I noticed on the news that the new HMS Daring was launched today. A snip at 600 million pounds and described by Sky News as a Battleship.
I hate to say it but the day is here now. It's the age of the playstation and computer.trawler_models said:Give it another 50 or 100 years and those of the 'civilised' world will find it traumatic to even get out of bed in the morning!
JimJames_C said:The bow section and radar mast are built at VT, these parts and then put on a barge and towed to the Clyde.
The remainder of the ship is built on the Clyde, with the first at Yarrows, and the rest across the river at Govan (both BAE yards).
Thanks for your reply, the last thing I would ever do is underplay any British effort on behalf of the Royal Navy. My question came about as a result of speaking to a guy in the know about the MOD. He would not tell me where he got his information from, but did say to read between the lines of reports in the public domain. The point that was put to myself was try and find any information regarding the superstructure of the type 45 destroyer, he told me that I would not find anything about it other than VT, because it was being built in France. I checked the BAE website, The mod website, and the RN website and found no mention of the other builders whatsoever, I eventualy put the question to the people on this website. Because of the time I spent checking the internet, I didn't take a note of the website, I think it may have been the MOD site but I am not sure. The website said, Parts of the ships are being built in the UK and BEYOND. I hope I have not upset anybody on this website with my questions regarding this, if I have I am very sorry this was not my intention. To me the most important people in this country are the people who ware the QUEENS UNIFORM, and I would hate to think that the lives of these men and women are put at risk because of politicians and cost cutting.fred henderson said:Jim
I think that you are in this instance, underplaying the Clyde effort. The Type 45 Destroyers are being designed and built by the BAE Clyde shipyards. A minor part of the work is sub-contracted to VT. As usual VT are doing a superb job of blowing their own trumpet. Good for them. That is why they are still in business.