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Old 16th September 2005, 18:06
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Even prior to the OLs the practice was for the replenishment ship to keep station on the carrier - could be great fun and games down the black hole on a RAS on the earlier Waves and Tides responding to the bridge commands as we chased the carrier.
For replenishing warships up to cruiser size (long time now since we had any), the warship kept station on the RFA.
It wasn't plain sailing with the bridge control in the early days of the OL's as the AEI boiler feed pump control system left a lot to be desired in responding to demands put upon the boilers by the bridge and cargo transfer pumps during a RAS. Don't know whether they eventually sorted the problems.
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