Defence Cuts....is it time to get some diesel boats?

#1
Sorry if this has already been mooted.
With the prospect of cuts etc, is it time to consider going diesel again? Maybe lose some Astutes to get 4 diesel boats in?..Base one out of Diego Garcia, on rotation?
Thoughts on this?
 
#2
Deepster said:
Sorry if this has already been mooted.
With the prospect of cuts etc, is it time to consider going diesel again? Maybe lose some Astutes to get 4 diesel boats in?..Base one out of Diego Garcia, on rotation?
Thoughts on this?
Can always get the Upholders back they are only on lease lend!!
 
#3
Onyx is still up at Barrow as a gift ..... although the businessman who bought it for them seems to have missed the fact its a Lairds build boat. :p

And wouldnt take much effort to weld the U-boat at woodside ferry terminal back together. :p
 

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#4
Scouse_Castaway said:
Onyx is still up at Barrow as a gift ..... although the businessman who bought it for them seems to have missed the fact its a Lairds build boat. :p

And wouldnt take much effort to weld the U-boat at woodside ferry terminal back together. :p
Don't forget there's Alliance and Holland 1 in Gosport too!
 
#5
Not a bad idea Deepster but I think diesel boats would be better deployed around the UK and European waters and leave the longhaul stuff to the SSNs.
 

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