Found link above. Notwitstanding the "sailor's lament" attendant I am more interested in the war canoe. In several shots I'm sure I can see water pouring from a thruster tunnel in the bow.
Thus, my question is: on an obvious ASW platform (as indicated by the under-bow bulge of the forward sonar array) why would you have a thruster tunnel? Apart from the drag when doing fleet carrier speed escort-type stuff there's the obvious noise profile attendant to having a hole on each side of the bow, regardless of speed. What gives (and I ask as someone who works on dynamically-positioned vessels, that have thrusters coming out of their
Surely having to be tugboat-assisted alongside is better than an elevated noise profile from flow across the tunnel ports when steaming?
Perhaps one easily put to bed by @Ravers @supermatelot @Jimmy_Green et al...?