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Mighty Ships

pierre_pierre
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Re: Mighty Ships

mine says this next
TECHNOLOGY: Mighty Ships
On: Quest (Freeview) (38)   
Date: Tuesday 7th September 2010 Time: 21:00 to 22:00 (1 hour long)
Oasis Of The Seas.
(Part 4, New Episode)
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Mighty Ships  Oasis Of The Seas  At 365m in length, Oasis is the world's biggest cruise ship and when she's embarks on her maiden voyage 5000 passengers will enjoy her revolutionary facilities.
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Mighty Ships
Oasis A look at the Oasis, a 365-metre-long cruise ship that can carry up to 5,000 passengers
Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
QUEST 9:00pm-10:00pm (1 hour ) Tue 7 Sep
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Mighty Ships

Britains answer to Kentucky  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11173266  HMS Astute
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Re: Mighty Ships

it's amazing how big some of these ships are.  Have you ever considered how big a U.S. carrier really is??????
USS J.F.K. Docking in Malta.
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And here`s a link to show how the Carrier I was on.... HMS Centaur, looked in 1955 (10 years before my time) against a US Navy carrier of the same period...
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Angled_deck2_Centaur_Antietam_NAN6-55.jpg
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Re: Mighty Ships

What is the significance of the different angled decks Shutter?
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I wouldn`t rightly know.... except that the yank ship is about twice the size of the mini carrier I was on !....
maybe because of the size, it needs to be that much further "off the wind" to reduce the turbulence caused by the superstructure, and the wind coming under the flared bow of the carriers flight deck, interfering with the landing ..... (bear in mind that the course of the carrier would be 10.5 degrees "off the wind".... to provide the required wind direction down the flight path/landing area...)
I suspect that the yank ship would have been travelling about 10  kts faster too....
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Thanks Shutter, seems to make sense Smiley