Discussion in 'Royal Navy' started by MoD_RSS, Feb 16, 2011.
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Hasn't it been scrapped yet?
No, but she is getting the SDSR axe when she returns from deployment.
Only two more months to go: House of Commons written statements 15 December 2010
Anyone got any pedaloes that can be painted grey?
On a serious note, is there a link to the ships that remain in service beyond 2011 if any?
HMS Belfast is awaiting a refit but it won't happen until the tender has been put out for the pedaloes.
Go here on the RN website and delete:
Carriers: ARK ROYAL and INVINCIBLE (although ILLUSTRIOUS will only be around until 2014)
T22 Frigates: All of them
T42 Destroyers: MAN CHESTER and GLOUCESTER (although the remaining L1VERPOOL and YORK are due to go in 2012 and EDINBURGH in 2013)
Assault Ships: ALBION (only extended readiness but this has become the kiss of death of late)
Antarctic Patrol Ship: ENDURANCE (already written off after serious flood)
Mine Countermeasures Vessels: WALNEY (already gone).
As for RFAs, delete LARGS BAY, BAYLEAF and FORT GEORGE.
Hms Manchester just finished her last tour and is being Decommissioned:http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/operations-and-support/surface-fleet/type-42-destroyers/hms-manchester/news/curtain_falls_on_hms.htm. Channel 5 currently shows a documentary. they talk about a T45 class of destroyer coming soon...
I wonder if perhaps it would be better if the RN had kept the drugs from interceptions, sold them, and used the money to mitigate against the cuts....
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