I'm not surprised it never made the news.
Is a whaler the equivalent of a ship's tender?
If so, it's a pretty pathetic token gesture.
It was empty, at anchor.
Now if they sank 'mother ship' ... maybe..
This gesture would be about as effective as snapping a grafitti vandal's pencil to send him a message, while he's busy spraying with a can in each hand...
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If, as the capt. of the British ship stated, this is a signal to the piratas that we are changing tactics and will bring the fight to them if they go into action, it will become apparent in the near future. It is a rather old fashioned grand gesture from the glory days of the Royal Navy sail. Throwing down the gauntlet, giving fair warning, and all that. It IS about time for such direct action after all.
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I, being an American (and probably also being somewhat dense) assumed the title of the post would lead to an unlikely story of a nurse sinking some pirates. Alas, you can imagine my disappointment when it turned out to be British Royal Navy vs. Unmanned Skiff.
Your posts are always good value.... nothing wrong with getting carrried away with a flush of national pride. You'll probably go home with the goddamn ashes too!!
Buga national pride.... I'm ex RN.....
As for the Ashes... its not over till the Fat Lady Sings.... in our case its to often the Bugle and the Last Post...
and whatever you do don't mention Football....
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