Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: dave301bounty on February 12, 2013, 08:00:24 PM

Title: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: dave301bounty on February 12, 2013, 08:00:24 PM
and who is docking at the liner terminal on thursday ,,?H M S Illustrious  ,none other       this is on the river mersey Liverpool .
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: Norseman on February 12, 2013, 11:01:04 PM
http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2013/01/23/hms-illustrious-to-visit-liverpool-99623-32660423/

It's free as well Dave

Dave
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: dave301bounty on February 13, 2013, 11:04:16 AM
yes Dave its free as well ,an i,m goin  r  u  ,with me latest camera ,,if they let me .cant see any problem nothing new is der ,and i know one of der lads down below ,watched him come up the ranks from sea cadet ,h m s sultan ,to were he is now two striped e r a ..
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: Bowwave on February 14, 2013, 08:49:45 PM
Illustrious  arrived in  style .
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff272/Turrets1/warship%20Models%202/IMG_0010_zps18823aba.jpg)
Bowwave
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: Norseman on February 14, 2013, 08:56:48 PM
Great action shot of that Seagull, pity that boat is in the background  {-)

Any more pics?

Dave
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: Bowwave on February 14, 2013, 09:14:18 PM
Hi Dave here's another  minus  the  seagull.   
 (http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff272/Turrets1/warship%20Models%202/IMG_0026_zpsb7e25def.jpg)
Bowwave
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: Kangaroo1 on February 14, 2013, 10:32:11 PM
Lovely pics Bowwave! I served on "Lusty" in '82 and again '83 - '85... albeit as Squadron personnel, rather than ships company, but had some fantastic times on her.
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: dreadnought72 on February 14, 2013, 11:26:25 PM
Very strange.

As a student at Newcastle University, I witnessed her (from a vantage point near North Shields) setting off for the Falklands in late '82 (? I think ?)

Earlier, they'd been an open day for people to wander around the ship. I was in the queue, behind a family with young kids. One of the children had asked his Dad "will it cost anything to go onboard?", to which his father replied "I bloody hope not - it's already cost me hundreds to build the bloody thing."  :}

Andy




Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: dave301bounty on February 15, 2013, 07:46:27 PM
Thanks for putting those pictures on ,very good ,better than mine ,took mine from Everton hill in the park it was quite full ,big telescope job too ,what a great welcome she got ,made up .lock up y,daughters .
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: TheLongBuild on February 15, 2013, 08:22:52 PM
Given up trying to get on the blinking things, last time the queue was past Blackpool    %%  if only my Grandfather was still alive.. <:(
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: irishcarguy on February 16, 2013, 12:33:24 AM
I still think you missed your calling Dave(Norseman)you should be in research with MI5 or the CIA (wonder if this remark draws the spy networks)I have never seen anybody that can find information like you do, I wish I had that kind of skill. Mick B. (now waiting for the knock on the door)
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: tugs62 on February 16, 2013, 07:10:10 AM
i was sat waiting to tip my load of scrap on the dock and watched her coming in hope iam in the same place when she goes back out i might get some pictures then instead of sitting there opened mouthed and forgetting to take the pictures %% %%
 
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: Bowwave on February 16, 2013, 10:45:20 AM
Illustrious still look good  O0
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff272/Turrets1/warship%20Models%202/IMG_4898_zps98554811.jpg)
Bowwave
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: dave301bounty on February 16, 2013, 11:45:29 AM
Definately a brilliant shot .thanks .
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: Bowwave on February 16, 2013, 11:59:56 AM
You are very welcome happy to oblige
Bowwave :-))
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: Bowwave on February 16, 2013, 12:15:01 PM
One more
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff272/Turrets1/warship%20Models%202/IMG_0093_zps9a87b4eb.jpg)
Bowwave
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: FLAT-TOP-FLYER on February 16, 2013, 01:42:07 PM
Well worth the effort....took about a hour to get on, which was not bad considering the amount of people, plus we were entertained by the Royal Marines Brass Band.
Cool to be standing on a bit of history.

Mike

(http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a493/flying-flees/6e2141d6-17ba-4e71-bc7e-784f2efa7068_zpse23765c1.jpg)
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: irishcarguy on February 16, 2013, 03:16:32 PM
A great historical photo that years from now the grandsons will be asking all sorts of questions. Mick B.
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: dave301bounty on February 16, 2013, 03:19:56 PM
and another guy from Wavertree ..Just shows you eh ,town was packed early this morn ..what a day to remember for those lads on this vessel .
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: FLAT-TOP-FLYER on February 16, 2013, 08:07:07 PM
Not only will the grand kids, but me as well..... :-)



Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: Norseman on February 17, 2013, 02:04:18 PM
I was really hoping to get down there today but work has stymied that plan.  8)

Dave
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: Bowwave on February 17, 2013, 06:40:16 PM
I   have never seen so many people waiting to go aboard a single warship, amazing . I was told that over 10000 went aboard on Saturday  , I  can only guess the number for today. 
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff272/Turrets1/warship%20Models%202/IMG_0263_zpsc8fc0971.jpg)
Bowwave
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 17, 2013, 07:28:48 PM
Lusty is always popular, I have been aboard a couple of times at Portsmouth.
 
And of course she is now the last survivor of her class.
 
Colin (Who collided with her in his yacht many years ago....)
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: irishcarguy on February 17, 2013, 09:34:06 PM
Well at least you got a real close up look at her, but how much did it cost ?. Mick B.
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 17, 2013, 10:07:22 PM
I got a caution!
 
Colin
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: irishcarguy on February 18, 2013, 12:13:50 AM
You must have horseshoes Colin, Mick B.
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: pettyofficernick on February 18, 2013, 09:34:30 AM
Here's a shot from the other side of the Mersey, yesterday evening.....

(http://s12.postimage.org/5sy95g6m5/Lusty.jpg)
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: Bowwave on February 18, 2013, 09:59:14 AM
Hello Nick   Excellent shot   :-))
Bowave
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: irishcarguy on February 18, 2013, 10:47:54 PM
That is a great shot Nick, one to keep for a look back in history, it is a complete storey all on its own. Mick B.
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: pettyofficernick on February 18, 2013, 11:13:03 PM
One of my Facebook friends actually took it and put it on FB, so I thought I would post it here, It is rather striking....
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: derekwarner on February 19, 2013, 05:39:22 AM
Liverpool never sleeps ....brillant image nick  :-)) ....the clarity is extra fine even from 22,000 Km away.......Derek
Title: Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
Post by: Norseman on February 19, 2013, 11:36:08 AM
Hi Nick

Excellent shot.... Dare say you could sell prints of that  O0
Might see you at the Ellesmere show.

Dave