Wednesday, August 29, 2018

PHM Atlantico A140 (EX HMS Ocean) pics...

Pics via João Gilberto's Facebook Page!

Just plain wow.

The old girl still looks good and I'd bet she gives years of faithful service to Brazil.  I can't help but wonder.  Could the Brits have refurbished her?  Everyone says steel is cheap and I get that, but why build new if you can taken a proven design and simply update it to get exactly what you want?

Is the reality much simpler?  Does the idea of replacing ships every 20 years make sense or is it really all about maintaining a ship building base in a particular country?


Brazil just took another step towards confirming itself as the biggest and baddest in S. America.

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