Thats pretty dated and the data I saw
When I originally saw the "rumour" and knowing how documentation is handled as part of the TDP I treated it just like l any other rumour in regards to this class of ship as BS. Ships staff having to trace systems because there's no drawings, sure;)
That's actually a pretty nice ship, good range and endurance. I would however redesign the back end and eliminate the stern ramp and have a payload area to stage modular payloads such as TRAPS. Probably go with the ice class option.
Kingston Class was only meant to have a endurance of 14 days, our only limitation was food and fuel. We got creative with portable deepfreezes, stocking the entire cold room, dairy stores full. Eventually we could go a month and even longer. Eventually fuel and stores was required. AOPS burns...
Well we were on the border of Russian waters and we had the appropriate cover. Even the Russians came out to say hi. Point is that all ships are not armed the same. MCM operates within a larger group that has that protection for us.
Not really, most MCM ships are lightly armed and will remain so especially in regards to anti-ship missiles. When I was operating with the Baltic MCM group earlier this year a few of the ships had some man portable anti air but most either had .50 Cals or a 25mm. Most of the time the ships would...
So what? did the money expressively come out of your pocket.? The forgivable loan is probably the best investment the government of NS ever had for the rebuilding of the yard in Halifax, if they get a few dollars to build another facility its money well spent.