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Old 27th March 2021, 22:37
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Type 31 Frigate names

Always a good subject to get the computer keys tapping. In your humble opinion I think the class of 5 type 31 frigates should be named Amazon, Antalope, Ardent, Alacrity and Arrow. Reason being; the names are not political or contentious, much like the previous Amazon class, these ships will be a more general frigate. Antelope and Ardent would be a long over due nod to the previous gallant vessels.
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Old 30th March 2021, 00:38
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Yes indeed. Those are a very good choice, for the reasons you stated.
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Old 30th March 2021, 07:33
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I feel Lord West has trod on too many toes for this venial government to give, even an oblique, recognition to any operation he was involved in.
Their Lordships will have a fight on their hands if they propose such names.
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Old 4th April 2021, 16:11
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I would agree on the “Amazon” names being revived, if it puts a few noses out of joint, so be it.
It is amazing how being made a Lord suddenly has a new perspective on things. Shame on them!
At times, being PC can have an unwelcome boomerang effect.
Naming of armed vessels, I hesitate to use the word ‘warship’, should follow a route of tradition, rather than being anaemic in case of upsetting violent rioters, who show little or no respect for nationhood.
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Naming of HM's vessels really shouldn't be decided by politicians or unelected placemen. Most of them seem hell bent on erasing our traditions.
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In recent years there has been an element if traditional names however they, the naming committee, seem to sprinkle a few new names amongst the traditional ones. Case in point were the Tides ; Tidespring, Tideflow and Tidesurge are traditional yet Tideforce is new.
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Old 9th April 2021, 19:35
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They also, seem to be working through the alphabet, A Class submarines, B Class Type 22s, also Batch 3 C Class).
The thought of ending up, through public subscription with a Naval “Boaty Mc.....”
The MoD (N) should be helped with historical, suitable, names. Ca Class? Leander(Greek Heroes) Class. Or vessels that have been iterated at least say, 5 times.
Or an Admiral Class? Hood, Blake, Benbow, somepeople might even learn something!
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Old 9th April 2021, 23:04
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Admiral Benbow is a pub.
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Old 10th April 2021, 09:11
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Admiral Benbow is a pub.
Now that would be an interesting Class!
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Old 10th April 2021, 09:23
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Admiral Benbow is a pub.
Pub named after Admiral John Benbow, who fought in several battles between 1690 and 1710.
I think the Admiral Benbow was a pub in Treasure Island(?) as well as in Plymouth.
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Old 10th April 2021, 09:56
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There was only one battle in 1690, believe me.
And we're still fighting it.
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