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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #125 on: August 16, 2017, 07:02:19 PM »

Just a few pics. There will be a Gallery article in Model Boats magazine. It was certainly worth getting up at 03:30 to get down to Portsmouth. The Spice Island Inn was agood vantage point to watch the ship coming through the harbour entrance and proceeding to her berth. After some breakfast we went across to Gosport and watched the Merlin flight take off from the flight deck.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #126 on: August 16, 2017, 07:44:52 PM »

I imagine she was mighty impressive emerging from behind The Still and West pub? I had a good vantage point, but was a good 100 yards from the waterfront, so didn't get the full impact of Queen Elizabeth's size ( apologies to Her Majesty...!).
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« Reply #127 on: August 16, 2017, 07:48:19 PM »

We have used the position before to watch the old carriers being towed away for demolition. Nice to see one coming the other way at last!

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #128 on: August 16, 2017, 08:03:34 PM »

Not wrong there :-))
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« Reply #129 on: August 16, 2017, 09:49:23 PM »

Thankyou chaps for making the pilgrimage to take those pictures. I wanted to pop down but had to finish a job so could not fit it all in.

At 1:192nd the model would be much more managable, but even then, quite a big model.

Will the Queen Elizabeths now be the worlds second largest carriers? According to Wiki, the Admiral Kunetzsov is 61000 tons full load and the Kievs are about 44000 tons.

So we will have a couple of big'ns in our fleet  :-))
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« Reply #130 on: August 17, 2017, 12:15:18 AM »

Congratulations.....you guys should be naturally proud....she looks splendid :-))....... Derek
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« Reply #131 on: August 17, 2017, 10:24:24 AM »

Now all it needs are aircraft on deck. I'm sure that the RN Historic Flight could manage to land a Swordfish on even without arrestor wires. No problem in taking off again as well, even without wind over the deck.

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« Reply #132 on: August 17, 2017, 10:48:04 AM »

You want aircraft too?! Some people are just never satisfied... ;)

Those Merlin choppers she had aboard yesterday for the flypasts seemed to be quite large aircraft. The aircrews were clearly having fun. They were posting photos on line from the air.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #133 on: August 17, 2017, 08:43:46 PM »

Now all it needs are aircraft on deck. I'm sure that the RN Historic Flight could manage to lland a Swordfish on even without arrestor wires. No problem in taking of again as well, even without wind over the deck.

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A Swordfish would probably do it crossways!
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« Reply #134 on: August 18, 2017, 07:09:14 PM »

After seeing HMS Queen Elizabeth coming into Portsmouth on Wednesday the family and I returned to Pompey today with a renewed season ticket.  A good place to see the carrier right now is from the poop deck of HMS Victory.  You get a really close up view from the harbour tour boat too.  I understand she will be docked at the new Princess Royal Jetty for about six months.
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« Reply #135 on: August 18, 2017, 07:19:44 PM »

Yes, that is what I had heard too. They will be carrying out defect rectifications that were originally intended to be undertaken at Rosyth but decided it would be cheaper to do it at Portsmouth.

We have annual dockyard tickets too and will be making the most of them. The harbour tour is an obvious good bet midweek once the schools are back and there might also be a good view from the balcony of the RN Museum Victory gallery.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #136 on: September 29, 2017, 03:55:27 PM »

Saw the next two Personnel Transfer Boats for HMSQE being transported down the M6 yesterday pm, Sea Vixen and Harrier to go along with Swordfish & Buccaneer. They would make a nice little project and a more practical build than Queenie!
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #137 on: September 29, 2017, 04:32:09 PM »

Nice, they have a vaguely updated seaplane tender look about them.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #138 on: September 29, 2017, 05:40:46 PM »

Alnmaritec build some nice boats.  They use water jet drives quite a lot.   
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« Reply #139 on: September 30, 2017, 06:16:30 PM »

Practical and quite simple to build looking at the shape.
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #140 on: October 27, 2017, 08:13:44 PM »

Pity the Royal Navy are going to scrap Albion and Bulwark so they have enough crew for a ship that will never have British Aircraft on!


Any way reason for coment is looking at Shipping movments for Portsmouth she's on the move Monday pm
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #141 on: October 27, 2017, 08:20:56 PM »

Pity the Royal Navy are going to scrap Albion and Bulwark so they have enough crew for a ship that will never have British Aircraft on!


Any way reason for coment is looking at Shipping movments for Portsmouth she's on the move Monday pm


Don't forget Ocean. And Scott's future is looking risky too.


I don't think Devonport's future is looking too bright! No submarines, no capital ships, less frigates. On the plus side HMS Gleaner will have plenty of room to park.
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #142 on: October 27, 2017, 09:54:02 PM »

Well Oceans days are numbered, but I live in hope that the suggestions to dispose of our Dock Landing Ships are MOD politically driven and not based in any real world stupidity.


Anyway, low water departure for QM. Should make for some interesting photos. Also should shut up the cynics claiming she would be bottled up in port except during spring tides. Sailing across the recently dredged channel in the summer, it was surprising how deep and how flat the channel now is. As long as QM stays in the channel she should be fine. Just as much chance of grounding on a high water as a low water. So routine departures may be effected by wind direction, but not much else. I am sure if she HAD to get out, she would.
Anyway, camera ready :-))
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #143 on: October 28, 2017, 11:57:31 AM »

QM? What? They've renamed her already?  :D
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« Reply #144 on: October 28, 2017, 06:58:30 PM »

QM? What? They've renamed her already?  :D


Yeah, okay, got me! Too used to QM, not got my brain round QE yet...PoW next, practice practice :embarrassed: :embarrassed:
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #145 on: October 30, 2017, 11:06:35 PM »

I see she has left Pompey.  :o
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« Reply #146 on: October 30, 2017, 11:57:26 PM »

Some excellent large images of HMS QE departing her home port yesterday?......[with a list to Stdb...or is that just making a turn?]

https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiFppS2w5nXAhUMHJQKHSzTAiwQqUMIOTAD&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.teamlocals.co.uk%2Fnews-portsmouth%2Fhms-queen-elizabeth-leaves-portsmouth-for-sea-trials&usg=AOvVaw08MkDxKlf8AQz9vshBlm0y

Appears that her CIWS are still yet to be installed :((....so watch out for Drones  :embarrassed:

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #147 on: December 07, 2017, 08:46:22 AM »

Official handover this morning.
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« Reply #148 on: December 07, 2017, 11:44:34 AM »

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« Reply #149 on: December 07, 2017, 12:40:40 PM »

Thanks Bob, just caught it! Liked the model carrier cake - now that's what I call a defence cut.

Very interesting to see the sheer size of the hangar too.

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