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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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    The last RN Type 42 Destroyer hauled down her flag in 2013 after 40 years service for the type. She was an Austerity design shortened from the actual requirement to save money. In all two were lost in combat and two lost through accidents. Some redesign provided improvements in war fighting , one shot down a missile heading for a US Navy ship during the Gulf War. Later Batch had a strengthening beam welded either side along her amidships adding 50 tonnes DW and increasing her width by 2 Ft.
    She was a child of Political cuts requiring resuscitation by the professionals, and a certain amount of making do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancientmariner View Post
    The last RN Type 42 Destroyer hauled down her flag in 2013 after 40 years service for the type. She was an Austerity design shortened from the actual requirement to save money. In all two were lost in combat and two lost through accidents. Some redesign provided improvements in war fighting , one shot down a missile heading for a US Navy ship during the Gulf War. Later Batch had a strengthening beam welded either side along her amidships adding 50 tonnes DW and increasing her width by 2 Ft.
    She was a child of Political cuts requiring resuscitation by the professionals, and a certain amount of making do.
    History could well repeat itself

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    Looks like only one of either Venator or Arrowhead will even make it to the bidding process, not both.

    http://www.janes.com/article/74374/b...-31e-programme

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herald View Post
    Looks like only one of either Venator or Arrowhead will even make it to the bidding process, not both.

    http://www.janes.com/article/74374/b...-31e-programme
    Given that BAe have pretty much publicly stated they have feck all interest in the project and that it shouldn't go ahead anyway I'd rule their options out as well. Of what's left it's this team up (suggestions that the Venator has more work done on the design and more RN support).

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