Couldn't agree more. In the old navy, anything bigger than a destroyer was all bull - spit and polish. I like the smaller vessels. My particular fascination is with the hired trawlers and drifters. Hard-working vessels, usually crewed by their original fishermen and with a sprinkling of navy men to introduce a bit of naval discipline. Out day after day in all weathers, patrolling, sweeping for mines, rescuing crews and salvaging ships, and occasionally disappearing without trace.