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Final Block for Aircraft Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth Leaves Portsmouth

Remember when ships were built from the keel up and launched by sliding down the building ways into the water with a satisfying splash?  OK, maybe I am showing my age. These days ships are built like LEGOs, massive LEGOs, … Continue reading

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Ooops, the Blocks Don’t Fit – Construction Glitch hits $8bn Aussie Navy Project

In the good (or bad) old days, ships were built from the keel up, with the frames rising from the keel, and the plating or planking secured over the frames.   These days ships are built in modules, large blocks … Continue reading

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