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Type 31e Frigates

Good2Golf

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So LAD/ASW/ASuW = Frigate, give or take...AAD would be the primary 'Destroyer discriminator,' then (no matter the tonnage)?

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Good2Golf said:
So LAD/ASW/ASuW = Frigate, give or take...AAD would be the primary 'Destroyer discriminator,' then (no matter the tonnage)?

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G2G

Well,speaking of/for the Netherlands,our government,thinks  calling ships "Destroyers",sounds to aggressive,hence Frigate. :nod:(no matter what,ASW/ASuW or even AAW)
 

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Good2Golf said:
So LAD/ASW/ASuW = Frigate, give or take...AAD would be the primary 'Destroyer discriminator,' then (no matter the tonnage)?

Regards,
G2G
Generally yes. That and the Command Control abilities.  USS Zumwalt is classified as a destroyer for those reasons even though it weighs about 15000 tonnes.

Karel Doorman said:
Well,speaking of/for the Netherlands,our government,thinks the calling ships "Destroyer",sounds to aggressive,hence Frigate. :nod:(no matter what,ASW/ASuW or even AAW)

There is that.  Political reasons can change ship classifications. The US 1975 ship reclassification is a good example of this.  Be warned, it's confusing as hell.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Navy_1975_ship_reclassification

The final change was in the 80's where the Ticonderoga class destroyers were renamed Cruisers to close the cruiser gap.
 

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MarkOttawa said:
Esp. since CSCs are now at least $: esp. as CSCs are now at, maybe, $4 billion a pop each, eh?

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ADM(Mat) gave an interview a while ago that broke down the overall budget. Only half the $60B was for the ships; the remainder was for spares, crew training, infrastructure, and some contingency.  Still not cheap, but a huge chunk of that goes into the weapons suite, and investing on the cutting edge side now means we're more likely to have something still semi useful in 20 years when we finally look at replacing it.
 
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