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  • HMS Liverpool engages Libyan artillery

    Whilst engaged on surveillance operations off the Libyan coast, HMS Liverpool, a Type 42 destroyer was tasked, along with two other NATO warships, to intercept small, high-speed inflatable craft spotted approaching the port of Misurata; similar boats have previously been used by the regime to attempt to mine the harbour.

    A Libyan artillery battery on the coast fired an inaccurate salvo of rockets at HMS Liverpool whereupon she immediately returned fire with her 4.5-inch (11.5cm) gun, silencing the shore-based aggressors. As a result of the prompt action by HMS Liverpool and her fellow NATO vessels, Colonel Gaddafi's boats were forced to abandon their operation.



    4.5-inch (11.5cm) gun similar to that used by HMS Liverpool is fired from a Royal Navy warship

    The Commanding Officer of Royal Navy destroyer HMS Liverpool has praised his 'cool and professional' crew after they silenced a Libyan shore battery this week which had opened fire on the ship and its helicopter.

    Read more here: http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOperations/HmsLiverpoolFiresOnGaddafiForces.htm

    well done the Royal Navy.
    RoyalGreenJacket
    Commander in Chief
    Last edited by RoyalGreenJacket; 15 May 2011, 04:13.
    RGJ

    ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

    The Rifles

  • #2
    Well done !!

    HMCS Charlottetown was also involved in this action.
    "On the plains of hesitation, bleach the bones of countless millions, who on the very dawn of victory, laid down to rest, and in resting died.

    Never give up!!"

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    • #3
      Well they cant play rugby so i suppose they should have another use
      Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier - Samuel Johnson

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      • #4
        lol knocker - you need to come along to the Army Navy next year so we can proper rip them.

        anyhow - must be a long time since naval guns have fired on ground targets like this.

        good to see their reaction was swift and bold.
        RGJ

        ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

        The Rifles

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        • #5
          And not an iPod in sight
          '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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          • #6
            Originally posted by Flamingo View Post
            And not an iPod in sight
            Not even Arthurs?

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            • #7
              It must be nice to do a spot of ship to shore bombardment, now and again. Saves the Artillery getting all the fun, making loud bangs and nailing people a long way away. I wonder what they used to spot the fall of shot.
              regards
              GttC

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