The Navy I joined(what we got now)

#1
I have no clue as to how many of what we have in our fleet now, as I do not know if they still print "Janes Fighting Ships".
This was the navy of 1967, I joined in 65 but they were just about to launch some listed here so I put 67 to cover them.

5 Aircraft Carriers
2 Commando Carriers.
2 Nuclear powered Polaris Submarines.
3 Nuclear Powered fleet Submarines.
43 Diesel Submarines.
2 Assault Ships.
3 Cruisers.
8 Guided Missile Destroyers.
16 Destroyers.
71 Frigates.
1 Minesweeper Support Ship.
2 Helicopter Support Ships.
1 Ice Patrol Ship.
1 Heavy Repair Ship.
3 Submarine Repair Ships.
1 Destroyer Depot Ship.
6 Maintenence Ships.
6 Survey Ships.
7 Survey Craft.
75 Costal Minesweepers.
25 Inshore Minesweepers.
7 Costal Minelayers.
5 Tank Landing Ships.
30 Tank Landing Craft.
60 Minor Landing Craft.
10 Experimental Ships
7 Fast Patrol Boats.
7 Seaward Defence Boats.
19 Fleet Supply Ships.
35 Fleet Tankers.
28 Boom Defence Ships.
7 Ocean Salvage Ships.
6 Costal Salvage Ships.
2 Cable Layers.
12 Fleet Tenders.
15 Armament Carriers.
20 Water Carriers.
80 Fleet Berthing Tugs.
130 Service Craft.

I make that 276 actual Warships including Minesweepers.
500 other naval and RFA crewed vessels.

So when I refere to the old Navy, cut us some slack and imagine what it was like when Granny joined up in 18........ :oops: :wink: :D
15.....2 That you fcuker. :D :D :D :) :) 8O :wink:
 
#3
Janes Fighting Ships is still published, but I certainly can't afford it. However for those wanting an update on the 'Navy Of 2009' (perhaps some of those from the BRNC Sep 2009 thread?) you could do worse than looking at this year's Broadsheet:

BROADSHEET LINK

There is also a 'pull out' listing all of the ships in the navy too - it comes up a bit small on my screen though so I am afraid you will have to count them yourself:

Ships Pull Out

Enjoy!
 
#6
trelawney126 said:
sgtpepperband said:
Size is no guarantee of strength... :wink:
Thats very true, but to cover that aspect we had Three Field Gun Teams. :wink:
And even three field gun's. :D

Did we have to put money in the electric meter, or was there enough friction between branches to spark things up :roll: :wink:
 
#7
SEP86 said:
Janes Fighting Ships is still published, but I certainly can't afford it. However for those wanting an update on the 'Navy Of 2009' (perhaps some of those from the BRNC Sep 2009 thread?) you could do worse than looking at this year's Broadsheet:

BROADSHEET LINK

There is also a 'pull out' listing all of the ships in the navy too - it comes up a bit small on my screen though so I am afraid you will have to count them yourself

Ships Pull Out

Enjoy!
Is jane's expensive now I think I paid £6.00 for mine in 67 so it was quite dear then. A week's pay but daddy bought it me, good old dad :D :oops:
 

(granny)

Banned
Book Reviewer
#8
Rumrat said:
I have no clue as to how many of what we have in our fleet now, as I do not know if they still print "Janes Fighting Ships".
This was the navy of 1967, I joined in 65 but they were just about to launch some listed here so I put 67 to cover them.

5 Aircraft Carriers
2 Commando Carriers.
2 Nuclear powered Polaris Submarines.
3 Nuclear Powered fleet Submarines.
43 Diesel Submarines.
2 Assault Ships.
3 Cruisers.
8 Guided Missile Destroyers.
16 Destroyers.
71 Frigates.
1 Minesweeper Support Ship.
2 Helicopter Support Ships.
1 Ice Patrol Ship.
1 Heavy Repair Ship.
3 Submarine Repair Ships.
1 Destroyer Depot Ship.
6 Maintenence Ships.
6 Survey Ships.
7 Survey Craft.
75 Costal Minesweepers.
25 Inshore Minesweepers.
7 Costal Minelayers.
5 Tank Landing Ships.
30 Tank Landing Craft.
60 Minor Landing Craft.
10 Experimental Ships
7 Fast Patrol Boats.
7 Seaward Defence Boats.
19 Fleet Supply Ships.
35 Fleet Tankers.
28 Boom Defence Ships.
7 Ocean Salvage Ships.
6 Costal Salvage Ships.
2 Cable Layers.
12 Fleet Tenders.
15 Armament Carriers.
20 Water Carriers.
80 Fleet Berthing Tugs.
130 Service Craft.

I make that 276 actual Warships including Minesweepers.
500 other naval and RFA crewed vessels.

So when I refere to the old Navy, cut us some slack and imagine what it was like when Granny joined up in 18........ :oops: :wink: :D
15.....2 That you fcuker. :D :D :D :) :) 8O :wink:
By 1965 I had served on...2 Carriers, 3 Cruisers, 2 LCT's, 1 Destroyer and 7 shore bases. Almost as many ships as are left in the modern fleet.
Good God, I am an 'old b'stard! Time I went to bed. :wink:
 
#11
witsend said:
:lol: I'm off to catch my supersonic flight to NY.
Yes on a plane designed by my generation,
Along with computers,
Television,
Radar,
What you given us, Recessions, Aids, Pig flu.

THANKS :D 8O :roll:
 

witsend

MIA
Book Reviewer
#12
Rumrat said:
witsend said:
:lol: I'm off to catch my supersonic flight to NY.
Yes on a plane designed by my generation,
Along with computers,
Television,
Radar,
What you given us, Recessions, Aids, Pig flu.

THANKS :D 8O :roll:
:lol: Please stop!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: My ribs are hurting!!!!!!!!
 
#16
sgtpepperband said:
Size is no guarantee of strength... :wink:
But it could be a guarantee of being able to show a presence in umpteen different places at the same time, and STILL allow tons of leeway for jollies! :wink: :wink:

AND we still had the tot!! :wink: :wink: :wink:

2BM
 
#17
sgtpepperband said:
Rumrat said:
sgtpepperband said:
Granny: That's feck all! When I was on the Massive leave that I purchased at Woolworths back in the roaring 20's... :shock: :wink:
Tell us more :D :wink:
I'd love to. But you're a cunt... :twisted: :wink:
I'll have you know sir I am a BIG cnut and demand to be addressed as such, 8O :D and my oh my, the bottle is dry :cry: :cry: :cry:
 
#19
sgtpepperband said:
Rumrat said:
...I'll have you know sir I am a BIG cnut...
"Sir"? How feckin' dare you! I'll have you know I work for a living... 8O :twisted:
Oh sh*t just shows how offensive one gets when p*ssed, and I didn't spell it cur either, it must be the dogs fault he just farted, and the cat smells like pussy all the time.
How do I cope with all these distractions. :oops: 8O :D
 
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