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HMS Queen Elizabeth
« on: May 29, 2017, 10:14:58 PM »

Can people keep their ears to the ground re the arrival of the QE at Portsmouth?

Watching her come through the entrance will be quite a sight and I would very much like to see it.

I would imagine that her arrival would be timed during daylight and at high tide to reduce the likelihood of problems.

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2017, 07:35:05 AM »


Ears to the ground sir...although all those ears are picking up is stories of delays, mechanical problems and build quality issues. The latest talks of paint falling off the ships sides due to poor quality control cleaning up weld lines. Now this could just be sour grapes from the local lads after all the major work was sent to Scotland, but when you hear it from so many sources, you do begin to wonder who is responsible for this stupidity!
Now that Bae Systems have snuffed out the residual skill sets that were inherited from Vospers and their work force, it seems we are having our multi-billion pound 'strategic assets' built by that welder from down the pub that can sort your car out. A bit strong, I know, but when well thought out defence planning and strategy is replaced with gold plated contracts, that serve only big business and industry. it makes me just that little bit >>:-( .....




Sorry about letting this fella  >>:-( out, but it is either him, or  <:( , and that is just depressing
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2017, 08:30:53 AM »

A little off location but........

multi-billion pound $ 'strategic assets' built by that welder from down the pub

However that's how our OZ warships are built.........yes from daily Labour Hire Companies....... >>:-(

eg., posted at the local Hotel Notice Boards ......31.05.2017....Shipyard Labour Requirements ....

"two pressure ticketed welders, six licenced electricians, one hydraulic engineer, two qualified weapons planners"

Interested applicants should apply at the Shipyard gates at 0600 with Trade Certificates, Australian Government Birth Certificate, Government Security Clearances etc...etc......

NB.......this is for 31.05.2017 only, work vacancies  for the next day 01.06.2017 will be advertised tomorrow night!!!!!!!!!!!!

How would politicians  :kiss: like it if their Office Staff were hired on a similar system <*< %% ................

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 12:40:59 AM »

No wonder our new LHD's are in dock already! >>:-(
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2017, 04:02:44 PM »

Sometime after WW2, the governments of the world lost control of their own countries and big business took over the reigns in pursuit of bigger and bigger profits. Sadly the world has gone downhill ever since.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2017, 04:16:49 PM »




 The latest talks of paint falling off the ships sides due to poor quality control cleaning up weld lines.



Send for Stavros  :-))
Mr Jones, your country needs you {-)


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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2017, 02:39:49 PM »

HMS Queen Elizabeth seems due to commence sea trials 21-24 June
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2017, 05:15:37 PM »

Do they take passengers on the sea trials?
I have a friend and his wife who have booked passage on her in June.
I hope they won't be disappointed.
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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2017, 06:03:57 PM »

Do they take passengers on the sea trials?
I have a friend and his wife who have booked passage on her in June.
I hope they won't be disappointed.


I think you are confusing HMS Queen Elizabeth, a new aircraft carrier for the Royal Navy and RMS Queen Elizabeth a Cunard cruise liner. Have a google.
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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2017, 08:22:08 PM »

Is the current QE an RMS? What Royal Mail is she carrying, or have they given her some sort of honorary title in respect of her illustrious predecessor?
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2017, 10:14:55 PM »

Thank you Dougal, I definitely was.
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2017, 05:52:52 AM »


Report, "Royal Navy 3.5bn carrier appears to be running Windows XP "
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jun/27/hms-queen-elizabeth-royal-navy-vulnerable-cyber-attack

If this is true:
Putting aside the fact that XP is no longer supported, and putting aside vulnerabilities/back doors/obsolescence etc.

Apart from cost saving...one has to ask a very big WHY?
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« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2017, 10:19:39 AM »

Hi all, I had heard that there were only a few NHS installations affected.  Possibly those that were, were still on XP was because s/w operated by GP's etc was not compatible with Windows upgrades.
I do recall that here and elsewhere there were dire warnings about uograding to Windows 10.   
I ran on Linux/Apple before but that broke and my new laptop is Windows 10 and seems alright to me.
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2017, 10:45:17 AM »

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2017, 10:52:34 AM »

Is the current QE an RMS? What Royal Mail is she carrying, or have they given her some sort of honorary title in respect of her illustrious predecessor?


Queen Elizabeth 2 never had a Royal Mail Ship designation and as such should have been referred to as Steam Ship or Motor Vessel.  However given her unique status she was usually called "the" Queen Elizabeth 2 or "QE2".
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2017, 11:25:23 AM »


Report, "Royal Navy 3.5bn carrier appears to be running Windows XP "
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jun/27/hms-queen-elizabeth-royal-navy-vulnerable-cyber-attack

If this is true:
Putting aside the fact that XP is no longer supported, and putting aside vulnerabilities/back doors/obsolescence etc.

Apart from cost saving...one has to ask a very big WHY?




The operating systems used are something that we will not know about or see on our streets for another 10 years, the technology we have now was implemented by the MOD years ago
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2017, 02:03:24 PM »




The operating systems used are something that we will not know about or see on our streets for another 10 years, the technology we have now was implemented by the MOD years ago
 


I am having trouble with this sentence, as the second clause does not clearly agree with the first clause. In 1990 I was attached to a front line regiment that supposedly had the latest technology, which the US had had in service for 7 years already, and at the same time we still had some WW2 vehicles that just could not keep up on exercise.
I can agree when you say that the technology used was implemented years ago, but Moore's Law would suggest that such technology is far behind.
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« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2017, 03:11:43 PM »




 probably be alright providing ship does not have an internet connection
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« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2017, 03:28:12 PM »

https://www.vesselfinder.com/vessels/HMSQNLZ-IMO-4907892-MMSI-235107771

She's showing on AIS , have a check on the AIS "info" on HMS Sutherland just astern of her... they've listed her as a minesweeper not a Type 23 Frigate........

https://www.vesselfinder.com/vessels/HMS-SUTHERLAND-IMO-4906587-MMSI-232002833
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2017, 06:09:03 AM »

A nice bit of time-lapse footage of the tugs pushing her out towards her first sea trip.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2017/jun/26/hms-queen-elizabeth-prepares-to-leave-port-video-report
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« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2017, 07:20:42 PM »

Blimey good job some of the paint did fall off otherwise they never would have got her through the gap.  ;)
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« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2017, 08:24:02 PM »

There were a lot of Tugs. It is good to see one of our new Carriers fired up and ready for trials and the future.
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« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2017, 01:45:43 PM »


so what is the Russian carrier then? if not a large target, or does it have the Klingon invisibility cloak?
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« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2017, 02:24:22 PM »

It certainly generates its own smoke screen!

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