Was it not included in the deal when the B1s (it being a B1.5) were bought outright as opposed to continuing with the lease deal?inch wrote:Suppose rn could keep HMS Clyde for a knock down price from bae
dmereifield wrote:HMS Trent is "gearing up to operate out of Gibraltar this autumn..."
https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-l ... e-by-drone
The UK could double it's number of fisheries protection vessels and it still wouldn't be enough. Surveillance via drones could be a real game changer if the evidence gathered of illegal fishing led to a higher percentage of prosecutions.donald_of_tokyo wrote:People say there is not enough fishery protection duty hulls. I am not sure here.
Yes, but only in certain circumstances. Some of the trawlers operating in British waters are approaching frigate size. This means they can haul in very rough weather when smaller "smaller civilian - designed" ships will be sheltering somewhere out of the swell. Here is one such example: https://www.vesselfinder.com/amp/vessel ... -235010670donald_of_tokyo wrote:For fishery protection, smaller and civilian-design ship can do the work much cheaper.
donald_of_tokyo wrote:Very good shot!
I understand your hoping for better design, but I have a bit different point of view.shark bait wrote:I thought the same when it appeared in my feed. I also thought how poor the superstructure design is, that's a big chunk of space just for a couple of RIHBs
Compare it to a similar sized Spanish patrol vessel;
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