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Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 24-08-2016, 10:46
Replies: 132
Views: 25,615
Posted By PHOENIX09
Re: 12 New RAN Submarines: Realistic?

If it wasn`t such a serious breech, I`d have a good laugh.
I am constantly amazed at the stupidity of these clowns who are supposed to be in control, and the ease with which classified info is...
Forum: Other Naval Topics 10-05-2016, 14:06
Replies: 348
Views: 77,265
Posted By PHOENIX09
Re: Unidentified Equipment

I have finally identified this equipment after more delving, searchlight manipulators.
I believe there were duel horn pedestals, and also single arm units.
The bridge plan of Australian tribals...
Forum: Other Naval Topics 09-05-2016, 21:32
Replies: 348
Views: 77,265
Posted By PHOENIX09
Re: Unidentified Equipment

Could someone please help me identify this piece of equipment, and possibly supply, or direct me to a photograph showing its arrangement.
They are mounted on the bridge of a Tribal class destroyer,...
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 22-05-2015, 20:35
Replies: 72
Views: 16,807
Posted By PHOENIX09
Re: Air Warfare Destroyers Progress

And she certainly is a very attractive unit indeed, despite all the never ending political arguments and crap which seem to always accompany any large scale construction project such as this.

The...
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 24-04-2015, 05:50
Replies: 25
Views: 5,577
Posted By PHOENIX09
Re: Haze grey and underwhelmed

From reading the NZ news letter it would appear that we are all moving, or being told we are moving, towards a more centralised approach, from the quotes of co-operating organisations.
It will be...
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 23-04-2015, 00:06
Replies: 25
Views: 5,577
Posted By PHOENIX09
Re: Haze grey and underwhelmed

Thanks for the link Medway, a very well written article, the subject has come up before, it appears you have put in some research, good stuff mate.
I have read the official memo again on the colour...
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 22-04-2015, 21:32
Replies: 25
Views: 5,577
Posted By PHOENIX09
Re: Haze grey and underwhelmed

As we are on this colour change subject, it has prompted me to ask.
Can anyone confirm when the RAN first adopted Storm grey? I believe it was in the early to mid sixties.
Before the very popular...
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 22-04-2015, 20:48
Replies: 25
Views: 5,577
Posted By PHOENIX09
Re: Haze grey and underwhelmed

Assail summed it up quite nicely, we have all become so used to Storm grey as RAN units have worn it for so many years.
The change has removed an element of individuality which will take a little...
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 26-02-2015, 22:59
Replies: 14
Views: 4,137
Posted By PHOENIX09
Re: HMAS Sydney IV - FFG 03 1983 - 2015

Sydney has put in a fine service, and she still has more to give.

You have to wonder what some of those boofheads in head office are thinking, it is not a good idea to be retiring still seaworthy...
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 26-09-2013, 10:29
Replies: 171
Views: 44,754
Posted By PHOENIX09
Re: RAN 100th Anniversary International Fleet Review - Sydney 2013

The`Slava`class cruiser Varyag would have been an exceptional draw card, a once in a lifetime chance for inspection, for many of us, so that is bad news indeed.
The Slava is designated to the Black...
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 23-08-2013, 08:28
Replies: 16
Views: 4,145
Posted By PHOENIX09
Re: HMAS Melbourne "Up Down & Out" photos

The sequence of shots you refer to, can be found on The outstanding Kookaburra`s photospread on Flikr.
This would be the 1980 Sandgroper exercise.
Cheers.
Forum: Other Naval Topics 30-01-2013, 09:34
Replies: 9,170
Views: 1,851,799
Posted By PHOENIX09
Re: Ships/Badges - Crests etc

Can anyone tell me if the Dutch had badges for their ships in WW2?
Am specifically looking for badges of cruisers Java and De Ruyter, if they exist can someone point me in the right direction, thanks.
Forum: Other Naval Topics 22-07-2012, 02:15
Replies: 9,170
Views: 1,851,799
Posted By PHOENIX09
Re: SHIPS/BADGES - CRESTS etc

Thanks Mike, some very good shots there.
On the web there is a tiny pic of KD Kasturi, not much good for anything. Looks like a crossed simitar and something else which I can`t make out, any ideas?
Forum: Other Naval Topics 22-07-2012, 01:33
Replies: 9,170
Views: 1,851,799
Posted By PHOENIX09
Re: SHIPS/BADGES - CRESTS etc

The badge of Malaysian KD Lekiu, I believe it is the crest for the 22nd frigate sqd, and KD Jebat also uses it, maybe someone can corroborate?
Anyone got anymore Malay badges? clear shots are very...
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 30-12-2011, 04:26
Replies: 4
Views: 1,788
Posted By PHOENIX09
Re: `River`Class TBD Secondary Armament

An interesting shot I picked up from archives showing a closer view of the dials mounted on the 12 pounder, along with a baby koala as ships mascot, which TBD unknown.
Poor little bugger must have...
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 29-12-2011, 20:20
Replies: 95
Views: 30,942
Posted By PHOENIX09
Re: HMAS Choules 2011 -

Yes Gordon, it is Pitman shorthand, sometimes mistaken for Arabic. Just for my own curiosity I found out what the inscription says.

It would seem Mr Furphy and sons were religous people and the...
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 26-12-2011, 05:27
Replies: 95
Views: 30,942
Posted By PHOENIX09
Re: HMAS Choules 2011 -

Hi Kooka,
Just a little off topic, To clarify a bit of our colloquialism for the masses `a furphy` is a false rumour, and comes from WW1 when it was common practice for Australian troops to stand...
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 07-09-2011, 08:56
Replies: 4
Views: 1,788
Posted By PHOENIX09
Re: `River`class TBD secondary armament

Thanks John, Here is an elevation of your second pic, this gun is an earlier version of the unknown Mk fitted on the River class. There seems to be many different versions of the 12...
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 06-09-2011, 12:16
Replies: 4
Views: 1,788
Posted By PHOENIX09
`River`Class TBD Secondary Armament

This is the only discernable pic of a 12 pounder 3" QF gun mounted on the `River`class I can find. I believe it is the portside gun looking forward,because of the position of the Carley float right...
Forum: All Other Naval Ships 03-06-2011, 21:58
Replies: 23
Views: 11,088
Posted By PHOENIX09
Re: New Dutch 'Holland' Class OPV

When will these ships be receiving their cone hat radar kits? they are a nice looking unit, but definately have that half finished look.
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 16-04-2011, 08:21
Replies: 33
Views: 12,853
Posted By PHOENIX09
Carrier HMAS Melbourne In Drydock

An interesting shot of Melbourne`s props. I`ve not seen something like this before.
Was/is it standard practice to have 2 different screws fitted, I would assume to correct the thrust caracteristics...
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 16-04-2011, 07:54
Replies: 127
Views: 17,908
Posted By PHOENIX09
Re: Cruisers of Australia

Thanks very much for your input Linux, there are so many shots in circulation with captions which are blatantly incorrect and misleading, even so called official records are to be questioned.
It...
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 22-03-2011, 10:37
Replies: 127
Views: 17,908
Posted By PHOENIX09
Re: Cruisers of Australia

Here are a few very interesting shots of Chatham class cruiser HMAS Melbourne,the only Australian cruiser of this class to carry camoflage dueing WW1, and the only camo pics I have ever seen of this...
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 07-02-2011, 11:08
Replies: 0
Views: 1,167
Posted By PHOENIX09
HMAS Adelaide

A fine spread of shots of the old cruiser on the Photostream,thanks Jeff.
I have always considered her to be a very hansome, and underated vessel.
Against my own belief,as I say history stands as it...
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 24-10-2010, 04:36
Replies: 12
Views: 5,691
Posted By PHOENIX09
Re: Aboard the Colonial-era Torpedo Boats

Painting by Ian Hansen showing Avernus and Acheron patrolling inside Sydney heads.
This reproduction appears on the cover of a Naval Historical Society monogram, Vol 24, 2003.
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