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New bow fitted to Queen Elizabeth carrier
Navy Net ^

Posted on 02/09/2013 4:19:25 PM PST by Smartisan

Aircraft Carrier Alliance workers at Rosyth in Scotland successfully attached a 1,000-tonne bow unit to the huge ship, completing the forward part of her hull.

Yesterday, 7 February, the forward island section of the ship departed from Portsmouth to join the other parts of the vessel in Rosyth.

(Excerpt) Read more at navy-net.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: aircraftcarrier; queenelizabeth; scotland; uk

1 posted on 02/09/2013 4:19:31 PM PST by Smartisan
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To: Smartisan

That is a big bow, who tied it?

//sarcasm


2 posted on 02/09/2013 4:21:24 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Smartisan

Nice...

3 posted on 02/09/2013 4:26:33 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. liberals and logic: Never confuse the two! Hi MI# !)
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To: Smartisan

So is this going to be called the QE3? /sarc>


4 posted on 02/09/2013 4:29:01 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: Smartisan

Bow envy.


5 posted on 02/09/2013 4:33:16 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Smartisan

Is that to be the class or the name? If it’s to be the name, that alone will make it target #1 for any enemy of the Crown to attack and sink.


6 posted on 02/09/2013 4:35:32 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Smartisan
The Brits are determined to build and equip two smallish entries in the modern supercarrier class — which is a wise precaution given that the Argentines are making noises again about the Falklands. Apart from national pride, the likelihood of substantial oil and gas deposits makes retention of those remote islands a paying proposition despite the burden of defending them.
7 posted on 02/09/2013 4:39:43 PM PST by Rockingham
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To: Smartisan
OK yes technically this is a brand new bow. However the use of the adjective misleads as it implies there was some old bow that was replaced.
8 posted on 02/09/2013 4:42:13 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: SandRat

I would be more worried about the name they are going to give the second carrier: HMS Prince of Wales.


9 posted on 02/09/2013 4:46:19 PM PST by Sigurdrifta
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To: Oztrich Boy

‘However the use of the adjective misleads as it implies there was some old bow that was replaced.’

Yeah, I was kinda thinking along the same lines.

I even started to look up the 1-800 # for the Royal navy to see if I could make a spot bid on the old bow.


10 posted on 02/09/2013 4:47:14 PM PST by Delta Dawn (at)
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To: moose07

Thanks for putting the pic up, couldn’t figure it out.


11 posted on 02/09/2013 4:48:47 PM PST by Smartisan
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To: Sigurdrifta

Take heart. They could have named it ‘’HMS Hood’’.


12 posted on 02/09/2013 4:50:03 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

Didn’t turn out too well for the last HMS Prince of Wales either. Unfortunately.


13 posted on 02/09/2013 4:54:35 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: GeronL

14 posted on 02/09/2013 4:59:26 PM PST by mikrofon (Must be Brit for 'hat' ;)
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To: SandRat
Is that to be the class or the name? If it’s to be the name, that alone will make it target #1 for any enemy of the Crown to attack and sink.

It's both.

And she's not the first.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Elizabeth-class_battleship

Interestingly, the WWII Queen Elizabeth spent a couple of years sitting on the bottom of Alexandria Harbor. She and her sister ship, the Valiant, were both sunk at dockside by Italian frogmen.

But, since the harbor bottom was only a couple of feet below her keel, her condition wasn't readily apparent. The British set about repairing the two ships where they lay...and the Italians never realized the attack had been successful.

15 posted on 02/09/2013 5:00:46 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Rockingham; Smartisan

Why didn’t we just sell or give them the USS Enterprise and another fleet carrier?


16 posted on 02/09/2013 5:01:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: jmacusa

Or the HMS Repulse.


17 posted on 02/09/2013 5:04:08 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: mikrofon

1,000 tons seems like a bit much for one of those. :)


18 posted on 02/09/2013 5:07:50 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Red Steel

we could name a ship after Mooshell... the Repulsive!


19 posted on 02/09/2013 5:11:07 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: okie01

That is an interesting tidbit


20 posted on 02/09/2013 5:12:32 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Red Steel; jmacusa
I always thought that Hood was a fine name.

Of course, just like the US, Britain has named carriers after carriers that sunk. They had Ark Royal. We had a Yorktown, Hornet, Lexington

21 posted on 02/09/2013 5:15:30 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: GeronL
"we could name a ship after Mooshell... the Repulsive!"

The U.S.S. Ox Butt.....

22 posted on 02/09/2013 5:17:04 PM PST by Average Al
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We use our carriers to the end of their effective service lives and then replace them with new ones. In their final years, old carriers tend to have a lot of maintenance, reliability, and crew comfort issues; and even at their best, they are reliant on thirty year old technologies.

The Brits buying and refitting an old US carrier would be like shopping for a new car by going to a salvage yard and rebuilding an old junker. Instead of buying an old, broken down maintenance headache, the Brits want to buy new, and with capabilities designed for their current needs, based on modern technology, and to keep their shipyards in the business of building warships.

23 posted on 02/09/2013 5:33:46 PM PST by Rockingham
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To: rmlew; Red Steel; jmacusa
Britain has named carriers after carriers that sunk. They had Ark Royal

Also a HMS Invincible fought at the Falklands 1982, after a previous HMS Invincible was sunk at Jutland in 1916, after it fought at the Falklands 1914, where is sunk the German cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau

And Germany named a couple of later ships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau


24 posted on 02/09/2013 5:41:05 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: Smartisan

Gah, a 1,000-tonne bow? I wonder what the arrows weigh.


25 posted on 02/09/2013 5:47:12 PM PST by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: moose07

Yes, that is a very graceful line. Sure, it has the underwater “nose” and the flat-top upstairs... But once in the water, she’ll be very pretty... Ok, maybe that’s the Jack talkin’. Hey, it is Saturday night...


26 posted on 02/09/2013 6:47:25 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: SandRat

Will be both the class and name. Second in class will be called Prince of Wales, probably.

Some voices (though not heard it said for a while) want the name ‘Ark Royal’ to be reprised for the 2nd in class, instead of PoW. PoW himself said a bit ago he wasn’t averse to the idea...

There should have been a HMS QE in the 60’s but the project was cancelled.

Personally, I’m a sucker for the classical names, like HMS Indefatigable (just post WWII).

A CV class names from UK ‘Overseas Territories’ would have been nice too, throwing in names like HMS Gibraltar, Falkland, Akrotiri or Ascension.


27 posted on 02/09/2013 6:58:01 PM PST by Smartisan
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To: Smartisan

Twin screws, no angled flight deck and a ski jump launch. Well, it is a start....

28 posted on 02/09/2013 7:06:46 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

They never re-named one The Bismark.


29 posted on 02/09/2013 7:55:35 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

Maybe when Germany gets back into the big ship business, they may name a carrier the Bismark. Germany may yet reach he day in the sun.


30 posted on 02/10/2013 3:17:02 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: SandRat

Who cares? Its an aircraft carrier. It would be the target #1 anyway.


31 posted on 02/10/2013 3:28:42 PM PST by Vanders9
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To: Sigurdrifta

Yes that is odd. The last HMS Prince of Wales had a less than stellar career.


32 posted on 02/10/2013 3:30:18 PM PST by Vanders9
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