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Old 12th July 2019, 06:19 AM   #41
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UK to send second warship to the Gulf

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The UK has brought forward plans to send a second warship to the Gulf amid rising tensions with Iran.

HMS Duncan is currently in the Mediterranean and is expected to join HMS Montrose in the region next week.

It comes after the UK government said Iranian boats tried to impede a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Iran has reiterated calls for the UK to release an Iranian-owned oil tanker that was detained by Royal Marines in Gibraltar last week.

An Iranian official, speaking to state news agency IRNA, warned the UK not to get involved in "this dangerous game".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48958359
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Old 12th July 2019, 06:31 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by Lambchops View Post
Lol. As if Iran would have any interest in provokoing a war against the US and assorted allies.

This is "Saddam has WMD's" all over again. Are you "skeptics" going to fall for it again? Oh, wait... You are, aren't you...

Keep licking those boots.
One of the most ******-up things about war is that is can be and has been initiated for stupid unnecessary reasons

The best example:

https://adst.org/2014/06/the-1969-soccer-war/

The Organization of American States (OAS) called for a ceasefire; on July 18, after four days of fighting, the “100 hours war” had ended. El Salvador withdrew its troops August 2; however, [u]the brief hostilities resulted in over 2,000 casualties on each side, with some 300,000 Salvadorans displaced, [/U many returning to their home country beaten and brutalized.

From wiki:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_War
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Old 12th July 2019, 07:22 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
If you want to get technical about the 'age of sail' a Brig is a Brig, two masted square sail. A ship has 3 masts all square sail.

A brig with for and aft sails on the sternmost mast is a brigantine, A ship with fore and aft sails on sternmost mast is a barque (Or Bark). Not to be confused with the 'spanker' sail which is on the sternmost mast of a brig or ship but alongside the square sails.
In royal navy terms I think technically anything that was below a 6th rated frigate was a sloop-of-war.

Then there are Barquentines.
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Old 12th July 2019, 07:24 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by Lambchops View Post
Lol. As if Iran would have any interest in provokoing a war against the US and assorted allies.

This is "Saddam has WMD's" all over again. Are you "skeptics" going to fall for it again? Oh, wait... You are, aren't you...

Keep licking those boots.
So, Iran publicly saying they are violating the treaty terms and further enriching Uranium is what... a deep fake or something?
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Old 12th July 2019, 07:26 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by lobosrul5 View Post
In royal navy terms I think technically anything that was below a 6th rated frigate was a sloop-of-war.

Then there are Barquentines.
Barquentine has square sail on just the foremast.
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Old 12th July 2019, 08:15 AM   #46
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So, Iran publicly saying they are violating the treaty terms and further enriching Uranium is what... a deep fake or something?
They are not violating any treaty they have with the US, leaving Europe to clean up an American ****-storm.

They are stupid to do so, but idiotic irritation is how Iran needles the West.
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