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Old 06 April 2009, 03:25   #51
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Yep, fuel for the aircraft, tractor units, ribs .....
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According to a rapid Google search - 3,000,000 USG. And potentially not just for aircraft and vehicles

"There are four emergency diesels of 10,720hp (8MW)."

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Also, given its nuclear powered, what is the red ship dropping off?
Picking up the spent fuel!!!
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Old 06 April 2009, 08:57   #54
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the whiskers, at a guess are to indicate the widest point of the ship (around midships) at the bow for navigating narrow canals or something. That is a guess though...
Surely if its thats tight you wouldnt risk it ? -its not like you can just stop and turn it round if its too narrow ? I'm thinking some fancy ASW detection or something ? Mounted as far out as possible ?
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It looks like the carrier and its escort will be leaving tomorrow. http://qhmportsmouth.com/port-moveme...9-04-08&days=1 If anyone goes out to watch it leave please get some pictures!!
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Edit to the above.: USS The SULLIVANS has just left the Nab now. Dont know why it left so early as it is not down to leave until 11.45am.
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