SW1 wrote:The Norwegian ship with the hospital is a good modification as we bought s bigger ship I wonder why we didn’t go there, 4 such ships with a hospital may of been very useful.
Because the RN don't need 4 hospital ships, they need a highly efficient system to keep the carrier sustained, the Tides being a big part of that system.
The Norwegian ship is a good example of a multi-role auxiliary on the surface, the RN should consider it as a Wave Class and Argus replacement.
Tempest414 wrote:I for one would happy if got 3 solid stores tide class ships it would take a good chuck out of design spend
I'm not confident it would. Tankers are real simple ships, they are not designed for to accommodate high strength cargo decks and I expect it would be more effort than it's worth redesigning the platform. Perhaps it is better to find a civilian cargo ship to start the design with?