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.
It would be fair to say that the length of the Libyan conflict took the HMS Liverpool crew by surprise.
They were dispatched with the intention of spending just three weeks on the African coastline, but ended up staying for seven months, only returning in November last year.
“When we were out there, we tended to do 20 days on patrol and three days ‘stand down’, to restock and relax,” says Gott. “However, on one occasion, we did 39 days on the bounce – which was quite testing.”