Is that a Type 42? - Eastenders

#1
On Deadenders (Eastenders) not that I can stand the programme during the opening credits there appears to be a warship going up the Thames. Clever CGI computer graphics maybe but it gives the appearance of being shot from a saterlite.

Is that a type 42 or has anyone got any knowledge?
 

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#2
Hermes_R12 said:
On Deadenders (Eastenders) not that I can stand the programme during the opening credits there appears to be a warship going up the Thames. Clever CGI computer graphics maybe but it gives the appearance of being shot from a saterlite.

Is that a type 42 or has anyone got any knowledge?
Dunno Hermes_R12, but on a lighter note......Get a Life dude............lol
 
#3
I similarly get a blood pressure rise and a burst of Tourette syndrome at even the sound of Deadenders. Anyway, a good observation: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/soaps/s...106/video-new-eastenders-opening-credits.html from about the 00:04 mark.

It looks a bit short for even a Batch 1 or 2 T42 and looks a bit too "cruiser sterned" to have a flight deck. Also;

look at the shadow and compare with http://jecobinplans.com/estore/product_info.php?products_id=310.

the forecastle appears to have a bulwark rather than rails

there seems an absence of grey or green Camrex on the decks

the wake looks a bit single screwish

I, for one love this question and, at last, can see a point for wallpaper television.
 
#6
Speaking from a real-life perspective, the only Type 42 to have passed that point in recent years was HMS Exeter, if I remember correctly:

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/operati...ms-exeter/news/hms-exeter-s-bond-launched-and

I haven't seen Eastenders for some time and haven't seen these title credits recently, so I don't know how much of the ship is visible.

Of the other Types, HMS Northumberland, HMS Westminster and HMS St Alban's have all passed there as have HMS Albion, HMS Ark Royal, HMS Bulwark and HMS Illustrious (these last 4 went no further than Greenwich - the first 3 went up to HMS Belfast).

Warships from other countries pass there: German, French, Belgian, even Brazil, Australia and the US.
 
#7
As we don't have that many benches out in the bundhu, I've done a few measurements. In the ship's 4 'o clock is Queen Elizabeth Pier, 299 ft long (measured from Google Earth). From the film clip, the ship is 0.69 the length of the pier, making the ship 206.2 ft long and 33 ft beam.

My measurements might be crap, though. 8O
 
#9
Passed-over_Loggie said:
I've done a few measurements. In the ship's 4 'o clock is Queen Elizabeth Pier, 299 ft long (measured from Google Earth). From the film clip, the ship is 0.69 the length of the pier, making the ship 206.2 ft long and 33 ft beam.
8O :pale:
 
#15
Is that one you crimped off earlier or are you just a collector? :wink:

Ship recognition used to be regarded as an important skill.

Why do people bother with threads that they have no interest in?
 
#18
Passed-over_Loggie said:
Is that one you crimped off earlier or are you juscollector? :wink: t a

Ship recognition used to be regarded as an important skill.

Why do people bother with threads that they have no interest in?
Yeah you post it I'll collect it :wink:
 

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