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  • Ex Irish P20 class delivered to the Libyan Navy

    I noticed this on social media, one the P20's was delivered to the Libyan Navy in Benghazi recently. I hadn't heard about it anywhere else.
    She is bearing the name "Alkarama". They are calling the ship a frigate.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi6xVQLH9x8/

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    Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere.

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    According to Marine Traffic, it's ex-LE Aisling P23.

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    • #3
      Was it gifted or sold? and i wonder how engine cooling will cope with the constant higher water temperature

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      • #4
        It was sold to a Dutch broker, then advertised for sale with plans to turn it into a Super yacht.

        Seems the Dutch guy sold it to the Hafter faction. He seems to have control of whats left of their Navy, which begs the question what happened to the Soviet era Subs, Corvettes and mine sweepers they had?

        Don't see any guns or indeed any armaments on board the "frigate".

        I see LE Aishlings wiki has been updated, she's now the Libyan Flagship.

        What illustrious ends for the P20's ............................
        Last edited by Herald; 19 May 2018, 22:46.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by restless View Post
          Was it gifted or sold? and i wonder how engine cooling will cope with the constant higher water temperature
          Did the one we gave to Malta need any modifications?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Herald View Post
            It was sold to a Dutch broker, then advertised for sale with plans to turn it into a Super yacht.

            Seems the Dutch guy sold it to the Hafter faction. He seems to have control of whats left of their Navy, which begs the question what happened to the Soviet era Subs, Corvettes and mine sweepers they had?

            Don't see any guns or indeed any armaments on board the "frigate".

            I see LE Aishlings wiki has been updated, she's now the Libyan Flagship.

            What illustrious ends for the P20's ............................
            Most of their Naval bases suffered heavy air strikes from Allied forces in 2011. Coincidentally, part of the Op Sophia mission is to train the Navy and Coast guard.
            German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
            German 2: Private? I am a general!
            German 1: That is the bad news.

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            • #7
              Oh! the irony!


              https://www.globalfirepower.com/navy-ships.asp
              Last edited by hptmurphy; 20 May 2018, 19:08.
              Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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              • #8
                Wow! We are IN the top 100!
                German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
                German 2: Private? I am a general!
                German 1: That is the bad news.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by na grohmití View Post
                  Wow! We are IN the top 100!
                  When did we add a few 100K, cause last time I looked we hadn't hit 5m?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by na grohmití View Post
                    Wow! We are IN the top 100!
                    Does that qualify for a bye into the final round of WW3?
                    Last edited by Orion; 20 May 2018, 21:38.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by na grohmití View Post
                      Wow! We are IN the top 100!
                      We are right up there with the big boys when it comes to external debt - $2 470 000 000 000. Lower than US, Uk, France, Netherlands and Japan - higher than everybody else.
                      'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
                      'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
                      Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
                      He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
                      http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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                      • #12


                        Video of the handover ceremony.

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                        • #13
                          Delivered very empty it would appear given her marks in the water. It'll be interesting to see what weapons will be fitted.
                          Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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                          • #14
                            Given the proliferation of Russian weapons, it could be a mix of Zu 23s and Dshka's and a few sundry SA-7 and RPG-7s.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by hptmurphy View Post
                              Delivered very empty it would appear given her marks in the water. It'll be interesting to see what weapons will be fitted.
                              May just strap a Toyota Hilux (special edition) to the front

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