British sailors arrested after ransacking a pub

#2
Purely from a technical point of view, it's a shame the photo shows the Hunt Class vessel HMS Brocklesby instead of the captioned Sandown Class vessel HMS Pembroke or even the Sandown Class vessel HMS Grimsby, neither of which is actually a minesweeper. Yet more shoddy journalism by a national newspaper that should know better. I wonder if Brocklesby (currently in UK waters) will sue for defamation of character?

(Edited to make more sense)
 
#4
More evidence of the perils of alcohol and I suspect that in time we'll get the real story which was probably considerably less sensational that has been reported in the mail. Of course UnSensational never sold a newspaper. I often wonder why us Forces types ever buy them.

SF
 
#12
Naval_Gazer said:
Purely from a technical point of view, it's a shame the photo shows the Hunt Class vessel HMS Brocklesby instead of the captioned Sandown Class vessel HMS Pembroke or even the Sandown Class vessel HMS Grimsby, neither of which is actually a minesweeper. Yet more shoddy journalism by a national newspaper that should know better. I wonder if Brocklesby (currently in UK waters) will sue for defamation of character?

(Edited to make more sense)
Have i missed something or isn't GRIMSBY a hunt?
 
#13
trehorn said:
Naval_Gazer said:
Purely from a technical point of view, it's a shame the photo shows the Hunt Class vessel HMS Brocklesby instead of the captioned Sandown Class vessel HMS Pembroke or even the Sandown Class vessel HMS Grimsby, neither of which is actually a minesweeper. Yet more shoddy journalism by a national newspaper that should know better. I wonder if Brocklesby (currently in UK waters) will sue for defamation of character?

(Edited to make more sense)
Have i missed something or isn't GRIMSBY a hunt?
Don't kid a kidder. From HMS Grimsby's website:

Welcome onboard HMS Grimsby's website. We hope you enjoy your visit here!

The latest HMS Grimsby is the second ship to bear the name. She is the eighth of the Sandown class of single role mine-hunters to be built. The ship was launched by her sponsor, Mrs Candy Blackman on the 10th August 1998 and was accepted into Royal Naval service in 1999.

HMS Grimsby has battle honours from Greece, Crete and Libya all in 1941.
 

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#14
Have i missed something or isn't GRIMSBY a hunt?
Yes you have, no it is not. Hunts are named after hunts. Beagles and horses chasing foxes in Grimsby?


Mod hat: two deletions.

Watch what you post. Journos have made an arrse of reporting this, don't help them out the hole by digging a deeper one for the accused. Threads like this are often locked/deleted and this one may be heading that way.
 
#17
The BBC has picked up this story too (link).

a. The accompanying picture is captioned HMS PEMBROKE but still shows HMS BROCKLESBY (a different class of ship).

b. The caption describes HMS PEMBROKE as a minesweeper whereas she is a single-role minehunter.

I know that 99% of the population couldn't care two hoots but examples like this always reinforce my opinion that accuracy isn't exactly the media's strong point these days, even for a respected news organisation like the BBC.
 
#18
NG...it took the BBC over a week to mention the Cumberland pirate story, and only then tagging it onto the end of the naming of 2 British crew captured on the supertanker.
 
#20
As an old Chief said…

'Remember Son, you don't get put on a charge for being a bad boy, you get get put on a charge for getting caught'


Wise words.
 

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