Discussion in 'MoD News' started by MoD_RSS, May 8, 2013.
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'Kin hell, is that all we have left to send? And we even have to use the same crew on two different ships (boats?). It seems it's been a while since we 'ruled the waves'.
The crew roulement thing is done to maintain a force of four MCMVs out in the Gulf. To deploy them normally and bring them back in the traditional way would not be feasible - so they crew swop.
Once upon a time there was Force H...??? in Gib. Now we have a minesweeper... times change...
HMS Ledbury finds historic sea mine on first day of deployment | Royal Navy
"Minehunter finds mine" isn't a story.
"Minehunter HITS mine" would get my vote.
Nothing to do with Ledbury, but this interesting story shows are systems are capable, and should help disuade anyone from wanting to mine important shipping lanes:
Minehunter spots unmarked buoys in middle of Gulf | Royal Navy
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