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Photographer:Emmanuel.L [View profile]Title:FS LATOUCHE TREVILLE D646Added:Jul 07, 2019
Captured:July 05, 2019IMO:UnavailableHits:450
Location:Valletta, Malta
Photo Category: Destroyers
Moored at Boiler wharf , Senglea.
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Pennant no.:D646
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Emmanuel.L on Jul 08, 2019 11:28 (11 days ago)
Thanks hanavai for the info,So the LATOUCHE TREVILLE will be still in service at least after a spell in the dockyard for a well deserved refit, she sure needs it after the hard worked spell in the Gulf.
Thanks and regards
Emmanuel.L on Jul 08, 2019 11:24 (11 days ago)
Hi Michael, true seamanship is finished, today everyone relies on computers, automation, radars etc and when these fail...what happens? Old time sailors used to read the situation of the sea by looking at nature, the clouds ,the winds etc. ...and now they are speaking of unmanned will not see me on these for sure.
hanavai on Jul 08, 2019 10:40 (11 days ago)
on you tube "Fregate Française Latouche Treville en pleine tempête de Force 11"superb pics from the movie "ocean" of F. Perrin
hanavai on Jul 08, 2019 07:46 (11 days ago)
no, go back to brest after 6 months in gulf.
Michael Wirth on Jul 07, 2019 20:24 (12 days ago)
Hello Emmanuel,

I think you refer to


But other Navies seem to have similar problems:

And I know about quite a few other "near misses" and don't want to know how may there are in reality.

Seems to me sometimes that with all those electronic toys on board they forget or at least neglect the importance of good seamanship - no computer or device can replace that.

And no navigational aid alone makes a good naval officer ...

Best regards,

Emmanuel.L on Jul 07, 2019 19:13 (12 days ago)
Michael, she is not a dead ship, maybe a soon to be dead one, she looked very neglected, maybe the breakers next voyage??? She left Malta today at 0900 with the usual extra large tricolore flying at her stern.
Emmanuel.L on Jul 07, 2019 19:09 (12 days ago)
And not only rust Michael that is somehow prevailing in the US navy.....but looking at the recent incidents involving US ships, the competence of their officers especially is a serious problem.
Emmanuel.L on Jul 07, 2019 19:04 (12 days ago)
This was our first thought MattyBoy ,bearing in Mind she was built in 1988, that is 31 years ago.
Michael Wirth on Jul 07, 2019 11:04 (12 days ago)
Anyway ... she looks complete and is flying flags at the bow and the mast - unusual for a dead ship.
Michael Wirth on Jul 07, 2019 11:00 (12 days ago)
A few years ago I would have said that there is no active warship with that much rust ... but when you look at some recent pictures of ships of the US Navy, you can't be sure anymore.

Best regards,

MattyBoy on Jul 07, 2019 10:48 (12 days ago)
Is she on active duty or en-route to the scrappers ?
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