Cap'n, we've sprung a leak sir...

Cap'n, we've sprung a leak sir...

Postby CJS on Tue 19 Dec 2017, 7:19 am

Oops, bit more silicon bead required perhaps?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42406138
"Forewarned is forearmed"
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Re: Cap'n, we've sprung a leak sir...

Postby speedbird2639 on Tue 19 Dec 2017, 7:48 am

Oh dear. No wonder we are often the laughing stock of the entire World, we can't even make a watertight boat. A leaky seal is something you expect on a 10 yo washing machine not a £3.1bn aircraft carrier.
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Re: Cap'n, we've sprung a leak sir...

Postby iainpeden on Tue 19 Dec 2017, 8:21 am

Raid HMS Victory for the leather buckets.
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Re: Cap'n, we've sprung a leak sir...

Postby Ryan. on Tue 19 Dec 2017, 8:33 am

Kind of fake news this. With a ship of this magnitude it’s inevitable there are going to be teething problems. It’s a mechanical object, you cannot expect it to be perfect.
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Re: Cap'n, we've sprung a leak sir...

Postby MicrolightDriver on Tue 19 Dec 2017, 8:49 am

A snag identified during sea trials. Shocking.

I imagine there's a long list of snags they'll need to fix, some probably more serious than a relatively minor leak, but of course this one's picked up by the media because it appeals to a certain kind of readership.

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Re: Cap'n, we've sprung a leak sir...

Postby Tommy on Tue 19 Dec 2017, 9:28 am

Agreed - this is the entire point of sea trials, and if they can sort it out pronto without affecting the schedule, then fair enough. Probably given the relative size of the ship, 200L an hour is a trickle, but to a layman like me, it seems a vast amount!

Not all plain sailing, though. I seem to recall a pretty significant issue(s) with our recent fleet of Type-45 destroyers, IIRC. Massive engine problems or something, wasn't it?
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Re: Cap'n, we've sprung a leak sir...

Postby boff180 on Tue 19 Dec 2017, 9:49 am

Type 45’s have a massive issue with their hybrid power system, basically it doesn’t work in warm water and breaks down.

A very recent deployment to the Gulf had to be cut short as the ship broke down again!

They need to replace the units in all the ships at a cost of millions of pounds! Because of how they’re built it involves dry dock and cutting a big hole in the side of the ship!
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Re: Cap'n, we've sprung a leak sir...

Postby ericbee123 on Tue 19 Dec 2017, 10:51 am

boff180 wrote:Type 45’s have a massive issue with their hybrid power system, basically it doesn’t work in warm water and breaks down.

A very recent deployment to the Gulf had to be cut short as the ship broke down again!

They need to replace the units in all the ships at a cost of millions of pounds! Because of how they’re built it involves dry dock and cutting a big hole in the side of the ship!


Good article on the type 45 without histrionics.

http://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/putting ... rspective/
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Re: Cap'n, we've sprung a leak sir...

Postby Glosterbloke on Tue 19 Dec 2017, 6:36 pm

Shaft seals are SUPPOSED to leak aren't they?
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