Not Again ???

Discussion in 'U.K.' started by Vladimir Illich, May 17, 2020.

  1. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Supporters Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Prince of Wales - springs a leak !!! - QE2 did likewise last year - you'd think they would have learnt by now ???


    Navy launches probe after leak on board aircraft carrier

    PA
    May 17th 2020 6:27AM
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    The Royal Navy has launched an investigation after a pipe leaked aboard aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales, causing an ankle-high flood.

    A video of water pouring through the ceiling into an accommodation area of the 65,000-tonne warship was posted on Facebook page Jackspeak.

    The leak is understood to have taken place on Friday while the £3 billion warship was at Portsmouth Naval Base.

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    HMS Prince of Wales leaving Portsmouth Naval Base for the first time earlier this year (Ben Mitchell/PA)
    A Royal Navy spokesman said: “Following a minor issue with an internal system on HMS Prince of Wales, the ship’s company were required to remove a small volume of water from the ship.

    “An investigation into the cause is now under way but this will not affect the ship’s programme.”

    It is understood that the pipe was isolated quickly and the water was mopped up by the crew.

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    The Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth dwarfs Ryde on the Isle of Wight as it sails from anchor off Gosport, Hampshire, for sea trials on Friday, May 15 (Ben Mitchell/PA)
    The leak comes after sister ship HMS Queen Elizabeth had to cut short sea trials last July after a seal burst causing a large quantity of water to pour from a pipe and to flood through several decks.

    Following the incident, the ship’s then commanding officer Captain Steve Moorhouse said it was safe and that in his experience leaks were a “weekly” problem for warships.

    HMS Prince of Wales has recently been testing its safety systems including the deployment of life rafts and emergency chutes while the Queen Elizabeth set sail from anchor off Gosport, Hampshire, on Friday to carry out sea trials off the south coast.

    First stage of training complete. Next time we see Portsmouth this close will be to take on stores to support @OC617Sqn.

    Then comes the first embarkation of our operational #F35 squadron. #WatchThisSpace#CarrierStrikepic.twitter.com/PTEWJf5s78

    — HMS Queen Elizabeth (@HMSQNLZ) May 15, 2020

    The older of the two carriers had to delay its departure from Portsmouth last month to enable its 700-strong crew to be tested for Covid-19 of which two tested positive and were removed from the ship.

    The rest of the ship underwent a period of quarantine at sea prior to commencing the training exercises.
     
  2. Bullzaye

    Bullzaye Members

    Ships leak? Enormously complicated mechanical/electronic systems may experience occasional malfunctions?

    Alert the press! Start massive investigations! Someone must be held to blame! I didn't get a "Harumph" outta that guy!"

    :expressionless:
     
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  3. might have been Sabotage! Dun Dun Dun.
     
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  4. Vladimir Illich

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    Oooohhh - Mrs Windsor won't be pleased at that - having one of her boats attacked !!!
     
  5. nope, Her Majesty won’t be, but I think you will be, if this is the case.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2020
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  6. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    None of our U Boats leaked 70 years ago just sayin.
     
  7. Lol. Yes they did. All the time they were leaking urine and shit into the water. Rather then have a tank for Storing it, they were Constantly polluting the waters with leaky shit. Just saying. This system also caused many of them to malfunction and kill the men on board, sinking, and never able to rise to The surface. Drowning in their own shit.
     
  8. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    Not leaking any water but.
     
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  9. onceburned

    onceburned Banned

    they all leak. if all the boats didnt leak, there would be no bilge pump
     
  10. Vladimir Illich

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    Many of them did when they came too close to depth charges or torpedoes.
     
  11. WOLF ANGEL

    WOLF ANGEL Senior Member - A Fool on the Hill HipForums Supporter

    Perhaps they should employ Dutch girls???
     
  12. Bullzaye

    Bullzaye Members

    I imagine the sailors wouldn't mind that! (Depending on the age of these theoretical "girls")
     
  13. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Supporters Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    No, the little 'dutch' boys will be too busy stuffing their fists into holes to plug the leaks !!!
     

  14. Might have been loose lips

    I've heard they sink ships


    ;)
     
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