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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1125 on: June 16, 2017, 12:15:09 PM »



Adam West has apparently passed - RIP, batman was so Kisch and laughable.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40235142 (admin)


yeh, but he was the one and only and the best...........not one of the modern representatives holds a candle to him.


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USS Fitzgerald - June 2016
« Reply #1126 on: June 19, 2017, 12:48:32 AM »

This is a rather ungainly pose for an American warship...how could it happen?....we pray for those lost..........

The damage is far from cosmetic....the complete hull appears massively distorted......aluminium stretches before yielding......her name will linger for the Naval Courts-Marshall, however she fade into oblivion and be de-Commissioned and scrapped.....

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Re: USS Fitzgerald - June 2016
« Reply #1127 on: June 19, 2017, 03:06:41 PM »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-40310563

(Admin)  Quote from BB news:

"What happened?
The collision occurred near Yokosuka, a Japanese port city that is home to the US 7th Fleet, which comprises up to 80 submarines and ships and including the USS Fitzgerald.
It is unclear where the 154-metre (505ft) guided missile destroyer ship was heading at the time.
The ACX Crystal, a 222-metre (730ft) Filipino-flagged container ship, was travelling between the Japanese cities of Nagoya and Tokyo.
Marine traffic records suggest the ACX Crystal made a sudden U-turn roughly 25 minutes before the collision with the USS Fitzgerald. It is not clear why it changed course.
Marine traffic records suggest it was travelling at 14.6 knots (27km/h) at the time of the collision."





It doesn't look much like an accident to me , the container ship did 2 180' course changes and left the warship to her fate by the looks of this, crewed by Philippines personnel I think and they have been suffering from serious Islamic State attacks recently
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Re: USS Fitzgerald - June 2016
« Reply #1128 on: June 19, 2017, 03:26:39 PM »

Whatever the outcome you can't forget about the loss of life incurred. Don't know if anything will happen to the Phillipino's but the yanks on watch are really going to get in ass at the courtsmartial.

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Re: USS Fitzgerald - June 2016
« Reply #1129 on: June 19, 2017, 03:40:21 PM »

area of very heavy shipping movements Brian so she might not have been able to turn away , this might have happened too fast for any action by the bridge crew of the Destroyer to take effective action to avoid or they did and it reduced the damage , we will only know once the report gets published I guess
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1130 on: June 19, 2017, 04:21:49 PM »


Mail onLine:

'There was nobody in charge': Japanese cargo ship was on AUTOPILOT when it collided with the USS Fitzgerald says defense expert and no one knew how to turn it off

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4617742/Shambolic-start-probe-USS-Fitzgerald-collision.html#ixzz4kSlIJcHS

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1131 on: June 19, 2017, 05:33:35 PM »


So no one on the Warship think of taking avoiding action !!


Just shows what was probably happening on the Warship bridge at the time, except no response from the other end.. !!


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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1132 on: June 19, 2017, 05:39:27 PM »

Autopilots doing 180 turns?
Pull the other one!


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« Reply #1133 on: June 19, 2017, 06:37:48 PM »

Hi Martin, the Forum News page seems to have morphed with one on the passing of John Noakes. I reckon you are right about the server room melting and sticking pages together  %%
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1134 on: June 19, 2017, 06:38:58 PM »

I'm surprised at Janes sticking it's neck out like that with so little information. 
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1135 on: June 19, 2017, 06:57:24 PM »


Adam West has apparently passed - RIP, batman was so Kisch and laughable.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40235142 (admin)

The best! I remember seeing him interviewed once and with tongue firmly in his cheek informed the interviewer that he considered himself, the only and best 'chin-actor' in the world. :-))
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1136 on: June 19, 2017, 11:25:58 PM »


Another great childhood presenter gone:
  BBC: Brian Cant, Play School presenter dies
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40335213



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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1138 on: June 22, 2017, 01:56:18 PM »



This weeks biggest ship. There will be a bigger one along in a few weeks time. They just keep getting larger.


They certainly made sure that it looked full which is a contrast to a lot of container ships that I have seen recently. I wonder how many, if any, empty containers it shipped to achieve that.


Does anyone know what her service speed is. These big ships have also been getting slower to cut fuel consumption.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1140 on: June 26, 2017, 10:26:32 AM »

 
Sky News: Royal Navy's largest ever warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, to set sail
                 http://news.sky.com/story/royal-navys-largest-ever-warship-hms-queen-elizabeth-sets-sail-10927338


                 


                 
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1141 on: June 26, 2017, 01:37:38 PM »

Looks Clean.. :}

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1142 on: June 26, 2017, 01:41:02 PM »

Hi all, Are we expecting an American squadron (s) to be flying from her initially?  Do the catapults work?
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1143 on: June 26, 2017, 02:26:04 PM »


  So, a 1:50 scale model will be 5.6 M long ,( wonder if it will be less in 1/4" to the ft scale  ? ) my study is only 3.5 M wall to wall, unless I open the window , but that will leave 2 M sticking out into the garden !
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« Reply #1144 on: June 26, 2017, 02:36:55 PM »

No Baldrick, it will be bigger at 1 : 48 scale (1/4 inch to the foot).
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1145 on: June 26, 2017, 02:58:13 PM »



 That's even worse, 2.3 M of it sticking out into the garden.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1146 on: June 26, 2017, 05:30:00 PM »

Hi all, Are we expecting an American squadron (s) to be flying from her initially?  Do the catapults work?
regards Roy


 No catapults required , these were off loaded when the STOVL version of the Lightening 11 ( F-35B) was selected as the plane of choice.  Deliveries due to start in 2018 ?
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« Reply #1147 on: June 26, 2017, 06:06:40 PM »

Thanks Baldrick.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1148 on: June 28, 2017, 10:19:05 AM »


BBC:  Opps! -
China. Coins thrown into plane engine by elderly passenger for 'luck'!
                     http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-40421811
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« Reply #1149 on: June 28, 2017, 10:41:02 AM »

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