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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Postby Lord Jim » 13 Jan 2019, 12:44

Repulse. We are actually in total agreement which is why I described the Patrol Frigates role as "Understood", meaning it is not a warfighter but a patrol vessel with greater endurance and capability than the current Rivers, making them more appropriate for duties such as you described, but certainly not areas like the Black Sea and so on. Calling them Frigates was more in line with the Governments PR briefings where they try very hard to convince everyone that the UK will still have nineteen warships and so the classification.

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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Postby Repulse » 13 Jan 2019, 16:32

Lord Jim, sorry misunderstood.
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Postby SKB » 15 Jan 2019, 13:43

Mersey's back.

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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Postby donald_of_tokyo » 15 Jan 2019, 14:49

HMS Forth twitter is "looking forward to heading down South later this year! ".

Although no new information, it is confirmed that it is steadily proceeding.

UKDJ is writing a report on this topic (interview by Mr. Jones?). Waiting... :thumbup:

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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Postby PapaGolf » 15 Jan 2019, 22:23

So the faults have all been rectified then? I was expecting a longer delay especially given the hysteria in the media at the time. Anyone seen any reports on the rectifications?

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