HMS Queen Elizabeth, currently docked at Glenmallan in Scotland has suffered a “minor fire”.

It is understood that there were no reported injuries, and no ordnance was involved in the incident.

A person on board the ship told the UK Defence Journal, “No fatalities, minor fire damage to the ship but all over with”. We understand the situation has now ended.

A Royal Navy Spokesperson said:

“A minor, isolated fire on HMS Queen Elizabeth was quickly brought under control and extinguished.”

HMS Queen Elizabeth is en-route to Rosyth in Scotland so any necessary repairs can be carried out on her starboard propeller shaft coupling.

 

Stunning photos show HMS Queen Elizabeth arriving in Scotland

HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived at Glenmallan in Scotland yesterday to destore ammunition and other supplies before heading to Rosyth for minor repairs.

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Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke (@guest_801300)
3 months ago

Is this for real?

I hope all are safe and well.

Ship fires aren’t funny at the best of times. Confined spaces and lots of dangerous stuff about.

Of course if it was just a waste paper basket type fire……

Thank god for FOST and class rules.

Steve
Steve (@guest_801305)
3 months ago

The carriers seem a little cursed with issues, hopefully no major damage.

Graeme
Graeme (@guest_801467)
3 months ago
Reply to  Steve

It’s not issues Steve. It’s the same problem she had on her sea trials. Propellor shafts! 😔

Mark B
Mark B (@guest_801586)
3 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Cursed seems a little strong.

She is an active busy warship. Personally I would be amazed if there weren’t the occasional incident. That is what they train for.

The Class has actually had very little in the way of design type issues for such a complex piece of kit. Queen Elizabeth has been busy so that will have tested every last nut and bolt. Better to find these things now and sort problems out.😀

Steve
Steve (@guest_801604)
3 months ago
Reply to  Mark B

Busy ship not many issues, what?

Im sure they are all teething problems but she hasn’t actually been deployed and had multiple major breakdowns that required a return to dock for extended repairs.

Ex_Service
Ex_Service (@guest_801696)
3 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Mark B is correct that is common place for vessels to have safeguard incidents and given the lack of build continuity with large deck carriers – the previous design & build was of WWII vintage! – issues with various pieces of kit is to be expected that the design of said equipment could always do with a latter mark.

Consider this, if the UK built a fleet of even 4 or 5 carriers (I wish), the last would differ considerably from the first in systems fitted, externally from a mark-one eyeball perspective and displace more.

Mark B
Mark B (@guest_801699)
3 months ago
Reply to  Steve

“she hasn’t actually been deployed and had multiple major breakdowns that required a return to dock for extended repairs”.

Sound like a good thing to me. I think you might be agreeing with me.😂

Andrew Deacon
Andrew Deacon (@guest_801857)
3 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Hasn’t been deployed ? Have you forgotten CSG 21 along with numerous other deployments

Andy B
Andy B (@guest_801643)
3 months ago
Reply to  Mark B

I wouldn’t call the starboard prop a little issue, which arose pretty early on in sea trials and still plagues her at the moment.
Wasnt it the QE that had a plane go over the end of the ramp with the pilot very lucky to eject in time?

Mark B
Mark B (@guest_802096)
3 months ago
Reply to  Andy B

I believe I said “little in the way of design issues” not “no issues (major or otherwise)”.

I’m not sure the F35 issue had anything to do with the ship itself especially it’s build quality. .

Barry Hooper
Barry Hooper (@guest_801671)
3 months ago
Reply to  Mark B

Agreed

Barry Larking
Barry Larking (@guest_801715)
3 months ago
Reply to  Mark B

The R.N. is not there for ornament. Things break, get bent, fall off. It’s how these events are handled and learned from. But if you have to go to work expect incidents.

Mark adams
Mark adams (@guest_801594)
3 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Not cursed but built in the cheap by the three main in uk parliament. Who doesnt give a fig lear for uk armed forces or the people who they service or the country. All remember there bank accounts not the country or people. No matter the parliament.

Pleiades
Pleiades (@guest_801866)
3 months ago
Reply to  Mark adams

Cheap? 🤣

Mark B
Mark B (@guest_802098)
3 months ago
Reply to  Pleiades

Well I suppose if you compare it to the cost of a Ford Class it might look cheap 😂

Will
Will (@guest_804903)
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Took the words right out of my mouth.

Nigel Collins
Nigel Collins (@guest_801423)
3 months ago

Small fire, nobody hurt, already on her way for repairs, these things happen.

And as you quite rightly say, thank god for FOST and class rules.

Coll
Coll (@guest_801314)
3 months ago

Are we talking cigarette in a bin or an electrical fire etc?

Floyd Thursday
Floyd Thursday (@guest_801346)
3 months ago
Reply to  Coll

Tobacco products are proved on ships nowadays. Have been for a few years.

Floyd Thursday
Floyd Thursday (@guest_801347)
3 months ago
Reply to  Coll

Tobacco products are prohibited on ships nowadays. Have been for a few years.

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801562)
3 months ago
Reply to  Floyd Thursday

Wot no more blue liners and Duty frees smoking on the weather Decks what a shame had my smoking chit in my paybook for the RN Blue liner Ciggies

geoff
geoff (@guest_801711)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

What about Weights, Woodbines and Players Navy Cut Tommo?😂

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801779)
3 months ago
Reply to  geoff

Did the unthinkable and would purchase RN pipe baccie for my Dad

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke (@guest_801579)
3 months ago
Reply to  Floyd Thursday

Although they seem to be the cause of so many Russian disasters……

AlexS
AlexS (@guest_801370)
3 months ago
Reply to  Coll

It says “minor fire damage” so i would say since there is damage it will be more than just a bin

Last edited 3 months ago by AlexS
KEVVO
KEVVO (@guest_801316)
3 months ago

It was enough to write HMS Victorious off in the 60’s.

Andrew
Andrew (@guest_801321)
3 months ago
Reply to  KEVVO

Think it was a convenient excuse for the government of the day to get rid of her…

Andrew D
Andrew D (@guest_801329)
3 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

Who knows 🔥 🕵

KEVVO
KEVVO (@guest_801417)
3 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

That was my point. However, it won’t apply to HMS QE.

Gerald Goodwin
Gerald Goodwin (@guest_801938)
3 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

No excuse mate, the danagr, caused by a chef leaving a towel on a water heater, was horendous, and esti.atedto cost another million pounds to sort out, and that after just spe ding two millions on her refit for her ladt comission

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke (@guest_801322)
3 months ago
Reply to  KEVVO

Yup but DC was very different on WW2 era ships.

Things tightened up progressively.

Then post ‘82 everything improved massively. Removal of things that produced smoke when alight, fire loads reduced, DC access improved, doubling up of fire mains and backup pumps, backup pump power etc, etc…..cumulatively a massive effect.

pete
pete (@guest_801436)
3 months ago

If the sprinklers using salt water went off it will be an expensive electrical bill !

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke (@guest_801440)
3 months ago
Reply to  pete

It is an interesting point. In my present life one of my businesses sells a lot of deionised water fire extinguishers. These are safe on electrical fires. I do wonder if the fire mains shouldn’t be purged and filled with deionised water with a pressurised feeder tank that is big enough for minor fires. Obvs after that point is crossed the salt water pumps get going. Or that areas like the galley have their own primary deionised extinguishing system, maybe manually triggered?, the salt water is the secondary starting automatically. That way salt corrosion of the fire main is minimised… Read more »

Jonathan
Jonathan (@guest_801634)
3 months ago

“One of my business” your such an over achieve supportive 🤣😂🤣.

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke (@guest_801640)
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonathan

That business is currently a money pit!

Fire extinguishers are sold at amazing rip off prices generally.

I’m pretty amazed we don’t shift 100’s a day given we are selling gold standard at sensible prices.

Like fire escape signage…..the margins are unbelievable. And you have *got* to have it!

Jonathan
Jonathan (@guest_801648)
3 months ago

Good point and HSE legislation just pushes more and more…not that I object…having managed plenty of fire victims….anything that stops it is good….I did love my fire management training…but we generally used our hoze system to sluice down the resus/trauma room trollies after it got messy…( we were not “allowed” to use the fire system to clean the trollies..but it beat buckets of bloody soap and water)…most ironic event was they day I was on a fire management course I came home to find two appliances parked out side my flat with the ladders up and firefighters climbing out a… Read more »

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke (@guest_801658)
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonathan

HSE, if anything, is against advanced first aid and fire training. The assumption trotted out is dial 999…. I’m for a bit of built in resilience in both as there is zero point to in having extinguishers if you don’t know how to use them without putting yourself in danger. Equally you may as well bin the first aid kit if you don’t know how to use it properly. That said the HSE is run by lunatics with through the looking glass logic that is unchallengeable. The building safety act is a fine example of lunacy applied to an area… Read more »

Jonathan
Jonathan (@guest_801681)
3 months ago

If you want the best bit of lunacy our fire regs and policies were that you did not enter a burning room…but a lot of our rooms would have 6+ bed or trolley bound casualties in them…so if there were two of you in the room how the fu@k were you meant to evacuate 6 people on beds or trollies without staff entering the room…it was idiotic everyone knew we would not be abandoning bed bound casualties to burn to death so the not re-entering or entering a burning room was bullshit..infact the policy so bullshite I asked you to… Read more »

SailorBoy
SailorBoy (@guest_801728)
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonathan

I didn’t know the UKDJ was blessed with such auspicious commenters!

pete
pete (@guest_803103)
2 months ago

Now saying in express small fire from air con system union 10 injured , sprinklers went off.

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke (@guest_803122)
2 months ago
Reply to  pete

So basically a motor fire…

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801452)
3 months ago
Reply to  pete

Sprinklers in Mags with quartziod bulbs main machinery spaces Steam drench everywhere else Hoses and exchinguishers Hanger fire would be bad as the size of the deck space could inadvertently lead too uncontrolled listing if the drains are blocked

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke (@guest_801468)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

Not normally steam drench? I thought it was a water mist system that was used even in the magazines? That is high pressure atomised water – surprisingly little water actually but it forms a dense fog that you can hardly see anywhere in. It is more about atomising the water to cool, denucleate and to kill the smoke as close to source as possible. The problem is more when the big fire fighting mains are used and huge volumes of sea water are going everywhere. OK to deal with big fires and combat damage you need lots and lots of… Read more »

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801476)
3 months ago

SB Steam drenching has probably gone the way of the DODO with the Halon system with that system it starves the fire of oxygen and anyone else caught in it meaning that FF teams neadent worry about DC flooding a lot of people forget about that little problem Fire’s out but the ships listing heavily get the pumps out

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke (@guest_801478)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

HALON isn’t widely used these days because of the H&S issues.

It is only really used in computer facilities these days.

As I said you can achieve much the same effects with water misting systems.

Jon
Jon (@guest_801503)
3 months ago

There’s a lot of talk about what could be used and what should be used, but what actually is used?

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke (@guest_801544)
3 months ago
Reply to  Jon

Discussing DC in detail would give an adversary knowledge of what BD can be dealt with and effectively disclose BDR and therefore BDR thresholds…….

Jonathan
Jonathan (@guest_801636)
3 months ago

Although I did find an official RN manual of damage control and fire management…in a local national trust bookshop…at the same time I found a rare first edition worth a mint…got both for £2.

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke (@guest_801639)
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonathan

I suspect the 1984/5 one?

Lessons learned from Corporate?

Jonathan
Jonathan (@guest_801649)
3 months ago

Yes it was..very interesting.

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke (@guest_801654)
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonathan

Probably in TNA Kew now.

Fundamentals are the same implementation moves on a bit.

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801505)
3 months ago

Thanks SB the misting system HP Air had an issue as well, personnel were saying what about Secondary Drowning ? Due too the misting .If your in the compartment when they mist drowning was the last of your worries was the reply

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke (@guest_801539)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

Misting defo can cause something like dry drowning if you are too close to the nozzle.

But you can, generally, move away from the misting and you won’t, generally, succumb to smoke inhalation with active misting.

The biggest advantage with misting is that it washes out the smoke particles.

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801560)
3 months ago

👍 the secondary Drowning episode was put to bed when someone said better bin the showers then as the pressure from them was quite powerful and as you put SD was the least of your troubles if your in the way of a compartment fire disorientation smoke inhalation long before being burnt sad too say

pete
pete (@guest_803104)
2 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

Halon starves people of oxygen so not so good on ship !

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_803108)
2 months ago
Reply to  pete

The Navy has used Halon unsure if they still do

Arson Fire
Arson Fire (@guest_801638)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

Love dem hose

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801644)
3 months ago
Reply to  Arson Fire

Naughty

Andrew D
Andrew D (@guest_801327)
3 months ago
Reply to  KEVVO

Oddly enough I thought the same thing ,HMS Victorious in for refit and never went back on the ocean waves again .And she was a fine ship one of UKs modern Carriers look the part and was the part 😞 🇬🇧

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke (@guest_801336)
3 months ago
Reply to  Andrew D

Victorious was a 1930’s design commissioned in 1941(?) that staggered on until 1969……warfare had changed quite a lot from the 1930’s to the 1970’s and there is a limit to how much you can cut about a very old ship and secretly modify it.

Steel grades from the 1930’s, when she was laid down, would not have been reliable.

Richard Beedall
Richard Beedall (@guest_801363)
3 months ago

I largely disagree. Victorious’ hull wasn’t “war built”, with the lower standards and short cuts that were increasingly taken from 1941. Also, she was essentially a new ship from the hanger deck upwards when she completed her rebuild in 1959. Meanwhile, everything below had been replaced (e.g. boilers, generators, cabling) or completely refurbished. She was expected to serve another 10-15 years, although in practice – like Hermes – she struggled to operate the latest aircraft and was deemed unsuitable to Phantom’ise – instead it was intended that she would operate a few extra Buccaneers after the Sea Vixen left service.… Read more »

Last edited 3 months ago by Richard Beedall
Steven Bevis7
Steven Bevis7 (@guest_801401)
3 months ago

Spot on sir . Except the limited damage was repaired .

DH
DH (@guest_801470)
3 months ago
Reply to  Steven Bevis7

Was that including the Lox tank /Jossman rescue?

Gerald Goodwin
Gerald Goodwin (@guest_802330)
2 months ago
Reply to  Steven Bevis7

Damage was never repaired on the 1967 fire on victorious as was NOT limited but was in fact very extensive , saw the damage myself as was serving I centaur at the time , berthed right next to dock victorious was in.

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke (@guest_801427)
3 months ago

The principle below waterline steels were 1930s.

If you know anything about structural steel you will know why that isn’t a good thing.

Richard Beedall
Richard Beedall (@guest_801710)
3 months ago

I’ve spent days going through the records at the Brass Foundry and never saw any concern in the official records in the early/mid 1960’s about Victorious’ hull and structural construction. The constant theme was that she was just too small, and embarked too few aircraft, to still be considered a fleet carrier. This wasn’t helped by an assessment in 1964 (interestingly before the cancellation of the P.1154!) that she couldn’t operate Phantom’s within acceptable safety margins.

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke (@guest_801751)
3 months ago

That is very interesting.

RN, possibly, made a catastrophic error leaving the P1154 project as it would have enabled performance from small decks.

Some say that the plenum chamber issue was never really sorted and it ran too hot to be used……not sure what the truth of that is.

Richard Beedall
Richard Beedall (@guest_802205)
2 months ago

The RN always wanted the Phantom II after first encountering it during an exercise with USS Forrestal in late 1962. The Sea Vixen was an embarrassment by comparison, and even the proposed P.1154 compared poorly to it as a carrier aircraft – a single engine of unproven reliability, poor ditching characteristics, far lower max speed, much lighter payload and armament, shorter range, inferior radar, airframe not properly designed and stressed for CTOL. Arguably the F-35B has the same problems when compared to say a Super Hornet or Rafale – excluding stealth. Incidentally, the RN looked hard in 1965 at acquiring… Read more »

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke (@guest_802240)
2 months ago

I recall (remember hearing about) the Essex class plan but as you say the modifications would have been massive on old manpower intensive ships. It was a good thing Hermes wasn’t hit in ‘82 as her BDR would have been terrible. The Invincible(s) scored quite well once a few easy modifications were made at planned refurbishment. P.1154 it would be worth doing a proper trawl in the archives on anything relating to the engines as most of it will be declassified. It is possible that various elements of the supersonic intakes, if they were ever designed, are still closed for… Read more »

Andrew D
Andrew D (@guest_801516)
3 months ago

Interesting post cheers mate 🍺

Mike
Mike (@guest_801430)
3 months ago

You have forgotten a 7 year refit in the 1950 to completely rebuild the ship with angle deck, cats & traps plus a complete rebuilt and electronics fit including new radars and weapons etc. The real reason she went was the Healey review to move west of Suez and down size the RN.

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801425)
3 months ago
Reply to  KEVVO

That was a fire involving the LOX compartment burned through the Decks

DH
DH (@guest_801473)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

Sorry mate, didn’t see your post. The Handlers rescued the Jossman, from the flight deck.. Stoker’s beaten back from below . He went on to the Ark Royal. (see tv series Sailor). Most RN carriers had fires of some significance during service. Damage control training is second to none. But then you’ll know all this and then some. Just info for others, cheers shipwreck 👍🥃🙃🕳️

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801480)
3 months ago
Reply to  DH

Thanks DH had a buttock clenching moment in 77 on the Hermes whilst duty Bomblifts Alarm went off in the deep NDC mag it was later found out too be a short had a team in full fearnought and me ready to go down on the lift

DH
DH (@guest_801485)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

And a large chokey laundry bill. Hehe 😶🕳️👌

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801511)
3 months ago
Reply to  DH

Ships book number for collection remember those little guys well don’t know if Hong-Kong residents are still allowed too work on Ships now

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801655)
3 months ago
Reply to  DH

After the Victorious fire prior too entering harbour carriers had too ditch all liquid oxygen from the LOX compartment

Dave Coe
Dave Coe (@guest_801563)
3 months ago
Reply to  KEVVO

Victorious not write of in 60s l was on her in far east ln 1963/64

Kevvo
Kevvo (@guest_802388)
2 months ago
Reply to  Dave Coe

Dave, there was more ’60’s’ after 1964!

Gerald Goodwin
Gerald Goodwin (@guest_801933)
3 months ago
Reply to  KEVVO

Yes , i was on Centaur at that time and saw the fire damage on Victorious. It too was reported as a minor fire, but they recond it would cost another milliin pounds to sort out, and after just having spent two millions on her refit, the Government just said NO

English Brigadier
English Brigadier (@guest_801348)
3 months ago

A source told the UK Defence Journal and no other publication?

Was it confirmed? I’m being told that this was a made-up incident.

PhilWestMids
PhilWestMids (@guest_801354)
3 months ago

I’m sure George would not report a made up incident, it not that close to April. Hope the crew are all safe and the damage is not severe.

Jacko
Jacko (@guest_801357)
3 months ago

It’s in the express an embarrassment to the RN apparently🙄

Coll
Coll (@guest_801361)
3 months ago
Reply to  Jacko

It also cited this article as the source. They expanded on nothing.

Jacko
Jacko (@guest_801419)
3 months ago
Reply to  Coll

Exactly just another pop at the military

AlexS
AlexS (@guest_801372)
3 months ago

Read whole text specially:

Royal Navy Spokesperson….

Last edited 3 months ago by AlexS
11
11 (@guest_801378)
3 months ago

Actually wasn’t I was just finishing on coaches there and fire brigade was tanking down single track road luckily we were in the van

Steven Bevis7
Steven Bevis7 (@guest_801402)
3 months ago

I walked to school under the smoke cloud . Was told about it at school . Always wondered about Eagles keel cracking incident . Was told about that at school but Eagle was a Devonport ship Victorious was Portsmouth . Cant find any info about that incident . Can anyone enlighten me ?

Frank
Frank (@guest_801406)
3 months ago

It was on a few other news sites before it was put on here. No big deal, just a small incident…. things happen.

Dave
Dave (@guest_801411)
3 months ago

Been reported on a few news channels and websites now, George was one of the first to break the story.

ian smith
ian smith (@guest_801490)
3 months ago

This is not made up just played down in severity is all.

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801645)
3 months ago

Lose lips as the saying goes but now everybody is on Social media including service personnel someone may have posted it and George saw it

Phil Chadwick
Phil Chadwick (@guest_801365)
3 months ago

Minor details… Carry on.

Watcherzero
Watcherzero (@guest_801379)
3 months ago

Fire was in the Mess, so probably a kitchen fire.

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke (@guest_801429)
3 months ago
Reply to  Watcherzero

Indeed.

Standard domestic level stuff really.

Kevin Woolcock
Kevin Woolcock (@guest_801630)
3 months ago
Reply to  Watcherzero

So they have kitchens on ships how novel.

Ryan Brewis
Ryan Brewis (@guest_801398)
3 months ago

Well.
Shit.

Please don’t let her go the way of Victorious.

Gunbuster
Gunbuster (@guest_801403)
3 months ago

Errr reality check. The vessel had a fire onboard. It didn’t catch fire. Thats hysterical, click bait reporting. The RN has way more flood incidents than fire incidents on its vessels by a factor of nearly 3 but does that get reported as a vessel nearly sinking? The RN issues out its yearly stats on fires and floods on its vessels. It used to be open source but like everything now its restricted access so these figures I have are a few years old. In 2009 the fire incidents came in at 0.63 per platform. That figure, bar 2018 which… Read more »

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801456)
3 months ago
Reply to  Gunbuster

If memory serves me the last fatalities in a non Conflict fire 82 was the leander Frigate Hms Baccantee some stoker’s after being Steam drenched couldnt get out in time 1977 five years before the Falklands the only other major fire which didn’t lead to ship being Scrapped was the Bristol another machinery space fire bulkheads along the main drag buckled those were never straightened and then in 84 starboard boiler exploded ( Flame out fuel kept being pumped in onto the boiler bricks 1 casualty boiler room Hatch 600lb in weight hit a passing rating on the iron deck… Read more »

DH
DH (@guest_801479)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

RustyB, sorry Bulwark boiler Rm, later fwd hangar.. Illustrious gearbox, lots of items, but D. C. training prevailed. 🙃 🕳️

Frank
Frank (@guest_801510)
3 months ago
Reply to  DH

Illustrious Lift too…..

DH
DH (@guest_801754)
3 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Yep Frank, Ark Royal had the same gear box fault. Saving grace and coincidink was the Senior Engineer’s monitoring the sensors readouts in HQ1. He happened to be previously from the Illustrious and her event. HQ1 patrols were never the same 🙃🕳️

HD
HD (@guest_801547)
3 months ago
Reply to  DH

I was involved in the firefight on the Bulwark and the remnants were not a pleasant sight to see. Dc training is paramount for all depts

DH
DH (@guest_801748)
3 months ago
Reply to  HD

Bad yep, on a brighter side, what was that song they sang whilst scrubbing the adjacent diesel genny space. Totally cracked the young Subby in charge. 🙃🕳️👍

Gunbuster
Gunbuster (@guest_801716)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

HMS Plymouth alongside in Portland in 85/86 right outside the WE Workshop I was working at. Engine room fire killed 2. I knew one of the lads killed. A few years younger than me and a baby tiff. HMS Broadsword AAMR fire killed 2. I was gunbuster HMS Brazen at the time and knew a lot of people on there. It’s enough to say several of the wardroom fire party did not cover themselves with glory on that one. Invincible Gearbox fire …again knew a lot of people involved in that one as well. After that the RN suffered mostly… Read more »

SailorBoy
SailorBoy (@guest_801729)
3 months ago
Reply to  Gunbuster

Ahah! “I was gunbuster”
I get it now, I get it now!

Drew murrY
Drew murrY (@guest_801404)
3 months ago

Mmm,very bonhomie,Richard.and look what happened to her,something stinks here,and it’s not just a burning waste paper basket, BTW big bz,sto the crew for extinguishing it.

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801457)
3 months ago
Reply to  Drew murrY

Uss Bonhomie was a case of Arson by a disgruntled rating setting more than 1 fire then the FFand DC didn’t account for flooding caused by Hoses

AlexS
AlexS (@guest_801606)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

There was no evidence to support that argument.

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801614)
3 months ago
Reply to  AlexS

I really shouldn’t trust FOX

TR
TR (@guest_801609)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

No actual evidence against the rating though. Personally I suspect it was sabotage (especially with all the hoses cut.) The ship should still have been saleable of they hadn’t messed up the fire fighting so much.

Gunbuster
Gunbuster (@guest_801719)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

USS RB was in refit. Doors and hatches open and blocked with hoses and lines. Flammables stored in chacons internally. Lots of non fireproofed materials used by the contractors. Post that fire the USN went hard over in insisting that the rules and regs of NAVSEA standard items were followed to the letter. Not a big issue for my lot except for using steel scaff planks instead of flame proofed wood planks internal to vessels. All the other stuff we did as standard anyway…Perks of me being a former NBCDQ and insisting we took fire prevention seriously when working on… Read more »

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli (@guest_801434)
3 months ago

Usual fuss about nothing blown out of all proportion by design.
It is almost as if some posters want HM forces to fail and actually wallow in it.

Frank
Frank (@guest_801447)
3 months ago

Morning from cider Land….. I think there are multi accounts being used to “stoke the fire”…. I’m seeing a very noticeable style in the comments being posted by lots of new accounts and the absence of some “regulars”…… Another reason why I would like to see genuine names and profiles on here.
IP addresses can be hidden.

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli (@guest_801453)
3 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Yes. A perusal of the comment history is enlightening for some too.

Frank
Frank (@guest_801463)
3 months ago

I find it really entertaining and quite funny, especially when you can view all the previous comments and User Name changes…. The other interesting bit is spotting the new User name after the previous one was Banned…… When someone is on here all the time for a long period and get banned, there is just no way they wouldn’t want to not be involved anymore… That’s the bit I really enjoy…. Call me Miss Marple !!!!

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli (@guest_801469)
3 months ago
Reply to  Frank

A bit like your good self Captain….who returns with a new UN and new start after the H wars.

Frank
Frank (@guest_801502)
3 months ago

Exactly…. But that’s because I was banned…. I don’t however have multi accounts and I don’t play the game in the same way that H obviously does/did…. there is a difference and i’m just not that naive to believe that each poster on here is a single one…. I called out Ulya a while back and JoninMK and Wyn and a fair few others, Dave with the terrible spellings, Jim, (Where is he this last couple of days ?) and so many others….. this site has a serious virus and it’s easily spreading around. H is still here, Chris H… Read more »

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli (@guest_801522)
3 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Hope they are, I enjoyed Chris H posts immensely, I agreed with him on most things. I did not agree with H but I respected his point of view, and I think he respected mine.

DH
DH (@guest_801482)
3 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Ms Marple 😁

Frank
Frank (@guest_801504)
3 months ago
Reply to  DH

you know it. 😂

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801460)
3 months ago
Reply to  Frank

My First ever post had my full email address well I didn’t know ask George he has it somewhere in the UKDJ archives Frank

Frank
Frank (@guest_801506)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

The Autonomous Mine Hunters Article….. you’ve done well !!!!

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801514)
3 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Drat I’ll never forget will have that on my Headstone

Spyinthesky
Spyinthesky (@guest_801461)
3 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Indeed funny how new or infrequently used accounts crop up in moments like this to feed the trollyverse. It’s one thing that the Russians and their useful idiots are very good at and sadly useful idiots are ten a penny in the West.

Spyinthesky
Spyinthesky (@guest_801465)
3 months ago
Reply to  Spyinthesky

Got to say however even that headline feeds the trolls ‘no fatalities’ immediately raises the heat quite literally that it’s not a minor event. Would have thought reference to any reported injuries or lack thereof might have sounded more relevant and in keeping as things stand, only talk of fatalities if there are any thereafter. Highlighting a negative is very Daily Mail.

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke (@guest_801472)
3 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Well quite. However, I don’t think ‘real names’ help that much as it can’t really be enforced. All people would do is to create a gmail account with a made up name and then create a LinkedIn account in that name and email – with a made up back story. George and his volunteers can’t really be expected to screen all the posters in detail. That would be even more misleading TBH. We would have a bunch of people who commanded HMS Victory in her last naval action posting on here regularly….. It is pretty easy to spot the trolls… Read more »

Frank
Frank (@guest_801508)
3 months ago

I’m not “Worried about it”…. I enjoy the game…. i’m also just imparting a little bit of reality to make people see what is actually happening here rather than taking things at face value….. 🤔

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli (@guest_801435)
3 months ago

You love it, don’t you?

Robert Blay
Robert Blay (@guest_801454)
3 months ago

It was apparently a small mess deck related fire. Before people get carried away. Small fires do happen on board warships. Lots of people, lots of very complex electrical systems. Fortunately, fire drills are pretty much part of daily life onboard. Everyone is trained to a very high standard of firefighting and damage control, with duty watch personnel ready to go 24 hours a day. Any incident is unfortunate, no matter how small. But these things do happen along with machinery breakdowns. That is why life in the RN is not for the faint-hearted why and the training is so… Read more »

David Barry
David Barry (@guest_801466)
3 months ago

Chips are off, then. 🙂

Bangers have banged and

The bacon is truly crispy.

Is it time for a fat laden, heart attack inducing, full English breakfast to be consigned to the dust bins of history?

Full muesli from now on.

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801525)
3 months ago
Reply to  David Barry

You don’t think a Vegan was behind this little mishap in protest at carnivores breakfast habits if so vengeance is a dish served meat free

David Barry
David Barry (@guest_801532)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

Have you thought of a career in the Naval Regulator Branch?

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801546)
3 months ago
Reply to  David Barry

I stayed well clear of having too off caps except for prayers did lose my ID card or stolen whilst ashore in Hamburg OODs table and fine for that misdemeanor

Just someone who cares.
Just someone who cares. (@guest_801483)
3 months ago

Some real issue’s with these aircraft carriers.
MOD needs to hold these Companies to account instead of paying them more and more money for their services. Any Company that works for or provides the Military a service should perform the best service. As lives can depend on it. And the safety of our great nation.

ian smith
ian smith (@guest_801489)
3 months ago

How is a repair to a shaft coupling on a ship of this size a minor repair? The sheer logisitics of getting the ship to the repair yard is in itself a massive cost of time and money! Fires on ships are not minor either. The damage from firefighting efforts and sprinklers and smoke damage are NOT minor. How much more money is to be wasted on these two White Elephants? Our Navy is already decimated for ships and the more we pour into these oversized phalis extensions is only going to mean less money for the pitifully few ships… Read more »

Frank
Frank (@guest_801494)
3 months ago
Reply to  ian smith

Oh deary me…. yet another multi account name….. 🙄

klonkie
klonkie (@guest_801691)
3 months ago
Reply to  Frank

hhhm Ian Smith – that sounds decidedly “Rhodesian” to me Frank.

Dave the Brave
Dave the Brave (@guest_801491)
3 months ago

Another chapter in this aircraft carrier fiasco. Fire on board any naval vessel must be a serious concern, fortunately this one seems to have been minor but could someone please explain why, o’why is it necessary to drag all the way back to Scotland to make a repair? How would this fault have been handled in the middle of the Pacific?

Peace seeker
Peace seeker (@guest_801495)
3 months ago

Just another fiasco brought to us by the royal navy and a pointless aircraft carrier

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli (@guest_801498)
3 months ago
Reply to  Peace seeker

Here’s another one!

Frank
Frank (@guest_801519)
3 months ago

told you !!!😆

klonkie
klonkie (@guest_801693)
3 months ago

Bloody Hell DM – thick and fast theses posts have been! I find them rather pointless in truth.

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli (@guest_801725)
3 months ago
Reply to  klonkie

Yes mate. But there is an agenda behind most of them.

Peace seeker
Peace seeker (@guest_801497)
3 months ago

A good excuse to scrap this unreliable piece of junk

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli (@guest_801499)
3 months ago
Reply to  Peace seeker

And again.

Frank
Frank (@guest_801521)
3 months ago

Fun isn’t it !!!😆

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801527)
3 months ago

👍👍 anymore and there be a protest march if they can get up from their keyboard

Lusty
Lusty (@guest_801534)
3 months ago

I think it’s a fetish, personally.

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli (@guest_801535)
3 months ago
Reply to  Lusty

Ah, Lusty my friend, you’re about. Good.

Lusty
Lusty (@guest_801540)
3 months ago

Finally got some time off, which I am spending rolling my eyes and sighing!

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli (@guest_801543)
3 months ago
Reply to  Lusty

It has definitely got worse.

Lusty
Lusty (@guest_801549)
3 months ago

I think it’s to be expected, in a way. People are annoyed. We have had years of empty promises, cuts, the cost of living crisis, covid, war in Europe, the situation in Gaza, and a real crisis in our own armed forces… it’s all a big melting pot of frustration. When you factor all that in with a massive defence project to build two aircraft carriers, aircraft, support ships etc, people are going to lash out slightly more when it all goes wrong. The carriers are a massive point of publicity for the MOD/RN – great when it all goes… Read more »

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli (@guest_801555)
3 months ago
Reply to  Lusty

Yes, good points all.

ian smith
ian smith (@guest_801500)
3 months ago

Here is a question so we bought the Aircraft from the USA so why didn`t we also buy reliable, tried and tested carriers from them too? Instead of these two barnacles that are sucking the life out our Navy because we cannot afford them. Especially when they keep breaking down and now it appears sponteaneously combusting.

Mark Kennett
Mark Kennett (@guest_801512)
3 months ago
Reply to  ian smith

It is U.K policy to build all our own Royal Navy vessels. This does not include RFA vessels. RFA vessels are merchant vessels (although they do carry RN personnel for strictly defensive purposes).

The firefighting team onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth clearly did an excellent job.

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli (@guest_801515)
3 months ago
Reply to  ian smith

Have a read of Gunbusters explanation above. There was a fire ON Board, It happens. The ship does not “Spontaneously combust” I suppose if you had a chip pan fire in your kitchen you’d demolish your house as its crap as there was a fire in one part of it wouldn’t you? 🙄 The “fire” even if minor, is just a conduit for you to get a moan about them in, yes? Would you be demolishing the T45s too if there was a fire aboard one of them? Come on, your beef is with the carrier itself, which, by definition,… Read more »

Frank
Frank (@guest_801524)
3 months ago

Mate….. it’s just a game…. I think I hit the Nail earlier….. 😎

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli (@guest_801531)
3 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Of course. And I’m happy to debunk all their debunking. You cannot just let trolls ruin a sites comment section with their depressing drivel. It needs countering, either to put the record straight or even just for the fun, which A does so well with his baiting. I miss him round here,

Frank
Frank (@guest_801551)
3 months ago

“A” ? Airborne ? ….. Thing is though, do you remember the Upvote/downvote debacle mate ? ….. It was my Meltdowns with other posters that finally got it and me removed….. Self Sacrifice is sometimes well worth it…. George took it on board and the site was a better place…… Maybe my comments here now, will have another equally good outcome…… not fussed if I get banned again, It’s all part of life.

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli (@guest_801556)
3 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Yep, my mate Airborne. I do remember the voting system mate. It was a nice idea but obviously open to abuse, which it was!

Frank
Frank (@guest_801574)
3 months ago

I also remember “Rear Gunner”, he had a great sense of humour but got banned too….. I’d like to think he is still on here though….. In fact, i’m 100% sure he is…… !!!!

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli (@guest_801577)
3 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Yes, Rear Gunner Richards.

Frank
Frank (@guest_801581)
3 months ago

👌

Posse Comitatus
Posse Comitatus (@guest_801597)
3 months ago

I think that George sometimes puts out articles like this to flush out the trolls.

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli (@guest_801610)
3 months ago

It seems to work!

Andrew D
Andrew D (@guest_801520)
3 months ago
Reply to  ian smith

Full of joy 🙄

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801528)
3 months ago
Reply to  ian smith

Left hand drive

Lusty
Lusty (@guest_801538)
3 months ago
Reply to  ian smith

I mean, for a start, the cost and crewing requirements would be significantly higher than the QE carriers.

But I strongly suspect this is all trolling, or, even worse, the Daily Fail brigade.

Did you know that we are investing £80085m in a squadron of flying pigs for the carriers too?

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801548)
3 months ago
Reply to  Lusty

That will upset the mecca facing Flightdeck team there’ll be an uproar (joking) or are you telling Porkies

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801565)
3 months ago
Reply to  Lusty

And we’d have too train up Ice Cream machine operators sorry technicians First class

Lusty
Lusty (@guest_801578)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

😂

Jon
Jon (@guest_801587)
3 months ago
Reply to  ian smith

So many reasons. The US can’t build enough for themselves and have no capacity to build for us. We might be the only country in the world they would sell to, but it’s probable even we wouldn’t get the export licences. Parliament would scream if the RN had warships built abroad. The smaller America class may be cheaper to buy than a QE, but is far more expensive to operate, needing hundreds more crew. Nor would it do the job that the QE class was built for. Not all carriers do the same job. The Ford class is more expensive… Read more »

FormerUSAF
FormerUSAF (@guest_801625)
3 months ago
Reply to  Jon

Sorry, don’t believe it is possible to develop and maintain a modern, full spectrum military on a nominal 2.1% of GDP (which includes pension costs). Simply unrealistic. Uncle Sugar is finding it difficult, w/ closer to a 3% GDP expenditure rate, to maintain pace w/ PRC. Actually believe MoD does a creditable job in attempting to plug holes in the capabilities dike, given the mere pittance it receives from its master’s coffers. Truly sad that a proud, professional military has to beg for adequate resources. Obviously, the political class assumes there will be adequate time (3-5 yrs.) to rearm, once… Read more »

George Amery
George Amery (@guest_801507)
3 months ago

Hi folks hope all is well.
I can’t believe this, what on earth is happening with these carriers? I’m beginning to think that this is all part of some form of sabotage. First of we had issues with HMS Prince of Wales, now issues with big Lizzie. This is similar to the Russian carrier that had a fire whilst in dry dock, then a crane filling on top of it! Is this going to happen next to Lizzie? Accident’s do obviously happen, but come on this is again embarrassing and sloppy. Hopefully the damage is not so serious.
Cheers
George

Frank
Frank (@guest_801517)
3 months ago
Reply to  George Amery

Rubbish…

George Amery
George Amery (@guest_801550)
3 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Hope you’re right Frank. It’s just that I’m becoming paranoid about our military and the issues associated with it. Main stream media doesn’t help by doing down our military at every opportunity, rather than showcasing the best of it!
Cheers
George

Frank
Frank (@guest_801573)
3 months ago
Reply to  George Amery

I replied to what you wrote, not what you might think…. there is a big difference…. oh and lol…. This place just gets more entertaining by the second…..

Ray Winfield
Ray Winfield (@guest_801567)
3 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Oh another constructive response I see Frank! I think the point is that once again we are witnessing failures on a major and very expensive capital craft, (the faults not the fire).
Is this poor manufacture or an error made during sea trials. Maybe too many (“left hand down a bit”?)

Frank
Frank (@guest_801571)
3 months ago
Reply to  Ray Winfield

And you are here after just 14 comments to pull me up ? priceless, hilarious…. 😂

Frank
Frank (@guest_801526)
3 months ago

I’m not a betting man…… but, I’m pretty sure this site has a pretty large Viral Infection….. BZ whoever you are though, I’m absolutely crying here…… 😂

Ray
Ray (@guest_801529)
3 months ago

Never understood why the practice of reduced oxygen firefighting hasn’t caused up? This is a proven method of fighting fires in compartmentalized areas, storage areas, secure areas and practically anywhere the volume of a room can be sealed off. Where better than a military ship? It’s been shown that by reducing the oxygen level in a given area, a fire can be snuffed out swiftly and safely, with a level of oxygen still able to support human life, giving time to evacuate. On the other hand, if we had ships like this in WWII the outcomes could have been rather… Read more »

Frank
Frank (@guest_801552)
3 months ago
Reply to  Ray

“Hasn’t caused Up” ? …. lol….. It’s that Jim/Dave blokes Laptop spelling fail again…. coming thick and fast now !!!!……. 😂

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801554)
3 months ago
Reply to  Ray

High Ray ,you can contain a fire in a compartment the thing is Heat radiation on the deck the Bulkheads and Deckhead meaning heat transference from one compartment to another which could ignite in other compartments so a part of the FF team is used as boundary Cooling teams who in the event of a fire check the area adjacent to the fire for heat transference (Back of the Hand) if not burning if burning spray down too keep the heat down and stop spontaneous combustion

Ray Winfield
Ray Winfield (@guest_801569)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

Which is why an oxygen reduction system is so good. By reducing the oxygen by means of a built-in system the fire is extinguished swiftly before the heat can spread. The system was featured years ago when experts asked the question at the time.

Frank
Frank (@guest_801570)
3 months ago
Reply to  Ray Winfield

Ray… you changed your name to Ray Winfield in less than the blink of an eye…… please slow down now, even I am struggling to keep up !!!!

Ray Winfield
Ray Winfield (@guest_801653)
3 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Frank, In less than the blink of an eye? That was 3 years ago+, but what’s that got to do with the subject in question? We are discussing a fire here. No matter, please let’s end it here?

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801580)
3 months ago
Reply to  Ray Winfield

Not all compartments are gas and water tight such as offices on the main drag they just have normal metal faced doors with a bottom kick out panel otherwise could work in machinery spaces with hatches that are gas and water tight

Gunbuster
Gunbuster (@guest_801721)
3 months ago
Reply to  Ray

So NBCDQ/ DWESR/ OOD head on…(I wont cover flight deck firefighting as an FDO or deck crew cause that stuff is really hit and miss!) Not all compartments can be shut down airtight. On a main box it can take at least 10 mins to close all the vent openings and dampers to allow you to Halon the space effectively. You get 2 shots. You halon the first shot over the top of the people in a main box within minutes if you need to. They billy big step out when the alarms sound and the lights flash. get foam… Read more »

DH
DH (@guest_802243)
2 months ago
Reply to  Gunbuster

Gunbuster, absolutely spot on 👍. Firefighting was my first choice. Being NavAirCmnd and Home Office trained (aircraft crash and rescue /ships firefighting) Phoenix FFS staff, 3years, BA maintainer, unit staff, multi airfields /carriers (decks&hangars) and over 25 years enjoyed immensely. Yes the RN does it right! Certain people need to realise this fact. Thank you for your input, BZ. 👌👍🚣😶🕳️

Colin
Colin (@guest_801557)
3 months ago

To many accidents and breakdowns are we suffering from sabatuers?

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801566)
3 months ago
Reply to  Colin

It’s a Leap year that’s all alright it started with the Chid but she is old bless her

Jonno
Jonno (@guest_801702)
3 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Why do you think its called Leave. They leave a Pizza Oven on as they leave.

Alex
Alex (@guest_801568)
3 months ago

If they use a water mist system then it probably means they will need to pump the bilges. Thought TBH stuff like this happens, depending on where the Fire happened and what caused it.

At least it won’t be like a major incident I remember from one dry dock where one man rammed a chisel into a high voltage cable while trying to cut a cable tie.

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801584)
3 months ago
Reply to  Alex

One Lad on the old DLG London got a rather nasty shock Whist working a HVolt cabinet upperdrawer didn’t lock the bottomdrawer in hadn’t tagged that one out with the scc .The Ship rolled drawer slide open and he got a rather nasty belt to his family jewels badly burnt down below

Alex
Alex (@guest_801589)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

Ayup with us it was in a drydock where we had a contractor who spoke very little English and was unsupervised given this dry dock had been delayed due to the pandemic so wenad a lot of stuff piles up.

So it was a perfect storm.

Frank
Frank (@guest_801591)
3 months ago
Reply to  Alex

lol….. another Spelling compromised Newby turns up……. Pissing myself here now….. 😂

Alex
Alex (@guest_801593)
3 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Lol just noticed my mistake

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801613)
3 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Blame it on Predictive taxt sorry text

Nick Cole
Nick Cole (@guest_801582)
3 months ago

Of course these are ‘built in Britain’. But many important parts come from foreign countries. Radars, Generators, Propellors, Propshafts to name a few. The propeller, measuring almost seven metres in diameter and weighing 33 tonnes, has completed acceptance tests at the Rolls-Royce facility in Kristinehamn, Sweden. The Kamewa Adjustable Bolted Propeller is manufactured from nickel aluminium bronze and features five blades mounted on a central hub – there will be two on each of the aircraft carriers. Rolls-Royce is also supplying shaft lines which will link each of the vessels’ two propellers with the power source. Each propeller will deliver… Read more »

SailorBoy
SailorBoy (@guest_801601)
3 months ago
Reply to  Nick Cole

Your point is…
Not seeing a conclusion to a significantly fact-heavy post, Nick

Nick Cole
Nick Cole (@guest_801818)
3 months ago
Reply to  SailorBoy

An observation, bearing in mind that we build warships solely in Britain!

SailorBoy
SailorBoy (@guest_801900)
3 months ago
Reply to  Nick Cole

And yet final assembly is in the UK because that is where the secret sauce is added. The Russian navy will not become a global power by stealing the technological secrets of power chains, but stuff like SAMPSON that has to be added at build needs to be maintained as a UK sovereign capability.
I should have known it was about Scottish independence.

Nick Cole
Nick Cole (@guest_802082)
3 months ago
Reply to  SailorBoy

Yes, we final assemble RN warships in UK. The problem is that we harp on about ‘build’, when in fact it is much like assembling a meccano or lego project. We design in UK, yes, but as with just about everything else in defence we buy in parts from around the world to do so. The argument is more about the semantics of those who argue about Scottish shipbuilding when they forget that many of the important things come from outside UK, including in the QE class case much of the steel, (based on very early pre-construction statements and many… Read more »

Tom
Tom (@guest_801619)
3 months ago
Reply to  Nick Cole

Props used to be cast in one piece bigger than this, in years gone by. Prop Shafts of all diameters and lengths used to be machined in one piece, in years gone by.

They used to be made entirely in Britain… in years gone by.

Nick Cole
Nick Cole (@guest_801819)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom

In times gone by! Many if not just about all defence hardware is a combination of contributions pan -nationally nowdays.

Jonathan
Jonathan (@guest_801632)
3 months ago
Reply to  Nick Cole

Let’s not forget the 1999 mars prob and the great lads from the US, NASA jet propulsion labs and Lockheed with their “what do you mean you used imperial..we used metric you f🎼🎼k total W🎼🎼🎼🎼ers…no wonder it crashed…”

Last edited 3 months ago by Jonathan
Nick Cole
Nick Cole (@guest_801821)
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonathan

The downsides of multi-national collaboration. Integration becomes a bigger necessity.

Mark B
Mark B (@guest_801588)
3 months ago

In decades gone by we would never have found out about these small issues. Fires would have been put out and kit would have been fixed or bodged. Now we will probably be informed by the main stream media that both carriers will have to be scrapped.😂😂😂

Tom
Tom (@guest_801620)
3 months ago
Reply to  Mark B

Yes we would have found out… the crew would have told.

Luke Rogers
Luke Rogers (@guest_801590)
3 months ago

Twinned with Kuznetsov

Frank
Frank (@guest_801592)
3 months ago

Daniele …… can you see it now mate ?

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli (@guest_801612)
3 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Who says I didn’t before mate?

Peter watson
Peter watson (@guest_801595)
3 months ago

Utter rubbish .the carriers ,are not cursed what crap,fires happen anytime anywhere ffs

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801611)
3 months ago
Reply to  Peter watson

Their not cursed its just a Leap year 2020 was also a leap year Covid 2016 a leap year Trump won 2012 a leap year Bognor flooded .Just trying too make light of these conspiracies Peter

Tom
Tom (@guest_801617)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

As a kid, I went to Butlins in Bognor a few times… just saying.

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801618)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom

I’d keep that quiet if I was you Tom

Tom
Tom (@guest_801695)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

But surely it’s better than Pontins? You know I was there in 1970 something or other. Peters and Lee done a gig in the upstairs ballroom… not that I was a fan of course.

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801769)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom

The old Butins of yesteryear long gone all blown up (TV advert) now its Adult weekends featuring bands of the 80ts with prices not of the 80ts

Jonathan
Jonathan (@guest_801631)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

Bugger Bognor..everyone is out to get Bognor..even god has a plan for Bognor and it involves frogs, bloody water, livestock pestilence, locusts,darkness and firstborn sons…..when it comes to Bognor all conspiracies are real.

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801642)
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonathan

Our only claim too fame if you can call it that is Cynthia Payne the Lunchan Voucher madam Naughty MPs and others so God’s wrath is correct in those regards

Jonathan
Jonathan (@guest_801650)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

You don’t actually live in Bognor do you mate ? You poor bugger…I lived in LA for a bit as well as lancing and Worthing.

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801659)
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonathan

Not born here but my late father was headhunted by a company called Rosemount an American aerospace company in Bognor that why I ran away to Sea rather than be called a Bognorian most of my family roots are from Wiltshire

Jonathan
Jonathan (@guest_801682)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

Wise mate very wise….I moved to sussex for the job…left when I could….but I’ve always liked moving around…farnborough, aldershot, the south eastcoast coastal towns and cities, the west county, Essex, although the farthest north I’ve moved to was Norfolk…been to plenty of really shit towns and cities as they had the best job opportunities and advancement for my line of work: putting people back together, planning for and managing mayhem and investigating NHS ball drops….always the best jobs in the rubbishest places.

Last edited 3 months ago by Jonathan
Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli (@guest_801666)
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonathan

Went there once for a day out, taking my mother and wife.
Expected a nice, Victorian sea side town.
OMG…we left quite quickly and went to Midhurst!!
I’ve heard Littlehampton is worse and when I tentatively ventured there I saw a cafe on the seafront shaped like a turd. 😳

Jonathan
Jonathan (@guest_801684)
3 months ago

Littlehampton may actually be the worst place I’ve lived and Ive worked in Portsmouth, Brighton etc and lived in aldershot so I have a very very low bar for horrible…it’s literally jam packed full of drug dealers, drug addicts, people who have broken and got of at the end of the train line, criminals..with a smattering of paedophiles…from Ford open prison..it’s one of the worst places to live…I ended up working there doing child protection work for 6 months…it actually has a special child service on the sea front for locating lost kids quickly to keep them safe, using coloured… Read more »

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801766)
3 months ago

The Turd Cafe actually won awards what is wrong with this country!!!!!!!!!!! Aaaargh

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli (@guest_801808)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

😳 Blimey mate. Embarrassing.

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801813)
3 months ago

Bognor pays the Council tax Littlehampton reap the benefits no taste whatsoever Bognor got a bum deal I’ll get my coat

Tom
Tom (@guest_801599)
3 months ago

As has been said by those far more qualified than I, ship fires can be catastrophic! Glad to hear everyone onboard is safe.

However… One Carrier ends up with damaged prop shaft/s, and prop’s. Then the other carrier suffers the same fate. Now one catches fire… WTF is going on here???

This is beyond ‘normal’, beyond strange, and beyond coincidental! It’s like an episode of Paranormal Activity. Without wishing to whip up some kind of fervour, or start a conspiracy theory, but there truly is something ‘strange’ going on here.

Discuss…

Jonathan
Jonathan (@guest_801627)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom

It could have been anything, small fires are just that I would not read much into it, as for the others, the Elizabeth has been in the water and in use for almost 7 years…a ship needing a repair after seven years is not uncommon..ships are always breaking down the sea is one of the most destructive environments machines work in…it’s constantly trying to rot them by various chemical processes as well as pull them apart by constantly shifting and massive dynamic forces….the prop shaft miss alignment in the POW was just a manufacturing issue in a vastly complicated ship… Read more »

DH
DH (@guest_801704)
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonathan

👍🕳️

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801778)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom

It was a Minor fire so don’t let children play with matches !! Get it Minor / children I’ll get my Coat

Tom
Tom (@guest_802181)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

thanks a bunch… I hurt my elbow when I fell off the chair.

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_802192)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom

It’s the way I tell um

TR
TR (@guest_801608)
3 months ago

Not unusual to have small fires on aircraft carriers. When you’re operating with jet engines, fuel etc it’s very easy to start a fire, that’s why crews are well drilled in firefighting and prevention is taken so seriously.

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_801663)
3 months ago
Reply to  TR

No Flight embarked and one thing we don’t need is something akin too the uss Forrestall flightdeck fire if you haven’t heard of that I’m sure that there’s a video of it on YouTube one disaster after another leading too almost the loss of an Aircraft carrier

DH
DH (@guest_801705)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommo

Yes mate,used as part of training film, amongst others..Wake up call to a baby sailor,granted in the 70’s🙃🕳️

DH
DH (@guest_801707)
3 months ago
Reply to  DH

Spookily,was watching that utube a couple of days ago. Included the F35/QE event.👍🙃🕳️

Cripes
Cripes (@guest_801629)
3 months ago

Sounds like a bit of a storm in a teacup. It sounds like a smallish fire happened and a well-trained crew extinguished it. End of, surely? There seem to be rather a lot of detractors on here here today, keen to add fuel to the fire and the story. I have never been a supporter of these carriers, as (a) I can’t see any real use for them in the NATO sea area, (b) feel that £14bn (and the rest!) including the F-35 air group, could more usefully have been spent on building up our shrunken combat air numbers and… Read more »

Last edited 3 months ago by Cripes
Jonathan
Jonathan (@guest_801633)
3 months ago

If we are having a sweep stake…mine is on a fire in the machine space caused by an equipment failure.

Robert Blay
Robert Blay (@guest_801672)
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonathan

Small fire in a mess deck I’d seen on another site.

Watcherzero
Watcherzero (@guest_801706)
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonathan

Was in the Mess Hall, so probably a kitchen fire.

Jon
Jon (@guest_801676)
3 months ago

Didnt she suffer a fire in the Gash processing when someone missed a battery and it got crushed while she was on deployment ??????

Gunbuster
Gunbuster (@guest_801722)
3 months ago
Reply to  Jon

Happens a lot.
Batteries and aerosol cans going bang!

Martin
Martin (@guest_801745)
3 months ago

Oh, not another problem with one of are reliable carriers. Not that they are cursed just always in the news for being broken or having problem. Why does it appear that are run down armed forces are a bit of shambles?

Robert Blay
Robert Blay (@guest_801746)
3 months ago
Reply to  Martin

Somebody out 20p in you this morning, i see Martin. Fires happen on all warships at some time or another. Lots of people, lots of complex electrical systems. Machinery breakdowns happen, minor floods happen. Fortunately, RN crews are training to deal with all of these scenarios to a very high standard. Duty watch fire & emergency party are available 24 hours a day to deal with any potential incident. These carrier’s are in no way less reliable or incident prone than any carrier or warship before them from any nation. The big difference today is that because of social media,… Read more »

Last edited 3 months ago by Robert Blay
Martin
Martin (@guest_801767)
3 months ago
Reply to  Robert Blay

i get that, seems strange that every little fault etc is in the news, almost as if some want it to seen as a problem. A lot of that going about on the military though all bad news never any positive. Must be near election time?

Mr Bell
Mr Bell (@guest_801974)
3 months ago

Considering an aircraft carrier has a huge amount of combustible materials it’s no wonder there is a fire onboard. Difference between QE and Russian Kusnetsov is the QE crew are well drilled in fire suppression and damage control. Fire put out promptly.

Richard Beedall
Richard Beedall (@guest_802905)
2 months ago

The Sun’s Defence Editor is now claiming that “The fire started late Friday (8/3) evening in sleeping quarters and ripped through the aircraft carrier, injuring ten sailors in a five-hour-long blaze, and destroying 100 berths” (20+ cabins?). The response to the fire was slow and hampered by many sailors being asleep “or had been drinking”.  Unfortunately, whilst the report may use some exaggerative language, he seems pretty confident that he has the core facts right and these are not flattering for the ship and the RN. These things happen, but they seem to keep happening where the QEC are concerned.… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Richard Beedall
Rob
Rob (@guest_802918)
2 months ago

More calamity in the Royal Navy. Incompetence? Woke ideology? A lack of discipline and accoutability? Hiring people based on their external appearance and skin tones to meet quotas?

I dunno but there definitely something going wrong these days.