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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 10:07 p.m. PST

…UK looks to grow its fleet.

"The Royal Navy's Type 23 frigate Argyll is heading back to the fleet after two years in overhaul, and it's being used as a test and integration platform for new systems intended for the new Type 26 frigate under construction.

The ship, with a fresh coat of paint and sporting the Royal Navy's new Sea Ceptor air missile defense system, was in London, England, for the annual Defence and Security Equipment International conference…"
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foxweasel13 Sep 2017 11:55 p.m. PST

Thought you were going to say that Victory was being put to sea again!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2017 12:38 p.m. PST



Lion in the Stars14 Sep 2017 3:49 p.m. PST

Yeah, I was expecting to hear about the Victory going back into the water!

(Sorry, Brits, but you lose to the Constitution on this one, Old Ironsides is still waterborne!)

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2017 7:59 a.m. PST

But still the oldest serving warship, and the only battleship still in commission.

Lion in the Stars17 Sep 2017 8:26 p.m. PST

Might as well include the Mikasa in the comparison, and she is literally afloat in concrete!

Doesn't count if she's not waterborne.

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2017 10:15 p.m. PST

Yes it does. Read it and weep:-


Lion in the Stars18 Sep 2017 3:00 a.m. PST

Should we sail the Constitution up to London and discuss this with cannons?

Oh, wait, Victory doesn't even have live cannons onboard.

foxweasel18 Sep 2017 6:58 a.m. PST

Bring it on, typical Yanks, either late or in the wrong place. Victory is in Portsmouth!

kabrank18 Sep 2017 7:21 a.m. PST

And Belfast is waiting in London….

Murvihill18 Sep 2017 12:33 p.m. PST

I always wondered how much damage a muzzle loading cannon could do to a modern warship.

Lion in the Stars18 Sep 2017 5:07 p.m. PST

Oh, she is? Cool, we'll still stop by London for some real beer.

@Murvihill: Given most modern hull thicknesses (maybe a half inch), a cannonball would smash through several compartments.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa19 Sep 2017 10:01 a.m. PST

Only the Dutch are allowed to sail unopposed up the Thames Estuary!

foxweasel19 Sep 2017 1:00 p.m. PST

Ha ha, forgot about those cheeky devils.

Bindon Blood21 Sep 2017 8:09 a.m. PST

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa, only after Brexit… :)

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