RFA Fort Victoria thwarts another pirate attack

Discussion in 'Royal Navy' started by MoD_RSS, Dec 1, 2010.

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  2. So, big, large (relatively cheap) ship, that can carry ORCs and Pac 24s, as well as a decent EMF, can do the job of an FF/DD. Remind me again why we're loosing the intellectual battle for buying lots of high-end T26s?
  3. Alfred, are you actually Lewis Page? ;)
  4. Cheeky bugger. I am on record saying that some of more sensible ideas are worth pursuing....
  5. I was just thinking that....

    Why exactly are the Royal Navies specialised G4 (or S4) division handling these sort of ops? Where are the FIGHTING ships of Her Brittanic Majesty's Royal Navy?
  6. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    This game isn't really about the ships, its about the helicopters (for surveillance as well as action) and boarding parties. What happens to be carting them about is secondary. This is not a shoot-em-up game, it is a police action under Govt-set RoE, and it's about containment and (perhaps) deterrence, although both are inhibited by massive funding from ransoms.
  7. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Old ships.

    Best scran in the fleet.
  8. I take it nobody noticed the RM head boy of Fort Victoria is a Colonel?
    It would suggest a slightly different focus than it would be if a destroyer or frigate was used wouldn't it? A big flight deck and lots of Royal Marines......
  9. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    I suspect (from my armchair) the RM colonel has some sort of coordination/leadership role across all the various ships involved and is part of the Command team for what is going on.
  10. as the "enemy" are in fishing boats and small boats not sure what a destroyer brings to the party.
    4.5 inch and missiles being slight over kill
  11. But would make for exceptionally good reality television.
    Gets my vote
  12. Overkill? I'm not too sure what that is. Are you some sort of commie? These are pirates, they should be shelled to death, missiled to pieces, then their dirty little corpses should be hung out at the nearest port to deter the others.

    Overkill indeed.
  13. Want to see a pirate skiff ripped apart by a missile? Press the Red Button Now.
  14. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    I'm guessing that the booty Colonel is just visiting and is not part of the main effort. Once the flight is onboard (around 120 bods) there isn't much accommodation space for anyone else. At most there are probably about 12 booties onboard from FPG and the Colonel is there for a jolly and to see how his boys are getting on.

    The Fort boats look massive but most of the space is taken up by fuel and stores, there is a big clearway down the centre of 1 deck and most of the accommodation branches off that. RFA lads up fwd and RN lads aft. Most of the booties will be slumming it in one of the 30 man mess decks with the flight's JRs or if they are lucky they might have blagged the hospital ward to doss in.
  15. I shall bow to your superior knowledge, thought I'd seen reference to the same Colonel last time Fort Victoria burnt a pirate motor boat (and on board all the time) but I may have been mistaken!