avoiding_action said:The Clyde is a real gin palace. The JR's are all in 2 man cabins with their own on-suite. And its all crome and mirrors not pussers fittings!
A new trial is about to start with rotating ships companies.
A T42 is having it's whole crew changed over to keep it on station in the SA
A T23 is having a Gulf patrol extended and the crew rotated bit by bit on-station.
And there's a third experiment but can't rermber the details.
This in a C-IN-C Fleet priority to see if it works. Save wasting time rotating the hulls.
Copying the Yanks again!
Not_a_boffin said:Sootblower & AA - the trouble with forward basing is that it will inevitably lead to further cuts in the DD/FF force. One of the assumptions used in sizing the DD/FF force is three ships per directed task - mainly based on the work-up, deploy, return, leave, AMP cycle. The thrust of the manpower experiments is actually to see if they can demolish this assumption, thereby getting away with fewer hulls and then looking good for cost-saving. Normally, you wouldn't argue with doing things that way, but the "fleet" is now so small you have to wonder where it would stop.