Yes I saw that too on Google Earth and wondered my self. I see what looks like two cataman hulls either side of the main hull supporting the mid
section. I would have used that to expand the helicopter deck to operate several helicopters? . Perhaps this is a modified boat to explore such
When they cancelled the future surface combatant, she was surpluss to requirements.
She is now owned by Gardline Marine Sciences Limited and has been converted into a multi-role survey vessel; among other projects she is being used as
part of the Civil Hydrography Programme on behalf of the United Kingdom's Maritime and Coastguard Agency
ahh paperplane in the US the LCS is still a go as far as I know. and Popular mechanics agrees as of last month's issue. so for us it's still an
ongoing project.... Sadly I did not know that the british project got killed.
My condolences on the loss of a superb littoral support ship. the Trimaran hull is really quite nice in many respects even if it does restrict the
total volume of systems you can pack in.
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