Tempest414 wrote:SW1 wrote:I thought the fort1 are laid up/scrapped up as well?. Fort Victoria is the only one left
I think we are talking at cross purposes here my point is that in 2011 we should let one or both of the Fort 1's go as at that time they were 30+ years old and kept Fort George that in 2011 was only 18 years into service we could have even rotated the two Fort 11's as we have done with Albion's and Waves we may have been in a better place now
Yeah I agree it perhaps would of been better to do that, but the two older fort vessels were essentially placed in “refit” in 2013/14 and have never appeared since so arguably keeping the other fort would have lasted little beyond a year and half. They all had issues in not being double hulled and the need to find crew for the tide tankers. I personally don’t think placing ships in mothballs for 6 years at a time is a particularly good idea.