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Type 26 Frigates under construction for the R.N.
« on: August 17, 2019, 05:32:55 PM »
An article in the Times Newspaper (Tuesday August 13) reported on the New Type 26 Frigates currently being built on the Clyde by BAE Systems. The ships described as the being Versatile, agile and quiet are proving to be a massive export success. The R.N. had place a preliminary order for eight of these vessels, three are currently under construction, the first ship to be named HMS Glasgow is expected to go into service in the mid 2020's. The main substance of the article, is the remarkable interest that is being shown in the ships all round the world. The Managing director of BAE Naval Ships,  Mr. Steve Timms acknowledged that they initially thought that they would build eight vessels,but, today they have on their books orders for thirty two ships.
   The Type 26 is expected to be able to perform a multitude of tasks.The main jobs sited in this report, is searching for Russian submarines, and defending our nuclear-armed submarines. The 26 will it seems also play a role in looking after our Carriers and can be equipped to carry out humanitarian missions if called upon.
   Australia has signed up to BAE's Type 26 designs and will build nine of the ships in as combat vessels in BAE's Adelaide yards,and Canada are to build 15 of the ships under licence in Nova Scotia'
Mr Timms who is in charge of Type 26 production at  Govan, said that this ship is the most complex warship ever designed or built.In oceans where it does not wish to be seen or heard the 150m frigate can  claim a sonic footprint of a small fishing trawler  .P.T.O.
Article written by Robert Lea.
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Re: Type 26 Frigates under construction for the R.N.
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2019, 05:39:36 PM »
                                                   TYPE 26 FRIGATES
                                                       KEY FACTS.

   Displacement.....6,900 Tons
   Speed...............26+knots
   Range...............7,000 nautical miles
   Length...............492 ft.
   Beam.................68ft
   Crew..................157

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Re: Type 26 Frigates under construction for the R.N.
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2019, 05:48:54 PM »
 
     FOR THE NERDS WHO UNDERSTAND THIS STUFF.
 

It is the first time that BAE has built a boat digitally. In its web-enabled drawing office, costs and issues can be eliminated far earlier and a vessel existing in cyberspace can be redesigned by
 countries that want to install their own radar and weapons and sold to them before the steel is cut.
   Finally, the Type 26 is designed to be adaptable all the way up to incorporating the sort of fire power that would make it the blueprint to succeed the R.N Type45 fleet of destroyers. Conversely
the the Type 26 can be dumbed- down in design to the level of a general purpose frigate envisaged by the ministry as the new discount 250 million a time Type 31e boats.

   Maybe things are picking up for Pusser at last.  ;) ;)
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Re: Type 26 Frigates under construction for the R.N.
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2019, 04:14:48 PM »
 ::) Good news indeed, Do we need to warn members that they are to expect call up papers soon to fill the ever widening gap of recruitment levels

 (To the tune of @Sunny Side of the street)

Grab you hat and grab you Mick, leave your civvies on the doorstep,
just pick up your gear, to the new frigate waiting here

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Re: Type 26 Frigates under construction for the R.N.
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2019, 03:33:18 PM »

         Oh no Oh no. You try singing that ditty !!! I have and it just does not scan !!    One out of Ten  >:(

   (A music lover)
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