Dutch Warship Destroys Pirate 'Mother Ship'

  • metta

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    Oct 25, 2012 6:43 AM GMT

    Dutch Warship Destroys Pirate 'Mother Ship'


    http://news.yahoo.com/dutch-warship-destroys-pirate-mother-ship-175518938--abc-news-topstories.html
  • drypin

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    Oct 25, 2012 3:49 PM GMT
    Wow! If the article's assumptions are correct, that's great news. Besides counterattacking the pirates, what alternatives to piracy are we trying to introduce or enhance?
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    Oct 25, 2012 3:51 PM GMT
    Der Fliegende Hollaender lebt! Bravo Zulu, mates!
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    Oct 25, 2012 3:55 PM GMT
    Come on a destroyer sunk that,that's just tooo funny
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    Oct 25, 2012 5:14 PM GMT
    Article got the Dutch ship acronym wrong. Should be HNLMS not HNMLS.

    Anyway said "destroyer"... which is really an amphibious transport. I guess to journalists any ship that doesn't carry jet fighters is a "destroyer" icon_lol.gif

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    Oct 25, 2012 5:28 PM GMT
    ATC84 saidArticle got the Dutch ship acronym wrong. Should be HNLMS not HNMLS.

    Anyway said "destroyer"... which is really an amphibious transport. I guess to journalists any ship that doesn't carry jet fighters is a "destroyer" icon_lol.gif


    From what I see, only the poster above you used "destroyer" as vessel classification. The article simply says (four times) "warship."

    http://www.odin.tc/news/read.asp?articleID=1468
    Landing Platform Dock (LPD) amphibious warfare ship HNMLS Rotterdam IMO IMO 9109756, displacement 12750 tons, built 1997.



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    Though in all fairness, even if your complaint was correct, destroyer configurations are not quite as recognizable as they once were...

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  • Webster666

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    Oct 25, 2012 9:17 PM GMT
    This is great !
    I'm all for blowing ALL pirate ships out of the water, killing all on board.
    Why risk the lives of innocent people by trying to board and inspect pirate ships ?