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May 24 2013

Question For Readers About Naval Maneuvers

This article says that a Britsh warshippe “escorted” a Russian aircraft carrier past the UK. Does this mean that they were doing this as a friendly gesture, or that they were signaling to the Russian shippe to keep its distance?

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  1. 1
    richardelguru

    Naval manoeuvers are OK as long as there’s no loss of semen.

  2. 2
    Trebuchet

    Does this mean that they were doing this as a friendly gesture, or that they were signaling to the Russian shippe to keep its distance?

    Yes.

  3. 3
    Marcus Ranum

    They were demonstrating their capability to detect and intercept, and then sailing along with all their great big guns erect and bristling and their flags flying to show that they’re rrrrrrrough and tttttough!

    It’s just because nobody can pee that far.

  4. 4
    Marcus Ranum

    PS – my naval gets lint in it.

  5. 5
    eeke

    Speaking of ships, where the fuck is Moby Dick?

  6. 6
    slc1

    It was my information that Russia had sold their only aircraft carrier to China.

  7. 7
    Gormsalot

    They sold a couple of aircraft carriers, including the one to China, but those had been laid up for a while already. They still have the Admiral Kuznetsov in commission. Given the generally dilapidated state of Russian military equipment, it will likely remain in commission for the foreseeable.

  8. 8
    Trebuchet

    And the story is from early 2012.

  9. 9
    Matt_L

    Its the brush off. The British just wanted to let the Russian Navy know that they have a submarines that could have sent that carrier to the bottom of the Ocean faster than you could say, “dasvidania.” Navies of the world do this to each other all the time.

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