Type 22s - Goodbye?

Nothing much, bar that I've heard this buzz too. Two reasons I've heard to back it up: Firstly, it would free-up a number of IPTs and secondly, I've heard about apparent structural faults across the batch.

However, as always, these just seem to be the 'latest buzzes' - what next?!
 

Jim30

Lantern Swinger
Not heard anything yet - depends on financial situation and other issues. The hulls are so desperately needed for their capabilities, that its unlikely. We'd probably see other 23's go first.
 
Since we are working to the S of S for Defence's "here and now" principle, there's no point in looking at FIPT's Website. CUMBERLAND's refit is still on the 07/08 programme (UNCLAS), for what that's worth.
 

dixie_gooner

Lantern Swinger
Jim30 said:
Not heard anything yet - depends on financial situation and other issues. The hulls are so desperately needed for their capabilities, that its unlikely. We'd probably see other 23's go first.

Not heard anything either, but tend to agree that you would see some 23s go first.

As for a structural fault across the batch, they have lasted fine for the last 20 years.
 

Squirrel

Lantern Swinger
I've heard this rumour as well, but up til now, that's all I took it for; a rumour. It'd be a very worrying day for my branch if it were to be true.
 

Squirrel

Lantern Swinger
We get little enough of that as it is!!!

Seriously though, the thing with the B2's was that we knew that the B3's and new kit awaited for a quick turnaround. Not quite the same with this little gem.
 

Not_a_boffin

War Hero
More worrying is that immediately after the number cut to 25, 1SL as was came out and said he was very uneasy living with it. Now there's talk of losing another 20%? Madness.

They do have structural problems - both in terms of plate wastage and design strength, but nothing insurmountable (or massively expensive).

Hopefully, this is just the usual SEM options rumbling around, but the very fact it's being talked about should be ringing alarm bells....
 

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