USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

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USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

Post by riverman » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:40 pm

Arleigh Burke-class in for HMNB Faslane today.
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Re: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

Post by riverman » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:42 pm

In for HMNB Faslane today.
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Re: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

Post by riverman » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:44 pm

In for HMNB Faslane today.
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Re: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

Post by Allan » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:05 pm

Very good pictures Paul – looks like they were having a good look at you as well!

Do we know the meaning/significance of the multi-coloured HEEEE, with the four, one and three dashes under the first, second and fourth letters?
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Post by williemac » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:31 pm

Nice shots right enough Paul,I noticed on M.T. a french warship making its way up.Sadly it was about two hours away so I couldn't stay.I think it was probably Winston Churchill in disguise.Allan,I think the HEEE symbols you were asking about are some sort of merit system the yanks have for their fleet.The different colours denote missions and activities they have carried out.Williemac

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Re: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

Post by riverman » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:00 pm

Think your right Willie with the HEEE'S, and when I saw her on AIS she was showing up as a French warship bound for a Norwegian port maybe to keep Putin guessing lol. She has been in before.
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Re: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

Post by Andy » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:14 pm

On the Sub tenders in the Holy Loch, the E was an award for Efficiency. I don't know about the H.

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Re: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

Post by _on_the_clyde_ » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:51 pm

Black "E" = Fast Warfare/defence Excellence Award
Red "E" = Engineering/Survivability Excellence Award
Green "E" = Command & Control Excellence Award
Green "H" = Health and Wellness (Medical) Excellence Award
Blue "E" = Logistics Management Excellence Award
Yellow "E" = Commander, Naval Surface Forces (CNSF) Ship Safety Award
Purple "E" = Efficiency Excellence Award

https://fas.org/man/dod-101/navy/docs/sftm/Ch5sec1.html

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Re: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

Post by riverman » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:38 am

Thanks for explanation on the clyde, very interesting.
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Re: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

Post by williemac » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:06 pm

Superb!Another mystery solved,thank you very much on-the -clyde.Cheers Williemac

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Re: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

Post by Allan » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:04 pm

Yes, my thanks as well to _on_the_clyde_ , and to all others who responded to my question on HEEEE- this has been my “bit of knowledge” for this week.
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Re: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

Post by BerthA » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:03 pm

Off Ardrossan mid July
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Re: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

Post by Allan » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:39 pm

Nice pic BerthA – thanks for posting it.

Reference the discussions above on the markings on the bridge – the pictures by Paul (above) taken of the starboard wing, show “HEEEE” with underscores of three letters.

BerthA’s picture shows the port side and if you zoom in, you’ll see the lettering is “EEEEH” (with same appropriate underscores below each letter) – not a mirror image, obviously painted in reverse order on purpose.

Definitely a case of meticulous attention to detail, to achieve perfect symmetry.
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Re: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

Post by riverman » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:22 pm

She also fly's the RN white ensign the only US Naval vessel to have a Royal Navy Officer permanently assigned to the ship's company and the only US Naval vessel to fly a foreign ensign.
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Re: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

Post by sugarboat28 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:38 pm

See https://www.forces.net/news/tri-service ... -churchill for a look Lt Lynsey Sewell RN is Navigating Officer.

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Re: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

Post by sugarboat28 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:40 pm

See https://www.forces.net/news/tri-service ... -churchill to see LT Lynsey Churchill RN as Navigating Officer.

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