of Suez will be just fine, so as to ...
by donald_of_tokyo
05 Aug 2022, 11:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4468
Views: 1132306
Japan

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

HMS Spey, trains with Australian Armidale-class patrol boat.

from twitter.com/hqjoc/status/1555010723876593666

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by donald_of_tokyo
05 Aug 2022, 02:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1728
Views: 487813
Japan

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

Enjoy the KiwiRail, interislander new ferry page … Actually, informative. https://www.irex.co.nz/new-ferries <New Ferries> Length 220m Beam 30.8m Gross Tonnage 50,000 T Max Draught 7m Service Speed 20 Knots Passenger Capacity 1910 People Total Freight Capacity 42 rail wagons, 62 trucks, 170 cars Tot...
by donald_of_tokyo
04 Aug 2022, 16:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4887
Views: 1332057
Japan

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

The only source for the increased beam thing is a single Tweet from an unofficial source. And while I find Navy Lookout a reliable and informative source I’m still highly suss about this. Agree. We always been told that the T26 has an exquisitely designed hull form that’s as close to acoustic perfe...
by donald_of_tokyo
04 Aug 2022, 14:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4887
Views: 1332057
Japan

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

The Leander increase in beam was from above the water line... No it isn't. Enjoy the photo of RNZN Batch3 Leander, Canturbery. But, hull-shape verification will be surely needed. And, if Hunter class is adopting broad-beam, it means THEY will surely fully do it. https://www.seapixonline.com/NSImage...
by donald_of_tokyo
03 Aug 2022, 16:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4887
Views: 1332057
Japan

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

I don't think the Hunter class has even been through the preliminary design review process, so talk of increases in beam seems premature. Earlier this year the system definition review was completed, which was a functional review. Not sure, as well. However, as you know, PDR will be done AFTER cons...
by donald_of_tokyo
03 Aug 2022, 16:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4887
Views: 1332057
Japan

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Digger22 wrote: 02 Aug 2022, 22:19 I thought an increase in Beam would reduce speed. An increase in length to beam ratio would increase speed, given the same propulsion.
Agree. But, MT30 is relatively "young" GT. And all GT evolves with improved power. And, anyway, it will all depend on how large the beam will be.
by donald_of_tokyo
02 Aug 2022, 16:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4887
Views: 1332057
Japan

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

...Two things here. Nowhere in that interview does Admiral Radikin mention an increase in beam. I'm no expert but I'd imagine any increase in beam is a really big deal from a design point of view. Thanks. No he did not mention it in his interview. But, Navylookout pointed it out. Interesting to kno...
by donald_of_tokyo
02 Aug 2022, 15:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4468
Views: 1132306
Japan

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Is this the first photo of River B2's CIC?

from mobile.twitter.com/hms_tamar/status/1554257584676372480

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by donald_of_tokyo
02 Aug 2022, 04:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4887
Views: 1332057
Japan

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1553282253098205184 "Hunter class weight issues have now be largely resolved by small increase in beam" Interesting. Can the RN Batch2 T26 be also the "broad beam version"? It will significantly contribute to increase the "margin" ...
by donald_of_tokyo
31 Jul 2022, 16:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)
Replies: 94
Views: 48353
Japan

Re: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)

Moved from NaxyX thread. Invoked by Damen FCS 4208 craft's impressive capability.... Nice looking ship, and a size that I think the RN is missing. Ignoring the need for “Small Ships” has always been a weak spot for the navy, and even a small class of Inshore Multirole Patrol Motherships would give v...
by donald_of_tokyo
31 Jul 2022, 14:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: HMS Protector (Ice Patrol Ship) (RN)
Replies: 32
Views: 19182
Japan

Re: HMS Protector (Ice Patrol Ship) (RN)

from twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1553692551462490113 We can see she carries, survey motor boat "James Caird IV", two RHIBs (only one is seen), and a small LCVP "Terra Nova" (only the wheelhouse is seen). The LCVP is "Built in 1995, Terra Nova has a GRP hull, a Yanmar 4LHA...
by donald_of_tokyo
31 Jul 2022, 02:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4468
Views: 1132306
Japan

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Very good demonstration of River B2 OPV's value, deployed, at sea, in visiting so many places. No escort can do the same.

by donald_of_tokyo
30 Jul 2022, 14:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7605
Views: 1908962
Japan

Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

https://www.arrowhead140.com/ At 03:00 of the movie, we can clearly see the 6x4 CAMM mush room configuration. Around 03:10, we can see many machineries are "mounted" on a U-shaped plate. I understand it is the shock absorbing system. It also shows how putting that U-plates elsewhere is spe...
by donald_of_tokyo
30 Jul 2022, 13:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7605
Views: 1908962
Japan

Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

How the T31 was allowed to proceed without a “cross deck boat bay” I will never understand I think it is simply because to reduce the "change of design" cost. Each and every detailed design costs. What is more, Babcock lacks such design experience. To keep to modification level "unde...
by donald_of_tokyo
30 Jul 2022, 05:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 979
Views: 200440
Japan

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

LMM and SeaVenom. The near future RN anti-ship capability main weapons. (other than NSM if they really come) Impressive 20 LMM on Wildcat (twitter.com/RFAArgus/status/1552909382333112321) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FY0K2ZmXoAA5Kc0?format=jpg&name=medium and Sea Venoms. (twitter.com/NavyLookout/...
by donald_of_tokyo
30 Jul 2022, 04:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7605
Views: 1908962
Japan

Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

On the GP frigate option page: https://www.arrowhead140.com/modular-system-specific-roles/ Missiles: Infrastructure to support up to 24 x SAM for close range and local area defence. SSM: Up to 8, customer selected, canister launched weapons So, it is "up to" 24 CAMM. 3 x sea boats in forw...
by donald_of_tokyo
30 Jul 2022, 00:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15250
Views: 3432587
Japan

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Yes, I also saw it. Does it mean Echo and Batch 1 Rivers will lose their armament?

By the way, there remains Phalanx.
by donald_of_tokyo
29 Jul 2022, 02:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15250
Views: 3432587
Japan

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Mk41 VLS modules aren't that expensive to begin with. Is really such a good idea to refurbish ones that have been carried around the world's oceans in the Ticos for 30 odd years? What are the recovery\refurb costs? It's known in other programmes that the material state of Government Furnished Equip...
by donald_of_tokyo
27 Jul 2022, 15:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4468
Views: 1132306
Japan

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

What is this "escape" zone?

On the big quarter deck of HMS Severn.

by donald_of_tokyo
27 Jul 2022, 15:19
Forum: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry
Topic: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry - News & Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 2128
Japan

Re: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry - News & Discussion

Cammell Laird, arguably the best experienced UK shipyard to build non-military vessel, after the closure of Appledore. RV SDA was the first ship to be built there after re-establishing the shipyard. So, they lacked experience so they lost money. BUT, again, now Cammell Laird, arguably the best exper...
by donald_of_tokyo
26 Jul 2022, 04:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15250
Views: 3432587
Japan

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

But i have another idea of using the T26 get rid of the mission bay and put another 48 VLS on that space and replace the mushrooms with MK41, i believe the Type 26 hull can also be the a very decent AAW/Multirole warship. Here is the mock up of what i mention, delete the mission bay and lower the d...
by donald_of_tokyo
25 Jul 2022, 15:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4468
Views: 1132306
Japan

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

From twitter.com/HMSTrent/status/1551481724386811904

HMS Trent's stern machine gun is now 12.7mm, not 7.62 mm?

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