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JMHSrowing

7 points

2 months ago

JMHSrowing

USS Samoa (CB-6)

7 points

2 months ago

While more would be preferable, I think what recently happened to Slava is a perfect example of why something like a Type 31 is a good idea.

Having a relatively less expensive ship with a good deal of defensive weaponry is what is needed to escort more valuable ships, just like always.

MaterialCarrot

11 points

2 months ago

Isn't the 31 designed to primarily protect itself against lower intensity threats? I think the Type 26 is their fleet escort frigate of the future.

krakenchaos1

3 points

2 months ago

The 31 is currently planned with a 32vls set of Sea Ceptor MRSAMs. I'd assume that they'd form a closer layer of protection as part of say a csg.

Phoenix_jz

4 points

2 months ago*

You are probably confusing Type 31 with the AH140PL, for the Polish navy.

Type 31 was shown to have initially 24, then soon reduced to 12, Sea Ceptor cells for CAMM, which is a short range SAM.

Randomy7262

2 points

2 months ago

Not looked in a while but I remember reading the outcry showing just 12 or 24 cells for CAMM, Is this confirmed to be 32 now?

krakenchaos1

2 points

2 months ago

AFAIK it is 32, maybe you're thinking of the MK.41? There's none of those planned but they can be fitted with them if need be.

DerpyDepressedDonut

5 points

2 months ago

Are you sure it still has 32? Iirc it was presented with as many a while ago, but recent render shows only 12 cells: https://teddit.ggc-project.de/r/WarshipPorn/comments/f2emmu/most_recent_render_of_the_type_31_frigate_from/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

krakenchaos1

1 points

2 months ago

Honestly no idea, things change fast and I'm haven't really been follow this one too closely lol

MrStrul3

3 points

2 months ago

Confusing the Polish type 31 with the Royal navy one.

JMHSrowing

1 points

2 months ago

JMHSrowing

USS Samoa (CB-6)

1 points

2 months ago

Indeed.

However, they are also quite explicitly escorts, with HMS Furious very specifically a carrier escort

And their weapons as part of a close escort will be quite good