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    Quote Originally Posted by sofa View Post
    Possibly one of the rednecks demands
    What a really ignorant thing to say.

    Do you have any proof of this or are you just being an arse?
    'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky42 View Post
    I'd say it's more "look at the Union", I'd bet London and Cardiff are going to be named before long as well.
    You may be right but Glasgow isn't a seat of devolved government in the UK ....

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    A brutal assessment of the Royal Navy first published in the Official Journal of the Navy League of Australia and republished in a UK Defence Blog.

    http://votesindefence.org.uk/the-bri...vation-part-i/

    "Unfortunately, renaming the Type 26 the ‘global combat ship’ does not actually make it any more ‘global’ or combat-effective than either its Type 23 predecessors or its foreign competitors. The GCS is merely the latest conservative and expensive frigate design to come down the BAE- Royal Navy turnpike, one that is as likely to be an export flop as every major British warship design has been since the Leander class frigates of the 1970s."

    Ouch...

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    Ah to be fair leander was bought by the dutch...And the Kiwis found that one of them makes an excellent diving reef..
    Well, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that Neil will be taking over both branches, and some of you will lose your jobs. Those of you who are kept on will have to relocate to Swindon, if you wanna stay. I know, gutting. On a more positive note, the good news is, I've been promoted, so... every cloud. You're still thinking about the bad news aren't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmití View Post
    Ah to be fair leander was bought by the dutch...And the Kiwis found that one of them makes an excellent diving reef..
    The Indians and the Aussies built them as well. The last three Leanders in RNZN service were sunk as dive reefs. Good ships in their day.

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    I see the leaks are growing in terms of what the UK is going to cut, seems Albion and Bulwark maybe on the block as well:
    https://www.defensenews.com/global/2...hopping-block/

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    lol eithne replacment

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    Meanwhile, the RFA has taken delivery of the new generation of Fleet tanker.

    The UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s Tide Class Tankers Delivered, Powered by GE
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    The UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s Tide Class Tankers Delivered, Powered by GE
    By Milton Stuards, November 21, 2017, Naval
    GE Delivered Its Hybrid-Electric Propulsion System to the U.K. Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s Fleet of Four Tide Class Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability Tankers
    GE’s System Allows the Fleet to Achieve Increased Fuel Efficiency and Operational Flexibility
    The Project Reinforces the Trend That More Navies are Turning to the Flexibility of Hybrid Vessels
    GE’s Marine Solutions (NYSE: GE) has recently successfully delivered its electrical power and propulsion system to the U.K. Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s (RFA) fleet of four Tide class Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS) tankers, which will deliver fuel and water to Royal Navy vessels around the world.
    “As the next-generation class of large, fleet tankers, the Tide class replaces old single-hulled tankers and will enhance the Royal Navy’s overall maritime capability,” said Commodore Duncan Lamb RFA, head of Afloat Support.
    As part of the hybrid propulsion configuration—diesel engines coupled with electric motors—GE’s technology enables the tankers to advance at the most efficient form of propulsion for each operational scenario.
    Designed for fuel efficiency, GE’s electric motor can provide power to the propellers in addition to the propulsion diesel engine, which is used when higher speeds are needed. It can also conversely harness the power from the engine shaft to generate electricity and power the electric equipment on board when the tanker operates at moderate or low speeds.
    Using an electric propulsion motor powered by the ship’s generating sets to run the propeller can save fuel, reduce emissions and reduce maintenance costs of the main engines since the generating sets are running to meet other electrical needs on the vessel.
    In addition to the design and engineering of the propulsion system, GE was also responsible for the commissioning of the GE-supplied equipment and training to the RFA for the switchboards and drives at its world-class Marine Power Test Facility in the U.K.
    “Our power and propulsion systems for the Tide class tankers are designed for flexibility and fuel efficiency. This project is a prime example of how GE’s technology meets the navy’s stringent logistics and operational requirements,” said Andy McKeran, general manager, GE’s Marine Solutions. “GE is a trusted partner to the RFA and Royal Navy, and our collaborations span from our first power electronic hybrid electric warship with the pioneering Type 23 class that came into service in the 1990s through to the full electric solutions on the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers and now the very latest in hybrid drives for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship.”
    “Similar to the hybrid and electric cars, we have seen an increase in the number of the world’s navies using hybrid propulsion systems for enhanced fuel efficiency, and GE pioneered this innovation starting in the ’90s.” said Azeez Mohammed, president & CEO, GE’s Power Conversion business. “In the very near future, navy operations will also be enhanced through our digital solutions. Driven by data, navies will be able to make more informed decisions, reduce excessive maintenance and predict failure before it occurs, staying mission-ready.”
    Source: GE
    https://www.vesselfinder.com/news/10...-Powered-by-GE
    Well, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that Neil will be taking over both branches, and some of you will lose your jobs. Those of you who are kept on will have to relocate to Swindon, if you wanna stay. I know, gutting. On a more positive note, the good news is, I've been promoted, so... every cloud. You're still thinking about the bad news aren't you?

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    Did they ever explain the delays from the SK yard? Think it was something regarding the electrical systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmit� View Post
    Meanwhile, the RFA has taken delivery of the new generation of Fleet tanker.


    https://www.vesselfinder.com/news/10...-Powered-by-GE
    How long before this ends up in the MRV thread??


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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    How long before this ends up in the MRV thread??

    Well she is the bigger version of the Norwegian one isn't she?


    I see that QE is to be taken into service on the 7th of December, not sure I'd pick that date, but whatever...

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    I see that the Type 26 is being promoted as a solution to Canada's quest for a CSC to replace the Halifax and Iroquois class (Some of whom have already become the main subject of a Sinkex).


    Will be stiff competition, up against already tried and tested designs, such as De Zeven Provinciën class, FREMM multipurpose frigate, Fridtjof Nansen-class frigate and other designs that have the advantage of already having hulls in the water.
    Well, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that Neil will be taking over both branches, and some of you will lose your jobs. Those of you who are kept on will have to relocate to Swindon, if you wanna stay. I know, gutting. On a more positive note, the good news is, I've been promoted, so... every cloud. You're still thinking about the bad news aren't you?

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