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  1. Grey Havoc

    Dunkirk - 80th Anniversary

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/02/captain-sir-robin-knox-johnston-royal-naval-association-have/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunkirk_evacuation
  2. Grey Havoc

    Norwegian Campaign (naval element)

    Meant to add 'Operation Wilfred' as a tag as well but ran into the limit.
  3. Grey Havoc

    Type 4X Destroyer

    https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/the-type-4x-destroyer-an-early-look-at-an-early-concept/
  4. Grey Havoc

    Royal Navy XLUUV program (Manta-class drone submarine)

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/hisutton/2020/03/05/royal-navy-to-get-first-large-autonomous-submarine/#338120f1f0b6 https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/manta-the-royal-navy-gets-its-first-extra-large-autonomous-submarine/
  5. Grey Havoc

    Future Littoral Strike Ship (FLSS)

    https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/a-closer-look-at-the-littoral-strike-ship-concept/
  6. R

    1943 British Battleship Aircraft Carrier Concept

    Apologies if this has been shown before but I was unable to find a previous topic. This was shown recently on the WarshipPorn website and is a scan from 1943 Popular Mechanics. The artist was George Davis. Please feel free to delete this post if it is a duplicate.
  7. Grey Havoc

    Time Ball

    http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20191212-the-invention-that-inspired-a-new-york-tradition
  8. covert_shores

    RN warship 2050: project Startpoint

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34077719 :)
  9. covert_shores

    Really old secret projects (1800s and earlier)

    Thinking that we need a thread for all old (pre-1880s?) projects. Came across HMS Duke of Kent design for a four-deck ship of the line on Reddit. c1809. Never built. Original source http://collections.rmg.co.uk/
  10. Hood

    British Sigint Ship Programme

    Richard J. Aldrich’s recent book ‘GCHQ: An uncensored story of Britain’s most secret intelligence agency’ features some information on the planned Sigint ship of the 1960s. He gives a history elsewhere in the book about the operations of HMS Totem and Turpin in the 1950s. He goes on to say...
  11. Triton

    Vickers Armstrong Hovercraft Designs

    Artist's impression of Vickers Armstrong VA-4. 115 ton concept hovercraft - intended to carry about 500 passengers or 140 passengers plus 28 cars at 65 kts. At the time seen as direct competition to the Saunders-Roe SR-N4 hovercraft. Source: http://www.bartiesworld.co.uk/hovercraft/vickers.htm
  12. U

    Saunders Roe Hovercraft Aircraft Carrier

    On page 241 of "The Decline of British Seapower" by Desmond Wettern, the then Minister of Aviation (Julian Amery) told a Business Dinner on 9 September 1964 that the Government were considering building an ocean-going "hovership" for the RN. His Ministry and the MOD would make preliminary...
  13. Grey Havoc

    How would you convert the CVF class Carriers into Arsenal ships?

    This thread was inspired by a brief exchange on the 'New British Carriers...' thread, over in Military. It's where members can post suggestions, paper napkin designs, drawings, etc., and discuss the pros and cons of converting the CVF's [CVA - Aircraft Carrier (Attack) as they are now formally...
  14. Triton

    SRN4 Hovercraft concepts

    SRN4 Hovercraft concepts Source: http://www.tboverse.us/HPCAFORUM/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=959&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
  15. Triton

    Royal Navy "Terra Nova" icebreaker

    In the mid-1950s it was decided to increase the Royal Navy presence in the Falkland Islands dependencies. It was hoped to build a new icebreaker and the United States Navy made the plans of the Wind-class icebreaker available. British engines were selected that made the ship much longer. The...
  16. U

    Royal Navy nuclear surface ships

    although no pictures exist there is supposed to be a model of the proposed RFA replenishment ship with nuclear power in the massive Greenwich collection. I have never been able to get to see this model, but based on some small drawings of mercantile UK reactor designs in an old Airfix magazine...
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