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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2018 2:06 p.m. PST

yet again we're shown that spending lot's of money on high tech ships useless as they always seem to come out the worst if it when they hit others ships. In this case a tanker. But I've read about various military ships coming out the looser again fishing ships too.
So our very expensive high-tech frigat got hit by a tanker and sank on some shallows. So for no major casualties reported 12 wounded.

TGerritsen08 Nov 2018 3:02 p.m. PST

Ulp. That's a very high tech frigate to be foundering…

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Garand09 Nov 2018 5:46 a.m. PST

ANYTHING that gets hit by a modern tanker isn't going to fare well! That's like my car getting hit by a 10-wheel truck with a full load…

Damon.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2018 7:53 a.m. PST

And hence my point about wasting money on warship.
Just take some old tankers send them at the enemy and sink ships, would work great againt aircraft carriers. Just make sure to have them full of oil. So they can't blow them up(given a full tanker has more energy than a smallish nukee)

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2018 10:10 a.m. PST

This is like the old "wooden ships and iron men" debate.
All the high tech in the world isn't worth a hill of beans if you let seamanship go to rot.
As the USN is learning.

Lion in the Stars09 Nov 2018 2:02 p.m. PST

As the USN is learning the hard and expensive and embarrassing way.

Fixed that for you, Winston.

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