http://philippinenavy.tripod.com/plover.html The more I think about it the more I think that these ships would have been ideal for boarding ops in the Gulf: small, shallow draft, well armed, 2xRIBs etc etc. Much better than putting a 5,000 ton warship there. And cheaper! Shame they were flogged to the Irish and the Phillipine Navies... I suppose the fault is with both the Tories and Labour. What a short sighted decision.