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Though focused on the Royal Navy, the general concepts and discussion would be of interest to any navalist.
... (the challenge is) in delivering small, agile warships that meet the Royal Navy’s minimum baseline for a globally deployable combatant. However, this is about capabilities, not just costs – it is essential to ensure that our warships have a minimum capability, or else it is all a waste of money (or worse, a target).That should get you to read more from a nice bit of work over at Verdigris.
Give it a full read.