View Full Version : Old Frigate New Frigate

04-02-2012, 18:30

04-02-2012, 18:52
It doesn't seem that long ago that the Perry class was launched. I see now that some are being retired.

David Manley
04-02-2012, 22:59
The USN has been ditching Fig 7s for some years now. They seem to do rather well on the resale market. I think the first one went (to Poland) in 1995.

04-03-2012, 04:37
US Navy using wooden ships to avoid detection by modern systems designed for metal ships....and silent running too with sails! Very clever, in fact a cunning plan :cool:

David Manley
04-03-2012, 12:10
and silent running too with sails!

We did some studies in the 1990s looking at ASW platforms for the GIUK Gap that used wingsails whilst on station, and a patrol ship as well. It looked promising, but unsurprisingly diesels and gas turbines won the day. They were nice concepts though.

Comte de Brueys
04-10-2012, 02:36
Nice picture ANAV.

04-11-2012, 01:06
I do like the contrast between old and new.