Is this the unluckiest ship in the fleet?

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
I was on it when it was in refit post-crash, and left it after BOST on completion of the refit. Despite Fleet's insistance that it was fully repaired and operational I was convinced the Ship was jinxed. Glad I got off when I did!

:shock:
 

Bergen

ADC
sgtpepperband said:
I was on it when it was in refit post-crash, and left it after BOST on completion of the refit. Despite Fleet's insistance that it was fully repaired and operational I was convinced the Ship was jinxed. Glad I got off when I did!

:shock:

I was surprised to read reports of how much of the ship's water-tight integrity had been compromised by poor fitting of MCT's and other water-tight boundary penetrations. After hitting Wolf Rock she was lucky not to have been sunk. Lack of integrity is something that is regularly found in some civilian hulls but nevertheless surprising [for me] in an RN warship.

RM
 

rictic

Badgeman
Bergen said:
sgtpepperband said:
I was on it when it was in refit post-crash, and left it after BOST on completion of the refit. Despite Fleet's insistance that it was fully repaired and operational I was convinced the Ship was jinxed. Glad I got off when I did!

:shock:

I was surprised to read reports of how much of the ship's water-tight integrity had been compromised by poor fitting of MCT's and other water-tight boundary penetrations. After hitting Wolf Rock she was lucky not to have been sunk. Lack of integrity is something that is regularly found in some civilian hulls but nevertheless surprising [for me] in an RN warship.

RM
An RN hull designed using civvy parameters.
The same type that decided that civvy wiring should be installed on type 21s etc.. nothing wrong with PTFE wiring on a cruise ship but totally lethal on a warship. it saves weight but gives off toxic fumes in a fire.
 
dt018a9667 said:
Try the Traf, she has had more bad luck than most but that might be down more to her pennant number SSN13!

HMS/m Osiris was also SSK13 (S13 fin number) but had a long and proud history of avoiding objects set in her path. Any more members of the 13 club out there? Now HMS/m Opportune SSK20 had a long and glorious history of knocking into objects about the seven seas.

Nutty
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
rictic wrote

An RN hull designed using civvy parameters.

What parameters would those be?

The same type that decided that civvy wiring should be installed on type 21s etc.. nothing wrong with PTFE wiring on a cruise ship but totally lethal on a warship. it saves weight but gives off toxic fumes in a fire.

PTFE? Do you mean PVC? And why is it any less lethal on a cruise ship?

Bergen wrote
After hitting Wolf Rock she was lucky not to have been sunk.

A credit to the MEO, CMEM and the rest of the Ship's Company.

spearfish asked
Can any one provide a link to the loss of Nottingham's Lynx due to lack of motion lotion?

Other than the BBC link in the first post? I don't know this story but fuel problems come in all shapes and sizes and doesn't always mean someone forgot to top up.

Not all OPDEFs make the press so let's be careful.
 

slim

War Hero
PTFE is a superb insulator which is used extensively on cables. Unfortunately when it burns the fumes emitted are extremely toxic. In fact when I did a practical wiring course at Daedalus in the 70s we were warned not to strip the cable using our teeth.
A naval warship by its very name is more likely to suffer fire damage than a cruise liner (one hopes).
 
Quote Seadog's posting

Bergen wroteQuote::
After hitting Wolf Rock she was lucky not to have been sunk.

"A credit to the MEO, CMEM and the rest of the Ship's Company."

Were the bridge staff/watchkeepers not part of that ships company then. It being them that required the MEO and CMEM and staff to save the ship in the begining.

Why did the Captain have to go ashore with the sick rating other than to glad hand the local big wheel and add another place to his book of places I have visited. Then, he is the Captain and not part of the ships company.

Now we are just left with Slim's origional question, "why did the Lynx run out of fuel"

NUtty
 
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