Queensferry Crossing & HMS Queen Elizabeth

Titch

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Decaying Uranium and other radio active sources are part and parcel of what keeps our planet active. Unlike the moon. So we could dig a very deep hole and fire all our unwanted uranium into the middle of our planet where it could do something useful.
Or we could drop it into some very big holes on the moon.

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cider_and_toast

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That's the usual look for a ship thats been at sea for a while.

Where those two big patches are on the sides is where the lifts move up and down between the hanger and the flight deck. Most of what looks like rust is just surface streaks caused by small patches of bare metal. It looks worse than it is.

A group of sailors will be hanging on to paint stages with brushes on the end of long sticks scrubbing and painting that in not time.
 

Dartman

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One would have thought that with todays paint technology an surface preparation rust would have been eliminated, rust only appears where the steel has not been properly sealed and treated in build, nuclear submarines externally seem to have eliminated the problem though it still exists or did in some areas internally, perhaps it is due to where it was built :whistle:
 
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FB

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One from the olden days.

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Dartman

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HMS Victorious, difficult to tell the year but probably late 50's or early 60's looks like a Gannet on the after flight deck. That was the ship that drove me into submarines, you were just a number to enable a pilot to be catapulted into the air complete with his plane, pilots life expectancy was not that great then.
 

Dartman

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Look like Whirlwinds but not that clear couldd be Wessex Mk1s, unusual to see a fixed wing on deck in harbour the usually join at sea, by the colouring it's the COD Gannet.
 

cider_and_toast

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Not sure they're Wessexs as the tail rotor boom looks too high.

Where ever they're going they seem to be sailing at Procedure Alpha which is the crew in best uniform lining the deck. This suggests that she's deploying somewhere. You wouldn't have the crew lining the deck like that for a routine sailing.

It could well be that she completed work up, returned to pompey to store up and prep and then she deployed. It wouldn't be unusual for the flights to remain embarked if the gap between work up and deployment was a short one.
 
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