First part of one of two Aircraft carriers on fire in Roysth dockyard

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  1. So that means it won't be ready until 2050 at least?
  2. Yep how hot does it have to get before the metal is seriously weak end and has to be replaced?
  3. Oh great, even more over budget with the resulting repairs ........
  4. Forastero

    Forastero LE Moderator

    I quite like the way they reported that Babcock will be conducting a serious enquiry when the fire has been put out. What's the difference between a standard one and a serious one then?
  5. Can't see any aircraft on it.
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  6. Ah yes, this is a standard "cost increase procedure". Carry on.

  7. I don't think it matters in this case - I hear that they're only tack-welding them together anyway, as that will make it easier to break them up for scrap as soon as they're completed.
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  8. if its a serious one ITS ALL IN BOLD AND CAPTITALS
  9. Seven Fire engines from fife's finest must be a bit more than the cosh cupboard on fire.
  10. Probably in direct proportion to any completion penalties, I suspect.

    This from Sky News:

    Althought the flames of the "small fire" were put out within an hour, firefighters remained to check the rest of the hull.

    So, are we saying that this along the lines of 'Small Earthquake In Chile: Not Many Injured' type of headline?
  11. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Early reports that two Geordies fishtailed a stolen Imprenza into the car park of the Watts Eaterie in Glenrothes half an hour after the fire then vanished in a cloud of smoke, cackling, are entirely unfounded. I wish to make that clear.

    Build yer ships will you, ya bas.
  12. "When completed, the 280m (919ft) HMS Queen Elizabeth will be capable of deploying up to 40 Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft."

    But in practice will only carry 6.
  13. Watts Eaterie ??????? WTF...... that sounds classy and theres **** all classy here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. Maybe fewer jokes in the write up? I'd also like to know why we have a serious crimes squad, is there one for jovial crimes? or perhaps police that specialise in clown related incidents. Custard pie injuries, or crashes that involved 12 people in a single car with doors that won't close.