A file photo shows British Type-42 destroyer HMS York arriving in Dublin harbour.
A file photo shows a British Type 42 destroyer HMS York arriving in Dublin harbour for a goodwill visit, in this picture taken on September 23, 1999. Britain's Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon announced a raft of military cuts, including the scrapping of the navy's three oldest Type 42 destroyers, in the Houses of Parliament, London, July 21, 2004. Thousands of personnel, tanks, aircraft and ships are to be slashed in a shake-up designed to meet new threats including terrorism. REUTERS/Ferran Paredes DW/JV