Panorama (Gib): "Week-long Visit By Frigate"


War Hero
Only a fool would yield Gibraltar.....controls the 'door' of the Med....a 'no brainer' situation

Mind you, we have an endless stock of fools in governments
The interesting technical facts were, err, um; interesting.
Originally conceived as dedicated light anti-submarine frigates, essentially armed tugs for a towed array sonar, the Type 23 frigates have evolved into a much more capable general purpose frigate with self-defence anti-aircraft capabilities, anti-shipping Harpoon missiles, a 4" gun for providing naval gunfire support, and a helicopter deck for Merlin anti-submarine helicopters.
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