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    Are you still mad about being blamed for that Reichstag thing?
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    And btw, you're such a fucking asshole it genuinely amazes me on a regular basis how you manage to function.

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    This is the US Navy Drone Ship "Sea Hunter" also known as DARPA’s Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV).

    The “Sea Hunter” is the world’s largest unmanned autonomous vessel or drone ship.

    The ship is 132 feet long and designed to travel thousands of miles, over open seas for months at a time, without a single crew member on board.
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    Very Polynesian I like it


    Poland treats me like shit and I hate them as a result of it

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    "Holy shit, I ask you to stop being autistic and you debate what autistic is." - spasm
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    I guess there's something to be said for a nice strong massy armor belt...
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    And btw, you're such a fucking asshole it genuinely amazes me on a regular basis how you manage to function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcanis View Post
    I guess there's something to be said for a nice strong massy armor belt...
    Not if it's a mine sweeper...

    Luckily for the Greek Navy there's a like for like ship ready to be purchased. One careful owner.



    https://assets.publishing.service.go...ales_Sheet.pdf

    Royal Navy Disposal & Reserve Ships Organisation Disposal Ship: ATHERSTONE Interim Sales Summary
    1
    Disposal & Reserve Ships Organisation (DRSO) Tel: 02392 7 23270
    Kings Stairs Building Fax: 02392 7 24400
    PP21 navynbcp-basesvcsdrsooic@mod.uk HMNB PORTSMOUTH
    PO1 3NJ
    Document issued without prejudice
    Ship or Vessel in Service Name: ATHERSTONE Dated:29 APRIL 2019 Where lying: PORTSMOUTH UK
    Picture for illustration only
    Contents
    Section 1 General particulars Hull and Structure Deck Gear Machinery and Systems Documentation Stability and Ballasting
    Section 2 Inventory of Potential Hazardous Material on Board (to be included)
    Royal Navy Disposal & Reserve Ships Organisation Disposal Ship: ATHERSTONE Interim Sales Summary
    2
    General particulars
    Date and Place of Build
    IMO No.
    Vosper Thornycroft Woolston Yard, Isle of Wight UK Launched 1 March 1986
    4906666
    Date ceased service
    31 December 2017 (non-sea 13 October 2016)
    Type of Vessel: Official No.
    Ex Pennant No.
    Formerly a Warship –Minesweeper/Minehunter M38
    Summary of condition
    Sound for Towing, not in running condition, certain equipment, having been removed by MoD for further use.
    Displacements and tonnage in Tonnes
    Current: 619.5 te
    Deep: 730te
    Light: 635te
    Fully Laden: 625te? Gross 800
    Net: 200te
    Designed Lightship weights: 597.4 te
    GRP 250te
    Metal (all non-ferrous at build) 200te
    Much equipment has been removed - These figures are approximations
    Draughts
    Current:1.8m fwd 2.6m aft
    Operating: Mean 2.24m trimmed 1.1m by the stern. Prop sweep: 3.31m propellers removed
    Length OA and Waterline
    Extreme: 60.3
    Breadth
    Extreme: 10.4m
    Height Mainmast top to keel
    20.2m (conductor raised)
    Last Docking
    October 2016.
    Last Refit
    2010 Portsmouth
    Hull and Structure
    Propeller
    Twin Skewed type 5 bladed. Projection is 0.3m beneath keel. They are removed and stowed on upper deck - Dia. 2.44m Prop and hub, Aluminium Bronze.
    Bow thruster 1 water-jet type.
    Shaft & Gland
    Shafts removed, glands sealed and foam filled..
    Rudders
    Twin stern rudders – Amidships, not locked.
    Stabilisers
    Not fitted.
    Logs
    Not functional
    Sonar
    Main sonar transducer removed. Transit dome fitted.
    Keels
    NA
    Hull valves
    Shut. Wire locked.
    Royal Navy Disposal & Reserve Ships Organisation Disposal Ship: ATHERSTONE Interim Sales Summary
    3
    Hull condition
    GRP construction (single skin hull stiffened by GRP transverse frames). Hull integrity appears to remain sound.
    Paint coatings condition
    UW hull: Upper hull: Upper deck: Superstructure:
    Non TBT coating.
    Appears structurally sound. Light barnacle encrustation evident.
    Appears structurally sound. Appears structurally sound. Appears in good condition.
    Accommodation
    Bulk of soft furnishings have been removed, carpets remain.
    Deck Gear
    Anchors
    1 Admiralty AC 14 (510kg) anchors stowed for sea. Last survey February 2016.
    Aluminium silicone-bronze forged material
    Port anchor windlass inoperable – band brake removed.
    Chain Cable
    6 shackles starboard, housed and secured ready for use. 26mm forged aluminium bronze chain. Out of date for certification. Some original certificates held.
    Towing
    Vessel would require further work before towing.
    Ropes/Cordage
    Nil remains
    Bollards/Bits
    Appear sound
    Davits/Cranes
    Two, Hydraulic, 1 tonne lift. Port davit removed. Stbd not working, gearbox removed.
    Boats
    Removed, nil remain
    SOLAS
    None
    Machinery and Systems
    Boilers
    None
    Main Engines
    2x Paxman Deltic 9 – 59K (950 shp). Engines, appear intact – Obsolete and lifed.
    Generators
    Removed. (were Paxman Deltic 9 – 55B (750 shp).
    Auxiliaries and Pumps
    Several removed. Electrically driven. Not working.
    Electrical
    440v 60Hz, 240v and 115v 60Hz. Cut in places, not safe for use without survey.
    Steering Gear
    Twin electro-hydraulically operated rudders. Amidships. Not locked.
    Electronic & Sensors
    None working.
    GMDSS
    None
    Batteries
    Removed.
    Fire-Fighting
    Removed.
    Sanitary
    Sewage Treatment Plants. Flushed through and left empty.
    Documentation
    Certification
    Anchor and cable: not in date. Limited certification remains.
    Drawings – Main
    Some
    Operating Manuals
    None
    Historical
    None
    Royal Navy Disposal & Reserve Ships Organisation Disposal Ship: ATHERSTONE Interim Sales Summary
    4
    Stability, Ballasting and Tank Contents
    Ballasting Summary Tanks State
    (See DRSM Form1 Encl. 13 attached).
    30.4 tonnes Fresh water as ballast in FW and ballast tanks. All other tanks empty and cleaned apart from residual in smaller tanks.
    Stability Summary
    Ship is in very light condition but remains stable for tow, subject to final survey.
    Name & Rank
    R M LANE, Disposal and Reserve Ships Officer
    Representing
    DES SHIPS NSS-MCM
    Date
    29 April 2020

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    Navy just announced that the Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault ship that burned for days in San Diego this summer, will be scrapped. Rebuild/reconfiguration too pricey.
    USN is better at destroying ships than repairing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Crush View Post
    Navy just announced that the Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault ship that burned for days in San Diego this summer, will be scrapped. Rebuild/reconfiguration too pricey.
    USN is better at destroying ships than repairing them.
    you do remember the pictures of the ship yes? it was a hulk by the time the fire was out.

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    The heat from the fire destroys the structural integrity of the metal used.
    Ship needs to be cut apart, and replace all the metal that has been exposed to the fire.

    Then wiring, plumbing etc before you can start on the "final" parts of reassembly.
    You could probably buy 2-3 new ships for the price and time taken to restore.
    Why is it called earth, when it is mostly water???

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    The Royal Navy news: Prince of Wales Stranded

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/134009...navy-stranded/

    I'm sure this is the result of:
    "lets fire that group of old engineers, they cost a lot and are not so dynamic. They don't even have Tweeter!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Crush View Post
    The Royal Navy news: Prince of Wales Stranded

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/134009...navy-stranded/

    I'm sure this is the result of:
    "lets fire that group of old engineers, they cost a lot and are not so dynamic. They don't even have Tweeter!"
    should ban you just for linking the s*n

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    Quote Originally Posted by teds :D View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Crush View Post
    The Royal Navy news: Prince of Wales Stranded

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/134009...navy-stranded/

    I'm sure this is the result of:
    "lets fire that group of old engineers, they cost a lot and are not so dynamic. They don't even have Tweeter!"
    should ban you just for linking the s*n
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    Quote Originally Posted by teds :D View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Crush View Post
    The Royal Navy news: Prince of Wales Stranded

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/134009...navy-stranded/

    I'm sure this is the result of:
    "lets fire that group of old engineers, they cost a lot and are not so dynamic. They don't even have Tweeter!"
    should ban you just for linking the s*n
    what are you waiting for?
    Quote Originally Posted by Djan Seriy Anaplian View Post
    Also that didn't sound like abloo bloo to me, PM me and we can agree on a meeting spot and settle this with queensberry rules, that's a serious offer btw. I've been a member of this community since 2005 and i've never met a more toxic individual.

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    I'm glad to see my fan club is alive.

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    ban july 14s
    Quote Originally Posted by Djan Seriy Anaplian View Post
    Also that didn't sound like abloo bloo to me, PM me and we can agree on a meeting spot and settle this with queensberry rules, that's a serious offer btw. I've been a member of this community since 2005 and i've never met a more toxic individual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoirAvlaa View Post
    ban july 14s
    Now theres a meme I havent seen in a while...

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    HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales moored at Portsmouth, taken from a Spitfire

    I thought they were getting F35's? Maybe they use up the old stock first.


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    What's the small ship in the drydock just above the right carrier?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordstern View Post
    What's the small ship in the drydock just above the right carrier?
    I can't see a helicopter deck so not an OPV, maybe a minehunter of some sort?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordstern View Post
    What's the small ship in the drydock just above the right carrier?
    a WW1 Monitor - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_M33

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