Skip to comments.Royal Navy's most advanced destroyers break down in the Gulf because the water is too WARM
Posted on 06/07/2016 10:46:49 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
Royal Navy's most advanced destroyers break down in the Gulf because the water is too WARM, bungling defence chiefs admit
Britain's £1billion a piece Type-45 Destroyer ships break down in warm water and are being retrofitted with diesel generators, defence chiefs have admitted. Complicated Rolls Royce gas turbine engines work in the cold water around Britain but the vessels have been left adrift in the Gulf on several occasions because of failures.
The problem first became apparent when HMS Daring lost all power in the mid-Atlantic in 2010 and had to repaired in Canada.
The ship needed fixing again in Bahrain in 2012 following another failure.
MPs were told of the problems at a defence committee hearing into the problems amid claims the number of new frigates due to be bought by the Government could be slashed as a result.
The Daily Record revealed the problems today and said their were fears of job losses at the Clyde shipyards as a result of the problems.
Former First Sea Lord Lord West today slammed the failures and told MPs: 'This is not a good position to be in.'
He told the Ministry of Defence had 'run out of money, effectively'.
Rolls Royce told the committee the engines installed in the Type-45 Destroyers had been built as specified - but that the conditions in the Middle East were not 'in line with these specs'.
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No wonder they are out of money, They are paying too many dumbasses.
it sounds like someone’s going to be in hot water over this
We’re going to need a bigger radiator.
So is the beer.
Well if it wasn’t for global warming things would be different, but mostly the same.//
Specs based on last campaign, which was...in the cold waters of the South Atlantic off the Falkland Islands.
And duty stations in the North Atlantic.
>>Britain’s £1billion a piece Type-45 Destroyer ships break down in warm water <<
I hope they don’t make planes.
Send them some four stack destroyers.
Maybe retrofit them with sails.
That would look awesome on a business card...
It looks like the British Shipyard have gone the route the British Automobile manufacturers went in the 60s, 70s & 80s.
Beauty over function.
comments section is even more interesting. Interchangeable with the ones we see here.
So much for that “rule the waves” thing. Sad.
Always seek to build ship engines that will run in the usual predictable and historically slightly cooler temperatures of the Gulf of Mexico,i.e 85 degrees. And obtain warranty for parts and service.
“it sounds like someones going to be in hot water over this”
Wouldn’t you be steamed?
Oh, man. I told them not to use Lucas Electric...
So nobody did the math for warmer climes? Oh my.
This has prince Charles written all over it.
Was a man. Was not a man. Kids are men.
With the Royal Navy tradition of using Gibraltar as a port of call (I think there’s still a token RN squadron based there), you’d think that warmer waters would’ve been factored into the specs.
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