L-Plates for the Navy?

#3
"The Navy Plan"

Only Captain grown-up enough to know plan. Everyone else sits at brightly coloured screen pretending to know what plan is. Captain goes to bed and other Officer, not knowing plan is 'not to sail on rocks', sails on rocks. New plan devised called "How to sell ship with no bottom to third world"

Like you say, "whoops"
 
#4
Bet that fcuked their no-claims bonus. :lol: Wonder if either ship had a female watchkeeper........
 
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#5
claymore said:
Wonder if either ship had a female watchkeeper........
That is simply irrelevant!!!!
......unless one of the ships was reversing of course :oops: :lol:
 
#6
maybe the stealth technology works and they just cannot see one another
Or are you sure they scrapped the rum ration?
 
#9
i can feel a BBC series coming on , hosted by maureen from driving school
called "things that should be really f**King hard to crash , but get crashed anyway"
that's obviously a working title , and open to change.
 
#10
Du-Lai, they can't afford indicators. They've gone back to flags. The money saved's going in the piggy-bank to fund HMS Small and HMS Smaller Still, the two future carriers-with-no-aircraft. 8)
 
#11
Once heard a musician (not GQ) being slagged off by a punter for getting a note wrong. 'Thank you for your observation. Can you tell me how many notes I got right...cnut?'

If the ships were doing Staff College Sea Days the incident probably occured during a light jackstay transfer where the ships are close up, side by side. Like RASing the RN/RFA do it all the time and get it right most of the time. The sea can have a mind of its own though. Scrapes happen but there is not always a grass on board to announce it to the world. Staff Courses include certain civilians and foreigners. Unethical journos add some spice to the story. 'Collision' or something less dramatic? No need for the police or to lose your no claims.

I doubt if the Captains were playing chicken. Civvies will laugh and call the Navy 'inept' then go out and reverse the car into a tree that has been there for 100 years. Army and RAF will laugh at the Navy. We'd do the same - unless someone was killed.

Bit of panel beating, lick of paint ( if there is enough money available) and they'll be ready to be laid up / sold. :roll:

A red face but it's hardly HMS Nottingham. That was a collision.
 
#13
twicer wrote

OOOOHHHH!!

Touched a nerve there seadog? :p
I was once on a ship that was newsworthy. I wasn't driving :wink: in fact the ship was in harbour and it was a good news story.

One major newspaper got every detail wrong technical, personnel, ship's history. They even got the name of the harbour (geographical location) wrong. The ship was visible from outside the dockyard gate, so long as you are in the right town.

So like the story of the Booties in Spain the other week, I'm only pisssed off at sensationalist reporting and inept unethical journos, not the ribbing from the Army and Crab Air.

Carry on!
 
#14
Agreed seadog.....

why let facts get in the way of a good story!
 
#15
Seadog said:
I was once on a ship that was newsworthy. I wasn't driving :wink: in fact the ship was in harbour and it was a good news story.

One major newspaper got every detail wrong technical, personnel, ship's history. They even got the name of the harbour (geographical location) wrong. The ship was visible from outside the dockyard gate, so long as you are in the right town.

So like the story of the Booties in Spain the other week, I'm only pisssed off at sensationalist reporting and inept unethical journos, not the ribbing from the Army and Crab Air.

Carry on!
Seadog, I refuse to believe that one of Britains upstanding newspapers would get their story so wrong. You wll be telling me next that they would publish unsubstantiated, obviously posed photos and try and pass them off as real. :twisted:
 
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#18
Remember there was another ferry incident with the lovely... HMS Albion? Or was it her sister ship on her sea trials?

There does seem to be a lot of this about. There were some chiefs on my AIB (back when i was a misguided lad heading for the supply service) from the Submarine service... seem to be a lot of incidents on the perisher course too (spelling?) :?
 
#19
antphilip wrote

Remember there was another ferry incident with the lovely... HMS Albion? Or was it her sister ship on her sea trials?
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May have been but its not at the front of my mind. One of the RFAs , Mounts Bay got a minor prang when it went down the slipway on launching in April.

http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/04/10/nbump10.xml

Still in dockyard hands he says Pilate like! Still a red face for the Navy and RFA. The press report linked isn't exactly at pains to point out that there is foxtrot alpha the handful of ships company attached to the build could do to cause or prevent the prang.

Given the nature of the Perisher Course ( potential submarine COs for those who don't know) it's bound to end up in tears ( in more ways than one) from time to time.
 
#20
In the case of St Albans getting splatted, it was particularly poignant that they were due to sail for shakedown before BOST the very next day, and the ship was brand-new.
 

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