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Dreadstar

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HMS Duncan
« on: October 12, 2010, 12:10:49 AM »

Some photo's of todays launch,with two video's to follow,once I've uploaded them.





















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Eric65

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Re: HMS Duncan
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2010, 12:19:02 AM »

Great photos Dreadstar, thanks.

I did some trawling through the web and found this.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11517575
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The long Build

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Re: HMS Duncan
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2010, 12:33:52 AM »

Yes a great day.. :-)) Ill post some of mine later.

Here is a u tube clib from underneath it. (Not Mine)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQxfkcElFDo

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I see you also got a picture of the New chaff weapons system  :}
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Dreadstar

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Re: HMS Duncan
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2010, 05:10:48 AM »

It was good to be able to finally put a face to the name,glad you enjoyed the trip and got home safely. See you at Blackpool if you can make it. :-))
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brianc

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Re: HMS Duncan
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2010, 06:24:09 PM »

I`ll post some pics later  :-))
Good weather, Good company = Brilliant day.
Glad you arrived home safely Larry,see you sunday mate :-))
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Dreadstar

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Re: HMS Duncan
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2010, 07:15:52 PM »

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The long Build

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Re: HMS Duncan
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2010, 09:14:12 PM »

Yes the weather was brilliant and well worth the Visit up to Glasgow, and the welcome from both Elder Park MBC and my thanks to Big Bri for driving me around to see the other 45's and making sure I did not over-stay my Visa  :}  :}  also great to meet so many other Mayhem and Warship site Members.  :-))

A few of my pics , will also be putting up a small vid of the Launch.. Behind The scaffolding in the large sheds are sections for one of the New Aircraft carriers.

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The long Build

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Re: HMS Duncan
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2010, 09:19:03 PM »

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Netleyned

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Re: HMS Duncan
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2010, 05:30:39 PM »

Good pics
Hope the welding is better than the catering
Burger Van at a warship launch!
Times certainly have changed!

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furball

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Re: HMS Duncan
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2010, 01:47:19 PM »

What's with the bow in pic DSCF1107?

It looks as if they've left the bulbous bow off, which seems a little strange as it'll be underwater after they launch it...unless it's part of the weapons system or something and is added later?
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The long Build

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Re: HMS Duncan
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2010, 01:58:09 PM »

I did ask about that , apparently they will put it on later.
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Re: HMS Duncan
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2010, 03:49:01 PM »

the Duncan will be towed down the river to the old yarrows yard where it will be fitted out
with the props, sonar etc in drydock
also the stays that held the rudders staight when it launched and the chain attachment points will
all be removed :-))
and final fitting out will take place
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Dreadstar

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Re: HMS Duncan
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2010, 03:51:00 PM »

It is left off deliberately if the boat is to be dynamically launched,for fear of ripping the structure from the hull,as the bulbous nose would still be on the slip as the stern of the boat floated upwards. <:(
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