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HMS Prince of Wales arrival Portsmouth

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Some views of the Prince of Wales arrival into Portsmouth

 

49075575316_2a5c0d925d_5k.jpg_IMG7453_1 by Phillip Wilmshurst, on Flickr

 

49075048018_ec19546578_6k.jpg_IMG7459_1 by Phillip Wilmshurst, on Flickr

 

49075574006_db3b7e70c5_6k.jpg_IMG7474_1 by Phillip Wilmshurst, on Flickr

 

49075046463_7ed3bed17b_5k.jpgIMGP3374 by Phillip Wilmshurst, on Flickr

 

49075213888_16dd704906_4k.jpg_IMG7479_1 by Phillip Wilmshurst, on Flickr

 

49075159073_605f18257e_5k.jpg_IMG7463_1 by Phillip Wilmshurst, on Flickr

 

Enjoy

 

Willy

 

 

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Hmm nice I think ...although another piece of huge flight deck with sod all to put on it

I hope these sea going car parks are going to be a good investment....potential I suppose....he said like the cynical ex wafu that he is🤔

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It's unfortunate that the UK opted for a slow delivery rate of our F35Bs. The time is coming when we will have enough aircraft to ensure we can create a full UK airwing - although it remains to be seen if we'll ever have both on deployment with a fixed wing airgroup at the same time? We simply don't have the escorts to facilitate that anyway😟

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The QE has had 9 x F35B embarked recently - 6 x UK and 3 x USMC. It's taking a while, but we will get there, just so frustrating that the Government refuse to spend the money that's really needed on Defence.

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They are odd, ugly ships - yet somehow look right. Can't put my finger on it - maybe its the proportions. Or its nobody does slanted funnels like the RN.

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32 minutes ago, Coors54 said:

Just odd and ugly.....

Yup, I'm still not turning on to the look of these things. :(

Steve.

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1 hour ago, stevehnz said:

Yup, I'm still not turning on to the look of these things. :(

Not just me then?

 

It looks like something designed by a committee and one that fell out with each other over the biscuits. 🤣

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If I was still in the mob I'd be avoiding a draft to that, or it's sister ship, like the plague. The scran queue must be horrendous.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Roger Newsome said:

The scran queue must be horrendous.

I thought they were minimal crewed with maximum automation? You know - two men (sorry persons) and a ships cat.

 

If so the scran queue would be manageable.....

 

Certainly fewer crew than a USN CV, that is a big queue.

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2 hours ago, Coors54 said:

I thought they were minimal crewed with maximum automation? You know - two men (sorry persons) and a ships cat.

 

If so the scran queue would be manageable.....

 

Certainly fewer crew than a USN CV, that is a big queue.

Despite automation etc. some things haven't changed since Nelson's day and I dare say scran queues are one of them. 😂

The only time I had a meal on a US Navy ship was on the USS Mount Whitney but as a guest didn't have to queue and the very first time I had a taco. 

Roger. 

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It's not just queuing for scran that is a problem. In 2014 I was given a tour of HMS Queen Elizabeth and the WO guide showed us a single tiny dishwasher in the scullery. He said that unless they had one or two more dishwashers he could foresee hundreds of booties having a riot as they queued to drop off their dirty plates and cutlery. Needless to say, QE got extra dishwashing facilities!

 

Having toured one of them and scratchbuilt two 1/350 scale models of them both, I have become very familiar with the design over the past five years and now really like them. Personally, I think they would look much better without the ski-jump but that is a topic that has and will continue to run and run outside of this particular thread....

 

Dave

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