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Was the navy on twice last night?

I watched a bit of HMS Manchester on chanel 5.
It must be frustrating having to cover such a large patrol area.
It's good that they caught one boat but how many get past?
How many got past in the 4 days it took to escort the boat back to land?

The turd in the sink was a nice touch.
 

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It must be frustrating having to cover such a large patrol area.

That's one of the many things the Nimrod did very well, until Camerons' idiots inflicted damage on the UK Goering could never have dreamed of.
 

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The weapon fit is just not designed to sink something of that size!!! It would however scare the c**p out of anyone in it. It's like the problem of how do you sink a diesel submarine on the surface? Torpedoes would go under it!!
 
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The weapon fit is just not designed to sink something of that size!!! It would however scare the c**p out of anyone in it. It's like the problem of how do you sink a diesel submarine on the surface? Torpedoes would go under it!!

I suspect even when surfaced a submarine draws a similar amout to a lot of surface shipping so unless torpedoes are no longer effective against surface targets I'm not sure why one wouldn't work.
 

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Anyone else watch HMS Cornwall trying to sink a "fast boat" on ch4 last night, slightly embarrassing :rolleyes:

I watched it and found it grossly embarrassing. What a waste of public money with all of that fire power wide of the mark. My perception in watching was "would anyone else like a go?" Even the axe and gallon of petrol seemed to take an age to consign the vessel to the bottom.

Please don't shoot me down in flames. I'm a big supporter of our military. Those scenes didn't do anyone any favours.
 

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must admit was somewhat surprised the Gatling gun didn't shred it

bit of a measure of today, everything has to be computer controlled
 

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A moral boosting event for the cameras. The crew have a good time shooting every weapon under the sun at it. The cameras get footage of guns shooting. The boat is 'unsinkable' in it's construction, so even with a six foot hole in the bottom it would only be awash.

Calm down, go and lie down in a dark room for half an hour.
 

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Anyone else watch HMS Cornwall trying to sink a "fast boat" on ch4 last night, slightly embarrassing :rolleyes:

What programme was that?

I recall that HMS Manchester was on Channel Five the week before trying to sink a fast boat, so maybe fast boats have more foam in them than expected.
 
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