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Mess Deck: General Section => Full Scale Ships => Topic started by: Colin Bishop on February 08, 2017, 06:04:43 PM

Title: Royal Navy Bow Decoration 2017!
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 08, 2017, 06:04:43 PM
During a Portsmouth Harbour cruise today I noticed that HMS Dragon was sporting some fancy bow decoration. Is this the start of a trend? If so then heaven help HMS Prince of Wales!

Colin
Title: Re: Royal Navy Bow Decoration 2017!
Post by: TailUK on February 08, 2017, 06:53:42 PM
It's just the beginning of the Governments' campaign to help fund the Navy.  They start painting the sponsor's name down the side of the ship next week.
Title: Re: Royal Navy Bow Decoration 2017!
Post by: gingyer on February 08, 2017, 07:39:28 PM
HMS Dragon has had that motif on since launch in nov 08.


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Launch_of_Type_45_Destroyer_HMS_Dragon_MOD_45149875.jpg (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Launch_of_Type_45_Destroyer_HMS_Dragon_MOD_45149875.jpg)



Scalewarship even sell the transfer for it!!
Title: Re: Royal Navy Bow Decoration 2017!
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 08, 2017, 07:43:00 PM
I hadn't noticed it previously, it is quite striking really. Must cost a bit to maintain.

Colin
Title: Re: Royal Navy Bow Decoration 2017!
Post by: Capt Jack on February 08, 2017, 08:16:01 PM
I believe it was painted out briefly but there was a poll or similar and it was put back on.  She was in Portland last weekend and due back with us on Friday, two tugs required, that'll be half my day taken up driving one of the tugs
Title: Re: Royal Navy Bow Decoration 2017!
Post by: gingyer on February 08, 2017, 08:27:20 PM
I don't think it's paint I'm 90% sure it's a vinyl transfer


I am sure the yard did it for the launch as a bit of PR fun and it was removed briefly but
Quickly reinstated
Title: Re: Royal Navy Bow Decoration 2017!
Post by: BFSMP on February 08, 2017, 08:42:24 PM

love it!!!!.


that will cause consternation next time she comes up against a rusky carrier, belching smoke.


could we not have fire breathing from the dragons mouth. that would really scare the poo out of Putin.


Jim.
Title: Re: Royal Navy Bow Decoration 2017!
Post by: warspite on February 08, 2017, 08:43:29 PM
As Jonesy would say - Puts the wind up the Chinese captain mainwarring
Title: Re: Royal Navy Bow Decoration 2017!
Post by: dodes on February 08, 2017, 08:56:45 PM
Shame it is not a Golden Dragon of Wessex.
Title: Re: Royal Navy Bow Decoration 2017!
Post by: Stu on February 08, 2017, 09:46:44 PM
The ships staff had to raise the cash for it to be redone as the mod weren't paying for it.
Title: Re: Royal Navy Bow Decoration 2017!
Post by: raflaunches on February 08, 2017, 09:59:07 PM
I believe you can even get a 1:700 scale model of HMS Dragon with the painted dragon by the manufacturer Dragon! {-)
Title: Re: Royal Navy Bow Decoration 2017!
Post by: Brian60 on March 03, 2017, 08:21:54 PM
I do believe its a welsh dragon at that. ;)