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#1
Can anyone tell me when the T-Boats will be completely out of guzz and up to fazzers? (please!)

churz
 
#5
Dolphin SM1 was the sunshine squadron!It was a sad day when boats left Dolphin,and now Guzz,time waits for no man or boat for that matter!
 
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BARNEYRNSM said:
Dolphin SM1 was the sunshine squadron!It was a sad day when boats left Dolphin,and now Guzz,time waits for no man or boat for that matter!
Agree it was a sad time, always nice to see them, three or four boats, alongside in Dolphin sweepers on the other side of the water at Vernon and plenty of other war canoes further upstream. The army even had some Landing craft. Sadly nearly all P&O terminals or apartments now.
 
#7
Two_Clips_Two_Pins said:
Trenchant 2014
Talent 2015
Triumph 2016

All other boats are remaining in guzz until they are paid off (or more likely run into the ground)
When you say "run into the ground."..............
 
#8
Two_Clips_Two_Pins said:
Trenchant 2014
Talent 2015
Triumph 2016

All other boats are remaining in guzz until they are paid off (or more likely run into the ground)
That's one of the failing of the government, they don't run them into the ground. Remember Warspite? full refit and then scrapped, they could have at least got some of their money back by using it for a few years.
 
#9
NotmeChief said:
Two_Clips_Two_Pins said:
Trenchant 2014
Talent 2015
Triumph 2016

All other boats are remaining in guzz until they are paid off (or more likely run into the ground)
That's one of the failing of the government, they don't run them into the ground. Remember Warspite? full refit and then scrapped, they could have at least got some of their money back by using it for a few years.
I remember Warspite, as I was there for the refit. Pray tell, how could they have used her for a few more years?
 
#11
Joe_Crow said:
NotmeChief said:
Two_Clips_Two_Pins said:
Trenchant 2014
Talent 2015
Triumph 2016

All other boats are remaining in guzz until they are paid off (or more likely run into the ground)
That's one of the failing of the government, they don't run them into the ground. Remember Warspite? full refit and then scrapped, they could have at least got some of their money back by using it for a few years.
I remember Warspite, as I was there for the refit. Pray tell, how could they have used her for a few more years?
Good point - Churchill was scrapped in the same fashion.
 
#12
Joe_Crow said:
I remember Warspite, as I was there for the refit. Pray tell, how could they have used her for a few more years?
First, as the government takes the stand

It is not our practice to comment on specific events or features relating to the refits of the Royal Navy's nuclear-powered submarines or on matters relating to nuclear submarine design.
I fully respect that stance so I will not either. As you were there then you will know of the problem found. It would heve made more economic sense to have replaced/storobed to complete the refit and had some return on the millions already spent.
 

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#13
StixJimboRM said:
So, next question ... how's life on board a T-Boat? What sort of deployment turn around is there, etc, etc, etc, etc
Jimbo, don't worry my crystal ball say's your going to be a bomber queen. :wink:
 
#14
NotmeChief said:
I fully respect that stance so I will not either. As you were there then you will know of the problem found.
Indeed I do, particularly as I spent a considerable amount of time working on the V&C and R boats as part of the repair team.

NotmeChief said:
It would heve made more economic sense to have replaced/storobed to complete the refit and had some return on the millions already spent.
You , on the other hand, appear not to understand the problem found, or you would know that your sugggestion of a replacement was considered to be unrealistic, and that your suggestion of a storob is, frankly, laughable. Attempting a repair on Warspite would, at that stage of the refit, have been throwing good money after bad.
 
#15
Joe_Crow said:
You , on the other hand, appear not to understand the problem found, or you would know that your sugggestion of a replacement was considered to be unrealistic, and that your suggestion of a storob is, frankly, laughable. Attempting a repair on Warspite would, at that stage of the refit, have been throwing good money after bad.
I can assure you I was more than fully aware of the problems and I would say more that you.

Unrealistic is a government term for 'not more bloody money, what about my expenses'.
It was perfetly feasable to have repaired but circumstances at the time made two men in particular say sod it.
 
#16
witsend said:
StixJimboRM said:
So, next question ... how's life on board a T-Boat? What sort of deployment turn around is there, etc, etc, etc, etc
Jimbo, don't worry my crystal ball say's your going to be a bomber queen. :wink:
D'you think that's a real possibility or is the appointer likely to give me a Guzz T-boat once I'm trained up since we are all settled in Cornwall? Or is he just a cnut?
 

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#17
off_les_aura said:
witsend said:
StixJimboRM said:
So, next question ... how's life on board a T-Boat? What sort of deployment turn around is there, etc, etc, etc, etc
Jimbo, don't worry my crystal ball say's your going to be a bomber queen. :wink:
D'you think that's a real possibility or is the appointer likely to give me a Guzz T-boat once I'm trained up since we are all settled in Cornwall? Or is he just a cnut?
I'm unsure how your appointer waves his magic wand, but there is a very real chance you'll be turned into a queenie. The same applies for you Jimbo. I imagine you could find out when your shore training is completed and give the appointer a ring with the date and try a bit of smooth talking.
 
#18
NotmeChief said:
I can assure you I was more than fully aware of the problems and I would say more that you.

Unrealistic is a government term for 'not more bloody money, what about my expenses'.
It was perfetly feasable to have repaired but circumstances at the time made two men in particular say sod it.
Ok, we'll go with the premise that you know more about it than I; pleas explain to a thicko like me how a storob could have helped.
 

witsend

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#19
Joe, I don't know the story behind Warspite but I suspect you 2 are talking about the "shirt arms" problem. I don't see how the kettles could have been replaced, so it was prob better to bin her.
 
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