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Sebastian

Knows anyone the reason for two different classes of PTBs? I understand that die use of SEA leads to a standardization with the other workboats. But why were ALN-139 purchased?

Last edited 4 months ago by Sebastian
Random

As a guess the ALN-139 were part of the original carrier procurement program, the SEA class are part of the (newer) replacement program for the old RN (and RLC) workboats and the long deceased fast motor launches. It makes sense to standardize!

X

A proper admiral’s launch would have been nice.
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Shiner

Had those on the Massive

X

Yes. 🙂

It is a shame the budget can’t be stretched to a ‘comfortable’ helicopter for liaison work.

Last edited 4 months ago by X
Zax

The Admiral’s Barge, Lake Burley Griffin, Australian Capital Territory, Australia; 2011.

[...Built by Norman R Wright & Sons in Brisbane and commissioned in 1993, the Admiral’s Barge is the third vessel to carry the name since the conception of the Squadron more than 30 years ago.

Normally the Barge would see service in the escort of senior Australian officials and foreign dignitaries on ceremonial occasions such as Fleet Reviews and Australia Day commemorations, generally in and around Sydney Harbour. The 2011 Royal visit was an historic occasion for the VIP Boat Squadron and the Royal Australian Navy as the Admiral’s Barge temporarily undertook ‘higher duties’ in service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.]

Extract from – https://www.navy.gov.au/fleet/ships-boats-craft/other-vessels/admirals-barge

Last edited 4 months ago by Zax
Duker

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X

Probably a better spend than £200 million mega yacht.

A proper yacht and a comfy helicopter would be a lot less.

Duker

Never heard of this’ comfy’ helicopter ? Cant seem to find any previous mention of one in the services when they had far more helicopters…could they have a single VIP seat for quick fitting ?
If the Royals or Boris visits while at anchor or underway they can land on the deck with their own ( or hired) helicopters. Otherwise its a 2 -5 min hop in a Wildcat or Merlin from a suitable shore site for everyone else.

X

A comfy helicopter is one that is comfy.

A comfy helicopter………..
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A not very comfy helicopter…………
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X

Thank! 🙂

I was in a rush.

BigH1979

Could these be upgraded for Sea Ceptor?

Sebastian

No problem to arm them as heavy as Type 31!

Cam

Type 31s 20 inch guns might get in the way…

Fin

There has never been a 20inch gun on a ship nor will there ever be. The closest we have ever came to a 20in naval gun is the WW1 battlecruiser design called incomparable for a 300m long battlecruiser mounting 6 20in guns and travelling at 35 knots. Or perhaps the Japanese A-150 designs.

X

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Cam

No mk41s! No phalanx! No guns,,,

Fin

Of course not they are passenger carrying vessels. Not amphibious assault ships or escorts. Don’t be ridiculous.

Cam

We should include these boats in our official Royal Navy numbers, 70 looks bad! Other navys include these kind of things..

Fin

‘Looks bad’. And what purpose would artificially boosting navy ‘vessel’ numbers have, other than to please the uninformed.

Adrian

Seriously Navy Lookout? This is worth an article?

X

Yes of course it is. Why not? There are books on ship’s boats.

Adrian

There are books on dinghies, mate.

X

I have books on ship’s boats and I have books on dinghies too.

Your question was still pointless.

Mate.