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Title: Saw a British Carrier today off Norfolk, VA
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 19, 2019, 02:46:49 pm
Taking the long way around from VA Beach and saw it.  Very distinctive with two islands and a sloping deck.  I think it was HMS Queen Elizabeth.
Title: Re: Saw a British Carrier today off Norfolk, VA
Post by: maxtog on November 19, 2019, 03:02:44 pm
Taking the long way around from VA Beach and saw it.  Very distinctive with two islands and a sloping deck.  I think it was HMS Queen Elizabeth.

You didn't even swing by to say "hi"!  :)
Title: Re: Saw a British Carrier today off Norfolk, VA
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 19, 2019, 03:15:25 pm
The wife and I went down with some friends to VA Beach last night and then left early this morning.  Not much extra time unfortunately.  I should be down that way again soon though and will stop by.
Title: Re: Saw a British Carrier today off Norfolk, VA
Post by: gPink on November 19, 2019, 03:54:03 pm
pics?
Title: Re: Saw a British Carrier today off Norfolk, VA
Post by: SapperLdr on November 19, 2019, 05:54:17 pm
pics?

I say it didn’t happen.
Title: Re: Saw a British Carrier today off Norfolk, VA
Post by: Boomer on November 20, 2019, 01:00:53 am
Yup, she's prowlin' around that area.  8)
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hms-queen-elizabeth-sails-to-us-for-fighter-jet-trials (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hms-queen-elizabeth-sails-to-us-for-fighter-jet-trials)
Title: Re: Saw a British Carrier today off Norfolk, VA
Post by: maxtog on November 20, 2019, 05:26:46 am
Yup, she's prowlin' around that area.  8)
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hms-queen-elizabeth-sails-to-us-for-fighter-jet-trials (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hms-queen-elizabeth-sails-to-us-for-fighter-jet-trials)

Wow- that is a long/informative article, describing the "programmmmmmme"!  Although, they don't mention Norfolk (VA) at all.
Title: Re: Saw a British Carrier today off Norfolk, VA
Post by: O.C. on November 20, 2019, 07:53:50 am
There has been a series of documentary programmes regarding this ship on U.K T.V recently it is an extraordinary carrier, and has F 35 aircraft on board   
Title: Re: Saw a British Carrier today off Norfolk, VA
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on November 20, 2019, 03:18:53 pm
Wow- that is a long/informative article, describing the "programmmmmmme"!  Although, they don't mention Norfolk (VA) at all.

that would be pretty clear if anyone knows the area... the docks are between Norfolk and Portsmouth... at least the ones big enough to moor that beast up...

from the sound of it, I'm thinking that Canada is looking for a carrier... as they don't have any... and with all the new money they are raking in from legalized reefer... they can afford one now... If they crimp the budget on Tim Horten's doughnuts and Poutine....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Canadian_Navy

Eh?

I think the Trailer Park Boys need backup, defending Hallifax....
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(https://cdn.ebaumsworld.com/thumbs/2018/08/25/071734/85750516/Rand.jpg)