Wall Street Journal: "British Destroyer 'Keeps Watch' On Russian Carrier"

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  1. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    When is York due for scrap?
  2. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    So, the maritime surveillance has been left so woeful an Aircract carrier and escort group can park 30 miles away from the UK before we see it and our deterent has been made so poor it takes over 24 hours to get one of the Navys oldest vessels to go say hello?

    I like the Russians, perhaps they should do this more often, might make people sit up and say..... "err...hang on...why is this be happening?"
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  3. Was a time we went looking for them ... and not waiting for the buggers to tip up! Remember being on the Dev in Istanbul waiting for the Kiev to break out of the Black Sea back in '76 then chasing her around the Med.
  4. Guns

    Guns War Hero Moderator

    Mind you it would have been good for the sailors to X-Pol. Chance to get off an old, run down and franky shite ship to see something cleaner and better running. I mean you get off the old tub on to the other one and don't have to worry about stepping in shit or having to wash your hands if you even touch the bullkhead.

    Shall I even bother with the punchine???????
  5. Wonder if the Tartar made the Wall Street Journal when as FCS1 we were 'scrambled' when the 'Leningrad' left the Baltic just before the Moscow Games of 1980!!!!

    Nah, doubt it!!!
  6. And for those of us that haven't a clue what your on about?
  7. Followed this carrier all the way up from Gib to Murmansk on Sheff in 96, did a X-POL with them and they put on air show for us, lots of glasnost back then.
  8. fishface

    fishface Badgeman Book Reviewer

    X-POL? :confused: (standing by for 'thicko' based incomming)
  9. Matelots of each ship swapping ships for a few hours/day etc.
  10. A derivative of Cross Pole, the term used for exchange of personnel.
  11. Cross-Poll

    Wasn't that derived from cross-pollination?
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  12. "It is the first time she has deployed near the UK for a number of years and HMS York’s presence continues to demonstrate the RN's commitment to maintaining the integrity and security of UK waters"

    Since 2009 anyway!
  13. I love the way people not here have got on the outrage bus one person how could let it near without knowing.

    We knew about it for a while

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  14. I'm not sure that article says that anywhere does it? Does the article mention when we first saw it coming? I don't think it does. Does the article say where YORK first RV'd with the group? No it doesn't.

    Could you tell me a ship that we have that goes any faster than YORK? Frigates and Destroyers all have a maximum speed of about 30 knots because the laws of physics say that a warship shaped hull of that size can't go much faster.

    One of YORKs equally aged sister ships did just fine off Lybia this summer.

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