HMS St Albans Boarding Team Returns to the Ship

I think this is a great picture, you really get a sense of the dynamics of small boat operations

HMS St. Albans' boarding team returns to the Type 23 frigate following another operation.   HMS St Albans was deployed for 6 months in 2011 to the Middle East carrying out Counter Terrorism, Anti Narcotics and Anti Piracy Operations.
HMS St. Albans’ boarding team returns to the Type 23 frigate following another operation. HMS St Albans was deployed for 6 months in 2011 to the Middle East carrying out Counter Terrorism, Anti Narcotics and Anti Piracy Operations.

Well, I think you do anyway

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martin
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October 29, 2013 10:56 am

Also helps to show what a big beast the Merlin is.

Chuck Hill
October 30, 2013 8:17 pm

Obviously the opening in the transom to port is for the sonar. What is the opening to starboard for?

Manny shinwell
Manny shinwell
October 30, 2013 9:38 pm

Nothing, it’s the starboard side opening for the ax(quarterdeck) which is used for mooring

Chuck Hill
October 31, 2013 5:29 pm

@Manny, thanks, looked almost like the boat ramps on the L’Adroit.

John Hartley
John Hartley
November 1, 2013 6:21 pm

It looks very vulnerable. I think I read of a Yank cabin cruiser that’s armoured up to withstand 7.62 hits, & mounts a .50 cal HMG. Would rather do boarding raids in that, than some easily punctured inflatable.