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Title: P2000 URNU Vessels
Post by: rnli12 on November 26, 2017, 04:04:30 PM
Hi,

Does anyone have any photographs of the propellers, rudders and A or P brackets? on a RN P2000 craft?

Regards,

Rich
Title: Re: P2000 URNU Vessels
Post by: McGherkin on November 26, 2017, 05:54:20 PM
A quick google turns up this;
(https://www.holyheadmarine.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/P1040018-1024x768.jpg)
(https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/-/media/royal-navy-responsive/images/news/ships/example/161124-hms-example-returns-to-the-fleet/img_6302.jpg?mh=447&mw=980&thn=0&hash=1888639F4B1596F1437FE47E73FDE5A9CD3DE32C)

There's not too much out there, shame really as they're nice boats (although highly under-engined!). They do get put ashore in civvie dockyards, I'm almost certain I've seen one in Gosport Marina. They do irk me a little though when they constantly pretend to be warships when the biggest weapon they usually have is a breadknife.  %%
Title: Re: P2000 URNU Vessels
Post by: rnli12 on November 26, 2017, 06:27:27 PM
Thanks for the photos, just what I wanted to see.

I was on the the original design p2000 in 1986 but engines were governed to 24 knots removed 40+

Rich
Title: Re: P2000 URNU Vessels
Post by: ballastanksian on November 26, 2017, 06:59:42 PM
Don't knock the bread knife! Steven Segal was lethal with one once  O0 :}

They are quite sleek, and armed with a couple Miniguns would be quite nasty in the right circumstances.
Title: Re: P2000 URNU Vessels
Post by: Fred Ellis on November 27, 2017, 11:39:25 AM
I think my Son-in-law served on one, will ask him when I see him on the 17th Dec and see if he has any photo's.

Title: Re: P2000 URNU Vessels
Post by: rnli12 on November 28, 2017, 05:53:34 PM
Thanks Fred
Title: Re: P2000 URNU Vessels
Post by: Starspider on November 28, 2017, 10:18:43 PM
I have a few pics of the under water hull I will have a trawl tomorrow.


Colin
Title: Re: P2000 URNU Vessels
Post by: Fred Ellis on December 17, 2017, 03:02:01 PM
Hi


I have had a word with my Son in Law to-day, he doe's not have any photo's of his ship also he doe's not know any that is coming out of the water soon, he did say you could try the dock yard at Portsmouth to see if they may have the detail's that you need.


All the best


Fred
Title: Re: P2000 URNU Vessels
Post by: 110samec on December 21, 2017, 09:02:55 PM
A quick google turns up this;
(https://www.holyheadmarine.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/P1040018-1024x768.jpg)
(https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/-/media/royal-navy-responsive/images/news/ships/example/161124-hms-example-returns-to-the-fleet/img_6302.jpg?mh=447&mw=980&thn=0&hash=1888639F4B1596F1437FE47E73FDE5A9CD3DE32C)

There's not too much out there, shame really as they're nice boats (although highly under-engined!). They do get put ashore in civvie dockyards, I'm almost certain I've seen one in Gosport Marina. They do irk me a little though when they constantly pretend to be warships when the biggest weapon they usually have is a breadknife.  %%

Those photos are taken in the yard I work in at Holyhead.  Theres meant to be a couple up in the next few months so can get a few detailed pics
Title: Re: P2000 URNU Vessels
Post by: 110samec on December 21, 2017, 09:05:29 PM
Also the vast majority have now been re-engined by us now to CATs replacing the RR CV12s with new shafts and props