number of ships not in use??

#1
Having read the latest navy news this month and hearing of the sale of Sir Galahad to the Brazilains, anyone know how many ships both fighting and support are sitting in dock not being used at all, suppose that might include HMS Invincible


Duncan
 
#2


I assume the portly gentleman is the new Captain of the Garcia D wossname..

Be interesting to see just how many ships are surplus.. One of the reasons the Galahad was sold off is because of the newer, larger ships that came in and replaced it. To that end, are the other 4 of the same class as Galahad surplus too?

I wonder how many of the Fleet cuts (new expenditure) is bacause they cant offload the old stock.
 
#3
LOL. That fat cnut would have sunk the Belgrano single handedly. I wouldn't want to share a life raft with him.
 
#4
duffdike said:
LOL. That fat cnut would have sunk the Belgrano single handedly. I wouldn't want to share a life raft with him.

Dunno, at least when it comes to eating your companions when the rations are gone you would be well sorted. Could live a long time on a meal that size......
 
#6
No he's ballast. Or don't they use him for damage control, to plug holes in the bulkheads? :D
 
#8
exile1 said:
I we have not got the manpower to man the ships then it stands to reason that they are laid up.
Do you actually believe thats the reason that the Royal Navy has been decimated by this government?
Nothing to do with money and convincing themselves we don't really need a Navy then?
 
#9
Jagmam...... No, that's not what I meant. As you imply, this government has decimated our armed forces not just numerically but financially, by the politicalisation of the MoD and by other means that have been alluded to and discussed on this and other forums resulting in the present situation.
One of the results being that we have not got enough manpower to man the ships we have. [let alone asset stripping ships of equipment to fit into operational vessels.] A pox on this government, the jobsworths they have created and all their supporters.
 
#10
exile1 said:
Jagmam...... No, that's not what I meant. As you imply, this government has decimated our armed forces not just numerically but financially, by the politicalisation of the MoD and by other means that have been alluded to and discussed on this and other forums resulting in the present situation.
One of the results being that we have not got enough manpower to man the ships we have. [let alone asset stripping ships of equipment to fit into operational vessels.] A pox on this government, the jobsworths they have created and all their supporters.
Profuse apologies for that one Exile, I misunderstood your point to mean the opposite.
 
#12
duffdike said:
LOL. That fat cnut would have sunk the Belgrano single handedly. I wouldn't want to share a life raft with him.
The one on the left looks a bit dodgy as well. But whilst he is fairly amusing, lets not be too hasty to cast the first stone when we have some... less than perfect specimens in the Royal Navy either. To wit (or in this case half-wit),

 
#15
blindfire said:
Wtf is that??
That is, and I'm using the term here loosely so I apologise for any offence caused, Able Seaman Arthur Batchelor from the HMS Cornwall/Iranian seizure of Royal Navy personnel in the Gulf incident from back in 2007. He who was reduced to tears after those nasty Iranians stole his iPod, flicked his ears and mocked him by saying he looked like Mr. Bean.
 
#16
jaybee2786 said:
Was the smoking ban going on when the canadians bought a brit sub.

link http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2004/10/05/cansub041005.html
the crew would likely have to endure "some discomfort," being exposed to winds of 30 knots and 6-metre seas,
The British submarines have been plagued with technical problems
Leaving both fin access hatches open in 6m seas, thus allowing 2 tons of salt water to flood the boat's electrical power system, can hardly be described as a technical problem.
 
#17
ABS Batchelor would make a very spiffy avatar. I have tears of laughter rolling down my face. :)
 
#18
Actually the LSLs are one of the very few success stories that the RN/RFA has had under this Government. The "Sir" class that they're replacing are old and clapped out - the original plan was to SLEP them for another 10 years in the manner of Sir Bedivere, but this took ages and didn't achieve much. Instead, the newer vessels have twice the capability of the old ones in terms of capacity and have much better design and systems throughout. 4 LPDA's replacing 5 LSL's is actually a really good deal here.
 
#19
Well the officers are going to miss the porno movies in the Chinese crew mess. It was about the only thing that made travelling on them bearable.
 
#20
[Whispers]....

Jim I think you meant the LSD(A)'s..........
 

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