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Hms Prince Of Wales.

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Shaggy2070, Sep 17, 2021.

  1. Shaggy2070

    Shaggy2070 Engaging Member

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    Just popped down to sunny Horden on the east Durham coast to see the HMS Prince of Wales.
    Moored quite a distance off shore but still looks pretty big.

    HMS Prince of Wales.jpg
     
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    Friend of mine see it down at Portsmouth. What a sight! I have a video and took a screenshot[​IMG]

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    Seasicksteve Keyboard Hero

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    G0d speed R09
     
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    Strange to see that moored up here are they getting ready for something we don't no about?
     
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    Seasicksteve Keyboard Hero

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    Great to see a carrier of this magnitude ....

    I was in the prince of wales regiment (Army)...a force to be recognised....but not of this scale
    Great Britain at its best
     
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    Tadpole Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Shame to see an Aircraft Carrier with no aircraft on view after all this time testing, sea trials etc 'earmarked to be fully operational next year' .. fingers crossed .. :rolleyes:
     
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    I think this will be operational now tbh
    You may not see any aircraft but ill bet the matlowes have them below deck
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Stupid to see it still powered by oil and no steam catapault!
     
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    Fantastic ship
     
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    Threewheeler Dog walking area

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    Russians about?
     
  11. Lord Bunting

    Lord Bunting Trees give peace to the souls of men

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    At sea, the last bastion of hope
     
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    There has been Chinooks flying to and from earlier today. A merlyn also according to some on the other forum.

    Have you checked any vessel tracking apps or websites?
    It's coming up as HMS Dragon rather than the Prince of Wales :eek:


    HMS DRAGON Military OPs.
    Screenshot_20210917-200844_Brave.jpg


    This is HMS DRAGON but it comes up as combat vessel.
    Screenshot_20210917-201116_Brave.jpg
     
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    sagalout What a plinker!

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    Is that the designation? Same as the audacious class HMS Ark Royal sister to HMS Eagle.
     
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    sagalout What a plinker!

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    Very sketchy times at the moment it seems.

    France, so all of Europe, are not happy with us for the deal the Australians made with the UK and US for their new batch of Nuclear Submarines. Along with the intelligence gathered that will only be shared between Australia, UK, US. - Well, from Australia's end anyways, the US pretty much does and it wants.

    This is another major failure on their end:

    https://www.rt.com/news/535163-kabul-drone-strike-killed-civilians/

    Boggles the mind how the DNC gets away with it.... Yes, it's the Pentagon pulling the trigger, but the DNC gives the Nod.
     
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    Carriers have gone the way of the battleship. Their only use now is power projection (they are an offensive, not defensive weapon), against small countries that can't fight back (and even that window is closing fast, due to modern technology).

    A recent US military projection predicted that in the event of all-out war, the US surface fleet would be destroyed in less than 14 days.
     
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  17. Neil123

    Neil123 This too shall pass.

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    They control the media, of course they get away with it.
     
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    Steve Laming If it can go wrong it will.

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    During the cold war the navy were so confident of our survival chances that they doubled the life raft capacity. Towed array patrols in the Artic really sucked. It's reported that our carriers are the most powerful ships the navy has ever had. They are nothing more than a potential new reef without their air wing, they have virtually no self protection and to add to the farce, deployed to the far East with US marine aircraft boosting the numbers. Wasted money. Would have been better spent on stealth frigates and destroyers. It's an ego project.
     
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    Sitting ducks with today's weaponry.
     
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    They'll be part of a task group, the T45 providing a capable air defence, and a capable ASW unit - I think the biggest threat and risk come from hostile submarines if one can get in range, and get a weapon away. She'll not out run or out manoeuvre a torpedo.
     

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