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Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:56 pm
by Renegadenemo
And what a debt we owe the Harrier, with its Orpheus-derived Pegasus
Yet the Pegasus used a totally different fuel system to the Orph, for some reason, with a big, complicated Dowty setup on top of the engine rather than the usual Lucas bits and bobs. Wouldn't mind a Pegasus to play with, there's always a few for sale. That would do interesting things on our test rig!

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:32 pm
by rob565uk
Yes, we could move it between workshops without having to go round the long way via the street :-)


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Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:38 pm
by Renegadenemo
Yes, we could move it between workshops without having to go round the long way via the street :-)
Now just how much fun would that be! :D

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:02 pm
by jonwrightk7
:D :D :D

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:43 pm
by Mike Bull
Another famous one lost no longer-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40991326

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:24 am
by Richie
interesting wreck to dive on

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:29 am
by Mike Bull

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:00 pm
by quicksilver-wsr
I'd noticed this piece before coming on here today. Awfully nostalgic to view all those pix.

I've great memories of seeing the QE2 being built, as I was living in Glasgow at the time. And then I saw it at very close quarters when it first left John Brown's, at the dry-dock at Greenock for fitting-out, 1968.

Just fabulous, at a time when it seemed Britain could do anything it set its mind to.

Nigel

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:13 am
by Renegadenemo
Used to travel a lot by sea when I was a kid. Many trips on the old Canberra, a few on the original Oriana or any other ship we could get a berth on and now and again we'd fetch up in the same port as the QE2. It was like coming across a spaceship - such was her aura and reputation. A beautiful vessel to say the least. So what's she doing in Dubai when there's plenty of space in trendy London dockland?

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:56 am
by Mike Bull
Probably not as dramatic as the headlines make it sound, but-

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017 ... servators/