Water assets? The Big E? WTF?At the moment I'd agree with that.
Do we have the capability to go with a military option with Iran? In theory (although dressed up by Iran) this is state sponsored piracy.
Not sure we can actually provide water assets to put a dent in the IRG small boat fleet while at sea. Not enough ships. What we have are over stretched on global tasks or under maintenance.
Type 45 is not really a multirole destroyer (unlike another navies). And not enough Type 23s to saturate.
Not aircraft for the Big E.
I think that leaves subs with cruise missiles then? Maybe RAF based within commute distance?
Not a lot of options it seems? Unless our "international partners" join us. Then things change.