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The atoll is a nature sanctuary that lures bird watchers (for parrots and seabirds like the great frigate and noddy) as well as snorkelers and divers that come to see colorful parrotfish, blacktip sharks, bonefish, and nesting turtles.
But the maritime strategy relies on making a new generation of frigates, the Type 31e, that are easy to export.
Nine anti-submarine frigates are set to be fitted with combat systems to aid their integration into a possible future missile shield, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Tuesday.
Sensing an opportunity, North Korea obtained licenses to manufacture replicas of Soviet and Chinese weapons, ranging from assault rifles and artillery rockets to naval frigates and battle tanks.
In 1965, sailors from HMS Whirlwind, British frigate, which was in New Orleans for the Battle of New Orleans Sesquicentennial Celebration, enjoy the taste of cool Falstaff beer on a warm January day.
The Type 31e frigate has a price capped at 250 million pounds ($325 million) for the first five vessels to be produced for the Royal Navy.
His operational assignments were aboard the destroyer Cochrane, frigate Fanning and carrier Kitty Hawk.
The company also has a good order book for its nuclear submarines and is making eight Type 26 frigates for the Royal Navy.
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In the 17th–19th centuries, a frigate was a three-masted, fully rigged sailing ship, often carrying 30–40 guns in all. Smaller and faster than ships of the line (the principal vessels of naval warfare), frigates served as scouts or as escorts protecting merchant convoys; they also cruised the seas as merchant raiders themselves. In World War II, Britain revived the term frigate using it to describe escort ships equipped with sonar and depth charges, and used these ships to guard convoys from submarines. In the postwar decades, the frigate also adopted an antiaircraft role, adding radar and surface-to-air missiles. Modern frigates can sail at a speed of 30 knots and carry a crew of 200.
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