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Old 14th March 2022, 09:01
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HMAS Adelaide is on AIS as being alongside HMAS Kuttabul, safe home. I suppose lots of Brass coming down to help.
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Old 14th March 2022, 21:58
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HMAS Canberra is not currently in Nuku'alofa but a local media report indicates she has done the right thing. A large portion of the relief supplies recently brought to Tonga was water, thousands of litres of drinking water in plastic containers. Australia with some foresight did the right thing, they sent two plastic waste compressors which were put into use immediately. Volunteers collected the plastic and several large bales of the stuff were last week uplifted by Canberra. I think we can assume it won't be a Cunard dish-up but will be returned to 'stralia for recycling. Thank you Oz.
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Old 16th March 2022, 20:44
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HMAS Canberra will depart Tonga on Friday according to local media.
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Old 28th March 2022, 09:25
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Any info coming to light, mechanical/electrical or operator? RCA will be telling.
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Old 28th March 2022, 09:59
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Like Sergeant Schultz I know nothing but some official spin/reading matter here:

https://www.australiandefence.com.au...laide-failures
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-...onga/100839906
https://www.australiandefence.com.au...d-hunter-class

Make of it all what you will but, combined, the Collins submarines, Adelaide and Canberra and now the new Hunter frigates one can but wonder ...........
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Old 20th May 2022, 02:06
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News reports say HMAS Adelaide is currently at the Garden Island base in Sydney being repaired after having problems again. She is reported to have a maximum speed of 12 knots, not very good for an emergency response vessel.
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Old 20th May 2022, 07:22
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She is reported to have a maximum speed of 12 knots, not very good for an emergency response vessel.
Not very good, indeed, but much better than an ERV with a top speed of 10 kts.

The MEO and his team must be right well sick of the whole installation. Are there Dockyard Mateys in Garden Island or is it all Service labour?
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ABC Report here:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-...ems-/101082020

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https://www.australiandefence.com.au...laide-failures
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Old 5th August 2022, 03:38
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Two warships berthed alongside Vuna Wharf in Tonga, been there since Tuesday. Can someone I.D. them please. The bigger of the two carries a huge array on top. Cheers
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Old 17th August 2022, 11:47
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Have the Dockyard Mateys fixed this frigging ship, yet? Then they're off to Pearl Harbour for a 6 week course to fix nuclear submarines. What a ripper.
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Old 9th March 2023, 16:14
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YM you've been disenchanted with that pair of LHD's for quite a long time, are they continually troublesome or is the Tonga incident fairly unusual?
"Made in Spain", what more need be said.
Trouble emerging now with issues on HMAS Supply, can you see a trend developing.
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Old 9th March 2023, 22:55
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"Made in Spain", what more need be said.
That`s funny, cos the UKs new trains are Spanish built by CAF, (Cheap As F**k) and they`re not very good either.

It`s almost as if binning 200 years of know how and putting your own workers on the dole isn`t as jolly a jape as initially made out.
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Old 10th March 2023, 09:11
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Cunard Chieftain...... late 1970s.

Major problems when the steering failed from the bridge......the first time in a busy fairway leaving Tampa Fla.

Early investigation showed an illogical set of circumstances which ....as it transpired.....had no bearing on the fault.

Taking electrical readings from bridge to steering flat following the ships wiring diagrams indicated an installation problem......port manual helm on the bridge resulted in a starboard impulse to the telemotors aft.

Starboard helm resulted in port movement aft.....of course.

Myself and the Cheng (Peter Eltringham ..... complete gentleman.....) traced the wiring through a number of J.B.s
until we found a complete crossover......the Spanish shipbuilders has actually sent the wiring across the ship.

As the ship had been sailing for years with the rudder following the helm correctly......there must have been another crossover further aft......

There was......J.B.s labelled incorrectly.

I suspect the ship was in the C.A.F category also.

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Old 13th March 2023, 00:01
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Cunard Chieftain...... late 1970s.

Major problems when the steering failed from the bridge......the first time in a busy fairway leaving Tampa Fla.

Early investigation showed an illogical set of circumstances which ....as it transpired.....had no bearing on the fault.

Taking electrical readings from bridge to steering flat following the ships wiring diagrams indicated an installation problem......port manual helm on the bridge resulted in a starboard impulse to the telemotors aft.

Starboard helm resulted in port movement aft.....of course.

Myself and the Cheng (Peter Eltringham ..... complete gentleman.....) traced the wiring through a number of J.B.s
until we found a complete crossover......the Spanish shipbuilders has actually sent the wiring across the ship.

As the ship had been sailing for years with the rudder following the helm correctly......there must have been another crossover further aft......

There was......J.B.s labelled incorrectly.

I suspect the ship was in the C.A.F category also.
In fairness, maybe they thought a tiller was involved instead of a wheel.
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