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HMS York returns to Portsmouth after months on Falklands and South Georgia duty

Tuesday, July 12th 2011 - 07:39 UTC
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Type-42 destroyer HMS York returned to cheering crowds of families and well-wishers at Portsmouth Naval Base last week following a varied and wide-ranging deployment to the Falklands in the South Atlantic and Libya. Read full article


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  • briton

    even the best need a rest,
    from the best navy in the world,
    soon it will return to the falklands to see of any rowing boats that might stray .

    Jul 12th, 2011 - 02:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Another HMS crap soon to head to Turkey.

    Jul 12th, 2011 - 02:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    at least ours know what the sea looks like lol.

    Jul 12th, 2011 - 06:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    Now now briton...The Argentinian navy have a brilliant view of the sea from the dock.

    Jul 12th, 2011 - 08:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Ghandi didn't need a navy to defeat the British.

    Jul 12th, 2011 - 08:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    Marcos Alejandro-------Surprised you know who Ghandi was, well well you learn something every day, or did you Google who he was.

    Jul 12th, 2011 - 08:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    If he googled better he'd know Ghandi spent most of his life fighting for us and never “defeated” us.

    Jul 12th, 2011 - 08:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    and we have been through this before,
    Ghandi did not defeat the British,
    He was a brilliant servant to peace and his own morals, but sadly for India, he was shot by one of his OWN people .
    So please don’t bring him into this poor chap
    You always have to be negative,
    Why cant you talk about something nice Argentina has done for the world,
    Besides breaking all known rules of international law,
    Illegally invading an innocent little island,
    Taking innocent children hostage,
    Defecating holy places, throwing nuns out of copters,
    Say something nice, lol.

    Jul 12th, 2011 - 10:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @8 briton,
    They can't. lt would overload their two braincells.

    Jul 13th, 2011 - 08:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    well that must be an improvement on the one they had lol.

    Jul 13th, 2011 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest. ('Gandhi, An Autobiography')
    Mahatma Gandhi quote

    Albert Einstein had famously said about Mahatma Gandhi, “Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood.” It is indeed hard to believe that a short man dressed only in a loin cloth could lead an entire nation to take on the mighty British Empire using non-violent means. Yet, that is what Mahatma Gandhi did.

    Jul 13th, 2011 - 03:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    That's right Marco. I suspect if you lot ever got your hands on this place we'd have to take you on wearing a few more clothes.

    Jul 13th, 2011 - 04:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    “Another HMS crap soon to head to Turkey”

    - The master of wit returns....

    Jul 13th, 2011 - 05:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    12 Monty69 , Au Naturel better.

    Jul 14th, 2011 - 12:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Typhoon

    There are no plans to decommission HMS York, the Royal Navy's fastest destroyer. Note that Argies, it's a DESTROYER. It destroys things. Like aircraft, ships, submarines and anything else within range. Particularly things that have yellow in their flags!

    Jul 14th, 2011 - 12:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Argentina's flag has a heart of ... yellow!

    Jul 14th, 2011 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Britain's flag in Iraq and Afghanistan has a heart of...yellow!
    And in Libia?
    So much for the 2-week No Fly Zone :-))

    Jul 14th, 2011 - 05:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • J.A. Roberts

    What flag was that Marcos? Last time I checked the Union flag had no yellow.

    2-week No Fly Zone? Erm, I think you'll find the UN Resolution (1973) bringing about the no fly zone was in March. Nearly FOUR MONTHS ago. But then that's no surprise, because you Argies tend to ignore UN Resolutions when they don't suit you - like Resolution 502.

    Oh, and in case you hadn't noticed we are helping the Libyan rebels defeat a tyrant. And they are doing pretty well. They'll be in Tripoli soon...

    Jul 14th, 2011 - 05:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    And all without the help of Argentina .

    Jul 14th, 2011 - 05:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    Did Marcos forget that in 1982 the flagships of the ARA were 2 x Type 42 destroyers?

    Jul 14th, 2011 - 07:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    he seems to have forgot , they lost too lol.

    Jul 14th, 2011 - 07:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Wireless

    I understand they are still the flagships of the ARA, although they have been docked for so long they need WD40 to peel them from the dockside.

    As far as I can see the ARA is just a Maritime Museum.

    Jul 14th, 2011 - 11:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Cristina has ordered the building of a big national pond.
    So there navy can have exercises without injury .lol.

    Jul 15th, 2011 - 07:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    20 JustinKuntz:

    Along with there aircraft carrier at the time. We was one of there main suppliers of arms untill the war.

    Jul 17th, 2011 - 12:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Filippo

    Who needs an Armada? These days we just send bombs and rockets and wait until land is cleared from pirates and sea from pirate ships!


    Jul 21st, 2011 - 10:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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