Life On Board A Warship!
When it all kicked off in Libya last year, Britain dispatched warships and submarines from the Royal Navy – one of which was the HMS Liverpool.
And the crew were kept busy, as she became the first British warship to be fired upon since the Falklands War.
With that in mind, we took a look inside to see what life is like on a fully-armed and active Royal Navy Type 42 Destroyer.
A Royal Navy ship hadn’t come under fire since 1982 before the HMS Liverpool was fired on last year, when pro-Gaddafi Libyans attacked with a BM-21 rocket launcher, which can fire up to 80 rockets in two rounds.
“The BM-21 acts like a pepperpot, spraying rockets around its target,” says Steve Gott. “We were fired on by artillery, which would’ve penetrated the hull and probably caused death. Missiles landed 400-700 yards away – you could hear it and feel it under the sea line.”