HMS York monitors Russian aircraft carrier 'Admiral Kuznetsov'

#1
Ministry of Defence said:
HMS York has been activated as the Royal Navy's fleet ready escort, and is monitoring the largest ship in the Russian Navy, the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov.

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#3
I didn't think that we had a ship left to be 'activated'. Glad to hear it. I feel safe now.
 
#4
rearrange these words into a sentence:
Bolted
Door
After
Horse
 
#5
Interesting. There was NO Fleet Ready Escort in November, and the report says HMS York was "activated", presumably after someone decided we really did need a Fleet Ready Escort. I bet the crew's families are overjoyed.


Well, it is a tad embarrassing when a BFO Russian aircraft carrier parks off Kinloss for a spot of sightseeing and you're 1000 miles away.

What's that you say?

Why didn't the Nimrods out of RAF Kinloss keep a tab on these Russian chaps and shoo them away?

Apparently, we don't need maritime patrol aircraft no more…
 
#6
How long did HMS York take to get there? Can we afford to have our ships sailing round at full speed or did the Captain have to set the cruise control and cross his fingers?
 
#7
How can you spin this nonsense to people who actually know HMF is no longer fit for purpose.

If the Russians decided to they could probably wipe our fleet off the map many times over. Admit it. We're has beens.
 
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Screw_The_Nut

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#8
HMS York's Commanding Officer, Commander Rex Cox, said:

"Our presence is a clear signal to the Russian task group that the Royal Navy is active and alert around UK waters and we will continue to monitor their activities as they make their way south."


HAHAHA It's like the regular in your local who can't stand up, insisting "I ain't fuckin' drunk! Hic!"
 
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Mr_Tigger

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#9
What will York do if the Kuznetsov does something naughty? I wonder how many shells she has in her magazine... Does it have any missiles onboard? Is it fitted for but not with spoons?
 
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Tinman74

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#10
What will York do if the Kuznetsov does something naughty? I wonder how many shells she has in her magazine... Does it have any missiles onboard? Is it fitted for but not with spoons?
She will just call in fast air and they will drop on it, but the have the rooskies got anything to be naughty with?
 

Ravers

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#11
I'm pretty sure that whichever Russian sub is in the area will make light work of York given her complete lack of ASW suite.

I hope it doesn't though, one of the Killick gunners on there still owes me 80 quid for a whore I bought him in the Philippines.
 
#15
However more alarming issue our early warning defense/alarm system is down, due to the high winds and rain, the wood in the beacons has become saturated and wont light :-/
 
#16
However more alarming issue our early warning defense/alarm system is down, due to the high winds and rain, the wood in the beacons has become saturated and wont light :-/
The Royal Signals never leave the British Armed Forces without a back up comms plan. As we speak a sprog operator is walking from the north coast of Scotland to MOD Main Building with a full report.
 

Bouillabaisse

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#18
I'm pretty sure that whichever Russian sub is in the area will make light work of York given her complete lack of ASW suite.

I hope it doesn't though, one of the Killick gunners on there still owes me 80 quid for a whore I bought him in the Philippines.
A whore? Just one? for eighty quid? Either she was seeing him off or he was lying to you
 
#19
What will York do if the Kuznetsov does something naughty? I wonder how many shells she has in her magazine... Does it have any missiles onboard? Is it fitted for but not with spoons?


"D'ya hear there, all hands to muster on the upper deck and prepare to deploy stern stares and harsh looks"
 
#20
"LOWER THAT WHITE FLAG MAN... It's Russian not Iranian!"
 
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