The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) launched the first of eight new warships with names coming from Thesaurus

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Use if you have problems naming stuff….

The Singapore Navy, in order to cement its position as the most modern in the region, launched the first of 8 new warships.

The names for all eight vessels were as follows: Independence, Sovereignty, Unity, Justice, Indomitable, Fortitude, Dauntless and Fearless

The names reflected the dearth of creativity in the Government’s Naming Department (There is one right? If not, there should be one.)

Must be from the same group of people who had named Singapore’s budget terminal as `The Budget Terminal.”

Thank god for Thesaurus that has made naming the vessels such a no-brainer.

A warship should evoke some kind of fear at the very mention of it’s name. Such as:

RSS Pulau Belakang Mati

RSS Sue

RSS Rotan

RSS Yong Pung How

RSS Cheap! Cheap! Cheap!

RSS Pontianak

RSS Exams

RSS Sim Lim Square

Anyway, the new Littoral Mission Vessels (LMVs) – which were designed, planned and built locally – will eventually replace the existing Fearless-class Patrol Vessels, which have been in service for 20 years.

Compared to the Patrol Vessels, these LMVs have various customisable mission modules, including medical containers and unmanned systems, that can be reconfigured to respond to different circumstances and roles from counter-piracy, mine clearing to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.

Also of note is the level of automation on board for a ship of its size and function – just 23 men are required to crew at the baseline level, compared to around 30 for the previous generation patrol vessels.

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