HMS York....

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  1. Well done Yorkie, but D96 still kicks you into touch. :)
  2. Yea.... If you could catch her!!!! :roll:
  3. Kev
    There you go mate, York runs away and the Fighting G does exactly that
  4. Stretched 42s are for pussies.

    Stumpies are for real men.
  5. As 2DD says stretched are for pussies.
  6. The old county class would piss over both stretched and stumpy.
  7. Great class of Destroyer, with a great helicopter onboard :wink: [​IMG]
  8. Used to look at the County class with envy from the Darings. Thought they, the Darings, were the bees knees until we were in company with London. 8)
  9. Who said anything about running away?

    The 'Fighting G' would have been late to all of the above :lol: and the Argies would have landed and set up home before they had got out of first gear.....

    Any ship that needs the nickname 'the fighting G' has a serious inferiority complex. :roll:
  10. Kev

    Shippers, whilst I admire your loyalty to The Chocolate Bar Destroyer, if we are going to comapre "richards", how about this?
    HMS Gloucester sailed from the UK on 30 August 1990 in support of the UN embargo against Iraq. Having already been in the Gulf the ship escorted the first American ships to fire Tomahawk cruise missiles against the Iraqis on the 17 January 1991. On the 25th of February Gloucester was escorting the USS Missouri close to the Kuwaiti coast as it bombarded the shore with her 16" guns.

    In the early hours of that morning an Iraqi Seersucker missile was fired against the Missouri. In less than 90 seconds Gloucester had destroyed the Seersucker with 2 Sea Darts, in what proved to be the first validated, successful engagement of a missile, by a missile, in combat at sea.

  11. DUDE [​IMG]

    too easy.

    thats one thing about the mob i miss... the banter. :wink:
  12. Exeter bums both your gash barges with her Falklands record of Seadart engagements.
  13. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    That's feck all! When I was on the Massive... :thefinger: :lol:
  14. Stretched, stumpy, fast, hard....means nothing when one of these babies is coming at you :D
  15. Pah! When was the last time a Submarine fired a torpedo in anger? 1982?

    Everyone knows that boats just leave harbour and bed down on the bottom of some Loch for 3 months.
  16. Just watching and waiting shippers :wink:
  17. Side show....HMS Devonshire....Full power (steam & GT's) from Gib to Cyprus to protect our citizens ( & others) in bother
  18. Bloody hell, must have been running on empty by the time you got to Cyprus, what did those G6 drink by the hour ?, 3 ton ?.
  19. After it passed between the Dulverton and Athertstone, better late than never.

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