HMS Queen Elizabeth

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AshVX220

4,198 posts

138 months

Tuesday 19th November
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FYI, both ships will be in Pompey together in early December. Got a team tour of QNLZ booked for the 10th December which I'm looking forward to, haven't been on her since Christmas 2017.

normalbloke

3,438 posts

167 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Anyone know why two tugs have had a line each to it today, all day, and are both still there idling and bobbing away. Are they not confident in the knot work, and fear it’ll float away?

ecsrobin

10,223 posts

113 months

Wednesday 20th November
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normalbloke said:
Anyone know why two tugs have had a line each to it today, all day, and are both still there idling and bobbing away. Are they not confident in the knot work, and fear it’ll float away?
Still there at the moment.

Shakermaker

10,111 posts

48 months

Wednesday 20th November
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Captain Obvious said:
Experimental Conveyor Belt (shhh)
Doesn't sound like that idea will take off.

normalbloke

3,438 posts

167 months

Wednesday 20th November
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ecsrobin said:
normalbloke said:
Anyone know why two tugs have had a line each to it today, all day, and are both still there idling and bobbing away. Are they not confident in the knot work, and fear it’ll float away?
Still there at the moment.
Just had a peek through the camera on my house, it’s moved back about the length of the ship. I guess they’re trying out both carrier berths, or some other top secret Navy st.

junglie

1,467 posts

165 months

Wednesday 20th November
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An issue with the High Voltage boom needed tugs to keep the Ship away from the berth.

Just moved back so they can repair the issue.

normalbloke

3,438 posts

167 months

Wednesday 20th November
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junglie said:
An issue with the High Voltage boom needed tugs to keep the Ship away from the berth.

Just moved back so they can repair the issue.
Thanks for the insight. BIG scotchloks?

hidetheelephants

15,115 posts

141 months

Wednesday 20th November
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normalbloke said:
junglie said:
An issue with the High Voltage boom needed tugs to keep the Ship away from the berth.

Just moved back so they can repair the issue.
Thanks for the insight. BIG scotchloks?
Just twist the ends of the wire together and wrap with tape, job jobbed. wink

Junior Bianno

1,212 posts

141 months

Saturday 23rd November
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Cool video - some interesting shots of the QE. Like the little port they've set up at the back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL02e4L-RQo

Wozy68

4,808 posts

118 months

Saturday 23rd November
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Junior Bianno said:
Cool video - some interesting shots of the QE. Like the little port they've set up at the back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL02e4L-RQo
I'm gobsmacked the ship has (it appears) so much surface rust/staining already. Fair enough around the anchor but surprised there's so much elsewhere

junglie

1,467 posts

165 months

Saturday 23rd November
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A combination of vast real estate, lean manning, weather, low(er) grade steel and the length of time that QE has been around.

They will need lots of help alongside.

Europa1

9,177 posts

136 months

Saturday 23rd November
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Wozy68 said:
I'm gobsmacked the ship has (it appears) so much surface rust/staining already. Fair enough around the anchor but surprised there's so much elsewhere
I didn't think it looked too bad!

It's been around a while, and on that deployment spent quite a bit of time tooling around the Atlantic. It's inevitable - have a watch of series 1 of Britain's Biggest Warship if it's still on iPlayer, when they meet up with a US carrier coming off deployment - the US carrier is very rust streaked.

MartG

15,025 posts

152 months

Saturday 23rd November
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Europa1 said:
Wozy68 said:
I'm gobsmacked the ship has (it appears) so much surface rust/staining already. Fair enough around the anchor but surprised there's so much elsewhere
I didn't think it looked too bad!

It's been around a while, and on that deployment spent quite a bit of time tooling around the Atlantic. It's inevitable - have a watch of series 1 of Britain's Biggest Warship if it's still on iPlayer, when they meet up with a US carrier coming off deployment - the US carrier is very rust streaked.
Most of the rust streaks are where there are moving parts e.g. aircraft lifts and gangways where bare metal is exposed

yellowjack

12,264 posts

114 months

Sunday 24th November
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Earthdweller said:
Are there two berths there that can take a carrier ?

As you say POW is in QE’s berth ?

( I’m a long way from P/mouth )
No need. Sling some fenders over the side and tie up side-by-side. Works in marinas all the time...

getmecoat

PRTVR

4,937 posts

169 months

Sunday 24th November
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My understanding was that although we had two carriers, only one would be at sea, or are we going to have two functioning carriers as the POW had a crew to bringing her to Portsmouth?

junglie

1,467 posts

165 months

Sunday 24th November
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They may both be at sea simultaneously, one at sea and one alongside or both alongside.

It just depends on the demand signal and generational cycle.

Condi

8,784 posts

119 months

Sunday 24th November
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junglie said:
They may both be at sea simultaneously, one at sea and one alongside or both alongside.

It just depends on the demand signal and generational cycle.
Also depends on the crew available to run it.

A quick trip down from Scotland is going to require much less people than 2 fully battle ready carrier groups, and I think the chances of us seeing that are slim, unless the RN recruit heavily to do so.

junglie

1,467 posts

165 months

Sunday 24th November
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Crew less of an issue depending on what the ask is!

El stovey

28,916 posts

211 months

Sunday 24th November
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MartG said:
Europa1 said:
Wozy68 said:
I'm gobsmacked the ship has (it appears) so much surface rust/staining already. Fair enough around the anchor but surprised there's so much elsewhere
I didn't think it looked too bad!

It's been around a while, and on that deployment spent quite a bit of time tooling around the Atlantic. It's inevitable - have a watch of series 1 of Britain's Biggest Warship if it's still on iPlayer, when they meet up with a US carrier coming off deployment - the US carrier is very rust streaked.
Most of the rust streaks are where there are moving parts e.g. aircraft lifts and gangways where bare metal is exposed
In Hong Kong there used to be gangs of coolies and Hakka people in junks that would often give the RN ships a quick paint over before they came into the harbour.

eccles

11,024 posts

170 months

Sunday 24th November
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Condi said:
junglie said:
They may both be at sea simultaneously, one at sea and one alongside or both alongside.

It just depends on the demand signal and generational cycle.
Also depends on the crew available to run it.

A quick trip down from Scotland is going to require much less people than 2 fully battle ready carrier groups, and I think the chances of us seeing that are slim, unless the RN recruit heavily to do so.
I reckon this show must help a bit in recruitment numbers. It seems to go out of the way to show the nice side of work in the Navy.