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TimberWolf
5th May 2012, 08:01
...according to the MoD

BBC News - HMS Ocean squeezes through Thames Barrier (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17950813)

Does Comic Ali work as an MoD as spokesman now?

Halo Jones
5th May 2012, 08:03
Loads of room: you could get a bus thru that gap :wink

minestrone
5th May 2012, 08:29
They very nearly punted that into the side.

You can see the tug at the stern smoking to try and get it back on.

minestrone
5th May 2012, 08:36
Having said that I have been in the unfortunate position of having to take a few big boats through the Crinan Canal and it truly is a horrible task.

EternalOptimist
5th May 2012, 09:22
not bad considering it was pushing two little boats and towing another. The captain should have no problem getting a job on an Italian cruise ship when his service is up





:rolleyes:

BrilloPad
5th May 2012, 09:29
He was overtaking a cyclist on the left side - apart from that it would have been fine.

minestrone
5th May 2012, 09:34
I just hope those SAMs are more accurate.

bless 'em all
5th May 2012, 09:47
I just hope those SAMs are more accurate.

The Rapier didn't exactly cover itself in glory during the Falklands War.

Poor range, no proximity fuse and problems with it's IFF system.

TimberWolf
5th May 2012, 10:08
Presumably the tug boat at the back bellowing black smoke is rigidly connected to the ramming vessel?

minestrone
5th May 2012, 10:16
Presumably the tug boat at the back bellowing black smoke is rigidly connected to the ramming vessel?

I am sure the rope was pretty ridgid when the skipper was screaming "PORT, PORT, PORT"

EternalOptimist
5th May 2012, 10:18
The Rapier didn't exactly cover itself in glory during the Falklands War.

Poor range, no proximity fuse and problems with it's IFF system.

Sea wolf

TimberWolf
5th May 2012, 10:22
I am sure the rope was pretty ridgid when the skipper was screaming "PORT, PORT, PORT"

Ah, steering from the rear, under tension, yes that would also work. In that case it looks like it was the rear tugboat at fault and who had to correct.