HMS Liverpool Delivers the News
I know this is a few days old but it’s a good story anyway.
From the MoD
The Commanding Officer of Royal Navy destroyer HMS Liverpool has praised his ‘cool and professional’ crew after they silenced a Libyan shore battery this week which had opened fire on the ship and its helicopter.
HMS Liverpool is a Type 42 Destroyer and therefore principally tasked with air defence duties but of course, all frigates and destroyers are multi purpose flexible assets and in this role she was supporting Operation Ellamy. When fired upon by a battery of rockets she returned fire with her 4.5″ main gun, destroying the target. She was originally tasked with intercepting a small boat heading for Misrata, only a few days ago inflatable boats were used to lay mines.
Although these videos aren’t of HMS Liverpool its the same kind of weapon used.
We were only discussing naval gunfire a few days ago but I think this underscores its flexibility and usefulness.
Cracking stuff I think you will agree