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Sri Lanka received as a gift decommissioned American ship

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A ceremony was held in Honolulu (Hawaii, USA) for the transfer of the Sri Lankan Navy to the large-scale patrol ship WHEC 720 Sherman (of the Hamilton type) removed from the coast guard, reports bmpd.




Sherman is one of the 12 large patrol ships adopted by the US Coast Guard from 1967 to 1972 year. The ship was commissioned in 1968 year and decommissioned through 50 years in March this year.

Hamilton type ships have been disengaged from the U.S. Coast Guard since 2011. A total of 9 ships were decommissioned. Of these, three have already been transferred to the Philippines, two to the Navy of Nigeria and Bangladesh, and one to the Vietnam Coast Guard. The last of nine went the fleet Sri Lanka.

Transfer of ships is free of charge. The recipient country only pays for repair work and crew training, which is carried out in the United States (for example, the Philippines received in 2016 year, the Philippines in total paid $ 16 million).

In August, it became known that the Sri Lankan government refused to order a ship for the project “Cheetah-5.1” in Russia, which had been negotiated for a long time. In fact, the American ship was transferred to the Sri Lankan fleet with the aim of disrupting the deal with Russia (earlier Sherman was planned to transfer to Vietnam).
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US Embassy Sri Lanka
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  1. maxim947
    maxim947 3 September 2018 16: 48
    +4
    Independent cheated ... How is it, they missed a freebie?))
    1. svp67
      svp67 3 September 2018 16: 50
      +3
      Quote: maxim947
      Independent cheated ...

      The United States still has so much "illiquid" that it will be enough for half the world ...
      1. Jolly oldster sailor
        Jolly oldster sailor 3 September 2018 17: 00
        +1
        Quote: svp67
        so much "illiquid" that it is enough for half the world ...

        good Yes, Sri Lanka will go, chasing poachers in their troubled waters, and the United States can afford-The transfer of ships is free of charge.
        laughing
        We envy silently, we would have someone steamboat, even the poorest, would give .....
      2. sabakina
        sabakina 3 September 2018 17: 10
        +2
        Sergey, is Enola Gray on your list? wink
      3. GibSoN
        GibSoN 3 September 2018 20: 11
        +2
        The United States still has so much "illiquid" that it will be enough for half the world ...
        Envy, poor quality))
      4. Marconi41
        Marconi41 3 September 2018 20: 30
        -1
        Interestingly, did such a booth on the helipad also remain from the Americans, or is it already a local upgrade?
    2. KVU-NSVD
      KVU-NSVD 3 September 2018 17: 05
      +2
      Independent cheated ... How is it, they missed a freebie?))
      They have long been "presented" in this way with two decommissioned patrol boats (it seems like Iceland). But to take them away from the donor of nema pennies, and until they appear, they will quietly rot at the wall. Substation Ceylon received an old trough "for free", in which they need to invest - repairs, training, constantly spare parts and consumables, and unfortunately we lost the order for our shipyard for "Gepard" .... I think that the locals made this decision not out of bewilderment , and with twisted hands - they have a pelvis about 50 years old and did not fall for nothing.
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 3 September 2018 18: 19
        +2
        Quote: KVU-NSVD
        They have long been "presented" in this way with two decommissioned patrol boats (it seems like Iceland)

        They are the most - Coast Guard cutters of the "Island" type.
        Quote: KVU-NSVD
        But to pick them up from the donor of the Nem pennies, and until they appear, they quietly rot away at the wall.

        You can pick it up ... problem with "bring to the nearest Ukrainian port". The" Islands "seaworthiness and autonomy are not suitable for the transatlantic ferry on their own.
        Although during the Second World War, our own power drove exactly the same "110-foot" large hunters of the SC type along the northern route (SC-shki were even smaller in displacement by about 30 tons). Moreover, EMNIP, BO was not just distilled, but included in the KON escort.
      2. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft 3 September 2018 20: 39
        +3
        [quote = КВУ-НСвД] [quote] they then the pelvis age under 50 and the gift did not fall. [/ quote]
        For a freebie and chlorochka for the curd ...
    3. sabakina
      sabakina 3 September 2018 17: 06
      +2
      Quote: maxim947
      Independent cheated ... How is it, they missed a freebie?))

      Maxim, they can’t overtake the three free troughs from America.
      1. maxim947
        maxim947 3 September 2018 17: 15
        +2
        Therefore, probably the mattresses decided not to give them anything else)
    4. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 3 September 2018 17: 22
      +1
      Quote: maxim947
      Independent cheated ... How is it, they missed a freebie?))

      And the landlords, independent of the bounty of the bounty, were equally bestowed with two decommissioned Coast Guard cutters. So these ... partners still cannot pick them up: the boats are small, it’s dangerous to drive under their own power, and these presses have no money for transportation on a docking vessel. smile
    5. Marconi41
      Marconi41 3 September 2018 20: 33
      -1
      Quote: maxim947
      Independent cheated

      And why, in fact, these ships to Ukraine? Armament is really like an artillery boat. But the target is excellent!
    6. den3080
      den3080 3 September 2018 23: 37
      0
      The main thing is to announce that it is free, that is, free of charge. And what is it worth actually paying $ 16 million for this trough? This is already in a completely different document or even several (a repair contract, a training contract, and surely there is also a contract for subsequent warranty service, how would it be after the repair? this is already in excess of the indicated 16 million for ... free transfer, and hardly less, but most likely more on an ongoing basis (once a month or 4 times a year and for 20 years, in equal parts, little by little).

      And the Papuans / Skakuas consider it bad and want the overlord to be pleased. All in chocolate.

      Business, nothing personal.
    7. intuzazist
      intuzazist 4 September 2018 03: 40
      0
      There were 16 lyamas not found .......
  2. newcomer
    newcomer 3 September 2018 16: 54
    +1
    Unfortunately, we can’t do such feints.
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 3 September 2018 17: 08
      +3
      garik, why else? In Sevastopol, so much has been idle since 2014! wink
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 3 September 2018 17: 16
        +1
        Glory, because there is scrap. and engines are needed from hohland, until we put our units on an endless conveyor, we will not make anyone happy with such gifts.
        1. sabakina
          sabakina 3 September 2018 18: 06
          +2
          Quote: newbie
          and engines are needed from hohland.

          garik, and this is already our problem. Let President Poroshenko appeal. wink
          1. newcomer
            newcomer 3 September 2018 18: 55
            +1
            Glory, because there’s no reason then to give_ all the raisins, put them on the TO needle.
  3. sabakina
    sabakina 3 September 2018 17: 04
    +2
    In August, it became known that the Sri Lankan government refused to order the ship of the Gepard-5.1 project in Russia, negotiations on the purchase of which were conducted for a long time. In fact, the American ship was transferred to the Sri Lankan fleet in order to disrupt the deal with Russia
    Nothing personal. Business and politicus.
  4. igorbrsv
    igorbrsv 3 September 2018 17: 34
    0
    It looks like a pleasure boat. Disposal would cost more
  5. Strashila
    Strashila 3 September 2018 17: 45
    0
    "The recipient country pays only for the repair work and training of the crews" ... there are so many .. 16 lyams for what was supposed to go to cutting up scrap metal ... awesome charity, for which every year you have to pay for operation.
  6. Antares
    Antares 3 September 2018 17: 49
    0
    It’s normal for a poor state to use decommissioned equipment.

    you just need to learn a lot of things ...
    that's what equipment and engines
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 3 September 2018 18: 10
      +1
      Antares, I am wildly sorry, but your photo reminds me of a steamer / ship / dry cargo ship from the movie "Pirates of the XX century". Sorry for the offtopic, but inspired ...
    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 3 September 2018 18: 48
      0
      Quote: Antares
      It’s normal for a poor state to use decommissioned equipment.

      The ambush is that servicing decommissioned equipment is always more expensive than new.
      The body and mechanisms are worn out for half a century - so exploit "for slaughter"It won't work for a long time. And spare parts are often not available:"the device was discontinued in the last century, there is one thing in stock for 100500 evergreens - will you take it?" smile
      So the decommissioned equipment donated is the one "first dose - free".
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 3 September 2018 19: 21
    0
    It's time for joy in the tom-tom beat, second-hand bought at a cheap price. But what about banderlogs, their carbases have not yet been taken? And, I forgot, they don’t have money for fuel oil, so at least they overshadowed them on the oars, well, to the extremes on sails. And here they would be shown to our border guards.
  8. earloop
    earloop 3 September 2018 19: 58
    0
    A useful little thing, however! It seems to be for "freebie", but also nice!
  9. APASUS
    APASUS 3 September 2018 20: 13
    0
    And what Ukrainian ships did not give, they just gave it away for free, they stand at the wall in the Crimea ..............