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HMS Daring
« on: June 01, 2010, 12:34:42 PM »

Surprised that no-ones mentioned last nights rendition on the box of "Daring" doos. The modern way to build a ship, bits from all over and transport a gurt lump welded to the deck of a barge, fix it to the boat and add a giant golf ball.

  Really loved the "War" game at the end  :-)) Wait till the baddies are on the horizon and then ------- re-boot the computers that have just gone orft line. VERY reassuring, still, the systems have to be wrung out.

  Regards  Ian.
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Re: HMS Daring
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010, 01:10:09 PM »

Most boring and uninterested narrator in history!!!!

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Re: HMS Daring
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2010, 01:27:52 PM »

Surprised that no-ones mentioned last nights rendition on the box of "Daring" doos. The modern way to build a ship, bits from all over and transport a gurt lump welded to the deck of a barge, fix it to the boat and add a giant golf ball.

  Really loved the "War" game at the end  :-)) Wait till the baddies are on the horizon and then ------- re-boot the computers that have just gone orft line. VERY reassuring, still, the systems have to be wrung out.

  Regards  Ian.

They Did..

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=24188.msg237792#msg237792   :-))
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Re: HMS Daring
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2010, 01:46:36 PM »

Sorry TLB, looked in the usual places, never thought to look in "Master Builds" - - suppose it is really.  O0

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Re: HMS Daring
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2010, 04:40:35 PM »

Six Type 45s are to be built, if the funding is available. I'd sooner see my taxes go on ships like these (and their crews) than some of the black holes that money is poured down.
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Re: HMS Daring
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2010, 05:18:31 PM »

  The narrator also said (read, more likely) that these were the first turbo-electric ships in the Royal Navy. Not so. The first batch of Captain class frigates (US Navy destroyer-escorts) were turbo-electric. Admittedly they had steam rather than gas turbines, but the fact remains that the props were driven by electric motors.
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Re: HMS Daring
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2010, 05:21:07 PM »

They certainly manage to pick their presenters for these shows.
If it had been a certain "gentleman" (who shall remain nameless) there would have been an uproar. So they get some other numpty (along with a research team that didn't) and present what could have been a good show.

Electric drive on R.N. ships, a new concept?
Sorry folks, have a look at your reference books. The Captain class frigates from the 40's comes to mind as either a steam turbine / electric drive or a diesel electric setup.

Come back Hammond, maybe you're not so bad after all.

Sorry Jonty, you beat me to it! :-))
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Re: HMS Daring
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2010, 08:36:08 PM »

The survey ships such as "Bulldog" were diesel electic.

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Re: HMS Daring
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2010, 11:12:39 PM »

Just watched it tonight.
Very interesting from quite a few viewpoints. Forget the actual bulid (interesting though it was), ask yourself what the prime function of this class of ship is. It seems to me to be built and equipped to defend our yet to be finished 2 aircraft carriers. Defending other ships seems to be ialmost a sideline. If (and I repeat "if") the 2 carriers are not completed due to financial or political decrees then we will be back to where we were in the mid 1960s. All dressed up and nowhere to go.
    Does the ship really have a Lt.Cdr. in charge of just about everything that happens on board? The Senior Marine Engineer looks after just about everything on board apart from decisions taken regarding the actual "fighting" bit. I also don't believe that the ships female (Commander) Logistics Officer could ever outrank either the ships SMO or XO. TV "truth" a bit haywire perhaps?
The "work-up" bit was obviously done as a "prelude" for the real thing that will come their way eventually. Nobody was dressed for it and even the helmsman left his position to watch the attacking aircraft.
I refer you to my tales of the "Thursday War" in previous posts.
All in all I would give it about 6 out of 10, but no doubt those who've never seen a ship, never mind sailing in one would give it a 9. BY.
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