Posted by Matty on July 4, 2014, 11:24:31, in reply to "German Bremen Class Frigate in Plymouth Sound"
You know, used-to-be a "Frigate" was somewhere between a Patrol Craft and a Destroyer in size - in other words: a Destroyer Escort. NOW somehow a "Frigate" has become at least as large as a Destroyer Leader - if not a Light Cruiser (or even a Heavy Cruiser)! Particularly with that array of surface-to-anything missiles, which can blow anything out of the sea or air. |
Also, I am yet again struck by how Dutch ship design looks almost exactly halfway between German and American. (Especially in this case, with several USN weapons mounted.)
In any case, GREAT pics and details, Donny - Thanks for a great post, buddy!