Scimitar Class Fast Patrol Vessels (RN)

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Re: Scimitar Class Fast Patrol Vessels (RN)

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donald_of_tokyo wrote: 23 Nov 2021, 11:14 2 coming back from Gib is to do what?
According to wiki, three new URNU sites were due to be set up in 2021 (no idea if that actually happened, probably not, with COVID), so maybe they are already spoken for?
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Re: Scimitar Class Fast Patrol Vessels (RN)

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My personal opinion is that the URNU boats, when they come due for replacement, should be replaced with training versions of the Atlas SEA boats (13 or 15m versions), with a small Inshore Patrol Squadron of (say) 35-40m boats being created for patrol, SAR, engagement and training purposes. The latter won't happen, of course, but one can dream :)
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Re: Scimitar Class Fast Patrol Vessels (RN)

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donald_of_tokyo wrote: 23 Nov 2021, 11:14 I agree it is not "increase" but surely not decrease/cut.
In the narrow context of small patrol boats no - but in the wider context of shallow draft ships <= 2,000t with less than 50 crew yes.
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