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

(granny)

RIP
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.

 
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?

PS

Why does following JSP101 degenerate a ship's name to a bloody hyperlink that I can't override?
 
Last edited:

Rem3pt

MIA
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.
 
G

guestm

Guest
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.
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.
 
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?
 

Ballistic

War Hero
"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
 

mikh

MIA
"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
'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
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
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).
Agreed.

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.
 

Ballistic

War Hero
'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
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.
 

mikh

MIA
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
 

witsend

MIA
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.
 

flymo

War Hero
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
Fair doos mikh
 

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.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
soleil Sun: "Royal Navy Submarine Crews Face 14-day Quarantine To Prevent Coronavirus Outbreak" Submariners 7
MoD_RSS PHE response to a Sun newspaper column MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Blackpool business provides vitamin D to sun-drenched Middle East MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Spacecraft launches to explore the Sun MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Armed Forces heroes celebrated at The Sun Military Awards MoD News 0
soleil FB: The Sun's Military Awards - Best Reservist Category - Sub Lieutenant Imogen Napper Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 2
soleil FB: The Sun's Military Awards - Best Reservist - Winner - Lieutenant Commander Tracy MacSephney Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 3
soleil "Selfless Heroes Nominated For The Sun’s Military Awards" Current Affairs 8
soleil Sun: "Prince Philip Wants Princess Anne To Head Up The Royal Marines Once Harry Quits" The Corps 44
MoD_RSS Sun explorer spacecraft leaves for launch site MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Dstl’s life saving work awarded at The Sun Military Awards MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: The Sun Military Awards 2018 reward armed forces heroes MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Dstl staff shortlisted for The Sun Military Awards MoD News 0
soleil Scottish Sun: "Birdseye View - Breathtaking Aerial Pictures Of Scotland Taken By Daredevil WW1 Pilot Who Survived Nine Crashes" The Fleet Air Arm 2
MoD_RSS News story: The Sun Military Awards are back to salute the Armed Forces MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: The Sun Military Awards 2017 open for nominations MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: British Armed Forces honoured at The Sun Military Awards MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: The Sun Military Awards open for nominations MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Armed Forces honoured at The Sun Military Awards MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: The Sun Military Awards return to highlight British heroes MoD News 0
IlikeB33r Sun dodgers assistance required! Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 19
Tanners90 Application for sun dodger Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 1
MoD_RSS News story: Sun Military Awards will reward outstanding efforts this evening MoD News 2
MoD_RSS News story: Sun Military Awards to Mark Achievements in Afghanistan MoD News 0
Ageing_Gracefully Book Comp- At The Going Down of the Sun Competitions 17
soleil The Sun: "I See No Ships" MoD News 37
soleil The Sun: "007: The Spy Who Subbed Me" Submariners 32
soleil Ch5 - Gibraltar - Britain In The Sun - Tuesday, 7th January 2014 - 20:00 Bases / Shore Est 4
soleil Sun 2013 Military Awards - The Millies Current Affairs 30
BillyNoMates I remember these. (For Sun-dodgers) The Book Club 0
soleil Bermuda Sun: "Action In Falklands Changed My Life’" History 4
soleil The Sun: "Pirates On The Rocks - Navy Sinks 17 Boats In Sea Bandit War" The Fleet 2
frogman007 At the going down of the sun. Current Affairs 12
Bad CO Sun Nov 11: Where Will You Be? Current Affairs 71
soleil Sun: "Nuke Test That Says: Don’t Mess With The UK" Submariners 5
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp S/M Memorial Remembrance Parade Sun 4th Nov Submariners 2
soleil Sun: "HMS Gunman" The Fleet 6
soleil Sun: "Ship’s Doctor" The Fleet 0
soleil Sun: "Seaman Dead On Nuke Sub" Submariners 5
trelawney126 Sun: "£1bn Nuke Job" Submariners 3
Topstop Retirement in the sun Current Affairs 0
soleil Sun: "England v Argentina ... We Bring On The Sub" Submariners 51
soleil Scottish Sun: "We Meet The Pirate Busters" The Corps 0
soleil Telegraph: "The Sun's Defence Editor, Latest Journalist Arrested" Current Affairs 1
soleil Sun: "Skint Navy Surrenders Nelson’s HMS Victory" Bases / Shore Est 11
sgtpepperband Channel 4 - 10 O'Clock Live: "Charlie Brooker's Rant About 'The Sun' Newspaper" The Internet - Best and Worst 8
soleil The Sun Military Awards 2011 - Outstanding Sailor Or Marine Category Current Affairs 41
soleil Sun: "Two Injured After HMS Belfast Gangway Collapses" Current Affairs 21
soleil Sun: "Sailor In Outrage At MoD Axe Bid" Current Affairs 11
soleil Sun: "Navy’s Bird Poo Fight" The Fleet 5
Similar threads


















































Top