HMS Daring goes to sea

#1
Here we go lads my resident spy on the Clyde snatched this picture from under the nose of MOD Plod whilst hiding behind the brambles.

Hope she does not meet any nasty submariners due to the fact without a Helo she appears to have no A/S weapons.





Nutty

Stay away Greenoch, Helensburgh, Kilcreggan ferry or you will get blasted
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#7
It looks massively top heavy, particularly the foremast immediately behind the bridge.

Either it'll end up with tons & tons of pig-iron ballast like it's predecessors or it'll roll like a bugger.

The side profile looks like it'll be rather difficult to park in a breeze too.

It looks like the problem regarding upper-scupper access points on LaFayette have been painstakingly ignored. Wonder how easy it is to get fwd to aft in a smoke-filled T45?

But hey, Naval architects don't make mistakes do they?
 
#8
Ninja_Stoker said:
It looks massively top heavy, particularly the foremast immediately behind the bridge.

Either it'll end up with tons & tons of pig-iron ballast like it's predecessors or it'll roll like a bugger.

The side profile looks like it'll be rather difficult to park in a breeze too.

It looks like the problem regarding upper-scupper access points on LaFayette have been painstakingly ignored. Wonder how easy it is to get fwd to aft in a smoke-filled T45?

But hey, Naval architects don't make mistakes do they?
Bugger, that is a good point! Also, one of the things I like best about the Type 42 is that from a-b it is often as easy to go via the upper deck and get some fresh air.
 
#9
Might a well paint the great big bollock on top of the pyramid Orange!Not like it has a low vis sillouette?(scuse spelling)
 
#11
The great thing about the Sampson Radar (on the foremast) is that when it stops working you can put a couple of JRts with Binoculars in the two access doors & as it whizzes round (boy is it noisey) at that height they can see for near on 60 miles. Now that is system back up for you.
 
#12
Nutty said:
Here we go lads my resident spy on the Clyde snatched this picture from under the nose of MOD Plod whilst hiding behind the brambles.

Hope she does not meet any nasty submariners due to the fact without a Helo she appears to have no A/S weapons.





Nutty

Stay away Greenoch, Helensburgh, Kilcreggan ferry or you will get blasted
Ill look out for it this week. My house is in the bottom left of the photo. Sunny Greenock :thumright:
 
#15
Moondog

Is that damp bit bottom left of the picture of the houses it shows.

Now if you were a bunting tosser you could get a 10" signal lanp and chat to my spy for free.

Luv Nutty
 
#16
Noticed a photo in the news this morning of the Daring off for sea trials.

It looks as though it's made out of lego bricks - what happened to the greyhounds of the sea ?

I thought the idea was a low profile to prevent detection, unless we've perfected stealth technology ?
Paint it black and they could use it in a Bond film....
 
#17
Ninja_Stoker said:
It looks massively top heavy, particularly the foremast immediately behind the bridge.

Either it'll end up with tons & tons of pig-iron ballast like it's predecessors or it'll roll like a bugger.

The side profile looks like it'll be rather difficult to park in a breeze too.

It looks like the problem regarding upper-scupper access points on LaFayette have been painstakingly ignored. Wonder how easy it is to get fwd to aft in a smoke-filled T45?

But hey, Naval architects don't make mistakes do they?
The tall mast to make sure the Sampson is high enough to do any good has necessitated the rather genrous proportions of the T45 - she is wide and long.

I always found it amusing that the radar cross section of a LaFayette was bigger than that of a T23 in peace time trim, let alone stripped and for war. Supposedly, the T45 is extremely stealthy.
 
#18
Engines said:
The great thing about the Sampson Radar (on the foremast) is that when it stops working you can put a couple of JRts with Binoculars in the two access doors & as it whizzes round (boy is it noisey) at that height they can see for near on 60 miles. Now that is system back up for you.
So we can afford binoculars as well as boats! :w00t:
 
#19
Streaky said:
Now you've gone and got elderly,Moondog, be careful dashing down those stairs to get a closer view.
Good point Streaky!
You were my guest in the 80's, so you know its a long way to fall!!

Ps Elderly!! I'm only 49. Cheeky twat :rambo:
 
#20
If you're so close to the enemy that he can see you, you'll have bigger snags to deal with than visual cross section!

It's still just a big, grey target....
 

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