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deadbeat

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The Shape of the Navy to Come
« on: October 03, 2011, 02:10:51 pm »

A VISION OF THE FUTURE

It's 2038. HMS Indefensible has been handed over to the Royal Navy...

Today in a grand ceremony at Portsmouth dockyard HMS Indefensible was commissioned into the Royal Navy.

Described as the most stealthy warship in the world, she is now the only vessel in the Royal Navy and replaces 2 mothballed aircraft carriers, 6 destroyers and 4 submarines.

Responding to criticism about the shrinking fleet, the MoD replied "It's not about numbers, it's about quality not quantity.

HMS Indefensible represents a revolution in naval procurement, stealthy, light and agile she will provide a highly flexible platform.

She is invisible to radar and almost immune to torpedo or missile attack. Her shallow draft makes her ideal for work in the littoral (coastal) areas.

She is also highly efficient with virtually zero carbon emissions and zero fuel consumption "

Admiral Sir James Bland added "She is ready to respond instantly to events and can be deployed to trouble spots anywhere in the world.

The RAF have promised to fly her to wherever she's needed provided (1)They are not busy (2)The weather is OK (3)There is a large airfield provided by a friendly foreign nation close by".

Constructed by Britain's only ship builder BVATe Systems in Birmingham, taking 8 years to build, and costing just 1.5 Billion she is a triumph of British engineering.

Her forward section was built in China in 2 weeks and then shipped to the UK.

The forward section was then joined to the stern built in Birmingham and the complex technical systems installed.

However the programme was not all plain sailing and has not been without its problems,

"The original design included an outboard motor but early in the building process the Treasury insisted cost savings had to be made so out went the motor.

After some time spent on computer-modelling and research we selected oars" said a BVATe spokesperson.

Although 1.2 Billion over-budget and 3 years late, Secretary of State for Defence, William Bragg says we can all be proud

"The Type 48 programme has sustained 10,000 British manufacturing jobs in addition to 30,000 civil servants in the MoD project team.

She will represent the leading edge of British manufacturing wherever she goes and is worth every penny"

Bragg is also says he is hoping to see export orders soon although as yet there has been little interest.

Some observers have commented that her lack of any armament could be a problem but the MoD answered robustly



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Re: The Shape of the Navy to Come
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2011, 04:28:52 pm »

Following initial trials, it was decided to remove the chair to 'improve' habitability :-)
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Re: The Shape of the Navy to Come
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011, 06:10:46 pm »

That is not fair, why did you use photo of one of our destroyer {-) {-)
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Re: The Shape of the Navy to Come
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 08:44:37 pm »

I have heard a rumour that she is going to be heavily armed. Apparently they have managed to obtain a number of catapults that were seized on a raid at a primary school.  %% %% %%
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Re: The Shape of the Navy to Come
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2011, 12:04:16 am »

ten peashooters port- starboard and we can get some pryo from my model boat club
i will put itto our members on wednesday they would like to help the royal navy.

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Re: The Shape of the Navy to Come
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2011, 02:03:45 am »

Australian Navy is looking to place an order  %) %) %)
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Re: The Shape of the Navy to Come
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2011, 09:33:37 am »

The Australian Navy may have a long wait, as the only method of building these vessels for them currently available is: to suspend the worker's upside down, this of course has severe restraints due to them being unable to drink their tea while in this position. A leading engineer has made a radical proposal to solve this, turn the plans upside down. This suggestion is being discussed at present.  %% %% %%
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Re: The Shape of the Navy to Come
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2011, 04:29:05 pm »

Australian Navy is looking to place an order  %) %) %)

If it cost UK 1.5Bn
 Oz can 'Buy it now'  for 1.50 cash on collection only

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Re: The Shape of the Navy to Come
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2011, 06:08:57 pm »

Canada would buy one, but we are still trying to get the two Subs Britain sold us to work. I don't think our Politicians understood the sign on them that said "Not usable for Parts only"
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Re: The Shape of the Navy to Come
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2011, 10:09:45 pm »

Did they not notice all the holes along both sides and the extra diving suits. They are supposed to put oars through the holes and wear the diving suits if they want to submerge %% %% %%
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Re: The Shape of the Navy to Come
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2011, 02:28:22 pm »

Did they not notice all the holes along both sides and the extra diving suits. They are supposed to put oars through the holes and wear the diving suits if they want to submerge %% %% %%
That may be the only way they would work.
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Re: The Shape of the Navy to Come
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2011, 11:28:03 pm »

I don't suppose that they were told it was extra for the oars  <:( %% %%
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Re: The Shape of the Navy to Come
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2011, 02:33:51 am »

The latest polies excuse for the late delivery of our new destroyers after closing the shipyards:-
"We thought we still had the skills necessary to build them"
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Re: The Shape of the Navy to Come
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2011, 01:08:05 pm »

Hello

As for the 90's and 2000's your fabulous ship was a joint project UK/France and finally after spending millions of pound and euro to use common equipment, each country built is own different ship like T45 or futur aircraft carrier ...

Finally as usual : french navy and RN have almost same ship ... like T45 and Forbin ! 

So, this is the French navy one 



Noticed the chair is already removed  {-) for specialist remark that it's a single oar sculling that means it's brittany version (Brest navy base) - the mediteranean one (Toulon navy base) is two oared

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RaaArtyGunner

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Re: The Shape of the Navy to Come
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2011, 02:11:02 am »

No doubt orders will now come flooding in O0 O0 O0
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Re: The Shape of the Navy to Come
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2011, 05:32:48 pm »

The last time I was in the French Med there was a lot more than 2 oares    :embarrassed: {-)
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Re: The Shape of the Navy to Come
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2011, 05:45:01 pm »

Brest Milk   Pernod and Grenadine
Scillies Milk  Rum and Shrub

 :-)) :-)) :-))

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Re: The Shape of the Navy to Come
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2011, 09:18:18 pm »

In New Zealand we have dusted off some old war canoe (Waka) Just few more paddle power  :-))

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Re: The Shape of the Navy to Come
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2011, 09:21:49 pm »

 {-)    %%    :-))
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Re: The Shape of the Navy to Come
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2011, 09:46:40 pm »

In New Zealand we have dusted off some old war canoe (Waka) Just few more paddle power  :-))



Trust the Kiwis to trump everyone by building a mammoth battleship  %) %) %)
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Re: The Shape of the Navy to Come
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2011, 11:09:21 pm »

Canada has one on the ways
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Re: The Shape of the Navy to Come
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2011, 11:11:32 pm »

They are also considering another traditional design.
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Re: The Shape of the Navy to Come
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2011, 11:14:38 pm »

Which ever one they go with we have Sailors in training
Regards,
Gerald.
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