Thanks for that, I had forgotten that it was Jim30 who had posed the question, whatever his thoughts are about where the RCN are these days it is good to hear that there is an ongoing renewal process and that things are looking up.The thread title chosen by jim30 was perhaps a bit exaggerated. I believe that he hasn't posted in nearly a year, so I don't know what he would have to say about it now if he were able to.
The situation had started to turn around by the time that the thread was started 6 years ago. I gave a background history in a pair of posts starting here:
There are replacements in the pipeline for all of the RCN's major ships, aside from the submarines for which the plans are still tentative (replacements being due in the mid 2030s).
The time this thread has been in existence just emphasises just how long and protracted the timescales are when it comes to naval procurement.