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Re: HMS Gloucester in 1991 (Operation Granby): searching information
After looking at the wikepeakia ship histories of the middle picture of the USS Fife DD-991,USS Niagara Falls AFS-3,and the HMS Gloucester D-96 looks like it was taken during Desert Storm (1991) or as it was ending.Because all 3 ships were there.I have the
book British Guided missile Destroyers by Osprey.
It covers the Countys,Types 82,42,and 45 destroyers.In it mentions that the torpedo tubes were removed in mid 1990's . The type 42's were updated in their role for AA defense.That's all I have HTH .
Footnote Do you live near a county public library they might have Janes Fighting Ships and if so they may have the years your looking for.
I am searching for information to built HMS Gloucester as in 1991 (Operation Granby, Second Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm for the US).
I found only few photos, e.g. in
Strike from the Sea by Iain Ballantyne
Sea Power. Desert Storm Special by Peter Gilchrist (appears to contain mainly photos taken before the war)
My main questions are:
did Gloucester had torpedo tubes when deployed to the Gulf?
what kind of lighter guns did she had?
any special markings? Union Jack on the bridge and also rear of the Phalanx?
Here is a photo with USS Fife (DD-991) in the background - was that made in 1991? Fife was part of Desert Storm.
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