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silentlurker

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At the time, the ship's then commanding officer Captain Steve Moorhouse said it was safe and that in his experience leaks were a 'weekly' problem for warships.

Thats a yikes from me, speaks to either poor design or poor maintenance...
 

Mr T

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What the hell is going on with these two? Are they going to come to asia or what?

I'm sure you're fully aware that HMS Queen Elizabeth is going to the Far East next year, not HMS Prince of Wales. HMS PoW isn't entering service before 2023.

At the time, the ship's then commanding officer Captain Steve Moorhouse said it was safe and that in his experience leaks were a 'weekly' problem for warships.

Thats a yikes from me, speaks to either poor design or poor maintenance...

Or a third option - a faulty part/installation that doesn't say anything about the design or maintenance.

The larger the ship, the more complex and more opportunities for something to go wrong. Charles de Gualle took over a decade to commission and had a broken prop during sea trials. I think it was Admiral Kuznetsov had problems in that the water kept freezing that meant blocked toilets for half the crew. Varyag/Liaoning went into drydock in 2005 and was "commissioned" in 2012, but officially classed as a training ship until a few years ago. We've got no idea what might have gone wrong in those years.
 
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Mr T

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I'm getting increasingly sold on SPEAR 3 for the F-35. Being able to carry eight internally and more on the wings means that a single F-35 can deliver a lot of firepower.
 

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