Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 4th July 2007, 16:10   #16
BHPian
 
WhiteKnight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 828
Thanked: 72 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rtech View Post
What i don't get is the issue made about it being a nuclear powered ship. Also, are they seriously worried that they are carrying nuclear missiles? I mean c'mon!
There is no issue. Some political parties are so addicted to protests, dharnas and bandh (now conveniently called hartaal). Come to kerala for a glimpse. One would expect them to behave well atleast when they are in power, but naeee, they still do it. In fact they even raised an allegation that CIA funded newspapers and other parties to do a propoganda drive against them.

At least they should have appreciated that Americans use left-hand drive cars

Quote:
Originally Posted by theMAG View Post
They must be partying off Goa
Sure the Nimitz folks would be crying then
WhiteKnight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th July 2007, 16:12   #17
Senior - BHPian
 
bottle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chennai
Posts: 1,488
Thanked: 131 Times
Default

wonder if its visible from the beach .. might take a look tomorrow but if someone else has passed by please post
bottle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th July 2007, 16:17   #18
Senior - BHPian
 
spadival's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 1,770
Thanked: 15 Times
Default

Isnt there a Nuclear reactor just a stones throw away from Chennai.. cant remember the name.. think its Kalpakum. WHats the left parties complaining about?

I dont get these "left-over" chaps from the Soviet era.. Mind u..I am happy that I dont get them .
spadival is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th July 2007, 16:59   #19
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,350
Thanked: 31 Times
Default

Yes, there's a Nuclear Power Plant at Kalpakkam around 50kms+ from Chennai. And btw India has the 2nd largest reserves of Thorium which is found on the beach sands of TN & Kerala (if I remember right). So there is natural radiation found in the beaches but which is not considered harmful.
csentil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th July 2007, 17:28   #20
BHPian
 
MC Mayank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 108
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiteKnight View Post
Just curious. Where is the rest of the battle group? No talk in TV or newspapers about those.
If not the full group, atleast Nimitz should be accompanied by its supply ship as well as couple of Frigates and a Submarine.
Do aircraft carriers always travel as part of a fleet? And what is a supply ship?
MC Mayank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th July 2007, 18:48   #21
Senior - BHPian
 
arunphilip's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 1,724
Thanked: 4,661 Times
Default

@MC Mayank: Yes, aircraft carriers always travel in battlegroups, which consist of 1 or 2 carriers, and other ships as WhiteKnight has mentioned.

Frigates accompany it for air defence and anti-sub defence, submarines accompany it for anti-sub and anti-ship defence. Apart from this, the supply ships carry food, aviation spares, aviation fuel, and bunker fuel (ship fuel) for non-nuclear escorts (i.e. the carriers and subs are nuclear powered, frigates may not be).
arunphilip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th July 2007, 09:36   #22
BHPian
 
WhiteKnight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 828
Thanked: 72 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MC Mayank View Post
Do aircraft carriers always travel as part of a fleet?
Atleast the US ones do. If you notice the news, two people were addressing the press conference, one is a full blown admiral- Chief of the Battle group, and the other is a Captain of the carrier.
I didn't mention Destroyers, as on friendlt visits as these, they may not accompany the carrier.

@arunphilip, thank you for chipping in
WhiteKnight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th July 2007, 11:08   #23
BHPian
 
MC Mayank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 108
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Even in peace time the whole circus moves together!

So where are chintoo, bintoo and bablu and papplu in that case?
MC Mayank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th July 2007, 22:02   #24
BHPian
 
appuchan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Bangy
Posts: 641
Thanked: 15 Times
Default

Got a new twist to the story from Karan Thapar's interview of Mr Raja from CPM in IBN.

He says Nimitz was involved in pressurising Iran for Nuclear deterrence and Iraq war and hence it is "blood stained". We are friendly with Iran and hence this ship now coming to India in the guise of peaceful mission cannot be "allowed". This point he raised after Karan cut him into pieces for their usual "Nuclear power/armed argument" he was making.

Last edited by appuchan : 5th July 2007 at 22:05.
appuchan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th July 2007, 23:35   #25
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Scottsdale
Posts: 680
Thanked: 6 Times
Default

aaah, these Communist jokers are concerned about every country but India.
If Nimitz is blood stained then all the communists should be banished from India because the no disease or war killed more people than communism did.
Mayavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th July 2007, 00:32   #26
Senior - BHPian
 
v1p3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: BLR - chasing cars...
Posts: 4,836
Thanked: 24 Times
Default

So some ship is around. What's the big deal?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mayavi View Post
no disease or war killed more people than communism did.
How do you figure that?
v1p3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th July 2007, 01:21   #27
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Scottsdale
Posts: 680
Thanked: 6 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by v1p3r View Post
So some ship is around. What's the big deal?
Ship? Its a floating city! So a big deal for enthusiasts and for the protestors who are ready to protest anything and everything.


Quote:
Originally Posted by v1p3r View Post
How do you figure that?
Stalin.
Mao.
Polpot.
The Great Leader and The Great Leaders Son.

But I want to correct myself, communism didn't kill anyone, it is the communists.

Back to Nimitz.
Mayavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th July 2007, 11:45   #28
BHPian
 
WhiteKnight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 828
Thanked: 72 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mayavi View Post
Back to Nimitz.
Nimitz left indian waters yesterday.
It is reported to be heading back to Gulf. I sincerely hope the protesters also leave Indian shores
WhiteKnight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th July 2007, 20:59   #29
Senior - BHPian
 
v1p3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: BLR - chasing cars...
Posts: 4,836
Thanked: 24 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mayavi View Post
Ship? Its a floating city! So a big deal for enthusiasts and for the protestors who are ready to protest anything and everything.
FYI, the Queen Mary II and the Freedom of the Seas are 50% bigger.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mayavi View Post
But I want to correct myself, communism didn't kill anyone, it is the communists.
I'm sure you've heard this before: guns don't kill people, people do.

Last edited by v1p3r : 6th July 2007 at 21:14.
v1p3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th July 2007, 21:06   #30
Senior - BHPian
 
esteem_lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Madras/Py
Posts: 7,554
Thanked: 433 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by v1p3r View Post
FYI, the Queen Mary and the Freedom of the Seas are 50% bigger.

But those are passenger ships. And queen mary has retired long back even before i was born. it is currently a hotel. RMS Queen Elizabeth was a lot bigger than the Queen Mary, but was scrapped in 1975.

Length
1. Freedom of the seas (biggest passenger vessel) : 338.77M
-----do----- : Overall (between perpendiculars) :303.21
2. USS Nimitz (Navy Super Carrier) : 333 m, Water line - 317m


P.S. I dont have that much knowledge about ships, i just googled it & got these info from the wikipedia. Overall, it seems one of the biggest ships in the world has anchored near our coast.

Last edited by esteem_lover : 6th July 2007 at 21:13.
esteem_lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Toyota Prius could be coming to India EDIT: Now launched. navdeep The Indian Car Scene 123 17th January 2014 08:03
Leh-docked ramkya1 Travelogues 425 13th October 2010 11:50
EDIT: NOW LAUNCHED :Coming up next : Fusion 1.4 Diesel at 6.49 lacs ex-showroom Delhi navdeep The Indian Car Scene 224 10th October 2007 19:44
Coming this June, EDIT, now Diwali!!: NHC with ABS and Airbags and Vtec in GXi BUSA The Indian Car Scene 284 11th September 2007 13:07
Ppl thought maybachs were crazy money.Now a $2mil SuperSedan /w 1200hp coming 1Day The International Automotive Scene 4 5th August 2006 06:51


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 09:05.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks