Royal Navy ship damage probe.


Blackleaf
#1
Navy ship damage probe



By SUN ONLINE REPORTER



The Sandown-class HMS Grimsby.

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a Royal Navy mine-hunting ship was damaged on a training exercise in Norway, the Ministry of Defence said today.

The Clyde-based vessel HMS Grimsby will have to undergo repairs after striking the side of a fjord north of Bergen.

None of the 35 to 40 strong crew was injured in the incident on Monday night but there was flooding on board after a fresh water tank burst.

The hull was also damaged, and the ship is now being assessed at the coastal town of Maloy.

The cause of the collision is under investigation but the accident happened during a 90 degree turn.

A spokesman said of the ship: “She will be at Maloy for some time until she’s been checked out and then will come back here for repairs.

“She didn’t take in any seawater though a fresh water tank was ruptured. We are talking about five inches of water,” he added.

The swift response of the crew was described as “exceptional” by the Commanding Officer, Lt Cdr Nigel May.

HMS Grimsby, launched in 1998, was third in the line of four ships navigating inshore waters 90 miles off the south-west coast of the country when she struck the fjordside.

The ship was taking part in training along with Royal Marines units.

thesun.co.uk
 
cortez
#2
grimsby- an interesting name
didnt eltons john have a song called grimsby

and you are not mentioning the 3 tons of rotting squid they had hidden below -------is this a cover up too

or are you on some kind of fishing expedition of your own- i mean with respect to the name of the boat

and by the way one of our crappy subs could EASILY take that fine example of HMs royal navy

but i think we should let the norwegians play with her a lttle first

Her majesty --i mean
 
Mogz
Conservative
#3
Quote:

and by the way one of our crappy subs could EASILY take that fine example of HMs royal navy

It's a mine hunter,in line with our Kingston Class MCDVs, not a destroyer
 
cortez
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by Mogz

Quote:

and by the way one of our crappy subs could EASILY take that fine example of HMs royal navy

It's a mine hunter,in line with our Kingston Class MCDVs, not a destroyer


So?
 
Mogz
Conservative
#5
Your sarcasm was evident in your post. I was educating you so perhaps in the future you won't make crass comments. It's a longshot, but I like a challenge.
 
cortez
#6
crass
in what way-
 
Blackleaf
#7
[img]and by the way one of our crappy subs could EASILY take that fine example of HMs royal navy [/img]

Yep. The Royal Navy will be no match for the mighty Canadian Navy.
 
Blackleaf
#8
Quote:

and by the way one of our crappy subs could EASILY take that fine example of HMs royal navy

Yep. The Royal Navy will be no match for the mighty Canadian Navy.
 
cortez
#9
are you insulting the canadian navy

we may not have the largest navy but i suspect we have one of the best --- as evidenced by the great job they do despite the lousy hardware they have to work with
 
Blackleaf
#10
HMS Ocean sailed from Devonport Naval Base on 6 February 2006 to take part in a winter-training exercise in Norway.




The exercise will take place in Northern Norway and will include multi-national forces operating at sea and on land. In addition to many ships, the land exercise will involve nearly 15,000 troops. HMS Ocean will embark several sea king helicopters in the week commencing 13 February 2006 in the channel before a short visit to Portsmouth Naval Base. She will then deploy to Norway and rendezvous with her Royal Marines from 45 Commando.

HMS Ocean's landing craft have already deployed and are currently undertaking beach reconnaissance and navigation training. They will rejoin HMS Ocean soon after her arrival. HMS Ocean's Commanding Officer, Captain Chris Snow, said:

"The deployment will provide an excellent opportunity for our embarked military force to train in an inhospitable and demanding environment. This will ensure the RN Service remains flexible, ready and able to deploy at short notice to regions of extreme climate be that the freezing mountains to the hot, arid desert regions.

"In addition the ship's company will be able to enjoy the stunning Norwegian scenery and enjoy some well earned time ashore."

This will be HMS Ocean's first deployment from the UK since Captain Snow assumed command in December 2005. The ship is due to return to the UK in April 2006.

navy-matters.com
 
Blackleaf
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by cortez

are you insulting the canadian navy

we may not have the largest navy but i suspect we have one of the best --- as evidenced by the great job they do despite the lousy hardware they have to work with

The Royal Navy is THE best, and the world's no2.
 
cortez
#12
so say you
 
#juan
No Party Affiliation
#13
Quote:

The Royal Navy is THE best, and the world's no2.

Where are you getting your information from blackleaf. I make the British military behind Russia, and China, as well as France and the U.S.
 
cortez
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf

Quote: Originally Posted by cortez

are you insulting the canadian navy

The Royal Navy is THE best, and the world's no2.

are we really arguing about navies here
or do i detect a general ----superiority complex ----- on your part
 
Blackleaf
#15
I also reckon Royal Navy ship's have some pretty cool crests. Here are some -



HMS Alamein


HMS Bacchante


HMS Blazer


HMS Blyth


HMS Caprice


HMS Carron


HMS Carysfort


HMS Cassandra


HMS Centurion


HMS Cossack


HMS Dasher


HMS Nelson


HMS Tracker
 
cortez
#16
yeah so what

what is this obsession with the navy

the uk -- is from what i can see---one of those nations in decline-- slow but steady--internally as well-- thats what many uk citizens have told me they feel- trying fixate on its supposed former gory ---not a typo-- is futile---this decline is a post-colonial decline that has a life of its own--- it has occurred to every empire---

currently
what we have is a stalemate--- look at iraq and afganistan the combined forces of the us and uk cant conquer or even control these insignificant places

and if you think that preventing argentina from talking the falklands is SIGNIFICANT -----well as ive said the iraqis and afgans are doing that to uk-us so that must be significant as well

ive also understood as #juan was saying that chinas navy
has overtaken the uks in capability but more importantly is GROWING at such a pace that it may overtake the USs in 10-20 years

china is the power in ascension
the uk the us the eu have reached their maximum potential and will remain there

china including it navy are not even CLOSE to their maximum potential
 
I think not
#17
Don't you just love these "mine is bigger than yours" threads?
 
cortez
#18
yes i do
they are fun

but there are variations as well like

theres is bigger that yours
or yours might be bigger but mine better
or yours might be bigger but my is still growing
 
I think not
#19
I think this is the coolest ship in the US Navy;

The USS Constitution, known as "Old Ironsides," is a wooden-hulled, three-masted frigate of the United States Navy. Named after the United States Constitution, she is the oldest commissioned ship in the world still afloat. (HMS Victory is three decades older, but is permanently drydocked.)

Constitution was one of six frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794. Joshua Humphreys designed them to be the Navy's capital ships and so Constitution and her sisters were larger and more heavily armed than the standard run of frigates from the period. For a time, Constitution was assigned the hull classification symbol IX-21 (the "IX" hull code stands for "Unclassified Miscellaneous"), but was reclassified to "none" on 1 September 1975.


 
cortez
#20
a very classy looking ship

so.. i suppose what you are saying is that YOURs is made of wood

or is woody------- HAHAjavascript :emoticon('')
 
shortmanx5
#21
cortez"chinas navy has overtaken the uks in capability but more importantly is GROWING at such a pace that it may overtake the USs in 10-20 years." HAHAHA where did you get that from the reason china hasnt invades tawain is because they dont have enough transport ships to get enough troops over and also because the US ships stationed in Japan could take on their whole Navy. I am pretty sure tawain has better ships than china. Also china doesnt have any aircraft carriers the uk does. only the us the uk can project globally not the us and china or russia the us and the uk. thats why there # 1 and # 2.
 
I think not
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by cortez

a very classy looking ship

so.. i suppose what you are saying is that YOURs is made of wood

or is woody------- HAHAjavascript :emoticon('')

Good one cortez.

I think it's a cool little ship. How many ships are there over 200 years old floating about? Not many I would imagine. Nice piece of history.
 
cortez
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by shortmanx5

cortez"chinas navy has overtaken the uks in capability but more importantly is GROWING at such a pace that it may overtake the USs in 10-20 years." HAHAHA where did you get that from the reason china hasnt invades tawain is because they dont have enough transport ships to get enough troops over and also because the US ships stationed in Japan could take on their whole Navy. I am pretty sure tawain has better ships than china. Also china doesnt have any aircraft carriers the uk does. only the us the uk can project globally not the us and china or russia the us and the uk. thats why there # 1 and # 2.

not for long
its the dynamic of an ascending power, organized intelligent and with unlimited man power
it is inevitable that the current hegemony wiil fall it always does-- i dont make the rules
the uk --by the admission of many of the posters here cannot even prevent its fellow eu members from ripping it off
its influence is waning
chineese generals have already suggested that if the us navy were to attempt to advance against any move they made for taiwan they would nuke them in the water
a similar threat they made to the us during the vietnam war -- ie if the us were to use nuclear weopns on north vietnam -- china would retaliate--- vietnam marked the limit of the westward expansion of the anglosaxons----or the west or whatever else you may want to call it--thanks in part to china.

when the treaty for the repatriation of hong kong was signed the british had no idea that in 1997 they would be dealing with a china that could defend itself----had china not reached that point by 1997 the british would have held a referendum asking whether the people of hong kong wished to remain under british rule--they would said yes no doubt-- and britain would then have maintained control of hong kong using a moral argument to overide the terms of the repatriation agreement
when the uk handed hong kong back they did so because they had to they were no match for china --navy or not ---
to an objective observer that transfer was a sign of weakness on the part of the british ---if we use the logic of realpolitc

the zero possiblity of the us and uk preventing the chineese annexation or conquest of tibet is another example

lets distinguish what is likely to happen from what we may want to happen---- believe me i would personally prefer a status quo if the alternative is another blood bath-- but you and i dont make the rules that govern the ascension and decline of nation states

your hahahing suggests to me that you personalize these arguments-- your sense of personal self esteem seem to be ridiculously dependant on this imperial fantasy--- but that too is a symptom of decline................
 
The Gunslinger
#24
Britain would not have gone to war over Hong Kong, I would think. All China would have to do would be to turn off the water, etc. and Hong Kong would have folded.

At best, Britain would have offered the Hong Kong citizens citizenship and then ship them out to England.
 
cortez
#25
i agree britain wouldnt have gone to war--- they would not have had to because it would have been no contest-my point was that the handover highlighted how much the relative power of the 2 nation had changed since the opium wars-- and that trend continues
 
shortmanx5
#26
cortez"your hahahing suggests to me that you personalize these arguments-- your sense of personal self esteem seem to be ridiculously dependant on this imperial fantasy--- but that too is a symptom of decline................" No my haha was because you are hell bent on the fact that you think the us is in decline and china is going to be the next great superpower. china will be like russia where they can fight wars around there borders, where the us and the uk can fight wars all around the world. thats because having a huge army and a few nukes doesnt put you on par with the us and the uk. "but that too is a symptom of decline.." How can someone from europe talk to me about decline.. europe has been declining for years.
 
cortez
#27
check out your national debt
 
shortmanx5
#28
do you understand how much other countries owe the u.s. its a lot more than we owe to other countries. we just dont collect , were to nice. Another thing about debt is someone has be able to make you pay up.
 
cortez
#29
your hillarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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