HMS York....

#9
scouse said:
Sterling_Stirling said:
The old county class would piss over both stretched and stumpy.
Great class of Destroyer, with a great helicopter onboard :wink:
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)
 

Kev73

Midshipman
#10
alacrity174 said:
Kev73 said:
alacrity174 said:
Well done Yorkie, but D96 still kicks you into touch. :)
YorkPress said:
HMS York also holds the title of the fastest Type 42 destroyer in the fleet.
Yea.... If you could catch her!!!! :roll:
Kev
There you go mate, York runs away and the Fighting G does exactly that
:lol:
Who said anything about running away?

Earlier this year, the ship made headlines after intercepting an Argentinean warship, The Drummond, which had encroached into the UK territorial waters near the Falklands.

HMS York had been carrying out “deterrent duties†in the South Atlantic – a busy deployment that saw her travel more than 25,000 nautical miles.

During the six-month operation, she was also involved in a dramatic rescue in high winds, sailing 300 miles to answer an SOS call from a South Pacific fisherman with a suspected ruptured appendix.
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:
 
#11
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.
 

Kev73

Midshipman
#12
alacrity174 said:
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.

DUDE


too easy.

thats one thing about the mob i miss... the banter. :wink:
 
#16
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.
 
#18
Side show....HMS Devonshire....Full power (steam & GT's) from Gib to Cyprus to protect our citizens ( & others) in 1974....no bother
 
#19
21_Man said:
Side show....HMS Devonshire....Full power (steam & GT's) from Gib to Cyprus to protect our citizens ( & others) in 1974....no bother
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 ?.
 
#20
alacrity174 said:
Kev

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.
After it passed between the Dulverton and Athertstone, better late than never.
 

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