RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#16 by Frothy , Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:52 pm

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Largs Bay. I believe is a landing ship? Seen at Falmouth I think 2007


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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#17 by chocks , Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:08 pm

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Well done Bri

There's a clue in the title...."Ships of the Royal Navy" it also refers to Birmingham as a City rather than the football club.......NOT ALLOWED

 
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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#18 by chocks , Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:23 am

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Largs Bay. I believe is a landing ship? Seen at Falmouth I think 2007



Love those pics mate. The Bay Class were introduced into the Navy in 2006 They were Royal Fleet Auxilliary ships (RFA's) owned by the RN but crewed by civillians mainly used in a logistics role. Not landing ships as such but Landing Ship Docks (LSD) which meant they carried landing craft or Hovercaft in her rear dock. Largs Bay was unique in the class as she was the only one with a primary FAA support roll. She only saw service for 5 years being sold off to Australia in the defence review of 2011

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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#19 by chocks , Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:33 pm

There were many famous ships in WW2. The Repulse, Renown, Ging George V, Prince of Wales, Ark Royal and Victorious to name but a few but I guess this old Girl was probably the most famous of the all........The "Mighty" Hood.

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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#20 by Frothy , Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:04 pm

What a ship she was and what a sad end for her.


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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#21 by chocks , Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:04 pm

OK. This one is not a very famous ship but it should be. It's the original "Welly" The only ship to bear the name.

HMS Duke Of Wellington 1852 to 1904.

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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#22 by Frothy , Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:16 pm

The Wellington was like Victory. What happened to her?


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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#23 by chocks , Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:31 pm

By 1904 she was so obsolete she was sold for scrap.
When built she was twice the size of the Victory and she was the most powerful warship in the world. However, she never saw action due to the long peace between the Napolionic wars and WW1.


 
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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#24 by Sistersue , Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:29 pm

Can't find the picture I want, blaming mom, she must have it - my brothers first tour in the Navy was on HMS Invincible, which we got to look around when she docked, couldn't believe how big it was!!
Jack went on to serve as a submariner and couldn't believe how smal they were inside, they look huge from the outside - my nephew was christened on board Superb, or Super B as she was known!
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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#25 by chocks , Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:46 am

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Can't find the picture I want, blaming mom, she must have it - my brothers first tour in the Navy was on HMS Invincible, which we got to look around when she docked, couldn't believe how big it was!!
Jack went on to serve as a submariner and couldn't believe how smal they were inside, they look huge from the outside - my nephew was christened on board Superb, or Super B as she was known!
Sue


I can fully appreciate you saying how big Invincible looked but to us old hands, we thought she was too small to do the job required. The Invincible class were originally designated as "Through Deck Cruisers" which is technically a cruiser with a flat deck. Her size was just slightly smaller than our Light Fleet Carriers such as Hermes & Bulwark she had a displacement of 22000 tons (Old Money) her length was 689 ft with a beam of 118 ft and a top speed of 28 knots (about 52 km per hour) and a crew of 800 men. By comparison, the old Ark Royal (Ark 4, her of the TV show "Sailor" in the 70's) had a displacement of 53000 tons a lenght of 804 ft a beam of 171 ft and a top speed of 31 knots (58Kph) with a crew of 2500 men. If you had ever seen the two ships along side of each other you wouldn't have looked twice at the invincible. It would be like looking at a tug boat along side the QE2.

Having said all that, Us old hands were proved wrong about her capabillities. She proved herself in actions during the Falklands War, both Gulf Wars and in thr Balkans. I had the pleasure of serving aboard both ships but the old "Ark" will forever hold a spot in my heart.

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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#26 by chocks , Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:49 am

Sue, This is the only picture of "Superb" that I have.


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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#27 by chocks , Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:52 pm

HMS Warrior again but this time in her heyday.


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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#28 by chocks , Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:57 pm

The Raid on St Nazaire was carried out by several ships of the RN but Campberltown was the only one to get through to the dock gate.

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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#29 by Frothy , Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:05 pm

Looks like it made a mess of the ship rather then the dock gate


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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#30 by chocks , Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:33 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Nazaire_Raid

That's what the Germans thought..............until next morning!

 
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