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Agree all shipyards have issues. Irving is often a target as they get the lions share of government shipyard work. Davie has certainly had its issues over the years from the government having to a steal a ship back from them right up until issues with the Asterix build.Build and repair war ships affordably? There is no such thing. Navies are expensive. Have always been that way and will always be that way. You'll see from Davie doing Docking Work Periods now that the price is pretty close between them and Irving. Now the "are we getting value for the money we are spending" argument.. well that's different.
We all know the issues left over when a ship comes back from Irving work periods. We'll have to see if Davie can do any better.
If we want to try and be relevant on the world stage then we need to spend the money and get the Navy that we deserve.