THE MIGHTY ARK

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THE MIGHTY ARK

Post by riverman » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:05 pm

Last time to be seen in the Clyde the ARK ROYAL de-storing at Glen Mallan, on Loch Long this morning before she is de-commissioned. :(
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Re: THE MIGHTY ARK

Post by dmacleod » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:24 pm

Was amused this morning Paul when the lassie reading the BBC news (gaelic version) referred to her TWICE as HMS Royal Ark. Owned up to her mistake later.
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Re: THE MIGHTY ARK

Post by riverman » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:54 pm

Aye Donald, easy done, if you are not aquainted with the nomenclature of the Royal Navy.
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Re: THE MIGHTY ARK

Post by Gerry Ward » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:40 pm

Good pictures Paul,brave of you to venture out in today's weather.
Is her bow pointing towards Arrochar?

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Re: THE MIGHTY ARK

Post by riverman » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:53 pm

Cheers Gerry, she is pointed North towards Arrochar. As far as I know she is sailing Wednesday morning, so it will be a last chance to capture her on the Clyde. :cry:
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Re: THE MIGHTY ARK

Post by maxruby » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:36 pm

It is a sorry day that we lose such a ship.
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Re: THE MIGHTY ARK

Post by dougie-coull » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:11 am

She leaves at 10:00 on Wednesday as far as I'm aware.

Some pics - http://www.dougie-coull-photography.co. ... 2010-11-12 - are here.

Short video (best at full screen) - http://vimeo.com/16782316 is here.

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Re: THE MIGHTY ARK

Post by dougie-coull » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:22 pm

A wee bit of video of Ark Royal from today - http://vimeo.com/16932109 - if you wish to watch, and a few pics - http://www.dougie-coull-photography.co. ... 2010-11-17 - if you wish to browse.

Weather was awful :(

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Re: THE MIGHTY ARK

Post by Richard D » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:45 pm

Fantastic quality film - Thanks!

Is that a reflection, or a signal lamp working above the bridge at around 2minutes 10 seconds into the film ? If it is, it seems strange that this is still used when so many more up to date means of communication are available.

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Re: THE MIGHTY ARK

Post by dougie-coull » Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:11 pm

Richard D wrote:Is that a reflection, or a signal lamp working above the bridge at around 2minutes 10 seconds into the film ?
Thanks Richard - appreciated.

It does appear to be signalling - perhaps an old fashioned - 'farewell' - I'm not skilled enough to translate :)

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Re: THE MIGHTY ARK

Post by Malim Sahib » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:21 am

Morse/ALDIS signalling is still practised within the RN/RFA and other navies, as it still ranks as a secure short range method of communication.
Whilst it would be easier to pick up a radio, this form of communication is easily readable and thus decodable from a great distance, whereas to do the same with an ALDIS message you physically have to be right there.
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