Massive Machines Submarines

#1
Anyone see tonights programme on Channel 5
Very interesting but spoilt by bad sync of the verbals.
Sorry state of the Alliance from what I could see,dont they paint it?
 
#4
sgtpepperband said:
Just paint it topcoat grey, like the rest of The Fleet... 8O :wink:
S P B

I am not certain of the use of the word "Fleet" most dictionaries indicate this to means a group of ships under one command. A dozen ships spread round the Globe under command from an office in UK hardly warrants the title Fleet.

"What colour matt black would you like your submarine Sir?"
"Piss off Scratcher"
"Dusty, get us 20 gals of matt black, four rollers and four 4" paint brushes"

Now they did paint one blue a year or two ago what happened to that experiment??????????????????????????????

Nutty

PS: Why is it in 2007 with few ships the word "Fleet" is used all the time in the RN both in verbal and written articles. in the 60's/70's when we had loads of ships in all Oceans the word Fleet was rarely if ever used in day to day conversation or on paper within the RN ????????????????????????????????
 
#5
sgtpepperband said:
Just paint it topcoat grey, like the rest of The Fleet... 8O :wink:
Won't be long before the Submarine Service outnumbers the surface Flotilla. Mind you I like the look of them there new Daring class. A periscope watchkeepers dream that silhouette. Besides the MOD has already decided to fool the taxpayers and keep the numbers up by (slowly) painting the T boats blue.
A life under the ocean wave....la la, la la, la, laaaa la laaaaaaaaaa.
(think that's enough levity - ed.)
 

sgtpepperband

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#7
Nutty: Naval Fleet:

...Modern fleets combine surface warships, submarines, support ships and ship-based aircraft to conduct naval operations at sea...
Sarcasm in my original post obviously lost in translation... so have a wet! (Oh, sorry - wrong site! 8O :wink: )
 
#8
sgtpepperband said:
Nutty: Naval Fleet:

...Modern fleets combine surface warships, submarines, support ships and ship-based aircraft to conduct naval operations at sea...
Sarcasm in my original post obviously lost in translation... so have a wet! (Oh, sorry - wrong site! 8O :wink:)

Wot we need is Emoticons that indicates Sarcasm and Irony. That should sort it.

Nutty
 
#9
Nutty said:
Now they did paint one blue a year or two ago what happened to that experiment??????????????????????????????

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I think it was the Torbay that was painted light blue due to the fact she was going somewhere with lighter/clearer water (ie not the dark N. Atlantic). It was mean't to make her less visible from the air at PD I think.
 
#13
Maxi_77 said:
skyvet said:
Pretty sure that there were boats painted blue for Mediterranean operations during WW2 - any historians that can confirm ? Nutty ?
Yes

So why were boats painted sand brown and a darker brown when the waters in the Gulf, Red Sea and Indian ocean are very clear and blue.

Oh a good photo opportunity that helped GW1 then.

So is Torbay still blue or returned to Matt black or now sandy and dark brown?????

Nutty

PS American battleships used to be painted white it did not mean it was a good idea.

White Fleet

PPS All USN Boats use to be mid grey now its charcoal or black.
 

oberon

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#17
Chaz said:
Nutty said:
Now they did paint one blue a year or two ago what happened to that experiment??????????????????????????????

quote]

I think it was the Torbay that was painted light blue due to the fact she was going somewhere with lighter/clearer water (ie not the dark N. Atlantic). It was mean't to make her less visible from the air at PD I think.
Think pink would have been a better idea with the Torgay! ;-)
 
#20
Great........now I can't see it. What does it look like. As it's so good and it obviously is 'cos it's disappeared from my screen shouldn't it have the Grimes light flashing!?
 

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