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Even'n everyone. FiddlersGreen bringing you my very first topic post here. I hope not to disappoint. Today I would like to tell you a little more about the River class patrol vessel, now this ship is currently in service in two navy's around the world, The UK's Royal Navy and the Royal Thai Navy. A class of five offshore vessels these ships where built for the Royal Navy in order to replace the ageing class of seven Island class.These ships are primarily used for fisheries protection. Class overview Name: River class Builders: Vosper Thornycroft (now BAE Systems Surface Ships) Operators: Royal Navy Royal Thai Navy Preceded by: Castle class Subclasses: HMS Clyde, HTMS Krabi In commission: June 2003 Completed: 5 Active: 5 General characteristics Type: Patrol vessel Displacement: 1,677 tonnes Length: 79.5 metres Beam: 13.6 metres Draught: 3.8 metres Installed power: 4,125 kW (5,532 hp) at 1,000 rpm Propulsion: 2 × Ruston 12RK 270 diesel engines Speed: 20 kn (37 km/h) Range: 7,800 nautical miles (14,400 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h) Boats & landing craft carried: 2 × rigid inflatable boats Complement: 30, accommodation for 20 more Armament: 1 × 20 mm gun 2 × general purpose machine guns These ship are larger than the Island class that came before them, this allows them the possibility to be suited to a certain role, For example this role could be; Fire fighting. Disaster relief. Anti-pollution efforts. For more information why not pay the following site a visit? http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/The-Fleet/Ships/Patrol-and-Minehunters/River-Class This is my first post so any Constructive feed back would be glad appreciated. Fiddler,
Jann336 posted a topic in Age of Armour WarshipsThe temporal evolution of the vessel trees in Germany (1901-1950) (RU) I found an interesting contribution in the RU forum! I can not speak Russian, google has helped me. Here is it: Quote This is only a chronological trees. Ie - To show the relationship between different classes of ships.Useful as builders amateur trees, and for the overall development. Write specifications for all vehicles will not, because they take up a lot of space, and finding them is not too difficult (Wikipedia to help) To produce materials are used: Conway's. All the World's Fighting Ships. 1860-1905 Conway's. All the World's Fighting Ships. 1906-1921 Conway's. All the World's Fighting Ships. 1922-1946 en.wikipedia.org ru.wikipedia.org Erich Groener. Die Deutschen Kriegsschiffe. 1815-1945. Band 1 Erich Groener. Die Deutschen Kriegsschiffe. 1815-1945. Band 2 Battleships: Cruisers: Destroyers: Will be added later. Carriers: Will be added later. The names of the ships are different names and classes of ships, which is given in different sources in different ways. Dichromatic triangle means that the ship is a transitional type of ship. In brackets the launch vehicle (or the date of the upgrade). If next year is [*] - so the ship did not go down to the water and a tentative date. Posted by: