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>> Home > Forum > Non-Hobby Chat > Naval History - PQ17
Naval History - PQ17
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RNinMunich
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9th Sep 2017 01:45  
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Sorry couldn't resist this - dry British humour at it's best😉
Extract from the history of PQ17, disastrous arctic convoy to Russia-

'The convoy was now entering the zone of the Barents Sea where enemy surface attack was most likely to happen. Lt. Beckley (P614), the senior Officer of one of the two British Submarines taking passage in the middle of the convoy, flashed to Senior Officer Escorts, "In the event of attack by enemy forces propose to remain on the surface."
Commander Jack Broome in the destroyer H.M.S. Keppel (ever the humorist) promptly flashed back, "So do I!" '

A classic! Found while researching Flower Class corvettes - HMS Poppy.😉
Cheers Doug 😎


"The brain is not intended to store facts. It is for thinking, and for knowing where to find the facts !" Albert Einstein. 😉 cheers Doug
taffy
(Petty Officer)





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9th Sep 2017 07:43  
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Hi Doug,
I am building A Corvette an turning into K213 HMS Poppy. I agree that was a bit of dry British Humour.

Regards,
Taffy.

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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9th Sep 2017 08:24  
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Hi Taffy (Welsh Ex Pat?)
Look forward to the pics. Any particular reason/connection for choosing Poppy?
In case you haven't already found it here's the link to where I found the info on Poppy (and other Flowers) and the story of PQ17 from the perspective of Poppy's Navigating Officer Lt. John Beardmore.
http://www.cbrnp.com/RNP/Flower/contents.htm
Attached 3 pics of Poppy. #1 showing add ons for 20mm Oerlikons, #2 'As Built', # after first refit.
I haven't decided yet which one to turn my kit into, 269 to choose from!, maybe 'Compass Rose' !!!😉 Cheers Doug 😎


Attached Files - Click To View Large


"The brain is not intended to store facts. It is for thinking, and for knowing where to find the facts !" Albert Einstein. 😉 cheers Doug
onetenor
(Fleet Admiral!)





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17th Sep 2017 01:58  
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How a bout HMCS Snowberry .Revell do a kit of this and there is an online R/C conversion.

RNinMunich
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17th Sep 2017 07:48  
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Yep, I know, I still have the original Revell kit slumbering in my stash!
Dave_Ms photos have made me bump her up the 'Build List'!
Cheers Doug 😎


"The brain is not intended to store facts. It is for thinking, and for knowing where to find the facts !" Albert Einstein. 😉 cheers Doug
onetenor
(Fleet Admiral!)





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17th Sep 2017 13:44  
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Yes Doug I too have the kit stashed and a bottle of Plastic Magic with a paint brush to apply it I'll use old 35 meg Futaba gear when I am able to get about again.BTW I'm John not Dave 😊Your idea about the floats for telemetry sounds good. Worth trying at least.👍Best regards John O/T

onetenor
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17th Sep 2017 13:51  
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Another Captain said " If I go down with my ship I'll do my bloody best to bob up again " 😜👍

RNinMunich
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17th Sep 2017 14:05  
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Hi John, I meant the the photos that Dave M posted of his Revell Corvette, HMS Bluebell!
Thought 35Megs was for aircraft only!? I nearly got lynched here in Munich for once using my 35Meg Sanwa for my destroyer. Sticklers for the rules and regs here 🤔
The COMMS buoy is still on the ideas list, plenty else to finish off before frills that! Yesterday spent the whole day cleaning up and lubricating my lathe cos it hadn't been used for 10 years or more, and of course now I need it 🤔 Want to make some alignment tools for new motors and prop shafts! Cheers Doug 😎


"The brain is not intended to store facts. It is for thinking, and for knowing where to find the facts !" Albert Einstein. 😉 cheers Doug
onetenor
(Fleet Admiral!)





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17th Sep 2017 15:08  
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Yes Doug sorry about that I saw what you meant a few minutes ago. I'll teach me to take note of punctuation marks He ! He ! Re batteries I have some packs going on 15 yrs and still taking about 85 % charge and holding charge under load. If you get my meaning. Some were 8 yrs old when I got them 41/2 yrs ago Luckily they were stored charged so I cycled them and they are still going strong.All cells evenly matched. They are the green cased ones usually put into named shrink wrapped packs.

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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17th Sep 2017 15:18  
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Hi John, no sweat!
I'd noticed you were looking at the 'Battery Charging' thread!😉
Your experience mirrors mine, get quality and treat 'em right and they last for yonks. BTW: LiPos should be stored with only ~50% charge!
Like the "bob up again" quote 👍 Typically British old chap! Stiff upper lip and all that😉 Cheers Doug 😎
PS I believe Revell have brought out a new Premium version with lots more detail and etch parts. Shucks! I already have the original and have also bought various Great Little Ships etch and cast upgrade sets 🤔


"The brain is not intended to store facts. It is for thinking, and for knowing where to find the facts !" Albert Einstein. 😉 cheers Doug
onetenor
(Fleet Admiral!)





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17th Sep 2017 15:58  
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Hi Thanks Doug Yes I liked it too when i first saw it although it may have been in one of those patriotic war films we used to see so many of years ago. Could even have been a carry on . Memory doesn't stretch back that far. Some of the battery packs came with models from the estate of a deceased modeller .Got all his gear bar one model his daughter wanted to keep. A variation on Pou de Ciel.Trouble is I was struck down with my hips suddenly and have gone through all sorts of probs . Hopefully it won't be long now till I'm mobile again. Then I can get on with things. 👍

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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17th Sep 2017 16:03  
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"Flying Flea" ??
Sorry to hear of the hip trouble, get well very soon.
All the best Doug 😎


"The brain is not intended to store facts. It is for thinking, and for knowing where to find the facts !" Albert Einstein. 😉 cheers Doug
onetenor
(Fleet Admiral!)





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21st Sep 2017 00:32  
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Thanks Doug .Yep your right about 35 meg I forgot. Hips were painful but could get about then went for my 70th birthday meal courtesy of family. Sat in a hard chair and next morning I couldn't get into car . Then caught leg on coffee table and that lead to a string of probs with legs which delayed ops.A lot longer story than I can tell here.😭