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January 21, 2013 8:14 pm

That’s only good if you got your carrier flat-packed from Ikea ;-)

Gloomy Northern Boy
January 21, 2013 10:44 pm

Ikea provide usable products cheap and off the shelf – what’s not to like? and they sometimes do three for two offers..!

January 21, 2013 10:54 pm

Still wish they were being called Glorious and Victorious

January 21, 2013 11:00 pm


Id frankly be happy with any famous capital ship name that wasn’t chosen as an act of deference to the monarchy.

January 22, 2013 8:55 am

All the way with LBJ, HMS Anthony CL Blair.

It’s been a long break since the KG V class, QE II class is the proper answer.

Lester May
January 24, 2013 2:23 pm

Naming a ship after Queen Elizabeth I is very appropriate and both names continue a fine tradition in British warship naming.

This is an excellent film of how to make a carrier. It’s a pity that the two vessels will be the ugliest carriers built since before the Second World War! Let’s hope they give sterling service over many decades.

January 24, 2013 6:15 pm

It’s a shame there is no fast forward facility in real life.

@Lester May – Hopefully you will find batch 2 more pleasing on the eye :-)

If you repeat a rumour often enough…

Gloomy Northern Boy
January 24, 2013 10:45 pm

@WA – Batch 2 will be uglier – they are the shortened Commando Carrier Version I am planning to replace Ocean and our other A/W assets..!

I am taking more water with it, but it doesn’t really help.

February 2, 2013 10:49 am
February 2, 2013 10:53 am

Chally said “Id frankly be happy with any famous capital ship name that wasn’t chosen as an act of deference to the monarchy.”

No comment. ;)

February 2, 2013 11:31 am

Thanks for the link Ant. Blessed by Gandhi, what could possibly go wrong now…

There seem to be a lot of containers cluttering the deck. I trust these will shortly be cleared away?