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Colin Bishop

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1150 on: June 28, 2017, 10:51:22 AM »

QM2 can do more than 24 knots, 28 I think, but that puts a strain on the Mermaid propulsion pods so they don't go that fast anymore.  Plus it eats up a lot more fuel and requires the use of the jet turbines in addition to the main diesels.

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« Reply #1151 on: June 28, 2017, 11:01:17 AM »

Apparently she is now cruising at 24.4 knots Colin.
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« Reply #1152 on: June 28, 2017, 11:22:20 AM »


BBC:  Opps! -
China. Coins thrown into plane engine by elderly passenger for 'luck'!
                     http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-40421811

Don't think the engine was running but still, a multi million pound engine chewed up by 25p. it's not a happy picture.
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« Reply #1153 on: July 01, 2017, 05:33:26 PM »


BCC:
  Film critic Barry Norman dies - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40468411
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« Reply #1154 on: July 01, 2017, 06:11:42 PM »

I bet the food on these ships is brilliant - Chinese and Indian crew - I wonder if they were all in the galley cooking takeaways :-)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-40467221

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« Reply #1155 on: July 24, 2017, 03:53:23 PM »


BBC:
  The city that makes the most expensive boats in the world  -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40681345
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« Reply #1156 on: July 24, 2017, 04:15:50 PM »

Hi, perhaps it is me and advancing years (also possibly a lack of money) but the designs very rarely appeal to me.
I like a nice traditional boat, so looking forward to seeing the film Dunkirk and the little boats.
regards Roy
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« Reply #1158 on: August 11, 2017, 02:34:55 PM »

Typical Norfolk!

Shift it over the border to Suffolk and let us get rid of it!!!!!!!!!!!! <*< <*< <*<
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« Reply #1159 on: August 13, 2017, 09:47:00 PM »

Not exactly news, but 50 years ago - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-40804501
Some nice pictures if anybody wants a model of a boat with a really tall aerial.
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« Reply #1160 on: August 14, 2017, 03:06:58 PM »

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« Reply #1161 on: August 18, 2017, 09:15:50 PM »

 
BBC: Sir Bruce Forsyth: TV legend dies aged 89 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40981246



... it's big news here in the UK   OK!   <*<
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« Reply #1162 on: August 18, 2017, 10:51:06 PM »

Bruce Forsyth was not so well known here in Australia, although I do remember him hosting Royal Variety concerts on TV. He certainly had a long and distinguished career in British TV, and I'm sure he will be mourned by many.


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« Reply #1163 on: August 22, 2017, 04:47:07 PM »


Some great Eclipse 2017 on the BBC, this is my Favourite.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41010898



NB: Bonnie Tyler sounded Terrible! Time to give it up girl!
http://www.nme.com/news/music/watch-bonnie-tyler-belt-total-eclipse-heart-solar-eclipse-2127198
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« Reply #1164 on: August 22, 2017, 04:51:45 PM »


BBC:
US Navy, 4th in collision in 13 months - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41013686
       
Sad loss of more lives but what's going on?

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1165 on: August 29, 2017, 12:34:25 PM »


Sky News:
Navy warship USS Indianapolis found 72 years after sinking - http://news.sky.com/story/navy-warship-uss-indianapolis-found-72-years-after-sinking-10997251

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« Reply #1166 on: August 29, 2017, 01:21:11 PM »

Thanks for that news.. I would have missed it as I don't look at any news these days.! most of it's junk, a good post, maybe best one ever in the thread ??? :-))

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« Reply #1167 on: August 29, 2017, 02:41:52 PM »


God bless them all, and may the occupants of the wreck rest in peace, and totally undisturbed.


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« Reply #1168 on: September 06, 2017, 10:07:18 AM »

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« Reply #1169 on: September 06, 2017, 06:09:56 PM »

Excellent! Sounds just a bit like an ongoing saga playing out here on Mayhem :-))
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« Reply #1170 on: September 20, 2017, 10:38:31 PM »


BBC: QE2: The 50-year journey of a British style icon
  -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-41282633


 

 
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« Reply #1171 on: September 21, 2017, 12:15:28 AM »

Will passengers want to sail on a Cruise ship with no crew?
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170918-the-ships-that-could-change-the-seas-forever
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« Reply #1172 on: October 05, 2017, 12:26:14 PM »


BBC:
Athenia: Is this the wreck of the first British ship torpedoed in WW2?  -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41503664
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« Reply #1173 on: October 05, 2017, 05:11:14 PM »

Definitely Bryan - no tipping needed!

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« Reply #1174 on: October 05, 2017, 05:24:54 PM »


BBC:
Athenia: Is this the wreck of the first British ship torpedoed in WW2?  -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41503664

The wrecks location has been known about for decades ( probably close to 40 years ) as fishermen took their nets on it over the years , its right up on the bank itself ( 100fm ) as if it had been off the top of the bank there is a ledge at 150fm around the west side before it drops off to the abyssal plain at around 3 miles deep !!

Its also the only wreck of that size on the bank ( there are a few smaller ships , well bits of those that hit Rockall itself or went aground on Helens Reef , a small number of fishing boat wrecks on the bank ) so only needs a relatively small ROV to reach her

I've marked in Red the only wreck on the charts that matches the depth they give
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