There is so much fantasy fleet nonsense here it’s difficult to know where to start. But you seem to have turned a converted vehicle ferry into the centrepiece of the entire deployable RN and RFA.
You posted a day early.
Your view is clear.
It appears in your view everything that didn't happen yesterday is fantasy, fine. That's crystal clear
Let's stick with the facts.
The Defence Secretary has announced that the current direction of planning is to form two Littoral Strike Groups either side of Suez which will include procuring two Littoral Strike Ships. FACT.
Elements of these Littoral Strike Groups may or may not form part of the UK's much larger Littoral Manoeuvre Group. FACT
Bulwark is in extended readiness and a better use could be found for this vessel. FACT
Wave Knight is operational and Wave Ruler is in extended readiness. FACT
Discussing how these vessels can be organised in a plausible way to meet the desired outcome is entirely reasonable.
Lord Jim wrote:The name Littoral Strike Group is even worse than that of the Littoral Strike Ship. It gives the impression of some sort of elite mini amphibious assault force, sailing around the Far East conduction SF missions against all Her Majesties enemies.
I am not keen on the names either but until RN or the MOD change them they are what they are.
Lord Jim wrote:In reality we will have a converted merchant vessels with limited aviation facilities and carrying a couple of dozen SF personnel occasionally supplemented by a similar number of Royal Marines.
Do we really know enough about the concept to say that for sure yet? I think it's too early to say for sure exactly where this concept will end up. Just like most programmes, it is highly likely to evolve although given the timescales there appears little time for evolution.