The theory was that one of these charging around the North Sea at 40 knots could do the work of several conventional OPVs or fishery protection vessels. Unfortunately (as so often seems to happen) theory and practice turned out to be very different.For others - like myself - whose radar was unaware of this vessel . . .
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I can only presume that Boeing must have paid for a bloody good "lunch", the day that the MoD signed the contract to purchase that !! .
The bridge team had large padded seats with aircraft type harnesses to hold them in place, and even so found the experience uncomfortable.
The comments from the galley crew were completely unprintable!