HMS Queen Elizabeth

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AshVX220

4,734 posts

148 months

Tuesday 19th November 2019
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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

3,952 posts

177 months

Tuesday 19th November 2019
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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

11,252 posts

123 months

Wednesday 20th November 2019
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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

11,313 posts

58 months

Wednesday 20th November 2019
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Captain Obvious said:
Experimental Conveyor Belt (shhh)
Doesn't sound like that idea will take off.

normalbloke

3,952 posts

177 months

Wednesday 20th November 2019
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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

1,540 posts

175 months

Wednesday 20th November 2019
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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

3,952 posts

177 months

Wednesday 20th November 2019
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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

16,202 posts

151 months

Wednesday 20th November 2019
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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

1,279 posts

151 months

Saturday 23rd November 2019
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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

4,995 posts

128 months

Saturday 23rd November 2019
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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

1,540 posts

175 months

Saturday 23rd November 2019
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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

10,923 posts

146 months

Saturday 23rd November 2019
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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

16,603 posts

162 months

Saturday 23rd November 2019
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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

13,651 posts

124 months

Sunday 24th November 2019
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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

5,507 posts

179 months

Sunday 24th November 2019
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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

1,540 posts

175 months

Sunday 24th November 2019
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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

10,496 posts

129 months

Sunday 24th November 2019
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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

1,540 posts

175 months

Sunday 24th November 2019
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Crew less of an issue depending on what the ask is!

El stovey

34,542 posts

221 months

Sunday 24th November 2019
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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

11,889 posts

180 months

Sunday 24th November 2019
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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.