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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    The Caribbean guard ship was normally a type 42 destroyer. Then they started deploying RFAs..... because the numbers of fighting ships is so low
    Well it was the 42 because by the end of it's life it was just a gun and helicopter for all intents, what was it (or was it) when you were talking about during the Cold War period?

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    Think the Type 23s did WIGS in the '90s and this suggests they still do

    http://en.mercopress.com/2015/12/16/...r-in-gibraltar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky42 View Post
    Well it was the 42 because by the end of it's life it was just a gun and helicopter for all intents, what was it (or was it) when you were talking about during the Cold War period?
    Think it was during the 00s

    The type 42 was still in service

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    Think it was during the 00s

    The type 42 was still in service
    Oh they were still in service but the Sea Dart wasn't (I seem to remember one time when they arrived in South Africa with dummy missiles) as it had run out of service life, leaving an "Air Defence" Destroyer that couldn't actually defend.

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    Error in Mercopress. HMS Lancaster sailed through Panama Canal, Down the west Coast of South America and around CAPE HORN not Good Hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    The Caribbean guard ship was normally a type 42 destroyer. Then they started deploying RFAs..... because the numbers of fighting ships is so low
    Yes a T42 would have been just the ticket in the Caribbean just now!
    'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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    Quote Originally Posted by spider View Post
    Yes a T42 would have been just the ticket in the Caribbean just now!
    Very true

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