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HMS Queen Elizabeth cancels trials after leak found

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posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 11:11 AM
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The HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier was forced to cancel her latest round of sea trials after a leak was found. The MoD is downplaying the leak, but pictures allegedly from the ship making the rounds on social media show the aftermath of a fairly major amount of water on the ship. Some reports are saying she took on 300 tons of water, and 10 compartments flooded. The ship has had a fairly troubled development, with a shaft leak, and the sprinklers on the hangar deck being accidentally activated in previous incidents.


The UK's new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, has returned from sea trials early after a leak was found.

The Royal Navy's future flagship left Portsmouth Naval Base last month for five weeks of sea trials and training.

A Ministry of Defence (MoD) spokeswoman described the leak as "a minor issue with an internal system" on Britain's biggest warship.

The £3.1bn ship returned to Portsmouth as a precautionary measure after the leak was found on Tuesday.

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posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 11:17 AM
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Yet again another embarrassment to Europe.

Germany having issues (with personnel deaths) was one thing, now the UK has a faulty carrier (and it's supposedly brand bloody new and cost billions).

The United States Navy was also running into trouble over the last few months, with "technical issues" affecting *several* vessels.

Not combat ready at all.



posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: AnakinWayneII

With ships, that's why they hold trials. They have several rounds of trials before they get to the actual workup stage, and prepare to deploy. It's so they can find things like this when it doesn't really matter nearly as much as if they were in a combat zone, or thousands of miles away from home.



posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 11:39 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

That's only what 70k gallons of water....yikes



posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 12:05 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Just short of 81K. That's a bit of water to take on.



posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 12:49 PM
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Things work better when the water is on the outside of the ship. Could have been worse,though. It could have been a avgas leak...



posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: Montana

Neither the UK or US navies use AvGas any more. It is all jet fuel. Higher flash point much safer.



posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 10:10 PM
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How's the leak going with Her Majesty's pride ? ... Does it leak more or less than the fake MI6 deceptive leaks on public benches ?
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posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 11:13 PM
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originally posted by: Flanker86
How's the leak going with Her Majesty's pride ? ... Does it leak more or less than the fake MI6 deceptive leaks on public benches ?


I'm sure if she is down MI6 can show her pictures of the Admiral Kuznetsov in dry dock.



posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 07:13 AM
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A ruptured pipe, apparently. Must have been a high pressure one?

www.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 07:53 AM
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a reply to: Flanker86

How is it going with the pride of Mother Russia's navy? Fixed it yet?



posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 08:02 AM
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a reply to: oldcarpy

Probably one of the Firemain pipes.



posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 08:05 AM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

Sure wasn't a burst water cooler bottle!



posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 09:43 AM
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a reply to: oldcarpy

Nah! Catastrophic Bug Juice machine failure.



posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 09:49 AM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

Sounds like what usually happens when I attempt a simple plumbing job round the house. Usually ends up like one of those submarine films with blokes frantically trying to seal hatches and stuff.....



posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 09:54 AM
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a reply to: oldcarpy

I can handle plumbing pretty well.

I was at this BBQ in 86 and the amount of firefighting water we had on the O-3 level makes the QE's leak seem small. Burning jet fuel leaked into the Catapult Machinery rooms.




posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 01:36 PM
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Wait, we are doing sea trials on Liz? She's 93, i'm not surprised there is a leak.........



posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 02:10 PM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

Can't have been bug juice, there is still paint on the walls.



posted on Jul, 12 2019 @ 07:56 AM
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a reply to: Montana

Sounds like the voice of experience.



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