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Thanks for the news. HMS Liverpool did something similar the other day.

 

From what I can gather, HMCS Charlottetown, HMS Liverpool and FS Courbet were involved together in the same general action.

 

Sounds like Liverpool and Courbet did the heavy hitting with their 4.5 inch and 3.9 inch guns, respectively, from around six miles offshore.

 

Charlottetown's involvement seems to have been restricted to some 0.50 cal flavoured deterrent.

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Thanks for the news. HMS Liverpool did something similar the other day.

 

From what I can gather, HMCS Charlottetown, HMS Liverpool and FS Courbet were involved together in the same general action.

 

Sounds like Liverpool and Courbet did the heavy hitting with their 4.5 inch and 3.9 inch guns, respectively, from around six miles offshore.

 

Charlottetown's involvement seems to have been restricted to some 0.50 cal flavoured deterrent.

 

Thanks for the clarification.

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Eight warships by now:

 

That would constitute the bulk of, if not all, their offensive naval force, constituting patrol craft and missile boats, as evidenced by the bombing video.

 

If Qadhafi and crew did not realize that laying mines and 'maritime IEDs' (as some are calling them) would give NATO a "segway" to destroying their navy, then they're dumber than I thought.

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RAF IR electronic footage of the strike in the Al Khums port, if you have missed it (clearly identified a Combattante IIg PTM as destroyed):

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/...Khums-port.html

 

In the first movie in the Tripoli port, the warship on flames is clearly a Koni-class FF:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/...li-harbour.html

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From Aviation Week's Ares blog

 

[excerpt]

 

A Day In The Life Of A NATO AWACS

Posted by Nicholas Fiorenza at 5/27/2011 1:13 AM CDT

 

Last night I had one of the best seats, just behind the pilot, in a NATO E-3A airborne warning and control system (AWACS) on a mission to support Operation Unified Protector (OUP).

 

The night time mission by an E-3A designated NATO03 relieved an RAF E-3D flying an orbit with a 12-mile radius in the Mediterranean surprisingly close to Libya.

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Some details about the strike on Libyan warships:

http://www.meretmarine.com/article.cfm?id=116335

 

- The 7xCombattante IIg previously operative PTMs are all destroyed (another two, Sharara and Laheeb, don't blown-out because were previously disarmed).

 

- The Koni III mod-class FFL Al Girdabiyah/Al Ghardabia was the Koni-class in flames in the Tripoli port.

- The Koni III mod-class FFL Al Hani is on the rebel side (probably anchored in Benghazi), defected at the start of the unrest/civil war.

 

- The Nanuchka II-class PTM Tariq Ibn Ziyad is on the rebel side (probably anchored in Benghazi), defected at the start of the unrest/civil war.

- The other two Nanuchka II-class PTMs were unoperative at the unrest start.

 

- The 4xOsa-II-class PTMs were unoperative at the unrest start.

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