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At the British HMS Mersey reported on the observation and escort of ships of the Russian Navy

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Royal Navy Patrol Ship fleet Britain spent three days following the detachment of the Russian Navy that passed through the English Channel. As evidence, photographs taken during the campaign were presented.


At the British HMS Mersey reported on the observation and escort of ships of the Russian Navy


According to the British Navy Command, Portsmouth-based HMS Mersey was serving off the coast of Norfolk when he was sent to observe three Russian ships. It is alleged that the Russian group was led by the frigate Yaroslav the Wise, which was supported by the tanker Yelnya and the tugboat Viktor Konetsky. The Undaunted class warship, noted in the text, is sent from the Baltic to the Indian Ocean, where it must participate in exercises together with the Indian Navy.

The HMS Mersey was adopted by the fleet in 2003 and is armed with one 20 mm Oerlikon gun and two machine guns. The ship belongs to the patrol class "River", the "classmates" of which in an updated and modified form are being built in shipyards to date. Their main task is to monitor the implementation of fishing rules in the British economic zone and the fight against illegal migration.

HMS Mersey captain Will Edwards-Bannon, said that he is "very proud" of his team and appreciates her professionalism in patrolling the waters and observing Russian ships.
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  1. Mainbeam
    Mainbeam 8 October 2019 10: 00 New
    +3
    At the British HMS Mersey reported ...
    ... Their main task is to monitor the implementation of fishing rules ...

    Easy English Trolling
    1. Baikonur
      Baikonur 8 October 2019 11: 15 New
      -1
      Patrol ship Royal British Navy spent three days following the detachment of the Russian Navy

      reported on the observation and escort of ships of the Russian Navy

      Yes.
      We even better observe, accompany.
      And not even THREE days, but constantly !!!
      soldier
  2. Thrall
    Thrall 8 October 2019 10: 01 New
    0
    The British Royal Navy patrol ship spent three days following the Russian Navy detachment that passed through the English Channel. Photographs taken during the campaign were presented as evidence.

    I wonder how much the photos cost the military budget of the mistress of the seas? smile
    1. novel66
      novel66 8 October 2019 11: 11 New
      +1
      don't care! the combat training plan has been completed, the report has been compiled ... and the pictures are a pleasant load
    2. Troll
      Troll 8 October 2019 12: 30 New
      0
      I dare to suggest that not at all. Apparently, patrolling is the usual work of this ship and crew. And from the fact that instead of fishermen the ship observed the military, this should not affect the cost.
  3. aszzz888
    aszzz888 8 October 2019 10: 02 New
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    HMS Mersey captain Will Edwards-Bannon said that he is “very proud” of his team and appreciates her professionalism in patrolling the waters and observation of Russian ships.

    And they are not capable of more shaved. Peeping is yes, it is "professionalism" laughing
    1. Thrall
      Thrall 8 October 2019 10: 27 New
      +7
      And now I'm watching this HMS Mersey, right from the work sofa. smile
      1. novel66
        novel66 8 October 2019 11: 12 New
        +7
        there, judging by the photo, they have explosives on the deck ... you can’t .. somehow .. from the sofa ??
    2. Lexus
      Lexus 8 October 2019 15: 39 New
      -1
      Peeping is yes, it is "professionalism"

      I would say they have this national "fun".
  4. jovanni
    jovanni 8 October 2019 10: 05 New
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    The British Royal Navy patrol ship spent three days following the Russian Navy detachment that passed through the English Channel. Photographs taken during the campaign were presented as evidence.

    No, well, if the photos are attached as evidence, then yes! Some medals should be given to the patrol. Three days patrolling ... And most importantly, the photographer’s hand did not flinch! The captain has something to be proud of ...
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 8 October 2019 10: 06 New
    +1
    Photos taken during the trip were presented as evidence.
    Is this for NATO partners so that they have no doubt that the British fleet still exists? Or as proof of Russia's "aggressive" aspirations? In any case, escorting warships of another state passing near your territorial waters or observing ongoing exercises is an integral part of the fleet's work.
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 8 October 2019 10: 25 New
      +3
      Do you know what this accompaniment reminds me of? Following a pack of jackals for a pride of lions. soldier
      1. Thrall
        Thrall 8 October 2019 10: 45 New
        +2
        And also the post-revolutionary "I saw Lenin!" smile
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 8 October 2019 10: 52 New
          +3
          Yeah, I saw it, but I didn’t touch it with my hands - it’s scary (or bored) ... wink
      2. sabakina
        sabakina 8 October 2019 11: 01 New
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        Pasha hi Do you know what is jarring me? This is a mention of a tugboat. But when it went to solo swimming.
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 8 October 2019 11: 04 New
          +7
          Glory! hi
          Quote: sabakina
          tugboat mention

          Not strong in this topic, but it is hardly possible to compare the Navy of the USSR with the current ones (no offense to the current sailors soldier )
          1. novel66
            novel66 8 October 2019 11: 13 New
            +2
            what we know about these tugboats ...
            gentlemen hi
          2. Serg65
            Serg65 8 October 2019 13: 34 New
            +3
            Quote: bouncyhunter
            It is hardly possible to compare the Soviet Navy with the current

            From Chegozh Pash, you can compare wink
            RKR Moscow displacement 11500 tons, cruising range 6000 miles, speed 32 knots, weapons 16 RCC.
            Fr. Admiral Gorshkov displacement 5400 tons, cruising range 4500 miles, speed 30 knots, weapons 16 RCC
            Comparable ships!
        2. Serg65
          Serg65 8 October 2019 12: 42 New
          +5
          Quote: sabakina
          But when it went to solo swimming.

          Once upon a time, we had VMS in many places around the world, where warships were waiting for tankers with tugboats, and friendly trips to the USA and Canada IS ALWAYS were accompanied by tankers and tugs!
        3. Rzzz
          Rzzz 8 October 2019 22: 37 New
          0
          A tow that does not need to participate in the campaign? Will the crew train themselves? Right on the bunk in the barracks?
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  7. Brylevsky
    Brylevsky 8 October 2019 12: 00 New
    +1
    there, judging by the photo, they have explosives on deck.

    These are 20mm shots. Ammunition of the "first stage" (in the sense of first-order) is kept near the gun ...
  8. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff 8 October 2019 12: 19 New
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    ".. Their main task is to monitor the implementation of fishing regulations in the British economic zone and to combat illegal migration."
    The report clearly states: "The Russian ships did not violate the fishing rules. The Russian Marines did not illegally migrate to the British Isles ..."
    The main thing is to report beautifully.
  9. KCA
    KCA 8 October 2019 13: 35 New
    0
    Miraculously, miraculously, "Wise" slipped through, a 20mm cannon and two machine guns would have scattered it into rags :-))
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 8 October 2019 14: 00 New
      +1
      Quote: KCA
      Miraculously, miraculously, "Wise" slipped through, a 20mm cannon and two machine guns would have scattered it into rags :-))
      Miracles by a miracle ... Yes, we carry miracles in the sieve!
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 8 October 2019 16: 17 New
      0
      Quote: KCA
      20mm cannon and two machine guns were scattered, would it be in rags

      These are those arrested in the Sea of ​​Azov, two pieces.
  10. EDWARD
    EDWARD 8 October 2019 13: 39 New
    +3
    The HMS Mersey is armed with one 20 mm Oerlikon gun and two machine guns .. a serious machine.
    1. Rzzz
      Rzzz 8 October 2019 22: 35 New
      0
      They are behind! The most advanced maritime power in Europe even placed a 30 mm gun on 50-ton boats!
  11. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 8 October 2019 16: 15 New
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    HMS Mersey captain Will Edwards-Bannon, said that he is "very proud" of his team and appreciates her professionalism in patrolling the waters and observing Russian ships.
    If an ordinary sailing out to sea with a slip to / along La Masha is considered almost heroic, then such a crew is worthless. Although the article is about nothing, the usual patrolling of coastal ships like our "bobby" and there is nothing to write about, just scratch your tongue.