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“Unprecedented” absence of Royal Navy vessels on the world stage

Thursday, December 21st 2017 - 10:48 UTC
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Britain has no major warships deployed on operations beyond home waters in what has been described as an “unprecedented” absence of the vessels on the world stage. All six of the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers are docked in Portsmouth, while 12 of 13 Type 23 frigates are either at Portsmouth or Devonport. Read full article


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  • Brit Bob

    Yes we need more ships. But what is lurking beneath the waves?

    Dec 21st, 2017 - 10:57 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Idlehands

    There's nowhere in need of shooting up at the moment.

    Dec 21st, 2017 - 12:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Islander1

    Yes agree Brit. A silly headline- non deployed overseas at the moment- simply because none needed! Smaller ones are overseas - 2 down this way for a start!
    France had same shortage of destroyers and frigates when they brought their current carrier in- no money after a big ship like that to spend on the smaller new ones needed- French Navy now has more smaller ones. Give it 5 yrs or so and Royal Navy also will have more new frigates etc- same reason.

    Dec 21st, 2017 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Clyde15

    raising concerns over Britain’s ability to project power internationally.

    Why do we need to “project power internationally”. I thought that our armed forces main duty was to protect th British Isles and its people.

    Dec 21st, 2017 - 01:05 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • falklandlad

    Hey, Islander1, how stupidly silly to reveal bird counts! Whose side are you on? Best your bird counting is done in silence and be grateful your continued defence is being assured.

    Dec 21st, 2017 - 02:36 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • The Voice

    Good, flog those carriers, total waste of money. We will need more fishery protection vessels soon. A few more Frigates to protect our coastline wouldnt go amiss.

    Dec 21st, 2017 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Make Britain great again.

    Dec 22nd, 2017 - 05:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Den

    This article shows why we need to get out of Europe. Trump and congress are going to get us out.

    Dec 23rd, 2017 - 05:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Asha

    The question is why is this piece appearing in Mercopenguin, a British government propaganda organ supposedly devoted to America, South America and the “South Atlantic”?

    Dec 24th, 2017 - 03:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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