Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by MoD_RSS, Aug 17, 2011.
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A two dimensional ship?
Future headline, Fitcarraldo Nominated as RN Carrier CO.
OK, I'll bite - I have no idea what the significance of that statement is - any chance of explaining it to someone clearly as intellectually challenged as yours truly?
I think he was a "prospector" in Peru. Basically i think the story went that he bought a piece of rubber plantation. The only way to get his ship across to it was to drag it over a few mountains with the help of local tribes, may have been a film.
Werner Herzog made a strange film based on his story, in 1982:
Fitzcarraldo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Apologies for using the Fitzcarraldo reference for a second time. The first was when the press spoke of (I think) HMS PORTLAND going anywhere in the world.
Yes I'm being pedantic but media and ministerial clichés make the media and ministers sound bone. Ships are constrained to working in water (minimum depth below the keel required). Some can cope with a certain amount of ice. When ships other than LSL types mount terra firma, they come to a grinding halt as does the old man's / old lady's career.
Eight years late and counting.
Thanks to all concerned for the history lesson - much appreciated.
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