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Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 28 Apr 2019 15:19
by MikeJames
HMS Protector returns to HMNB Devonport on 25 April 2019 after 4 years deployed

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Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 30 Apr 2019 15:33
by MikeJames
HMS Ark Royal ( RO7 ) - Grand Harbour Malta.

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Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 05 May 2019 17:21
by MikeJames
The previous Ark Royal

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Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 06 May 2019 12:34
by MikeJames
Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender on the Clyde, Scotland, 5 May 2019

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Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 07 May 2019 19:43
by MikeJames
HMS Monmouth escorting QE2 while she operates F35s

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Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 08 May 2019 14:50
by MikeJames
HMS Barham in the 1930s

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Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 08 May 2019 19:45
by MichaelB
An old River Gun Boat doing her duty in the Med in WW2.

Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 09 May 2019 12:17
by MikeJames
RFA Tidesurge and RFA Tideforce conduct a RAS together with RFA Fort Victoria astern

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Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 10 May 2019 19:37
by MikeJames
HMS Boxer (F92) after being hit with two Harpoon missiles during a SINKEX

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Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 10 May 2019 19:40
by MikeJames
HMS Nottingham

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Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 10 May 2019 21:36
by littoralcombat
MikeJames wrote:HMS Boxer (F92) after being hit with two Harpoon missiles during a SINKEX

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Believe this to be Ex HMS Brave F94 Mike.
Nige

Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 11 May 2019 21:48
by MikeJames
No, that's Boxer, she was hit with Harpoons, Brave was sunk by a torpedo from a RN nuclear submarine.

Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 12 May 2019 08:32
by littoralcombat
MikeJames wrote:No, that's Boxer, she was hit with Harpoons, Brave was sunk by a torpedo from a RN nuclear submarine.

I am sorry Mike, but that image is 100% of ex-HMS Brave, not ex-HMS Boxer. Your source is incorrect.
Both Ships were indeed expended as targets in the same Sinkex in August 2004. Still an interesting picture though, thank-you for posting.
Nige

Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 12 May 2019 12:01
by glenhowells
Nice photo of destructive power. That's one way to expand hanger space they could fit two helo's in that space.
Cheers Glen

Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 13 May 2019 09:43
by MichaelB
A couple of shots of their sister Beaver.

Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 13 May 2019 19:23
by MikeJames
Foremast of HMS Hood on 13 April 1924

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Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 14 May 2019 10:41
by MikeJames
HMS Gambia and HMS Kenya travelling at speed during exercises in the Indian Ocean, April 1952.

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Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 15 May 2019 00:24
by glenhowells
Hi Nige
going back to the type 22 with the destroyed hanger looking through my books and that photo her flight deck ID which is BA indicates it's Brave. If that's correct what other areas are proof that she is brave and do you have any photos to prove so.
Cheers Glen

Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 15 May 2019 15:03
by MikeJames
Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond's 4.5 inch Mark 8 Naval Gun

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Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 16 May 2019 20:42
by MikeJames
HMS Illustrious (R06) with a flight deck full of Merlins

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Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 18 May 2019 13:35
by littoralcombat
glenhowells wrote:Hi Nige
going back to the type 22 with the destroyed hanger looking through my books and that photo her flight deck ID which is BA indicates it's Brave. If that's correct what other areas are proof that she is brave and do you have any photos to prove so.
Cheers Glen

Hi Glen,

You are correct, the Flight-Deck marking is just about clear enough to read BA, which was indeed Brave. Boxer used XB.
The main difference between the two visually, is that from Brave onwards, the Type 22's had an enlarged Hangar to cater for both the Merlin and Sea King MK6. (although I don't believe Merlin was carried except during Trials) The Flight-Deck was also enlarged, with extensions down both sides to create a rectangular appearance, which required supports from the corners of the Quarterdeck/Transom.
The operation of Sea Kings had its challenges, as unlike the Lynx, they did not have Harpoon to lock the Helo to the deck, or negative rotor thrust to push the airframe onto the deck when it had no lashings fitted. The landing gear arrangement of two forward/one aft required the rear Aircrewman to lean out of the cab laid on his belly to tell the pilot if his tail wheel was going to land on deck, as well as some elaborate marking on deck as visual cues. Some pretty impressive flying I'd bet, with minimal rotor blade/superstructure clearances.

Below is a picture of Boxer alongside Coventry, which clearly shows the difference in Hangar height and Flight-Deck arrangement. Also one of Boxer to illustrate the smaller Flight-Deck.

I hope that clears things up once and for all.

Nige

Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 18 May 2019 18:35
by MikeJames
HMS Ark Royal R07 & 2 RFA's (a Fort class Replenishment ship & a Round Table class LSL) operating with French & Dutch warships.

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Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 21 May 2019 13:03
by MichaelB
HMS Westminster with a blue bullring indicating she has been up in the Arctic.

Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 21 May 2019 20:15
by MikeJames
A tradition they share with the US Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy

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Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 23 May 2019 19:00
by MikeJames
HMS Duncan took a break from working with NATO allies in the Mediterranean to host HRH the Earl of Wessex and HRH the Duke of Kent respectively.

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Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 23 May 2019 19:18
by MichaelB
A nice photo of poor old Lusty.

Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 25 May 2019 08:50
by MikeJames
A useful shot of the superstructure and forward turrets of HMS King George V

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Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 27 May 2019 20:03
by MikeJames
The Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan (D-37) operating with the US Navy aircraft carrier strike groups centred on the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

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Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 28 May 2019 10:20
by MichaelB
Two classics, a type 222 and 23 close together.

Re: Royal Navy Images

Posted: 28 May 2019 20:40
by MikeJames
HMS Hermes (R12) in 1968 with a full deck

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