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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Jdam » 12 Aug 2019, 19:43

Got to be getting close to the Prince of Wales going on sea trials?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Roberto » 12 Aug 2019, 20:08

Interesting article

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Postby seaspear » 13 Aug 2019, 01:26

An earlier takeoff by Eugene Ely november 14th 1911 from USS Birmingham
https://airandspace.si.edu/multimedia-g ... 2010640jpg

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby PhillyJ » 13 Aug 2019, 21:29

Jdam wrote:Got to be getting close to the Prince of Wales going on sea trials?
Yep, it is.


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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 16 Aug 2019, 09:05

Portsmouth's Victory Jetty was repaired and adapted by a company called APA, who have a website which shows the work they've done:
https://www.apaconcreterepairs.co.uk/ca ... portsmouth

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SDL » 16 Aug 2019, 16:51

Both QE and PoW alongside at the same time?

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Postby SKB » 16 Aug 2019, 16:53

That's the plan. Eventually.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 17 Aug 2019, 21:46


(Aviation lover) 14th August 2019

Views of HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth Harbour as seen from an outbound cross-channel ferry leaving Portsmouth on 14th August.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby inch » 18 Aug 2019, 17:44

must admit looking forward to watching next programs of hms queen Elizabeth when its aired soonish

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Digger22 » 18 Aug 2019, 19:15

Is that the 3rd Phalanx position under the Tarp, or is it the one further outboard and slightly aft? Is the 3rd mount about to make an early appearance?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Old RN » 18 Aug 2019, 20:30

Digger22 wrote:Is that the 3rd Phalanx position under the Tarp, or is it the one further outboard and slightly aft? Is the 3rd mount about to make an early appearance?


Could it be the 30mm mount?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SDL » 18 Aug 2019, 20:44

slightly out the loop on news with the carriers (real life issues keep me busy sadly) but was it revealed what caused the flooding that sent the QE back to Pompy early?

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Postby Timmymagic » 19 Aug 2019, 11:32

SDL wrote:slightly out the loop on news with the carriers (real life issues keep me busy sadly) but was it revealed what caused the flooding that sent the QE back to Pompy early?


Burst seawater pipe. But no further news on damage, if the repairs have been carried out. Presumably all sorted now.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby PhillyJ » 20 Aug 2019, 10:47

PhillyJ wrote:
Jdam wrote:Got to be getting close to the Prince of Wales going on sea trials?
Yep, it is.
On Twitter, basin trials have been started, my lad was aboard armed with an axe and watching a bloody big rope whilst this was happening!

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 20 Aug 2019, 10:55

QE's horn was heard across Portsmouth and Gosport for about 10 seconds earlier this morning. :clap:


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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Digger22 » 20 Aug 2019, 19:09

That would suggest her main props are fitted rather than brake props?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Roberto » 20 Aug 2019, 20:52

Her props were fitted in the building dock before she was floated. There is a programme called Mega Shippers and one episode had a part about POW being moved out of the dock. There is a scene where it shows the gock being flooded and the props are clearly visible if only fleetingly.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Roberto » 20 Aug 2019, 20:54

Dock.......

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 21 Aug 2019, 12:29

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(Photo: @MichaelTomsett )

QE on Sunday 18th August 2019. Tent for third CIWS, or just maintenance/repainting?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Digger22 » 29 Aug 2019, 13:00

Any news on F35 numbers to be taken?
Will they fly into Portsmouth today, or are they more likely to join QE out at see, and with a little more privacy, maybe a day or two after departing?


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