UK Type 45 woes

The Ministry of Defence claimed 2017 would herald “a new era of maritime power”

All six of the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers tied up in Portsmouth in humiliating end to ‘2017 – Year of the Navy’

By Ben Glaze

All of the Royal Navy’s £1billion destroyers are tied up in dock – bringing to a humiliating end what the Ministry of Defence claimed would be “the year of the Navy”.

The embarrassing sight of the half dozen Type 45s confined to port is a far cry from when Britain ruled the waves – and comes at the close of what was meant to be a historic 12 months for the Fleet.

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