Post Amazingly Cool Pictures Of Ships or Boats!

Post Amazingly Cool Pictures Of Ships or Boats!

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thehappyotter

800 posts

166 months

Thursday 9th April 2009
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Alfa_75_Steve said:
Chassis 33 said:
Alfa_75_Steve said:
Rusty old girl:

Please excuse my obvious ignorance, but what's the significance/event?

Regards
Iain
HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands, looking very battle scarred.
What's more amazing is that HMS Hermes, as INS Viraat, is still to this day serving well as the flagship of the Indian Navy and she is expected to remain so until 2011-2012. Considering construction began in 1944 that is a hell of an innings!



Taken in 2005.

rhinochopig

17,932 posts

162 months

Thursday 9th April 2009
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Fatboy said:
HMS Astute - a couple of years ago on the first launch watching it crawl out of the hall on it's cradle is quite surreal!!!:



Edited by Fatboy on Monday 6th April 19:26
That's not a ship it's a boat wink

plasticpig

12,274 posts

189 months

Thursday 9th April 2009
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The Bismark in action against HMS Hood and HMS The Prince of Wales:




spitfire-ian

3,408 posts

192 months

Thursday 9th April 2009
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plasticpig said:
The Bismark in action against HMS Hood and HMS The Prince of Wales:

And the other side of the action...



HMS Prince Of Wales on fire in the centre of the picture and HMS Hood on the right.

Chassis 33

6,193 posts

246 months

Thursday 9th April 2009
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Alfa_75_Steve said:
Chassis 33 said:
Alfa_75_Steve said:
Rusty old girl:
Please excuse my obvious ignorance, but what's the significance/event?

Regards
Iain
HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands, looking very battle scarred.
Ah, cheers, I thought it might of been Falklands related.

ETA, on the back of that I've found a couple more, apologies for the size of image.



Regards
Iain

Edited by Chassis 33 on Thursday 9th April 09:52

Incredible Sulk

4,295 posts

159 months

Thursday 9th April 2009
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ALawson said:
Chassis 33 said:
Alfa_75_Steve said:
Rusty old girl:

Please excuse my obvious ignorance, but what's the significance/event?

Regards
Iain
I expect that is one of the British Aircraft Carriers returning from the Falklands to either Portsmouth or Plymouth.

A job well done.
Portsmouth, looking over the harbour towards Gosport.

AshVX220

5,015 posts

154 months

Thursday 9th April 2009
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Hi Guys,
my contribution, the project I currently work on, HMS Queen Elizabeth Class.


Shar2

2,089 posts

177 months

Thursday 9th April 2009
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AshVX220 said:
Hi Guys,
my contribution, the project I currently work on, HMS Queen Elizabeth Class.



I know which one I'd rather have in the RN, even if it was a smaller version to fit our harbours, it'll still look a thousand times better than the QE class. I'm all for the RN getting good ships, but bloody try to make them look good, not some lash-up. If something looks good, it generally is good.

FourWheelDrift

81,914 posts

248 months

Thursday 9th April 2009
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It's the double island that makes out look odd.

Battenburg Bob

8,378 posts

156 months

Thursday 9th April 2009
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And that bloody 'ski jump'. Get some proper cats on it! We can have something more than a large, glorified helicopter carrier then.

spitfire-ian

3,408 posts

192 months

Thursday 9th April 2009
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thehappyotter said:
Considering construction began in 1944 that is a hell of an innings!
But in all fairness they didn't actually finish her until 1957 smile

escargot

17,064 posts

181 months

Thursday 9th April 2009
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spitfire-ian said:
thehappyotter said:
Considering construction began in 1944 that is a hell of an innings!
But in all fairness they didn't actually finish her until 1957 smile
Even so, 52 years in service...

Lost soul

8,712 posts

146 months

Thursday 9th April 2009
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Shar2 said:


Although there seems to be comparrisons in the aircraft topic, I thought I'd better put this one in it's rightful place. HMS Illustrious passes USS Forrestal in Mayport, Florida

Edited by Shar2 on Monday 6th April 21:37
yikes that puts things in perspective

spitfire-ian

3,408 posts

192 months

Thursday 9th April 2009
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Lost soul said:
Shar2 said:


Although there seems to be comparrisons in the aircraft topic, I thought I'd better put this one in it's rightful place. HMS Illustrious passes USS Forrestal in Mayport, Florida

Edited by Shar2 on Monday 6th April 21:37
yikes that puts things in perspective
Forrestal is 1,067ft long and Illustrious only 686ft. However, the new Queen Elizabeth carriers will be 920ft long... which is much more like it biggrin

AshVX220

5,015 posts

154 months

Thursday 9th April 2009
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Yep,
agree with the comments on the QE class, but they'll be very good ships when they enter service, even if they are F'ugly and still have STOVL and a Ski Jump!

(I can't figure out how to put Emoticons in here)

FourWheelDrift

81,914 posts

248 months

Thursday 9th April 2009
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Our last proper aircraft carrier. Click image for bigger version.


FourWheelDrift

81,914 posts

248 months

Thursday 9th April 2009
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The other side to the Battle of Trafalgar, a replica of the 140gun Spanish flagship the Santisima Trinidad the largest ship in the world at the time and one of only a few four decker ships of the line ever built. At Malaga, Spain.



badgers_back

513 posts

150 months

Thursday 9th April 2009
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AshVX220 said:
Yep,
agree with the comments on the QE class, but they'll be very good ships when they enter service, even if they are F'ugly and still have STOVL and a Ski Jump!

(I can't figure out how to put Emoticons in here)
It would be nice for the navy to have some good ships but I don't for a minute think they will be built which is sad.

Next gov will scrap them

AshVX220

5,015 posts

154 months

Thursday 9th April 2009
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I don't think they will (IMO), the Tories hold our Armed Forces in higher esteem that the current crop of crooks. Plus the RN need them, our current CVS's are way past their sell by date.
We've already started building some of the blocks, the first one was completed last week (or the week before) and with the amount of money aready spent it would be a brave politician to scrap them (all IMO of course).

badgers_back

513 posts

150 months

Thursday 9th April 2009
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AshVX220 said:
I don't think they will (IMO), the Tories hold our Armed Forces in higher esteem that the current crop of crooks. Plus the RN need them, our current CVS's are way past their sell by date.
We've already started building some of the blocks, the first one was completed last week (or the week before) and with the amount of money aready spent it would be a brave politician to scrap them (all IMO of course).
Oh I agree with everything you are saying but I still can't see them going ahead.

Wait for the its a labour overspend misguided project line..

Its already been delayed by this government.
Also how many ships do you need around/to support a carrier aren't the american battlegroups about 25 ships??? I'm not sure the RN has the 50 ships to provide two battle groups or similar??