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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2019 8:47 p.m. PST

"In 1964, the Royal Navy looked for a new general purpose frigate to replace the Leopard and Salisbury class ships. The new ship should be affordable to be built in larger numbers, and it was also aimed at the export market to generate work for British yards. For a while, there were plans to develop a common type with the Royal Australian Navy, but these did not come to fruition. The heavy workload of the navy´s ship design bureau at Bath and lobbying by the private yards of Vosper Thornycroft and Yarrow resulted in the new class being designed entirely by said private yards. This had not happened in a long time, and it was advertised as being a lot cheaper and more effective…"




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Bozkashi Jones25 Sep 2019 5:27 p.m. PST

Very nice, Armand – nice share.

I know I said the Counties were one of my favourite ships, but okay, I'll admit it – I just love all 1980s RN ships!


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