Talk:HMY Britannia

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Untitled[edit]

The old image of the ship docked at Leith harbour was deleted for lacking source and copyright info. Hopefully someone in the area can pop down there an make some GFDL photos of it. --Sherool (talk) 20:01, 29 November 2005 (UTC)

Hospital Ship[edit]

The article says that she was never actually used as a hospital ship. As I recall, she was indeed put to such use during the Falklands War. jmd 09:01, 7 December 2005 (UTC)


You recall wrongly. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.4.171.144 (talk) 13:17, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

She wasn't used, partly because she used different fuel from the rest of the Task Force. However given her role in the PYTHON dispersal of government concept if there was a nuclear war I suspect that HMG was not too happy with the ides of putting her in harms way, or taking her away from the UK for too long. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.137.36.237 (talk) 09:31, 16 January 2012 (UTC) The Telegraph story that the Queen would take refuge on her is also untrue. She would have carried a PYTHON group, however the evidence seems to suggest that the Queen would seek refuge somewhere onshore. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.25.109.205 (talk) 11:41, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyvio[edit]

It seems that the second half of this article was pulled straight from here, so I removed all the offending content and deleted the copyvio tag (the article hadn't been blanked, for whatever reason). I'm not sure whether this was the right thing to do, as the copyvio notice says not to edit the article, but I assume that message is relevant only for wholly plagiarized articles (whereas most of the content in this article was original work). —smably 01:30, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

Privately Funded Replacement[edit]

Reads like an add, I think it is probably biased and it probably fails notability requirements. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.7.64.93 (talk) 23:57, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Engines converted from running on fossil fuel to diesel although still steam[edit]

Any idea how the diesel set up still creates steam? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.185.135.34 (talk) 22:29, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

It's probably not a diesel engine setup, but a conversion of the boiler's burners from running on FFO (Furnace Fuel Oil) to a lighter grade more like kerosene / diesel fuel.
That said, plenty of large diesel-engined ships also use their exhaust gas to provide steam by use of heat-recovery boilers.
What is Britannia's fuel though? I read recently that she was one of the last, of not the last, RN (sic) ships to still use FFO as a fuel. This had been one of the reasons why she wasn't part of the Falklands Task Force, a role for which she had been originally designed. Andy Dingley (talk) 13:21, 2 March 2015 (UTC)