Why did you ignore the specified anti-piracy mission?One thing is sure - if the RIBs had been fitted with 76mm guns the Iranians could not have surrounded them in HMG armed boats - they would have needed divers and a salvage vessel instead!
Back to the present - if only Montrose's Wildcat could stay airborne constantly or travel at the speed of AirWolf?
The SSBN at sea is on patrol. The frigate with towed array sonar is on ASW patrol. It is just a word!