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The decline of the British Navy

Discussion in 'European Politics' started by Walter, Oct 19, 2017.

  1. Walter

    Walter Administrator Staff Member

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    The cost for two new aircraft carriers and the cost of Brexit accelerate the decline of the British Royal navy (the brits bought new F-35 from the USA, have to pay them in USD but the Pound is on a new low due to the Brexit).

    An additional problem is tech workforce needed to operate modern war ships - the HMS Dauntless, costing a billion Pound, now anchors in a harbour and is only used as a school ship.

    The british answer? Declare 2017 the year of the Royal navy and talk about buying more new frigates (Type 26 and 31). And of course they sugarcoat the costs of the new ships buy talking about costs of 250 million Pound per ship despite usual costs being a multiple.

    Have some fun:

    Royal Navy a 'laughing stock' with three quarters of its warships out of action
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...ck-three-quarters-warships-action-struggling/

    Royal Navy could lose 'fight on beaches' ships in planned cuts:
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41511790

    British warships 'so noisy' Russian submarines can hear them 100 miles away, investigation finds
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...-noisy-russian-submarines-can-hear-100-miles/

    £1 billion warship blacked out by a £10 fuse
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...on-warship-HMS-Dauntless-blacked-10-fuse.html
     
  2. dogtowner

    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Spanish Armada ain't what it used to be either. Colonies help pay for that stuff.
     
  3. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

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    yeah.....its a bloody joke.
    In fact most navy's are a bit of a joke nowadays - they don't have ships just convenient targets!
     
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