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Final trip for HMS Gloucester after Falklands’ duties and Saxon Warrior exercise

Monday, May 23rd 2011 - 15:47 UTC
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Veteran warship HMS Gloucester, the Fighting G, which spent most of her last twelve months in South Atlantic duties in the Falklands and South Georgia, returned to Portsmouth for the last time Monday 23. Read full article

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  • briton

    Another great ship to be proud of
    but will be replaced by an even more powerfull ship,
    we pitty the argentine , sitting all alone in port,

    May 23rd, 2011 - 10:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    Whatever... they're lucky we only had 5 Exocets otherwise this piece of junk would be at the bottom of the sea in Malvinas.

    Old news.

    May 24th, 2011 - 06:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    You would have struggled to sink a ship which was built 5 months after you lost the war Martin...Jeezuz your numb in the head :)

    May 24th, 2011 - 07:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    Easy mistake to make I guess... looks just like the other pieces of garbage laying at the bottom of the sea. ;-)

    May 24th, 2011 - 08:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    Easy mistake to make if you a/ are stupid b/ don't read the article c/ refer back to a and b.....

    May 24th, 2011 - 08:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    looks just like the other pieces of garbage laying at the bottom of the sea. ;-)

    No, the Belgrano was much bigger

    May 24th, 2011 - 09:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    So Argentina was defeated by gay soldiers and pieces of Garbage....You're not actively trying to paint the Argentine armed forces in a positive light are you Martin?

    May 24th, 2011 - 09:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    If you had such a 'piece of garbage' she would be your pride and joy, the cream of the Argie.....ahem...snigger....'navy'.....but in the Royal Navy she's about to be decomissioned and replaced, read into that what you will.

    May 24th, 2011 - 09:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    The most modern major units in the RG fleet ( the aptly named 'Brown' class ) are only two years younger than Gloucester.... says it all really...

    In fact they are the only major units.... titter

    May 24th, 2011 - 10:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    Those ships were such pieces of Garbage....the Argentines bought several :)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARA_H%C3%A9rcules_%28B-52%29

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARA_H%C3%A9rcules_%28B-52%29

    Gufffaw! Martin really doesn't think very much at all :)

    May 24th, 2011 - 10:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    Isn't imitation the sincerest form of flattery?
    ”commissioning was long delayed by an improvised limpet mine attack carried out by divers of the guerrilla organization Montoneros on 22 August 1975. .......The raid was allegedly planned in imitation of Operation Frankton, a British commando attack against German shipping in Bordeaux during WWII.'

    Maybe this involved Martina's phantom frogman........

    May 24th, 2011 - 10:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    No, Martins SEAL buddys are invisible to the naked eye, Not even the US government knows about them.

    May 24th, 2011 - 12:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    Yes the Royal Navy was so terrified of the 4 Plastic patrol boats and the 3 looted coastal freighters from the FIG that were the Argentines navy sole ship contribution to the conflict....that they sent in the elite of the US super inter dimensional Navy Kamikaze frogmen.....who only report to Martin...codename...Arsebandit.

    Or as reality tell us.......3 of the 4 patrol boats were sunk....1 heavily damaged and the “usurped” coastal freighters were all recovered except for 1....which an over enthusiastic harrier decided to bomb to buggery.

    May 24th, 2011 - 02:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Typhoon

    @4 We have lovely garbage, Martin. Just think. 1982. How many times did you pussies sink HMS Invincible? Six wasn't it? And a British submarine fires 3 WW2 vintage torpedos and the entire Argentine navy scuttles for home with its tail between its legs. Except for the one with the big unplanned holes. Glug, glug, glug!

    May 24th, 2011 - 02:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    “How many times did you pussies sink HMS Invincible? Six wasn't it?”

    Four times, all four replacements were built in the dry dock off the coast of Narnia. There were some logistical problems getting all those 22,000 ton through that wardrobe.

    May 24th, 2011 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tim

    4 Martin_Fierro (#) looks just like the other pieces of garbage laying at the bottom of the sea. ;-)

    Interesting remark!!!! ARA Hercules and ARA Santisima Trinidad are both Type 42 destroyers; so according to you the Argentine Navy has pieces of garbage???

    May 24th, 2011 - 05:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    Interesting, so they do have Type 42's....and they're the best ships in the Argentine...coff...chortle...'navy', maybe you Argies should make the MOD an offer for the Fighting 'G' as you've clearly got a passion for collecting other peoples cast offs.

    May 24th, 2011 - 05:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    6 times, they claimed to have sunk Vinny 6 times. They also claimed to have sunk the Canberra, kind of embarassing when it took the Argentine conscripts home.

    May 24th, 2011 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    Argentina has two type 42's.... the British built one is still in service... the one cobbled together by the RGs, Santisima Trinidad, while 5 years younger than Hercules has been out of service for 12 years..... seems they can't build ships either.

    May 24th, 2011 - 07:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    Notice how quiet this thread is....where are those bigmouth RG's Martin, Nico, Marcos et al I wonder.....
    :-)))

    May 24th, 2011 - 08:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    “They also claimed to have sunk the Canberra, kind of embarassing when it took the Argentine conscripts home.”

    Obviously the Canberra was rebuilt at sea along with the six other aircraft carriers.

    May 24th, 2011 - 09:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Now be fair boys .. the Argentine navy could probably manage to go up against someone ... the Swiss navy maybe :-)

    May 25th, 2011 - 04:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 1st Sea Lord Guns

    Uruguay rejects Argentinian navy.

    “No rusty cans for our corned beef” a uruguayian spokesperson said.

    May 25th, 2011 - 08:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    l suppose l should be nice to them on their national day, but after all the nasty things that they have said and done l just can't bring myself to. So here it is:
    1)We own the Falklands, NOT you.
    2)We have ALWAYS owned the Falklands, NOT you.
    3)We ALWAYS will own the Falklands,NOT you.
    So get lost Argentina, we DON'T like you.

    May 25th, 2011 - 09:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    @24 ..“l suppose l should be nice to them on their national day”.... Thank you for remembering !!

    Feliz Dia de la Patria Argentinos !!!

    May 25th, 2011 - 12:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    @25
    Remember to fly the bunting on your (broken down) type 42 ripoff.
    ;-)

    May 25th, 2011 - 12:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    Can we have a “cease fire” today?

    May 25th, 2011 - 12:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    British forces day comming up.
    And the world will see how its done, to see the best, parading for the best .

    May 25th, 2011 - 06:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    I wish I can say the same .....

    May 25th, 2011 - 07:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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