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between the bridges

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Take a bow HMS Belfast...



“The previous HMS Belfast (1938) is one of the most famous ships of the twentieth century, serving at the Battle of North Cape, in the Arctic campaign and at the Normandy landings, and later with the United Nations forces sent to Korea. It is wonderful that she survives today as a museum, but the Royal Navy believes that such a distinguished fighting name deserves to take its place once more in our operational fleet.

"A world leader in anti-submarine warfare, the new HMS Belfast will work with our allies in NATO and around the world to preserve the freedom and security that her predecessor fought so hard to secure.”


Belfast to be at forefront of UK nuclear deterrent with new warship - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

The Type 26 frigate or City-class frigate is a class of frigate being built for the United Kingdom's Royal Navy.[4] The ship design and manufacture program, known as the Global Combat Ship

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_26_frigate

Nice to see a bit of maritime history being preserved, of course the current HMS Belfast is a floating museum...

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Vega1447

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Shouldn't that be HMS Tro Lling?

Formerly of the Hong Kong Squadron before the Ukanians were chased out.
 

firefly123

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Take a bow HMS Belfast...



“The previous HMS Belfast (1938) is one of the most famous ships of the twentieth century, serving at the Battle of North Cape, in the Arctic campaign and at the Normandy landings, and later with the United Nations forces sent to Korea. It is wonderful that she survives today as a museum, but the Royal Navy believes that such a distinguished fighting name deserves to take its place once more in our operational fleet.

"A world leader in anti-submarine warfare, the new HMS Belfast will work with our allies in NATO and around the world to preserve the freedom and security that her predecessor fought so hard to secure.”


Belfast to be at forefront of UK nuclear deterrent with new warship - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

The Type 26 frigate or City-class frigate is a class of frigate being built for the United Kingdom's Royal Navy.[4] The ship design and manufacture program, known as the Global Combat Ship

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_26_frigate

Nice to see a bit of maritime history being preserved, of course the current HMS Belfast is a floating museum...

Experience History | Imperial War Museums
Good name actually.
On the surface it's all modern and sleek but below the surface it's orange and prone to sinking under its own weight. ;)
 

blokesbloke

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Well I hope it's better built than the Titanic was.
 

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Take a bow HMS Belfast...



“The previous HMS Belfast (1938) is one of the most famous ships of the twentieth century, serving at the Battle of North Cape, in the Arctic campaign and at the Normandy landings, and later with the United Nations forces sent to Korea. It is wonderful that she survives today as a museum, but the Royal Navy believes that such a distinguished fighting name deserves to take its place once more in our operational fleet.

"A world leader in anti-submarine warfare, the new HMS Belfast will work with our allies in NATO and around the world to preserve the freedom and security that her predecessor fought so hard to secure.”


Belfast to be at forefront of UK nuclear deterrent with new warship - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

The Type 26 frigate or City-class frigate is a class of frigate being built for the United Kingdom's Royal Navy.[4] The ship design and manufacture program, known as the Global Combat Ship

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_26_frigate

Nice to see a bit of maritime history being preserved, of course the current HMS Belfast is a floating museum...

Experience History | Imperial War Museums
Looks nice.

No doubt it will be converted to a luxury yacht before long, and chartered by wealthy Dubliners to cruise the South Pacific.
 

between the bridges

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[video=youtube;HlPoRomcRMM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlPoRomcRMM[/video]
 

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Looks good if a bit on the small side

Of course with modern technology that is not necessarily an issue

But with the rapid technological changes underway in weaponry, computerisation and miniaturisation

- its hard to believe that ships designed today

- will still be operational in 2067.....
 
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Lúidín

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The Russians are already playing video games on this ships' computers.
 

paddycomeback

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Why can't they build it in Belfast? They could employ all the Bombardier workers about to be fired courtesy of The Donald.
 

Ireniall

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Looks good if a bit on the small side

Of course with modern technology that is not necessarily an issue

But with the rapid technological changes underway in weaponry, computerisation and miniaturisation

- its hard to believe that ships designed today

- will still be operational in 2067.....
Will it be able to detect Spanish fishermen invading the newly liberated waters of the UK?. Could probably pay for itself that way.
 

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As far as I know the new ships are being built on the UK credit card to provide a shield for the new carriers (also built on the national credit card) which shield will in turn be shielded by the new F35"s on the carriers (also to be paid for on the national credit card). Am I going flipping mad or have the brits lost the plot completely? I mean what is the point of all of this? Whole set up useless against Russkies or Chinese. So in reality purpose to attack third world nations which London doesn't approve of. Or more likely which Washington doesn't approve of. That will certainly get a grateful response from Washington. Oh dear. Bombardier and Boeing.
 

Lúidín

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Maybe the Tory post-Brexit strategy is to reconquer Kenya and the Cape and send their gunboats up the Zambesi. Make Britain great again!
 


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