Iron Duke and drug runners

Discussion in 'The Quarterdeck' started by tinkerbelle, Jul 26, 2009.

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  1. It has been suggested that Iron Duke is not receiving sufficient kudoes for catching the odd Bolivian Drug Runner.

    The crew is to be warmly congratulated--but they are not doing the job their warship was designed to do.
    A multi-million pound sophisticated Harpoon Stingray and Seawolf armed vessel to catch a few boat- running rascals?

    A well-armed Royal Naval mother-ship carrying a dozen high speed lightly armed coast-guard type cutters manned by sailors plus the odd bootneck to spread-eagle the recalcitrant would meet with the hoi pollois approval I'm sure.
    The sailors might enjoy it and it could come to be an economic operation that would be universally applauded.
    It would leave Iron Duke and other expensive principal warships to get on with the job they were designed to do.

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