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HMS Manchester

#1
Just seen a tv programme about Her majesty`s ship Manchester trying to sink an abandoned boat. She fired all her armaments to no avail. then the marines had a go to no avail. then a matelot had a go onboard with a sledge hammer to break a hole in its side to no avail, this is after the company chopper had a go to no avail. Thank fuck we have an army and also a depleted air force. come on Iron duke have a go at me. I have missed the banter
 

jarrod248

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#2
Just seen a tv programme about Her majesty`s ship Manchester trying to sink an abandoned boat. She fired all her armaments to no avail. then the marines had a go to no avail. then a matelot had a go onboard with a sledge hammer to break a hole in its side to no avail, this is after the company chopper had a go to no avail. Thank fuck we have an army and also a depleted air force. come on Iron duke have a go at me. I have missed the banter
To be fair it was a very big boat they were trying to sink.
 
#6
Just seen a tv programme about Her majesty`s ship Manchester trying to sink an abandoned boat. She fired all her armaments to no avail. then the marines had a go to no avail. then a matelot had a go onboard with a sledge hammer to break a hole in its side to no avail, this is after the company chopper had a go to no avail. Thank fuck we have an army and also a depleted air force. come on Iron duke have a go at me. I have missed the banter
Link please.....She was decommissioned on 24 February 2011......
 
#7
Watching that again, it's genuinely astonishing. I can understand that with it being light and made of wood, it'd float even if you stuck holes in it... But surely hitting it with a 113mm round or seven would have it in splinters? Unless the rounds were just passing through, I suppose.
 
#9
Just seen a tv programme about Her majesty`s ship Manchester trying to sink an abandoned boat. She fired all her armaments to no avail. then the marines had a go to no avail. then a matelot had a go onboard with a sledge hammer to break a hole in its side to no avail, this is after the company chopper had a go to no avail. Thank fuck we have an army and also a depleted air force. come on Iron duke have a go at me. I have missed the banter
You also missed the thread first time round. The TV programme is a repeat. The small boat they were trying to destroy was made out of plastic and other floaty stuff. Even if smashed to pieces, the pieces would still float. The only way to sink something like that would be to hit it with a missile costing the best part of quarter of a million quid, thus causing it to melt and sink. Having a matelot chop it up with an axe is much cheaper.

IIRC next week's show features a close up of a female officer while she's wearing her tropical uniform shorts. One of the most gratuitous arrse shots ever seen on a show pretending to be a documentary. Don't forget to tune in.
 
#12
It would be pretty hard to sink. Looks like a GRP expanded foam sandwich. Unless you blow it to bits to sink it. Bare in mind royal navy has to sink stuff on a budget. US carrier battlegroups please take note. You could kill all on board but the bugger could keep on coming.
Mind you I'd like to see what a vulcan phalanx could do to one.
 
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cloudbuster

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#20
And just how much did that cost the MOD to ponce about in front of a TV crew looking like a bunch of inept fools?
As one of our very own DS would have told you, had she still been here; "There's no such thing as 'bad' publicity."
 

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