Why can't they use the guns in the rock and fire a shot across their bows as per their designated purpose?[DRIFT] Copied across from the offshore-patrol-vessels thread . . . .
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Published by: RN/MoD, on 22 June 2020.
HMS Pursuer and Dasher prepare for Rock mission.
There are two new, temporary guardians of the Rock: P2000s HMS Pursuer and HMS Dasher.
Over the coming weeks the patrol craft will take over from Her Majesty’s Ships Scimitar and Sabre which have been the mainstay of the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron for the past 17 years.
Scimitar and Sabre are being replaced after nearly 30 years’ service – they spent a decade in Northern Ireland before being transferred to Gibraltar in 2003 – under the wide-ranging programme to upgrade the RN’s small boat flotilla, which has already seen HMS Magpie and new work boats at HMS Raleigh delivered.
Dasher and Pursuer are considerably larger and more complex vessels to maintain and operate than Sabre or Scimitar, so the latters’ crew can get used to the new craft (among the differences, there are cabins, mess, galley and bunks on the P2000s as well as a rarely-used enclosed bridge).
There are two new, temporary guardians of the Rock: P2000s HMS Pursuer and Dasher.www.royalnavy.mod.uk
not as cheap maybe but much more fun