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The Tyne was shut down for the final time last year:Navy News 12 Jun 2013 said:The roar of Olympus no longer sounds at HMS Sultan as the mighty engine has been turned off for good. The gas turbine, which has powered frigates, destroyers and carriers, as well as Concorde and Vulcan bombers, will be phased out next year.
THE greatest British engine of its generation has breathed its last as instructors at the Royal Navy’s engineering school switch off the ‘mighty Olympus’. For 35 years, marine engineers at HMS Sultan in Gosport have learned how to maintain and run the Olympus, which has powered a generation of warships (as well as Concorde and the Vulcan bomber).
But with the very last Olympus-powered ship in the Fleet, HMS Illustrious, due to pay off next year, there’s no longer the need to train marine engineers. So after burning 2.1 million gallons (9.5 million litres) of fuel – enough to fill the tanks of nearly 175,000 Ford Focus cars… or take your average family car to the moon and back 176 times) – since 1978, the gas turbine was powered down for the last time...
I was part of the original design team for the CVF project and still they built it? If the customer could have made their mind up what it was they wanted and more important what they could afford, they would have both been in-service by now?Pompey News: "Aft' Island Lifted Into Place on HMS QE1 (with video)"
SHIPBUILDERS gathered to watch as the aft island of HMS Queen Elizabeth was lifted into place today.
The island, which houses the ship’s air traffic control equipment, was lowered onto the flight deck of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier. It is the final section of HMS Queen Elizabeth to arrive at the Rosyth assembly site.
I was doing alright until they came up with the price of a ticket! £75! ... fish & chips on Southsea Common anyone?????