Portsmouth tomorrow

Portsmouth tomorrow

Postby tankbuster on Mon 15 Oct 2018, 6:41 pm

French Amphibious Assault ship FS Dixmude (L9015) due in Portsmouth tomorrow. Can carry up to 50 choppers. Highly unlikely to have anything like that but may have 3 or 4.
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Re: Portsmouth tomorrow

Postby HaveQuick2 on Wed 17 Oct 2018, 4:25 pm

tankbuster wrote:French Amphibious Assault ship FS Dixmude (L9015) due in Portsmouth tomorrow. Can carry up to 50 choppers. Highly unlikely to have anything like that but may have 3 or 4.


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Re: Portsmouth tomorrow

Postby parsley on Wed 17 Oct 2018, 7:24 pm

tankbuster wrote:French Amphibious Assault ship FS Dixmude (L9015) due in Portsmouth tomorrow. Can carry up to 50 choppers. Highly unlikely to have anything like that but may have 3 or 4.


Would you have any idea how long it might be staying ?
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Re: Portsmouth tomorrow

Postby tankbuster on Wed 17 Oct 2018, 7:30 pm

parsley wrote:
tankbuster wrote:French Amphibious Assault ship FS Dixmude (L9015) due in Portsmouth tomorrow. Can carry up to 50 choppers. Highly unlikely to have anything like that but may have 3 or 4.


Would you have any idea how long it might be staying ?


sorry I don't know but I have been told there is nothing on top.
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Re: Portsmouth tomorrow

Postby AlexC on Thu 18 Oct 2018, 11:36 am

As I said elsewhere I was at Portsmouth on Tuesday to visit the Mary Rose, and I did notice that a French Navy ship was in. I can confirm that there was nothing visible up top. Up to 50 choppers sounds unlikely to me though??
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Re: Portsmouth tomorrow

Postby Comet102 on Thu 18 Oct 2018, 6:15 pm

AlexC wrote:As I said elsewhere I was at Portsmouth on Tuesday to visit the Mary Rose, and I did notice that a French Navy ship was in. I can confirm that there was nothing visible up top. Up to 50 choppers sounds unlikely to me though??


According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_ship_Dixmude_(L9015) it can hold
16 heavy or 35 light helicopters
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Re: Portsmouth tomorrow

Postby Abbo46 on Thu 18 Oct 2018, 9:33 pm

For those interested, an NH-90 crashed onto the flight deck this morning, injuring four sailors and destroying the helicopter.
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Re: Portsmouth tomorrow

Postby AlexC on Fri 19 Oct 2018, 10:26 am

Crikey, where did you hear that?
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Re: Portsmouth tomorrow

Postby Beefy on Fri 19 Oct 2018, 11:50 am

Abbo46 wrote:For those interested, an NH-90 crashed onto the flight deck this morning, injuring four sailors and destroying the helicopter.


I've had a quick search and can find nothing about this, certainly no information on local news websites such as Portsmouth news https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news or any of the mainstream media (BBC, Sky, ITV) etc.

Any source for your info, considering you posted this last night its surprising there is no story in the news today??
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Re: Portsmouth tomorrow

Postby jingernut on Fri 19 Oct 2018, 12:22 pm

Plenty out there if you search "FS Dixmude crash"

https://marineschepen.nl/nieuws/Franse- ... 91018.html

Taken from the above story

"FS Dixmude sailed 70 miles off the coast of Dunkirk on Wednesday evening, after leaving Portsmouth in the direction of Norway, and performed 'touch and go exercises' with a NH90 helicopter. At 10:29 pm the NH90 crashed on the deck crashed from the ship. According to the Lemarin.fr website, four people were injured, one of whom was serious. "
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Re: Portsmouth tomorrow

Postby ericbee123 on Fri 19 Oct 2018, 12:27 pm

https://mobile.twitter.com/NavyLookout/ ... 2451139585

This twitter post says the injured were all on deck at the time.
Disclaimer-I have spell/grammar checked this post, it may still contain mistakes that might cause offence.
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Re: Portsmouth tomorrow

Postby Beefy on Fri 19 Oct 2018, 2:09 pm

Thanks guys, just goes to show
jingernut wrote:Plenty out there if you search "FS Dixmude crash"

https://marineschepen.nl/nieuws/Franse- ... 91018.html

Taken from the above story



Thanks jingernut :clap:

I'm now questioning my ability to search the internet :lol:
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Re: Portsmouth tomorrow

Postby Abbo46 on Fri 19 Oct 2018, 2:47 pm

Should have pointed out that the incident didn't occur in Portsmouth, my mistake. :wall:
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