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Old 14 September 2004, 14:06   #1
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Navy movements

A large group of warships has just passed my house.
They are about 15-20miles out, running roughly along a line between Start Point and Portland Bill.
They may have come from Plymouth and be on their way to Portsmouth?
The group consists of at least one aircraft carrier and 8 escorting frigates/destroyers.
Does anyone have a clue as to what this is all about?
It is an unusually large number of vessels. Unfortunately they were too far away to be able to distinguish their nationality.

You dont think they were on their way to salute JK at The Boat Show do you?
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A large group of warships has just passed my house.
They are about 15-20miles out, running roughly along a line between Start Point and Portland Bill.
Hi Brian

Maybe they want to be included in the census they are doing out there at the moment?

How are you feeling this week?

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You could get shot for posting information like that
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A large group of warships has just passed my house.
WOW You live in the middle of the sea??
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Brian, the Russians are coming!!!!
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Do the Royal Navy have that many ships?

Are you sure it wasn't a mirage.

If they were going into Portsmouth you can get all the planned shipping movements here:

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/ViewArti...ticleID=718729


Who says we don't give the enemy a head start by broadcasting all our military movements.

You can even watch them on webcam on that page.
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Who says we don't give the enemy a head start by broadcasting all our military movements. You can even watch them on webcam on that page.
Always said that the the Brits are a very sporty bunch
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Yes i am
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Biggles Do the Royal Navy have that many ships?
I have a complete list of all RN ships with tonnage, NATO pennant no., crew size, tonnage and date of build in Excel format.
Anyone who want a copy, send me an e-mail.

I print mine out, laminate it and add it to my ships papers on-board.
Then whenever I see a warship in the distance I can impress the hell out of my mates by saying "Oh yes F123, HMS Bloggs, 3047 tons I think" (after taking a crafty peep at the list of course).
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