Royal Navy’s latest frigate

New engine technology will ensure stealthy running.

A Warship So Quiet, It Sneaks Up On Submarines

The British Royal Navy may be the world’s most storied sea power. Its fleet has included famous ships like the Mary Rose and the Victory, and it has notched triumphs such as the destruction of the Spanish Armada, Lord Nelson’s victory over Napoleon at Trafalgar and the sinking of the Bismarck, the greatest German battleship.

But Britain’s sailors are also looking towards the future. The Royal Navy has recently commissioned a new high-tech frigate designed to become the “workhorse of the fleet” and focus on a variety of maritime missions ranging from complex combat operations to counter piracy and disaster relief. The Royal Navy says that the ship will be able to operate independently “for significant periods,” or as a part of a group.

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