Friday, January 25, 2008

Astern Appraisal

Gee, The Navy Puts Up With A Lot Of Ship

A $600 million Royal Navy aircraft carrier had to turn back two days into a mission - after its fridge broke down. HMS Illustrious, complete with hi-tech weaponry, was heading for the Indian Ocean with nearly 1,000 crew on board when it returned to port yesterday. A fault was located in the giant fridge so the captain set course for Portsmouth, where refrigeration experts were waiting to start the $20,000 repair.

FOOTNOTE: Like a fridge over troubled waters.

20 comments:

Nessa said...

Must keep the grog cold.

Ex-Shammickite said...

I agree with Nessa.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

I never would have thought a fridge being something that could cripple an aircraft carrier.

"Fridge over troubled waters." You slay me! :-)

Tom & Icy said...

Mmmmm. Just got to eat! An army travels on it's belly, and so does a Navy, so it seems. Unless you give them fishing poles.

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

A $600 million Royal Navy aircraft carrier with no back-up fridge?! Tsk-tsk.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Quote: Like a fridge over troubled waters.

That had me laughing out loud David.. I keep trying to come up with them but struggled this week.. maybe next if my brain can get in gear.. Once again I have enjoyed visiting, looking and reading your blog... it just gets better. Have a great weekend.
Tom

WomanHonorThyself said...

haha...nice one...gotta have that ice cream..musn't have it melting.......Gooooooooooo Navvvvvvvy!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL...Incredible...! I love "Like a Fridge Over Troub;ed Waters.....heh heh heh...!"
Thankd for your visit David....I love 'Chooks'...that is much cuter!

Bubba's Sis said...

I bet they got a chilly reception.

Am'n2deep said...

Bummer!! I hope it was the kind of mission that could wait. :)


I'm trying to imagine what a $20,000 fridge would look like...

Moonshadow said...

What an interesting blog. Thanks for stopping by mine and leaving such a nice comment. Come back anytime!

Anemone said...

Thank You for visiting my blogg, you handsom man in Australia :-)

Nice pictures you have for this friday !

lynn said...

Oh goodness more embarassment for us Brits. To think that in 1760- odd i think - HMS victory was built for £60,000, the whole ship. They didn't have a fridge though. They managed perfectly well, how pampered we all are nowadays.

holly said...

i totally am in love with your titles and footnotes, young man. you always make me smile.

one must never underestimate the importance of a fridge.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Hey, having lived on ships just like that one and bigger, I'll tell you that one critical thing in keeping those folks working and happy is their chow. You don't mess with that. And they eat WELL. Feeding 1000 people three times a day id a CHORE. If the walk-ins don't work, ya gotta pack it up.

Misty Dawn said...

These posts are wonderful David, and your footnotes make them even better, but when you add everyone's comments into the mix - it's absolutely priceless!

Monique said...

When something goes wrong it goes wrong Big Time. Like in our household!

The kitchen staff must have been pleased.

Lana Gramlich said...

I love the footnote! ;)

leslie said...

Sheesh, where do you come up with those witty titles and footnotes? They get me laughing every time!

BRUNO said...

Think ya' got EVERYONE with the "Fridge Over Troubled Waters" line---even made ME laugh, and I have NO class!

Y'know---maybe you should take-up this WRITING things for a living, you know, write a book or two!

(Now that's DRY humor! Not very witty, I admit---but DRY!!! One of these days, I'll have to buy one of those books! And maybe even get around to READING it---as soon as I find "a round-tuit" that's for sale!)