Where the hell is the Navy?

#1
Ok, i've seen two picket boats, 4 ORCs, 2 P2000's, and HMS HURWORTH (best ship in the fleet, not that i'm biased) and Belfast (which doesn't count)

We're doing it again, this is a classic time to try 'push' the Navy, and we've fallen down a bit. Of that lot only Hurworth is really noticeable as a Warship, the rest i'm sure are being confused/assumed to be Police no doubt.

Immensely frustrating. So I thought the best thing to do was drip about it on an internet forum, clearly.
 
#2
I agree, this would have been a perfect time for Daring to be showing off her sleek and modern design and be moored by Belfast or President. An excellent promotional opportunity lost imho.
 
#3
What Navy?
 
#4
two picket boats, 4 ORCs, 2 P2000's, and HMS HURWORTH (best ship in the fleet, not that i'm biased) and Belfast
Hate to tell you Dai, but that is the Royal Navy. I too remember the old days when the Bridge Card couldn't be printed on the back of a postage stamp but those days are gone.
 

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#5
I thought ocean was up there as well?

not that it helps matters.

well sky news seems to have done the best coverage so far, and no ads which is nice. and its pissing it down which I hope is the same weather as the olympics gets.

after all if its good enough for her maj...


I thought there was a t45 up the thames? something on the news the other day with an origami ship sailing up the river fitted for bunting but not fitted with.
 
#7
It was very irritating when the camera was focused on Hurworth for aaaages but the presenter either hadn't been briefed (likely) or just didn't think it was interesting enough beyond watching a pretty boat use bow and stern thrusters to come alongside smoothly... from the way he was speaking you'd think it was using the bloody Force.:pissedoff:
 
#8
It was very irritating when the camera was focused on Hurworth for aaaages but the presenter either hadn't been briefed (likely) or just didn't think it was interesting enough beyond watching a pretty boat use bow and stern thrusters to come alongside smoothly... from the way he was speaking you'd think it was using the bloody Force.:pissedoff:
Apparently they are on the Thames in London, a fact that the BBC commentators have to remind you of at least every 20 seconds. ARRRGGHHHHH
 
#9
Ok, i've seen two picket boats, 4 ORCs, 2 P2000's, and HMS HURWORTH (best ship in the fleet, not that i'm biased) and Belfast (which doesn't count)

We're doing it again, this is a classic time to try 'push' the Navy, and we've fallen down a bit. Of that lot only Hurworth is really noticeable as a Warship, the rest i'm sure are being confused/assumed to be Police no doubt.

Immensely frustrating. So I thought the best thing to do was drip about it on an internet forum, clearly.
Feck... you don't need mind altering drugs do you?
HMS Hurworth

Best ship in the fleet...
 
#10
NELSON AT THE BETTLE OF WATERLOO, what the ****. Did anyone else catch that? Talking about old hatmakers, making hats for "Nelson, at the Battle of Waterloo"


Outrage bus, now...
 
#11
NELSON AT THE BETTLE OF WATERLOO, what the ****. Did anyone else catch that? Talking about old hatmakers, making hats for "Nelson, at the Battle of Waterloo"


Outrage bus, now...
Yep caught that, ******* outraged. Bloody shit presenters
 
#12
#14
NELSON AT THE BETTLE OF WATERLOO, what the ****. Did anyone else catch that? Talking about old hatmakers, making hats for "Nelson, at the Battle of Waterloo"


Outrage bus, now...
Glad I wasn't the only one to notice that.... just come round after I smashed my head against the wall in annoyance!!!

Mind you, she works for a 'wimmins magazine', so I guess we should just be awed she's even heard of either Nelson or any battle in history!!!
 
#15
The Royal Navy WAS there. And they looked magnificent in their gondolas, I thought.
 
#16
NELSON AT THE BETTLE OF WATERLOO, what the ****. Did anyone else catch that? Talking about old hatmakers, making hats for "Nelson, at the Battle of Waterloo"


Outrage bus, now...

Ya I heard that, tells you everything you need to know about general public understanding of the RN when a state news reporter can't even understand the difference between Trafalgar and Waterloo.

I spose this is a people's regatta tho and it might be a bit overkill to have a destroyer or frigate cutting about. There's a chance the UK might be perceived as a crackpot dictatorship like the old Soviet military marches.
 
#17
Ok, i've seen two picket boats, 4 ORCs, 2 P2000's, and HMS HURWORTH (best ship in the fleet, not that i'm biased) and Belfast (which doesn't count)

We're doing it again, this is a classic time to try 'push' the Navy, and we've fallen down a bit. Of that lot only Hurworth is really noticeable as a Warship, the rest i'm sure are being confused/assumed to be Police no doubt.

Immensely frustrating. So I thought the best thing to do was drip about it on an internet forum, clearly.
The Royal barge is also part of the Navy for today. A special warrant was granted allowing it to fly the White Ensign, which is normally reserved for warships.

"Normally the Spirit of Chartwell would wear a Red Ensign from her ensign staff, but because she is being used as the Royal Barge, the First Sea Lord (Chief of the Naval Staff), Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope GCB OBE decided that it would be appropriate for her to wear the White Ensign, the ensign of the Royal Navy. Normally only commissioned warships and members of the Royal Yacht Squadron are permitted to fly the White Ensign, so a special warrant had to be drawn up. The Rt Hon Philip Hammond, the Secretary of State for Defence, signed the warrant using his powers under the Merchant Shipping Act."
 
#18
NELSON AT THE BETTLE OF WATERLOO, what the ****. Did anyone else catch that? Talking about old hatmakers, making hats for "Nelson, at the Battle of Waterloo"


Outrage bus, now...
Some media degree mong refered to the queen as her royal highness. KILLLL HEEEMMMM.

Bytheway the fleet is a bit busy at the mo.
 
#20
Some media degree mong refered to the queen as her royal highness. KILLLL HEEEMMMM.

Bytheway the fleet is a bit busy at the mo.
Is it? Really? I've not noticed, I very rarely have anything to do with the Navy day to day...
 
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