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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #100 on: August 15, 2017, 07:12:58 AM »

She is off Plymouth at the moment, I would not be surprised to see her anchored in the Solent by this evening.
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #101 on: August 15, 2017, 08:21:43 AM »

Do we know if the 7:10 arrival relates to expected harbour entry or actual alongside berthing time?
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #102 on: August 15, 2017, 08:44:31 AM »

The times are usually at Outer Spit Bouy but best to take nothing for granted tomorrow.
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #103 on: August 15, 2017, 09:37:22 AM »

I believe she can track something the size of a cricket ball traveling at about Mach 3!

That capability is attributed to the Sampson radar on the Type 45 destroyer - the Type 997 Artisan fitted on the CVFs is a development of the Type 996 seen in T23s and unlikely to detect the relatively slow moving drone made of largely plastic -even if there was a fully manned Ops room on the lookout for it.
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #104 on: August 15, 2017, 09:47:25 AM »

Info re road closures etc in Portsmouth here:

https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/travel/queen-elizabeth-carrier.aspx

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #105 on: August 15, 2017, 10:09:41 AM »

Not sure whether to risk the park and ride (open from 5am) or park at Havant and take a train in.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #106 on: August 15, 2017, 11:22:53 AM »


They are to be fitted later, get sea trial out of way first, then once she is HMS, the more warlike aspects can be dealt with


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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #107 on: August 15, 2017, 04:24:57 PM »

According to the QHM Portsmouth site.  HMS Queen Elizabeth arrival is 05:45 !!!!
Just before sunrise.  Anyone got night-vision binoculars?

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/qhm/portsmouth/shipping-movements/daily-movements?date=16/08/2017

Also listed at 06:45    Which is right?
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #108 on: August 15, 2017, 04:52:59 PM »

05:45 is when she will be off the Nab Tower which the beginning of the approach to Portsmouth and to the east of the Isle of Wight. The main channel into the harbour will be closed both ways between 06:15 and 08:15 which brackets her arrival time.

I think they will stick to that as high water Portsmouth is 07:18 and there will be about 0.5 knot of tide helping her through the entrance.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #109 on: August 15, 2017, 04:53:27 PM »

Nab Tower to Outerspit Buoy is
the first movement
OSB to Princess Royal Jetty
second movement.


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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #110 on: August 15, 2017, 05:15:37 PM »

Hiding South of the IOW at this time


Pleasure craft Rosi having a gander {-)


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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #111 on: August 15, 2017, 05:29:11 PM »

According to QHM it looks as if she will be going straight in port side to. Not clear which of the two Princess Royal Jetty berths she will be using though. One is behind the RN Museum, the other further north beyond the basin. If she takes the Southern berth there will be a good view from Gosport.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #112 on: August 15, 2017, 06:45:03 PM »

According to QHM Portsmouth they have published the following;


Somebody please post a couple of pics as due to work commitments im not going to be able to make it down before the weekend.





< Back to Queen's Harbour Master Portsmouth[/
< Back to Shipping Movements and Planned Diving
Shipping MovementsPortsmouth Harbour shipping movements Wednesday 16 August 2017LW 11:50 1.6m, HW 06:34 4.1m, LW  , HW 19:13 4.2m35% Mean SpringsSunrise 05:53, Sunset 20:230445TUGSHBRNABTEMPEST, BOUNTIFUL, INDULGENT, INDEPENDENT2
0500LNTM 47/17 (QE TRANSIT) IN FORCE3
0545HMS EXPLOIT4BIIOSB4
0545HMS QUEEN ELIZABETHNABOSB ( TUG ESCORT )P & TATEMPEST, BOUNTIFUL, INDULGENT, INDEPENDENT MR A BANNISTER5
0600MV COMMODORE CLIPPEROSBPIP6
0615MV NORMANDIEOSBPIP70615 -
0815MAIN CHANNEL CLOSED TO OUTBOUND AND INBOUND VESSELS80645 -
0730SMALL BOAT CHANNEL CLOSED TO OUTBOUND AND INBOUND VESSELS9
0645HMS QUEEN ELIZABETHOSBPRJ BOWS NP & TATEMPEST, BOUNTIFUL, INDULGENT, INDEPENDENT, SUZANNE, CHRISTINA MR A BANNISTER1
00815MV NORMANDIEPIPOSB11
0830MV CAP FINISTEREOSBPIP12
0900MV NORMANDIE EXPRESSPIPOSB13
0900MV COMMODORE CLIPPERPIPOSB141100LNTM 47/17 (QEC TRANSIT) NO LONGER IN FORCE15
1130 TTBCHMS EXPLOITOSB4BII16
1145MV CAP FINISTEREPIPOSB17
1200HMS DIAMONDVJNCJ ( E ) BOWS ETBOUNTIFUL, INDEPENDENT, CHRISTINA MR N RANDALL/ MR B MCDERMOTT18
1600HMS HURWORTHOSB2BII BOWS SSUZANNE19
1745MV COMMODORE GOODWILLOSBPIP20
1745MV BRETAGNEOSBPIP21
1830MV NORMANDIE EXPRESSOSBPIP221845MV MONT SAINT MICHELOSBPIP23
2015MV BRETAGNEPIPOSB24
2030MV WIND SOLUTIONOSBPIP25
2100MV ETRETATOSBPIP262100MV COMMODORE GOODWILLPIPOSB27
2200MV MONT SAINT MICHELPIPOSB282330MV ETRETAT
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #114 on: August 15, 2017, 07:04:36 PM »

Looks like a VERY slow approach to the harbour entrance, small boat channel will be closed and there will be a 250 metre exclusion zone around the ship in transit. Should make for some exciting boating for Mod Plod etc!
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #115 on: August 15, 2017, 07:11:17 PM »

They will be testing the new navigational aids on the way in but unless they resort to towing the ship will need to maintain steerage way at all times.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #116 on: August 16, 2017, 06:35:03 AM »

Now in Position at Spice Island Inn at 06:33. QE in sight from the beach now so should be on time.
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #117 on: August 16, 2017, 07:37:40 AM »

The SIZE of her!!!!!


Awesome entrance through the harbour mouth.


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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #118 on: August 16, 2017, 08:15:57 AM »


Excellent BBC footage !!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-england-hampshire-40937149

Looks incredible !
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #119 on: August 16, 2017, 08:22:19 AM »


Live links were awful this morning, have to say what I have seen of BBC it is great filming


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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #120 on: August 16, 2017, 08:52:31 AM »

Queen Elizabeth is truly a big girl!
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« Reply #121 on: August 16, 2017, 08:56:15 AM »

Oh yes...last photograph, 07:10..pretty good timing :-))
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #122 on: August 16, 2017, 01:04:25 PM »

Absolutely awesome, well worth getting up at 4 AM for  :-))

We were at the base of the Spinnaker.  Point blank range, even at minimum zoom I could not fit her all in.



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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #123 on: August 16, 2017, 03:38:10 PM »

How long before we see a RC version on the water? :-)

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« Reply #124 on: August 16, 2017, 04:09:10 PM »

How long before we see a RC version on the water? :-)

Problem would be at the most usual warship scale of 1/96 that would be 3 m long x 0.4 m beam.
Can't see that squeezing in a car somehow.  :embarrassed:
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