Key section of new Navy carrier is on the move

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  2. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    A two dimensional ship?
    Future headline, Fitcarraldo Nominated as RN Carrier CO.

  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

  6. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    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 clich├ęs 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.
  7. Thanks to all concerned for the history lesson - much appreciated.

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