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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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On 11/29/2019 at 7:54 AM, Coors54 said:

Not just me then?

 

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

As having been part of the design team for this ship and others, I can tell you that design is by committee as it is full compromises. and as for biscuits, there were never enough to go around for us to fall out over. 

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I also suspect we reckon they’re ugly (not an opinion I share, actually) because they’re new & we’re not used to them.  People said the 22s were ugly when they first appeared, because we were used to Leanders.  And look back at some of the contemptuous dismissal of the Harrier when first unveiled... yet it's now widely hailed as a “British design classic” [especially in its best-looking form, the Sea Harrier FRS1].

 

it wouldn’t be the scran queue that would alarm me; I’m trying to picture cleaning a ship of that size being cleaned up for Captain’s rounds.., especially in 20 years when she’s a but mire “lived-in”  

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24 minutes ago, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

 People said the 22s were ugly when they first appeared, because we were used to Leanders. 

Let's face it, in the looks department the Leanders set a very high bar to beat.  The Type 22s weren't so bad once they sorted out the funnel.

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1 hour ago, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

I’m trying to picture cleaning a ship of that size being cleaned up for Captain’s rounds.., especially in 20 years when she’s a but mire “lived-in”  

A chill when right down my spine when I read that. Shudder!

 

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2 hours ago, Seahawk said:

Let's face it, in the looks department the Leanders set a very high bar to beat.  The Type 22s weren't so bad once they sorted out the funnel.

Indeed.  And the clipper bow from Boxer on also helped.

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On 07/03/2020 at 10:58, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

it wouldn’t be the scran queue that would alarm me; I’m trying to picture cleaning a ship of that size being cleaned up for Captain’s rounds.., especially in 20 years when she’s a but mire “lived-in”  

That's why there was a competition launched last year for industry to propose ways of automating some of the functions that we take for granted in smaller, traditionally manned ships.  One of the solutions being looked at is robotic cleaners.

 

On 07/03/2020 at 13:29, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

Indeed.  And the clipper bow from Boxer on also helped.

Totally agreed, especially when coupled with the stretched fwd superstructure

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