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PostSubject: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:07 am

HMS Queen Elizabeth sail pass Plymouth though the night on her way to Porstmouth
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:41 am

A bit like wider life itself. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:57 am

If I'd known I'd have positioned myself on a suitable headland for a spot of nocturnal forlock tugging...morn ma'am queen
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:51 am

Appaza its too big to get into the sound and the Torpoint ferry is a problem for it

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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:00 am

Four years wait to be operational 2021
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:41 am

She is a beast, I'll get a closer look next week.

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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:05 pm

Perhaps a bit of bucket rattling at the next home games to buy some jets for the poor old girl!
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:17 pm

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If I'd known I'd have positioned myself on a suitable headland for a spot of nocturnal forlock tugging...morn ma'am queen

Maybe a full moon salute Les, Cornish style.

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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:48 pm

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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:49 pm

Is there any point to Devonport? The other planned carrier HMS Prince of Wales?? will be Pompey based also. As will be all the next generation frigates which are replacing the T23s. All the T45s are Pompey based. HMS Ocean is being/has been decommissioned and not replaced. Once the T23s and the Trafalgar class subs go there will be no Devonport based ships, apart from Albion and Bulwark and a few survey ships. The only thing keeping Devonport from closing now is probably the nuclear facility, for decommissioning and scrapping reactors.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:55 pm

Yep, we've got aging old nuclear reactors moored up and coming out of our ears and mussels that glow in the dark. How many reactors is it now ? ten, twelve ?  Even the US and Russia don't store such shit in cities like this. Nice to know we're useful.... doff doff    Village to the end.
Still, should get 170 jobs out of the capital intensive industry.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:51 am

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Is there any point to Devonport?  The other planned carrier HMS Prince of Wales?? will be Pompey based also.  As will be all the next generation frigates which are replacing the T23s. All the T45s are Pompey based. HMS Ocean is being/has been decommissioned and not replaced.  Once the T23s and the Trafalgar class subs go there will be no Devonport based ships, apart from Albion and Bulwark and a few survey ships.  The only thing keeping Devonport from closing now is probably the nuclear facility, for decommissioning and scrapping reactors.

Bulwark and Albion could be scrapped in next round of defence cuts.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/06/royalnavy-could-lose-beach-landing-ships-next-round-defence/


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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:13 am

The plan for Devonport Dockyard is to turn most of the big sheds into corporate dining areas using the Exeter Chiefs model, the income this will generate is estimated at £568bn per annum meaning that all Plymouth residents will have free beer tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:28 pm

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Yep, we've got aging old nuclear reactors moored up and coming out of our ears and mussels that glow in the dark. How many reactors is it now ? ten, twelve ?  Even the US and Russia don't store such shit in cities like this. Nice to know we're useful.... doff doff    Village to the end.
Still, should get 170 jobs out of the capital intensive  industry.

Talking about reactors and waste before I went into finance I was an engineer for 10 years after school. Last 6 years on Nuclear Powered stuff. I was classifield so heavily monitored for radiation. Up North lock they stored oil drums sized containers full of god knows what literally in areas all workers would walk by in general. Go by the drums and the Geiger counter used to scream with activity.
No surprise possibly that I had cancer aged 42
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:56 pm

And they are going to spend (it will keep seadog in a job)

New £43 million jetty to be built at Devonport naval base fuel depot

A new jetty is to be built at the depot which provides fuelling facilities for Royal Navy ships based in Plymouth.

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has awarded a contract worth approximately £43million to VolkerStevin to construct a new jetty at Thanckes Oil Fuel Depot.

News of the project comes amid fears regarding the future of the Plymouth's naval base following speculation that two of the city's most prominent warships, HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark, could be scrapped.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:37 pm

Brazil, Chile eye potential second-hand acquisitions from UK

Brazil and Chile have quietly been given notice of the potential availability of RN frigates and amphibious ships. Brazil sees a second-hand Type 23 acquisition as an opportunity to modernise its surface force

The navies of Brazil and Chile are assessing the potential acquisition of UK Royal Navy (RN) frigates and amphibious ships in the event that they become available for sale in the near term, military sources in Rio de Janeiro and Santiago have told Jane's .

According to official in both countries, UK representatives have discreetly advised that a number of Type 23 frigates and the two landing platform dock (LPD) ships HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark may become available as a result of budget-driven options currently being considered that would cut the RN frontline.

http://www.janes.com/article/75174/brazil-chile-eye-potential-second-hand-acquisitions-from-uk
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:46 pm

Earwegoagain wrote:
The plan for Devonport Dockyard is to turn most of the big sheds into corporate dining areas using the Exeter Chiefs model, the income this will generate is estimated at £568bn per annum meaning that all Plymouth residents will have free beer tomorrow.



Total bullshit, I've seen the plan and to discourage 'problem drinking' beer will be 5p a pint, tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:28 pm

Tgwu wrote:
And they are going to spend (it will keep seadog in a job)

New £43 million jetty to be built at Devonport naval base fuel depot

A new jetty is to be built at the depot which provides fuelling facilities for Royal Navy ships based in Plymouth.

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has awarded a contract worth approximately £43million to VolkerStevin to construct a new jetty at Thanckes Oil Fuel Depot.

News of the project comes amid fears regarding the future of the Plymouth's naval base following speculation that two of the city's most prominent warships, HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark, could be scrapped.

What ships based at Devonport?
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:33 am

Freathy wrote:
Tgwu wrote:
And they are going to spend (it will keep seadog in a job)

New £43 million jetty to be built at Devonport naval base fuel depot

A new jetty is to be built at the depot which provides fuelling facilities for Royal Navy ships based in Plymouth.

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has awarded a contract worth approximately £43million to VolkerStevin to construct a new jetty at Thanckes Oil Fuel Depot.

News of the project comes amid fears regarding the future of the Plymouth's naval base following speculation that two of the city's most prominent warships, HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark, could be scrapped.

What ships based at Devonport?

A bit like the new aircraft carriers, which don't have any planes to carry and run off windows XP

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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:13 pm

The last few days doing her trials just off our coast.


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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:14 pm

What sort of trial can be carried out when it doesnt have any aircraft carrier doesnt have any aircaft to land on it?

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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:48 pm

Just giving the canteen and officers mess a good pounding.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:55 pm

It's a fabulous grey hulk of death and sailors.

Makes yer praid ter be British.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:51 pm

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What sort of trial can be carried out when it doesnt have any aircraft carrier doesnt have any aircaft to land on it?


It's just the initial shakedown cruise to become familiar with it's sailing characteristics. Hopefully that will be sorted before aircraft take-off and landing trials commence. You don't want everyone on a learning curve at the same time.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth   Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:07 pm

Les Miserable wrote:
Just giving the canteen and officers mess a good pounding.
C'mon Les Mis - It's Wardroom not Officers Mess. Officers Mess is used by the 2 subordinate services.
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