Imagine the happy balance is the (more) generalist training approach of the RN/RCN with manning and berthing to match various evolutions, without being obliged to ship an AHLS3 Zborowski for every definable task.Looking at the RN website, it'll be interesting to see how the Type 26s fare with a smaller crew than the Type 23 (as designed - let alone in reality!) despite being some 1,500 tons bigger. If nothing else, that means fewer bodies to do upper deck maintenance and the boring manpower intensive evolutions. It also means less ability to keep going once the automation stops playing the game properly.
Did the USN approach evolve to deal with wartime intakes of rubes, and a desire for speed of training?