Saturday, 26 July 2014

Getting it Wrong Again.

The news report reads:

Sarah West, Britain’s first female navy commander, has left her battleship while claims of an affair are investigated.

Let’s put the record straight. Battleships became redundant in the context of modern naval warfare after WWII, and the Royal Navy hasn’t had any for at least fifty years. That was some time before Sarah West was even born. She is actually the Captain of HMS Portland, a frigate. A frigate is very small compared with a battleship.

So, beware things written by journalists.

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