HMS Diamond joins forces with USS Enterprise

Discussion in 'Royal Navy' started by MoD_RSS, Aug 15, 2012.

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  2. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    Nice for our chaps to see a pukka carrier at work.
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  3. So they've got all the carriers, and we've got the best air-defence destroyers. Coincidence?
  4. Do you mean one that actually has aircraft?
  5. What would you call hms illustrious or the ever growing hms queen elizabeth?
  6. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    a) A helicoper carrier
    b) A work in progress
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  7. A through-deck cruiser and a building site?
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  8. What's HMS Ocean then?
  9. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    I would call 'steam gives way to sail you Muppet so shift it sharpish or call your insurance company'.
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  10. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    A ship. The clue is in "HMS".
  11. The point is it's an aircraft carrier. Ish. Carriers helicopters, which last I checked, were aircraft
  12. There's probably some poor lowly US navy chap going round checking all the lifeboats, as one of them seems to have come adrift.
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  13. By that logic a destroyer with a lynx on the back is an aircraft carrier too.
  14. Go to the back of the class or at least don't ever go to sea with responsibility for any sort of boat.

    According to The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 (COLREGS), "a sailing vessel must give way to a vessel restricted in her ability to manoeuvre". The term “vessels restricted in their ability to manoeuvre” includes "a vessel constrained by her draft" and "a vessel engaged in the launching or recovery of aircraft".
  15. Hold on what about hot air balloons.