Sun: "Brit Ship Conks Out As It Fights Mad Dog"

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  1. (granny)

    (granny) Book Reviewer

    One rating on the 4,800-ton destroyer - which is due to be decommissioned next year - said: "They have given us a broken ship.
    "It is really scary for the crew at the moment. We are out here fighting against Gaddafi's troops and the ship could break down at any time. What if we had to move in an emergency and she broke down again

    Read more: Brit ship conks out as it fights Mad Dog | The Sun |News|Campaigns|Our Boys

    This comment, I thought, is giving aid and comfort to the enemy. As near, as dammit , treasonable.

  2. I was thinking something similar. Clearly the yound lad/ladess questioned has a clear understanding of how the ship works.

    Does LIVERPOOL have a Chinese dohby wallah and could he be mistaken for a rating?


    Why does following JSP101 degenerate a ship's name to a bloody hyperlink that I can't override?
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  3. That comment sounds like it was made up by the newspaper. Who on earth is going to say that? Not one of the crew im sure.
  4. I was thinking the exact same thing, "they have given us a broken ship" is simply not what a matelot would say. Who gets "given" a ship? I call horseshit from the sun. (for a change).

    Also, every 42 I've had has had similar problems, it didn't stop us functioning perfectly well though.
  5. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    The Sun newspaper sure is good at supporting "our lads". Just as useful to the enemy as the BBC was telling the world 2 PARA was taking out Goose Green a fair few hours before the attack was launched.

    Who's phone did they hack for hapless jacks comment or did they just invent that bit?
  6. "A costly refit" is hardly an accurate description of a relatively straightforward engine change, is it?

    Typical ignorant, poorly researched comment from the Currant Bun
  7. Well it is the sun innit
  8. 'straightforward' say that to the stokers who have to do it, the GLASGOW did a turbine swop in gib in 92, 2 weeks alongside with us pissing up whilst the stokers were 1 in 2
  9. Another non story IMO.
  10. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator


    The good 'news': Those lamenting the imminent loss of the News of the World, will be heartened to learn that it will be replaced by the Sun on Sunday, doubtless with minimal job-loss, so the same shit will continue to be available 24/7.
  11. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    What will you scousers read on a Sunday now??
  12. Janner,

    They will call it the 'Sunday Solar':sunny:, hoping that the scousers :scratch: will never cotton on.
  13. mikh, I chose the word "relatively" with great care to illustrate the difference between an engine change and a refit.

    I know it's hard graft for the ME dept and the specialist teams that fly out with the replacement engine.
  14. Illustrious did an engine change whilst in the middle of the Atlantic.
  15. Point taken Ballistic.

    flymo, if memory serves, the GLASGOW got a BZ for the swop as it was the 1st time it had been done on a 42 outside of a major dockyard - wee bit of a difference between a 42 and the lusty, manpower, access to engine spaces for getting the old out and the new in
  16. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Gadzooks. One sincerely hopes the Sunday Times isn't being axed too?
  17. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer

    More shite from a newspaper.

    Newsflash, machinery breaks down. Newsflash, the older that machinery is, in general, the more prone it is to breakdowns. Newsflash, the credibility of the clowns at news international takes another battering.
  18. Fair doos mikh
  19. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    I had two brand new ships and both of those broke down, one of them the day it was delivered by the builders, and one in its 2nd commission that failed to start. But it wasn't news then.

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