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Old 07-12-2017, 16:37
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...........but can someone force into little media reporters brains (should they have any) that the ship is not, NOT.......***** NOT, a "Battleship".

Quote, "Evidently Dan Snow was onboard yesterday"..........now there, that explains the above!

Finally I hope her commissioning on 76th anniversary of Pearl Harbour attack is not a bad omen?
'A Date which will live in infamy', hmm, wonder if anyone actually considered that?🤔 Then again it was an overwhelming demonstration of carrier airpower......
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Old 07-12-2017, 16:43
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Cannot help but be impressed by the Commissioning Cake!
Jack see - http://www.forces.net/news/cake-fit-...rcraft-carrier
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Finally I hope her commissioning on 76th anniversary of Pearl Harbour attack is not a bad omen?
Small world Scurs:

Joe George is no longer the “unknown sailor” on the USS Vestal. The Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced the posthumous award of the Bronze Star Medal with V device for valor to Chief Boatswain’s Mate Joseph L. George for heroic achievement during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

On December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was under attack by Japanese planes. On the mortally wounded battleship USS Arizona, six sailors were trapped on the control platform on the ship’s main mast, which was wholly engulfed in flames. Joe George was Boatswain’s Mate Second Class on the repair ship USS Vestal, which was tied up next to the battleship. Hearing the cries from the trapped men, Bosun’s Mate George attempted to throw a heaving line to the trapped men across the 70 to 80 feet gap between the Vestal and the control platform. After multiple attempts, George succeeded. He then fed a heavier line across which allowed the trapped sailors to climb hand-over-hand to the relative safety of the repair ship.

Bosun’s Mate George was commended for his bravery and initiative but received no other recognition. His actions were not forgotten, however, even if he was not personally remembered. One history of the attack on Pearl Harbor mentions the “unknown sailor” on the Vestal who saved six men from being burned alive. Even George’s family was unaware of his heroism.

Then in 1978, Joe George was interviewed by historians from the University of North Texas as part of an oral history of the Pearl Harbor attack. For the first time since the war, the ex-Bosun’s Mate told his story.

Joe George died in 1996. Nineteen years after his death, George’s daughter, Joe Ann Taylor, heard of the University of North Texas recording of her father for the first time.

CBS News quoted Taylor as saying, “That was so emotional. My father had been dead 19 years, and I hadn’t heard his voice in 19 years, and I sat out there in the garage in the car, and I just cried and listened to him talk.”

Taylor found her father’s log book, which included the commendation from December 7th. She also tracked down two of the sailors rescued from the USS Arizona. Remarkably, Donald Stratton and Lauren Bruner, each now in their 90s, are still alive and able to confirm her father’s actions to the Navy.

Today, the Bronze Star Medal will be presented by Rear Adm. Matthew J. Carter, deputy commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, to George’s daughter, Joe Ann Taylor, on Dec. 7 during a 4:30 p.m. (Hawaii-Aleutian time) ceremony at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor.

Joe George is no longer the unknown sailor on the USS Vestal.
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Now that she's commissioned does anyone know what her first deployment is?
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FROM ACA:

Completing final build activity and preparing for helicopter trials in the New Year, HMS Queen Elizabeth will head to the United States for initial flight trials off the coast in autumn 2018. There are currently 150 Royal Navy and RAF personnel training in the US on 13 F-35 jets.

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The names of those who designed, built and commissioned her will remain on the hangar doors and our colleagues can be rightly proud of the career-defining part they have played in delivering this fantastic vessel.

From - http://www.aircraftcarrieralliance.c...017/07-12-2017
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SOME OF THE PERKS OF BEING ON A BIG SHIP

https://twitter.com/HMSQnlz/status/938780327945830401

Personally I was never on anything bigger than a destroyer and don't regret it.
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Now that she's commissioned does anyone know what her first deployment is?
Depends what you mean buy “first deployment”, if you mean deploying has a ship complete with a full worked up air wing then mid/late 2020’s.

If you mean a long trip as part of the ship and airwing testing and training then she is of to the Eastern Seaboard of the USA second half of next year.
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Old 11-12-2017, 17:42
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Bringing together technology on Britain’s biggest warship

Aircraft Carrier Alliance Chief Engineer, Martin Douglass, explains how HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales will take the Royal Navy into an exciting new era of advanced capability by pushing the boundaries of technology.

Continues at - http://www.aircraftcarrieralliance.c...017/11-12-2017
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Apparently there is only one on each of the ships in the class; and it's on the port side.

Accommodation Ladders


Excerpt from an article The Journal Business News titled:-

Tyne Gangway shipshape with new contract

08:18, 9 Nov 2011
Updated 18:37, 25 Jun 2013
By The Journal



Its current clients include oil and gas giants Esso, Shell and AGIP, as well as the MoD, with which Tyne Gangway has a long history.

The current work, as a subcontractor to BAE Systems, is to making accommodation ladders for the two new aircraft carriers, which are due to be completed in 2016 and 2018 respectively.

It has taken 10 months to design and construct each of the ladders, which must be able to carry the weight of 33 people. The design was a joint project between BAE Systems’ chief designer Jim Weir and Kevin Nergaard, his counterpart at Tyne Gangway.

BAE has described the construction of the aircraft carriers as the “biggest project in Britain after the Olympic Games”. Gordon Ralph, BAE’s supply chain advisor, said: “This is a unique and complex part of a huge project and we wanted to be sure we were engaging the top specialists in the area, as with all aspects of this job.

“Designing tailor-made access systems is Tyne Gangway’s day-to-day business so we had confidence that they would be able to bring this project to fruition.”

Rigorous tests are currently being carried out on the first of the ladders at Tyne Gangway’s Wallsend base. Pawan Jha, senior surveyor at Lloyds Register, was on Tyneside to certify the testing.

He said: “We are the classification society for aircraft carriers so our certificate will be required in order to conform with regulations. This is a significant moment in the development of this project.”

Tyne Gangways was also one of the subcontractors on the Ark Royal, built at Swan Hunters during the 1980s, which has recently been decommissioned.


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1st; whilst alongside at Rosyth - taken off the port bow - Accommodation Ladder lowered.
2nd; whilst alongside at Rosyth - taken off the port quarter - Accommodation Ladder lowered.
3rd; whilst alongside at Rosyth - taken off the port bow - Accommodation Ladder lowered and lower (landing) platform apparently not fully deployed.
4th; whilst alongside at Portsmouth Dockyard - taken wide off the port bow - Accommodation Ladder lowered to just above a pontoon.
5th; showing the Accommodation Ladder lowered to above the waterline - taken from within the sponson looking down the deployed ladder.
6th; a diagram indicating that there is only one Accommodation Ladder per vessel in the class and that it is on the port side fwd. (Note circled caption)


Sources and/or attributions
1st; forces.net
2nd; groupainscough
3rd; savetheroyalnavy
4th; sinodefenceforum
5th; thejournalbusinessnews & tynegangway
6th; savetheroyalnavy


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Q.E. NAME BOARD

HMS Queen Elizabeth‏ @HMSQnlz
Good to see the name board has been put up. At 15 characters long inc. the space it’s currently the longest in the fleet.
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Q.E. NAME BOARD

HMS Queen Elizabeth‏ @HMSQnlz
Good to see the name board has been put up. At 15 characters long inc. the space it’s currently the longest in the fleet
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I also really like the image (included as attachment below) that shows all of the following in one shot:-

- the location of the name board on the stbd side of fwd island.
- the Royal Standard flying from the upper/foremost gaff (mounted on aft facing panel of the LLR Cartridge).
- the White Ensign flying from the lower gaff (mounted on aft facing panel of uptake & downtake housing).

Attachment (Source and Attributions) Twitter - HMS Prince of Wales page QNLZ Commissioning also savetheroyalnavy


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