Independent: "Navy Support Ship Aids £1m Drugs Bust After Caribbean Chase"

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  1. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

  2. what's going on?
     
  3. Ninja counting down the hours before he retires and Sol takes over his Newbie help desk ?.
     
  4. But he's counting up...
    First was 1:47, last was 1:48pm
     
  5. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

  6. Aaaaah that explains all the thread ressurrections!
     
  7. Name: USCGCThetis
    Namesake: Thetis
    Builder: Robert Derecktor Shipyard Incorporated,Rhode Island
    Laid down: August 24, 1984
    Launched: April 29, 1986
    Commissioned: June 30, 1989
    Homeport: Key West, Florida
    Motto: Improvise - Adapt - Overcome
    Fate: Active
    General characteristics
    Class and type: Famous-classcutter
    Displacement: 1,800 long tons (1,829 t)
    Length: 270 ft (82 m)
    Beam: 38 ft (12 m)
    Draught: 14.5 ft (4.4 m)
    Propulsion: Two turbo-charged ALCO V-18 diesel engines
    Speed: 19.5 knots (36.1 km/h; 22.4 mph)
    Range: 9,900 nautical miles (18,300 km; 11,400 mi)
    Boats & landing
    craft carried:
    • 1 × Over-the-Horizon (OTH) Interceptor
    • 1 ×RHIwith twin 90 HP outboard engines
    Complement: 100 personnel (14 officers, 86 enlisted)
    Sensors and
    processing systems:
    Electronic warfare
    & decoys: AN/SLQ-32(receive only)
    Armament:
    Aircraft carried:
    Compare the minor USCGC Thetis with our principal warship Mersey. Comparisons are odious.
     
  8. Fixed.
     

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