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ardarossan

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The Royal Navy's Biggest Ship
« on: May 08, 2013, 03:12:04 am »

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/hms-ocean-sails-into-the-capital-for-olympic-818230

I was just surfing t'internet to confirm some information about the River Thames Flood Barrier, and happened upon an article from the Daily Mirror (May 2012) regarding HMS 'Ocean' sailing up the Thames in preparation for the London Olympics.

I'll let their picture do the talking...

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Re: The Royal Navy's Biggest Ship
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 09:32:31 am »

Ahem... Have they got their units mixed up again? I think I remember another story in one of the big papers where they got confused between feet and meters.


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Re: The Royal Navy's Biggest Ship
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2013, 06:53:07 am »

Its too huge ship.
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Re: The Royal Navy's Biggest Ship
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2013, 07:02:13 am »

what are those big pointy things on each side
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Re: The Royal Navy's Biggest Ship
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2013, 07:21:28 am »

They are part of the Thames Barrier, built to help control flooding caused by high tides.


More information here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thames_Barrier


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Re: The Royal Navy's Biggest Ship
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2013, 09:48:03 am »

No, they're floats to stop it falling over in high seas. O0
 
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Re: The Royal Navy's Biggest Ship
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2013, 12:04:36 am »

Very good, Ian {-) {-)


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