Our latest purchase.

Discussion in 'Royal Navy' started by goatrutar, Jun 25, 2012.

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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....
  2. Aha.

    Cheers, Easy.
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  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.
  5. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    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.
  6. Caveat Emptor, as they say in Rome.
  7. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    Oh, and it was RFA Largs Bay, not HMS. It's so simple and easy to operate and maintain we let civvies do it.
  8. Should have been in fine fettle, the amount of time it spent alongside when we had it.
  9. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

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

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    They all look the same. If it was a pub window it might have been several ships.
  12. Could have been from the patio at the Grapes.

    "Big, grey block of flats with adjacent HLS?"
    "Bay's back."
  13. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    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.
  14. True enough. Perhaps that was all part of the cunning plan; build a crap ship that keeps A&P in business...........
  15. Just to clarify, they did sign the cheque didn't they? Good, sold as seen!
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