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goatrutar

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#1
The HMS Largs Bay aka HMAS Choules has shat itself on its first trip out of Sydney. Apparently one of the transformers overheats when the ship goes full speed. Says in the paper it'll take 6-12 months to fix for some reason. Another top purchase by the RAN....
 
#3
It was alright when it left the showroom. Did "SIR" read the manual or did "sir" try using it for skiing in the Bass strait.
 
#4
Clyde built ships are meant to last, although built by swan hunters she was fitted out oop north. Refitted for tropical service seems like the RAN are at fault for once.
 

Bouillabaisse

LE
Book Reviewer
#5
You've got a bloody good ship at a fantastic knock down price - far less than she was worth and far, far less than we paid for her. And if she's broken, you broke her.
 
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cloudbuster

Guest
#8
Should have been in fine fettle, the amount of time it spent alongside when we had it.
 

Bouillabaisse

LE
Book Reviewer
#9
You jest. She spent half her short RFA life in the warm and entertaining waters of the Arabian Gulf. Worked fine in British hands for a few years. The Aussies have her 6 months and break her. I think it's lack of use - she arrived in Oz at Christmas and they've only just sailed her. Clearly the RAN surface fleet are trying to win the "Most time alongside" Trophy from the submarine service this year.
 
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cloudbuster

Guest
#10
My bad; must have been Mounts Bay that sat outside my window in Falmouth for months on end............
 

Bouillabaisse

LE
Book Reviewer
#13
Not the prettiest of warships, but eminently practical. At keast they're providing work down your way - makes a change from relying on the grockle pound.
 
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cloudbuster

Guest
#14
True enough. Perhaps that was all part of the cunning plan; build a crap ship that keeps A&P in business...........
 
#15
The HMS Largs Bay aka HMAS Choules has shat itself on its first trip out of Sydney. Apparently one of the transformers overheats when the ship goes full speed. Says in the paper it'll take 6-12 months to fix for some reason. Another top purchase by the RAN....
Just to clarify, they did sign the cheque didn't they? Good, sold as seen!
 
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cloudbuster

Guest
#16
Knock the procurement people all you want, but whoever's in charge of flogging-off dodgy war-canoes could show them a trick or two.

Chicoutimi, anyone?
 

Bouillabaisse

LE
Book Reviewer
#17
Because procurement is done by civil servants but warship disposals is done by naval officers. And those Canadian subs were fine when they left here too. It's these bloody 2nd World Colonials thinking they can run First World kit without having the training or experience. The only people who have bought ex-RN kit and used it properly are the Chileans. By some quirk of cultural melding they seem to understand that "Naval" and "Professional" are terms that fit well together.
 
#18
Have you noticed on the MOD website we don't send frigates or destroyers on visits anymore but are represented by RFAs paying goodwill visits. Both the recent US anniversary and Cuban visits were RFA.
 

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