Farewell to GLEANER

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#2
Will it get weighed in or should we be watching Withams?
 
#3
Put a GPMG on the bow and it become a fast attack gun boat!
 

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#4
Put a GPMG on the bow and it become a fast attack gun boat!
Well the fisheries protection fleet may be a little busy come Brexit so perhaps we can have an inshore militia. GMG anyone?
 

ugly

LE
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#5
It seems the paddies are building its replacement
 
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#9

seaweed

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#10
The last HMS Magpie was commanded 1950-52 by now-Lord-High-Admiral then Lt Cdr Prince P. Somebody on the Ship Names Committee (I should think nowadays a VERY part-time body) has chalked up a Brownie point.
 

ugly

LE
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#12
Bit of a bumpy ride though ? :smile:
good enough to be a stable platform when machine gunning sorry rescuing gimmeegrants in the channel.
 
#13
Noticed that we seem to be selling off / decommissioning more and more ships / boats ?
The two A/C's are encouraging,but when are all the others arriving ?

I know it's all about Funding - but staffing / crewing seems to be a problem now ?

The Fame of the RN is STILL strongly in Spanish ( and French ) minds - Trafalgar et al...
and we need to keep our Navy up to our standards - scares the hell out of them.:-D
 

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#17
Yes, Her, sorry forgot that all boats are a her!
Except in the former Soviet, where I've a vague notion that they are "he."

By the by, 35 years old and ex-government. What're the odds it'll be in the Gardline fleet come the summer...?!
 
#18
A bit small, would make a good Pilot boat for a harbor master?
Or the Indian navy might take it up, they had most of our CS95 clothing!
 
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