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As a follow-up story, it seems the Russkies might be doing a spot of fishing...

HMS St Albans: Russian warship escorted by UK frigate in North Sea

"A British frigate has escorted a Russian warship through the North Sea near UK waters on Christmas Day, the Royal Navy has revealed.

It said HMS St Albans monitored the Admiral Gorshkov's "activity in areas of national interest".

Russia has not commented on the issue.

The Royal Navy said there had been a recent "upsurge in Russian units transiting UK waters". Britain recently warned of a new threat posed by Russia to internet cables under the sea."

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9 hours ago, LV-426 said:

As a follow-up story, it seems the Russkies might be doing a spot of fishing...

HMS St Albans: Russian warship escorted by UK frigate in North Sea

"A British frigate has escorted a Russian warship through the North Sea near UK waters on Christmas Day, the Royal Navy has revealed.

It said HMS St Albans monitored the Admiral Gorshkov's "activity in areas of national interest".

Russia has not commented on the issue.

The Royal Navy said there had been a recent "upsurge in Russian units transiting UK waters". Britain recently warned of a new threat posed by Russia to internet cables under the sea."

 

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Intriguing story LV-426; thanks for posting it. 

I doubt this particular ship was cable hunting, as it has only just been commissioned, and was on its sea trials. Plus, the ship doesn't really seem to be geared up for underwater work, but rather general escort duties. Still... who knows ? 

On a slight tangent, I was intrigued by the NAME of the ship. It's full name (according to Wikipedia) is not "Admiral Gorshkov", but Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov. Should we read anything into the fact that the Russian Navy - and inter alia the Russian government - seem to be glorifying the old Soviet Union ? 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Admiral_Gorshkov-class_frigate

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14 minutes ago, RoofGardener said:

Intriguing story LV-426; thanks for posting it. 

I doubt this particular ship was cable hunting, as it has only just been commissioned, and was on its sea trials. Plus, the ship doesn't really seem to be geared up for underwater work, but rather general escort duties. Still... who knows ? 

On a slight tangent, I was intrigued by the NAME of the ship. It's full name (according to Wikipedia) is not "Admiral Gorshkov", but Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov. Should we read anything into the fact that the Russian Navy - and inter alia the Russian government - seem to be glorifying the old Soviet Union ? 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Admiral_Gorshkov-class_frigate

Im sure there was a few other Russian Ships escorted as well. a Polar explorer and a Russian Intel Ship.

https://uk.liveuamap.com/en/2017/26-december-hms-tyne-also-escorted-a-russian-intelligence

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3 hours ago, RoofGardener said:

Should we read anything into the fact that the Russian Navy - and inter alia the Russian government - seem to be glorifying the old Soviet Union ? 

It seems true to form for Putin.  Remember his statement on the fall of the USSR:   First and foremost it is worth acknowledging that the demise of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century, Putin said.

 

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