Caribbean Patrol

From Forces TV

Six-part series Royal Navy: Caribbean Patrol can now be seen on Forces TV. The documentary will be screened every Friday at 2100 UKT and repeated on Sunday at 1630 UKT beginning on July 4th.

HMS Manchester, a 30-year old British Destroyer, is on her final deployment – a seven month tour of duty in the Caribbean.

Film-maker Chris Terrill unveils the sometimes frustrating, always exciting, frequently humorous and occasionally terrifying scenes as the ageing warship attempts to track down some of the world’s most ruthless drug smugglers as well as sailing through hurricane driven seas to islands ravaged by killer storms.

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Forces TV is a new channel that launched in the U.K. on June 10th. It’s an independent news organisation focussed on all aspects of the British Armed Forces.

You can watch the channel on a variety of platforms –

Sky Channel 299
Virgin 244
Freesat 652
Forces TV is owned and operated by the Services Sound and Vision Corporation.

HMS Manchester was of course  decommissioned in February 2011.

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tweckyspat
July 14, 2014 4:02 pm

already broadcast on Ch 5 in 2011 ? whatever next, re-runs of Warship ! ?

Not a Boffin
Not a Boffin
July 14, 2014 4:04 pm

I doubt the crew of HMS Hero would be sufficiently touchy-feely for the Tarquins of today.

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x
July 14, 2014 4:12 pm

Did somebody say re-runs of Warship? When? WHEN? WHENNNNNN????????????????? No? Oh. :(

I was all excited for a second there. Action theme from Warship……Action theme from Warship……

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x
July 14, 2014 4:19 pm

@ NaB

Dude……..

Not a Boffin
Not a Boffin
July 14, 2014 4:41 pm

Wassup Bruv, innit….

Michael Wheatley
Michael Wheatley
July 15, 2014 12:25 am

I recall one of the previous series.
At one point, the captain ordered “full speed ahead”, and the helm replied “confirmed, speed now 4 3 knots”.
43 being rather more than the official top speed!

The Other Chris
July 15, 2014 6:12 am

The hurricane response episode was also impressive. They highlight all the other vessels in the area scampering for port then cut to an overhead of Manchester turning towards the storm on the horizon. Great story telling and visuals.

Peter Elliott
July 15, 2014 7:44 am

Also goes some way to answering the oft repeated question about why warships cost so much more to build than cruise ships.

El Sid
El Sid
July 15, 2014 2:59 pm

On a related note, Channel 4 has an 8-part series on “Royal Marines Commando School” at the moment – I’ve not seen it but the opening episode is repeated on C4 at 23:05 tonight and it’s popping up on 4seven at times as well or http://www.channel4.com/programmes/royal-marines-commando-school/4od