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Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

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jimthelad
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Postby jimthelad » 12 Oct 2019, 23:08

Ron, saying things such as that I find offensive. Usually such banality is uttered by those who haven't served. Speaking for most veterans I would say elasticity would be a blessing. Most of us have the events in contact seared into our conscious as or more clearly than even the faces of friends and loved ones . I for one would love some 'elasticity', it would be a blessing to unsee or not to relive some things. Please take care in denigrating those who have seen the worst side of humanity to protect others such as yourself and your right to express such opinions .

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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Postby Ron5 » 13 Oct 2019, 04:15

I'd be a bigger fool than you if I took everything veterans say at face value.

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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Postby jimthelad » 13 Oct 2019, 10:11

Who is the greater fool; the fool, or the fool who follows? By all means be interogative about action reports but do not dismiss the first hand accounts of those who were there. The captain of the Gloucester was in JHQ with my father in the late 90's, he seemed to have a very clear account of what went on to me. Perhaps we shall all have to bow to your superior judgement or even agree to disagree? Please do not be so judgemental and denigrating.

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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Postby S M H » 13 Oct 2019, 15:47

The destruction of the silk worm was a priority. As the Iraq weapon had been upgraded as later examination of captured weapons showed . This gave the weapon a require capability so if weapon had been successfully decoyed by the battleship it would have reacquired a target. So the weapon posed a major threat to ships in the vicinity.
Caribbean wrote:"Eyewitnesses aboard both the battleship and USS Jarrett recall the missile veering sharply northwards seconds before its destruction, presumably distracted by the battleship’s chaff or jammers. However the tactical track aboard HMS Gloucester showed it ignoring the chaff and maintaining a steady course to the end"

The missile sharp turn would be it clearing to acquire a new target. Thankfully the sea dart removed the threat.


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