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Romanian NS Regele Ferdinand

Romanian NS Regele Ferdinand

Type 22 frigate formerly HMS COVENTRY

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interesting that the Towed Array cable funnel thingy is still well painted and rust free, could she still be TA capable?
 

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FG, because the "cable funnel thingy" is painted, I would say the TA (if she still has one) is not in use. In RN service it was unpainted but greased to allow the array and cable to be deployed/retrieved without damage occuring. It was made of Nickel Aluminium Bronze, Brass or Bronze, (a very expensive casting I would say) and was highly polished and very smooth. Generally corrosion free, the grease did help prevent light verdigris formation.
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yes I recall them being very well maintained, a large piece of ironmongery to have onboard if not used.
 

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