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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Bring Deeps » 27 Jul 2020, 08:23

Watching that video gave me an unpleasant 9/11 vibe. I hope the security services/MOD have considered that risk.

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Postby SKB » 27 Jul 2020, 08:59

That cruiseship had no passengers aboard it (because of COVID) during its time in Portsmouth. It merely came in to change and repatriate its crew.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby PhillyJ » 28 Jul 2020, 10:43

Some of Brother's pics from our flight, not brilliant but gives an impression of how close we were. He did a good video but it's probably too big for this board. 8-)

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Ron5 » 28 Jul 2020, 14:54

The last photo is excellent with HMS Victory in the background.

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Postby SKB » 31 Jul 2020, 14:05

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(Photo: S.Wenham/NavyLookout) 30th/31st July 2020
@HMSPWLS received her second Phalanx mount yesterday (Port quarter)


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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Ron5 » 02 Aug 2020, 15:19

The last we heard was that the PoW drones on keeping the neighbors awake.

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Postby SKB » 03 Aug 2020, 10:17

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Timmymagic » 03 Aug 2020, 12:57

Whats the purpose of the identical pontoons moored on QE's and PoW's port sides? Are they for refuelling operations from the Serco fuel barges? Docking for Police Boats? Some other purpose?

Have we ever thought of using a boom like the USN uses around its docked carriers at Norfolk? Would it be any use or more hassle than its worth at those berths? I know its not an enormous cost in the grand scheme of things, but it can't be cheap having a MoD Police Boat on permanent patrol alongside them.

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Postby bobp » 03 Aug 2020, 14:07

Timmymagic wrote:Whats the purpose of the identical pontoons moored on QE's and PoW's port sides?

No idea why they are there but last year I saw some workmen doing some paintwork on the QE and they were using one.

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Postby PhillyJ » 03 Aug 2020, 14:51

Timmymagic wrote:Whats the purpose of the identical pontoons moored on QE's and PoW's port sides? Are they for refuelling operations from the Serco fuel barges?
Indeed, smaller boat getting some juice from it's bigger ship!


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Postby Ron5 » 03 Aug 2020, 16:35

Timmymagic wrote:Have we ever thought of using a boom like the USN uses around its docked carriers at Norfolk?


Apparently those crappy built yankee boats leak while the British quality ones don't :(

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Postby Ron5 » 03 Aug 2020, 16:37

Ron5 wrote:The last we heard was that the PoW drones on keeping the neighbors awake.


Only one thumbs up? That was wit worthy of Shakespeare, was going to be my entry for comment of the year (shakes head) :?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby bobp » 03 Aug 2020, 18:20

PhillyJ wrote:Indeed, smaller boat getting some juice from it's bigger ship!





A bit older than the earlier pic but good close ups

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Postby Timmymagic » 03 Aug 2020, 18:55

PhillyJ wrote:Indeed, smaller boat getting some juice from it's bigger ship!


Not the same thing I'm afraid. In the pictures with the Magpie is the Serco Fuel Barge Ocean Spray, and she's quite a deal bigger (and covered with pipework and shelters). She's towed into position by a tug after filling up at Gosport to top the tanks off on the carriers. The ones attached in the photo's appear to be basic pontoons. Weirdly they're moored where there is no access to the vessel, either via a door or one of the boat bays above. No work seems to be underway from them either so no idea what purpose they serve.

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Postby Timmymagic » 03 Aug 2020, 18:56

bobp wrote:No idea why they are there but last year I saw some workmen doing some paintwork on the QE and they were using one.


Whatever it is they're doing it appears to be something that needs to be done to both ships.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

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A Brigadeer a Chief Technology Officer for the RN? :think:
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.
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Tempest414 » 04 Aug 2020, 10:48

abc123 wrote:A Brigadeer a Chief Technology Officer for the RN?


Maybe a RM Brigadier

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Postby abc123 » 04 Aug 2020, 18:08

Tempest414 wrote:
abc123 wrote:A Brigadeer a Chief Technology Officer for the RN?


Maybe a RM Brigadier


Maybe, but still odd choice...
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.
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby hovematlot » 04 Aug 2020, 20:58

Apparently, POW is being fitted with her 3rd Phalanx this week...

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Postby RichardIC » 05 Aug 2020, 09:04

abc123 wrote:A Brigadeer a Chief Technology Officer for the RN?

Tempest414 wrote:Maybe a RM Brigadier


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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby jedibeeftrix » 05 Aug 2020, 10:06

hovematlot wrote:Apparently, POW is being fitted with her 3rd Phalanx this week...

does that mean she has three, or that some have needed replacing?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 05 Aug 2020, 10:47

QE's third Phalanx is supposed to be added by the end of 2020 too, if not sooner.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby PhillyJ » 05 Aug 2020, 11:41

jedibeeftrix wrote:
hovematlot wrote:Apparently, POW is being fitted with her 3rd Phalanx this week...

does that mean she has three, or that some have needed replacing?

She only has 2 at the moment and the third is being put on this week as early mentioned, before QNLZ for which my lad has just laughed and said 'well we are the more important one'. :D He is home on 3 weeks leave at the moment.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby PhillyJ » 05 Aug 2020, 11:51

bobp wrote:
Timmymagic wrote:Whats the purpose of the identical pontoons moored on QE's and PoW's port sides?

No idea why they are there but last year I saw some workmen doing some paintwork on the QE and they were using one.
Well, straight from newly promoted AB1 Johnno's mouth, he said that they are there for lots of reasons. When the fuel ship comes alongside they are used to help in the process to get whatever is needed on board, and for various 'dabbing' jobs when required at the water line.


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