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HMS Portland celebrated 13th birthday during current South Atlantic patrol

Wednesday, May 28th 2014 - 08:36 UTC
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HMS Portland’s ship’s company celebrated this month the ship’s 13th birthday as they enter the fifth month of a seven-month deployment as the Royal Navy’s Atlantic Patrol Ship. Read full article


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  • ilsen

    With regards to the South Atlantic, does Argentina maintain any routine naval patrols?
    Just wondering. ...

    May 28th, 2014 - 02:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    @1 yes they do, but only as far as the sea bed in their ports! lol

    May 28th, 2014 - 03:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Didn't one of them make it has far as South Africa, before breaking down?

    The crew of the Isle of White Ferry have more sea time than their admirals!

    May 28th, 2014 - 03:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    @1 What for?

    If the ARA deploys any of its old frigates in the South Atlantic the FI Government will complain: “Look at them, they are so agressive...they are invading us !!...they are invading us !!...”

    Don't worry for the time being, with CFK ruling the country, all of you will be pretty safe and confortable..she just want to steal and loot the country. Enjoy the current situation with her as president, and her gang, “working”.

    Have you been thinking about having Argentina patroling the South Atlantic Ocean so you can take the benefits? It is well known that those who use the apartment must pay the rent....

    Anyway, don't worry, we all know that Argentina will be call for its assistance in the next emergency of a ship in the zone. As it has always it will be...

    May 28th, 2014 - 04:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    What for?

    To guard against the Stealth Penguins of course!

    You had to ask?! Sheesh!

    May 28th, 2014 - 06:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Seeing as CFK claim sovereignty on everything,
    im surprised she aint claimed the royal navy as hers,, thus no need for a navy
    of her

    May 28th, 2014 - 08:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “Have you been thinking about having Argentina patroling the South Atlantic Ocean so you can take the benefits”

    If there was aver a courtesy visit by an ARA ship to salute the Union Jack in Stanley (like the Spanish did in 1863). then when it sank at its moorings it would help the Falklands tourist industry adding to the other old shipwrecks in the harbour, thus adding a 'benefit'

    May 29th, 2014 - 09:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    @3 Well at least that one escaped port, though its back there still await part in South Africa last i heard, their other navy ships hardly leave port, unless their made of rubber and have oars. Only the libertard regularly makes it out, and that's only when she hasn't been impounded lol

    May 30th, 2014 - 12:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Beware the Death Star, the Nuclear Bases, Stealth Penguins and of course the Top Secret Silent Swimming Unicorns!

    Kristina knows ! Check out her grip on the Argentine Economy. She said it is true!

    ! still have been unable to find the mythical Malvinas on any Map.

    Are they close to Narnia?

    May 30th, 2014 - 01:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    F35 Lightning II
    interesting site.
    Just a tease - I'll give you the best look yet at the amazing new USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000). More next week
    USN keeps 11 carriers. Congress find $798m down back of sofa for USS George Washington refueling
    Navigators from HMS Ocean about to end refit prepare using bridge simulator at BRNC Dartmouth
    Plus our two mighty carriers.
    At a push how many carriers could the royal navy have,
    If it had the money..

    CFK, watch ya back…


    May 30th, 2014 - 06:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Must piss the RG's off.

    Knowing that someone can actually fucking operate ships 8.000 miles from home!

    May 30th, 2014 - 09:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Russia can not project naval sea-power at this distance. Maybe that is why they are asking Venezuela, (knowing that they are weak), for accommodation?

    No worries about Russian Subs, apparently they can't even get off the ground.....

    May 30th, 2014 - 09:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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