I was on her 75_77 cod warsTribal class were the most underperforming ships of there time, They were originally thought to have the automatic 3 inch guns similar to the tiger and lion class but found the amo would take up to much room so fitted with single 4.5 from WW2, fitted for helicopter with hanger but no aircraft, fitted for seacat but no seacat, stiil did have good messes and air conditioning, plus tea maker machine and toast maker
I was on Gurkha first commission and built by thornicroft so best finish of the all, dockyard ones had very poor finish
Nelson and Rodney had the design changed to comply with the 1922 Washington Treaty which was designed to prevent an arms race by the major powers by limiting naval construction.I really enjoyed the Tribals. Did 3 of them!!!
Back on topic. Penny pinching isn’t new to the RN. Wasn’t the Rodney and its sister ships chopped off short due to financial restraints of the times!! Pre WW2!
Cheers, I thought I read somewhere it was ££££’s.Nelson and Rodney had the design changed to comply with the 1922 Washington Treaty which was designed to prevent an arms race by the major powers by limiting naval construction.
The treaty limited battleships to 35000 tons so a bit had to be cut off.