royal navy

  1. seaweed

    Home Waters (1914-1918)

    'Dawn off the Foreland - the young flood making/Jumbled and short and steep - 'Black in the hollows and bright where it's breaking -/Awkward water to sweep. '"Mines reported in the fairway,/"Warn all traffic and detain. '" 'Sent up Unity, Claribel, Assyrian, Stormcock, and Golden Gain."'...
  2. seaweed

    After Jutland

    Rear Admiral Goldrick brings to the story insights as a seaman that no landsman could possibly achieve, and is able also to draw on his own Command experience. He is no mean researcher, as shown by his extensive references and bibliography. Consequently what we get is a truly comprehensive...
  3. seaweed

    Mr Midshipman VC

    'They were not rated too young to teach, nor reckoned unfit to guide When they formed their class on Helles' beach at the bows of the "River Clyde"' Kipling, 'The Scholars' 'You may...
  4. seaweed

    Surface Fleet - Sea Command

    One reason why Cunningham was such a successful admiral was that from 1908 onward almost all his appointments had been command appointments at sea. Before WW1 sea command experience was mandatory for promotion to Flag rank. Back in the day, a young chap who went to be a fishhead would have been...
  5. Kromeriz

    Naval stretch

    So Diamond was going to the Gulf to relieve Montrose but has now been tasked to take over SNMG2 from Ocean as Ocean heads to the Caribbean. What becomes of Montrose or her tasking? HMS Diamond relieves HMS Ocean | Royal Navy It is inspiring that we can transport by air, troops and helicopters...
  6. seaweed

    Wartime 16mm silent movie

    Dunkirk evacuation photos show trail of devastation | Daily Mail Online This DM article on Dunkirk opens with a truly fascinating movie which is only partly about that but includes some impressive convoy seatime and other things. Scroll to the first video & enjoy.
  7. Kromeriz

    Lack of platforms receiving attention

    Currently airing on the BBC is the Commons Defence Select Committee report on the woeful lack of platforms that the RN can field. House of Commons - Restoring the Fleet: Naval Procurement and the National Shipbuilding Strategy - Defence Committee Also featuring in the Telegraph, Royal Navy...
  8. 2PWRR

    SRR - Navy or Army officer?

    Evening chaps. Apolagies if I've posted in the wrong section, not posted before. I have a few questions. I am planning on joining either the RN or army as an officer. For the RN my choice would be warfare officer, sub specialising in Mine countermeasures and diving. Divers in the navy are...
  9. Bad CO

    Battle of Jutland - Website & Video

    Just in by email is the following. It's a cracking website and fascinating film. Well worth a few minutes of your time if you have any interest in military history. Unsurprisingly it's very pro-Jellicoe but I guess that isn't really surprising! Nick Jellicoe, the grandson of Admiral Jellicoe...
  10. O

    My Grandad's Salty Dits

    Hello all readers, I recently went to visit my Grandad, Anthony Molloy, an ex-RN and Merchant Seaman who now lives in spain. When not worrying about being deported back to the UK in the event of a 'Leave' vote or being denied his daily tot by my (no-doubt) long-suffering Nan, he writes a heck...
  11. Bad CO

    Aircraft Carrier to Motor Bike

    Forget swords to plowshares. From the depths of the internet I bring you the news that in India the former HMS Hercules (R49), aka INS Vikrant (R11), is set to to be turned into 150cc motorbikes. Of course that makes a pleasant change from our Royal Navy which is turning vast quantities of...
  12. Bad CO

    Sailor Cleared of Voyeurism

    That has to be some sort of contender for least likely thread title of the week ...... Anyway, I'm surprised that this hasn't been picked up on the site. As always with these things it is the little details such as "he can be seen grinning at the camera". Mind you I suspect all is not quite...
  13. Bad CO

    Royal Navy Manning - Extreme Solutions Being Tried

    I think everyone is aware that the Royal Navy has a shortage of engineers which will get worse with the new carriers. The ones that they currently have are being ragged with continuous sea drafts that break even the (pretty horrendous) RN harmony guidelines. I was aware that one solution to...
  14. PE4rocks

    F35 - Money well spent.

    Apparently, huge wadges of moolah are buying something that would give an L85A1 a run for its money in the not-quite-as-planned stakes. Luckily, we are not buying any for 617 Sqn and others then eh? Oh, wait... Washington Times report.
  15. Adjutant

    CVF and Carrier Strike thread

    MOD Post - This is a merge of several CVF/F35 threads. Forum rules apply Guns From The Grauniad: (Richard Norton-Taylor) Britain's troubled and increasingly expensive plan to equip the navy with new aircraft carriers has been plunged into fresh turmoil as ministers consider reversing their...
  16. Crunchie

    Type 26 Frigate

    http://defenceintranet.diiweb.r.mil.uk/DefenceIntranet/News/DefenceNews/DES/ContractSignedForAssessmentPhaseOfNavysNextWarships.htm I may be a bit dense here, but surely the cheaper option is to just build more of the new Destoyers the RN have spent years developing as the base for this new...

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