CV-17 Shandong (002 carrier) Thread I ...News, Views and operations


Team Blue

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Yeah, but still, if they couldn't scrap 2 Type 052D destroyers ( out of 17? in service ) and two Type 054A ( out of 30+ in service ) frigates for escort, then...:rolleyes: If anything else, just to practice sailing in a CBG formation.

I mean, do they have anything more important to do with their escort vessels than ESCORT the only two damn carriers they have?
Probably since the carriers are in their own backyard, not under any particular threat, and they were using the destroyers for tons of other operations before this.
 

Tam

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Yeah, but still, if they couldn't scrap 2 Type 052D destroyers ( out of 17? in service ) and two Type 054A ( out of 30+ in service ) frigates for escort, then...:rolleyes: If anything else, just to practice sailing in a CBG formation.

I mean, do they have anything more important to do with their escort vessels than ESCORT the only two damn carriers they have?

 

abc123

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Probably since the carriers are in their own backyard, not under any particular threat, and they were using the destroyers for tons of other operations before this.

So, no shooting, no threat? That's the reason why US carriers sail from San Diego or Norfolk without escorts, because they are not under some particular threat?
They were using destroyers for what more important? Fisheries patrol? Maybe even making rounds 50 nm from shore and back?
 

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