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HMS Daring fitting out BAE Scotstoun Glasgow

HMS Daring fitting out BAE Scotstoun Glasgow

Main & Foremast fitted.

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Big ship. Apparently the main deck level is the same height of the bridge wing in a T23. This will give some idea of it's size. Is it to be a class of 6 or 8?
 

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6 or 8 ? that is the question. Check back regularly I hope to attend all the launches and photograph them ALL, time well tell. Need 8.
 

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They've only "ordered" 6. Apparently the Govt did a deal that the Saudis would take ships 5 and 6, with the UK taking 7 and 8. That way the yard would still get the work, and we'd have a bit more time to save some money in the piggy bank to pay for the last two.
We don't just need 8, remember we were initially supposed to be getting 12 of them!
 

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We really need the 12 of them plus 18 Frgates if we get the 2 new Carriers. It needs 3 ships to keep one at sea constantly ( 1 in refit , 1 on passage to or from patrol and 1 on patrol / escort duties ) so with 6 that would leave us with 1 to escort any carrier and 1 for other Air Defence duties elsewhere in the world so not enough.
 

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aye originally to be assembled at Barrow!!!!!!!
wonder if the saudis will get a special deal this time!!!!!
 

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