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Goldie fish
2nd January 2008, 22:37
This is all I have for the year so far. I'm sure it'll be added to in time.


26 Jan 08 HMS Roebuck H 130 Belfast
26 Jan 08 BNS Primula M 924 Belfast
26 Jan 08 HMS Hurworth M 39 Belfast
26 Jan 08 LVS Imanta M 02 Belfast
26 Jan 08 FGS Weilheim M 859 Belfast
26 Jan 08 HNLMS Urk M 861 Belfast
07 Mar 08 BNS Louise Marie F 931 Dublin

pmtts
2nd January 2008, 23:08
This is all I have for the year so far. I'm sure it'll be added to in time.


26 Jan 08 HMS Hurworth M 39 Belfast


I often see this mine sweeper out in the Solent on training runs. The diving crew of this vessel back in 1987, pulled over thirty bodies from the The Herald of Free Enterprise.

Curragh Plains
3rd January 2008, 00:17
That's an interesting list and I hope you will kindly keep it updated for dublin as the spring arrives. hope the bridge works on the quays near the customary mooring place for naval ships will not deter visits by vessels.

Goldie fish
24th January 2008, 20:30
Those sweepers should be about tomorrow in Belfast.

moggy
17th March 2008, 13:10
Those sweepers should be about tomorrow in Belfast.

french ship F.S. Meuse dublin 25th march

easyrider
17th March 2008, 20:08
FS Meuse had this Alouette III embarked when she visited Malta about a year ago. Wonder if she'll be bringing the Alouette to Dublin next week.
.
http://cdn-www.airliners.net/photos/photos/8/2/3/1178328.jpg

Fireplace
17th March 2008, 20:41
Hi-Res FS Meuse

http://www.alanandsue.com/Fleet-Review-2005/FS_Meuse_France?full=1

moggy
22nd March 2008, 15:51
Hi-Res FS Meuse

http://www.alanandsue.com/Fleet-Review-2005/FS_Meuse_France?full=1

change of berth - she will be in tues morning and berthing south side by the esb poolbeg station for those who want to take pictures

folks change of berth again - ocean pier -----anybody got a bike.

moggy
22nd March 2008, 17:15
April 11th Med cruise - 106 ex irish navy heads and partners - 9 days
see our webpage; http://homepage.eircom.net/~navalassociation/index.htm
oh dear -- as murp would say O LOL

hptmurphy
23rd March 2008, 02:34
Lol,,,,

easyrider
26th March 2008, 10:41
Is it a coincidence that the French Navy supply ship Meuse is visiting Dublin same time as the Mowags and stores are being loaded on to another ship for Chad?

Another French vessel - oceangoing tug Tenace - due in Dublin next week.

http://www.netmarine.net/bat/remorque/tenace/photo03.jpg

pmtts
26th March 2008, 11:22
This is all I have for the year so far. I'm sure it'll be added to in time.


26 Jan 08 HMS Roebuck H 130 Belfast
26 Jan 08 HMS Hurworth M 39 Belfast


Here is a very limited set I have, as shown below of the now disbanded Northern Ireland Squadron.

The last three Hunt Class vessels (M29,M35,M32) were used to to interdict the movement by sea of illegal arms for paramilitaries and to provide other material support for anti-terrorist operations in Northern Ireland.

The Squadron's HQ was at HMNB Clyde.

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc91/pmtts/100_0468.jpg

Victor
26th March 2008, 15:12
Is it a coincidence that the French Navy supply ship Meuse is visiting Dublin same time as the Mowags and stores are being loaded on to another ship for Chad? I think so. If Meuse is the sister of Loire, then its just the semi-annual visit, often with the school in tow.

Fireplace
27th March 2008, 23:28
FS Meuse in Dublin

http://media.shipspotting.com/uploads/photos/Ship+Photo+FS+Meuse+in+Dublin+Port%2C+26+March+200 8/609632.jpg

techman1
9th April 2008, 13:44
Blas De Lezo, Spanish Frigate, Dublin Thursday 10th april.
Vasa De Gama, Portugese Frigate, Dublin Thursday 10th april.
USN Fragate, (didn't get the name), Dublin Thursday 10th April.
HMS Northumberland, RN Destroyer, Dublin Saturday 12th April.

techman1
9th April 2008, 13:55
Vasco Da Gama (mis-spelt last time)
US Nicholas, is the one i didn't get 1st time

easyrider
9th April 2008, 17:35
LE Niamh is coming into Dublin too. Interesting to see that while the USS Nicholas is due to depart at 1000 on Monday 14th, Niamh and the Spanish and Portuguese frigates are all due to leave together at 1159 (on the dot!). I wonder will they go down the river in line - that would quite a sight. HMS Northumberland - a Type 23 frigate - stays on for another couple of days. (http://booking.dublinport.ie/dpcweb)

Test Pilot
10th April 2008, 09:45
Who is she? Came in to Cork yesterday.

techman1
10th April 2008, 09:59
german frigate ??

easyrider
10th April 2008, 11:40
Yes, it's the Lubeck, Bremen-class frigate.

Curragh Plains
10th April 2008, 13:43
Does anybody have any knowledge of other Navy ships due to visit Dublin in the coming months?

Thank you.

ODIN
10th April 2008, 18:51
The Germans have 2 Frigates in Cork as of this afternoon, and they seemed to be open to public tours, but I only passed by so I cannot be sure. Impressive all the same

Goldie fish
11th April 2008, 20:28
FGS Lubeck and Rheinland-Pfalz are as mentioned earlier currently visiting Cork City, berthed at Horgans Quay and Custom House Quay North.

Photos in the Gallery as always.
http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_itemId=1360&g2_highlightId=3814

http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=3822&g2_serialNumber=1
FGS Lubeck

http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=3816&g2_serialNumber=2
FGS Rheinland-Pfalz

Lubeck was Comissioned in 1990, and was the last to be constructed under post-war displacement limitations imposed by the WEU on West Germany.
Rheinland-Pfalz was comissioned in 1983. Both are based at Wilhelmshaven.

Displacement: 3,680 tonnes
Length: 130.50m
Beam: 14.60m
Draft: 6.30m
Speed: 30 knots
Range: more than 4,000 nautical miles (7,000 km) at 18 knots
Complement: 202 crew plus 20 aviation
Armament:

1 8 cell launch system, 16 Sea Sparrow surface to air missiles
2 MK 49 launcher, 21 RAM each
2 quadruple Harpoon anti-ship missile launchers
1 OTO-Melara 76 mm dual-purpose gun
2 Mauser MLG27 27 mm autocannons.
2 Mark 32 324 mm twin torpedo launchers, 8 DM4A1 or Mark 46 torpedo
(source: Wikipedia of course).

O'Duffy
11th April 2008, 20:36
Whats the heli capability?

pmtts
11th April 2008, 20:44
Whats the heli capability?


2 Sea Lynx Mk 88A's

http://www.airsceneuk.org.uk/airshow05/kiel/LynxMFG3.jpg

Goldie fish
11th April 2008, 23:25
Both are due to Depart Cork on 14th at 10am and 11am.


Blas De Lezo, Spanish Frigate, Dublin Thursday 10th april.
Vaco De Gama, Portugese Frigate, Dublin Thursday 10th april.
USN Fragate, (didn't get the name), Dublin Thursday 10th April.
HMS Northumberland, RN Destroyer, Dublin Saturday 12th April.

L.E. Niamh is in the Mix there too.

Hopefully one of you will get photos of the Spanish Aegis? Isn't Vasco de Gama a Meko type?

Sea Toby
12th April 2008, 04:09
Yes, a Meko 200. Similar ships although with possible sensor and armament changes are with Turkey, Greece, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, with I believe the latest version in South Africa.

Goldie fish
12th April 2008, 04:46
Odd to have so many B&V built ships in different ports around the country at the same time, thats all....

easyrider
12th April 2008, 08:57
Was there a NATO exercise on recently in the vicinity? Is that why we're having these visitors all at once?

Goldie fish
12th April 2008, 21:16
You Know, I was looking at another website recently, and it had Photos of Standing Naval Maritime Group 1(SNMG1) in Copenhagen.
And the ships that visited were....
F101 SPS Alvaro de Bazan, F103 SPS Blas De Lezo (Spain),F209 Rheinland-Pfalz (Germany) and F330 Vasco de Gama (Portugal)
http://warships1discussionboards.yuku.com/topic/5750/t/Standing-Maritime-Group-ONE-in-Copenhagen-pictures.html

Perhaps Niamh was assisting them in their activities too?

easyrider
13th April 2008, 20:31
Saw HMS Northumberland, the Spanish frigate Blas de Lezo, and the Portuguese Vasco da Gama today in Dublin. Didn't see the US ship - did she come in? Here's a pic. of the Spanish and Portuguese frigates.

I have to say the Portuguese MEKO 200 was the best-looking of the three, even though it is the smallest, although I still find the canted funnels a little odd. Those Type 23s always seem too long, the plating too thin, and those platforms along each side above the main deck with their spindly supports, they look a bit homemade.... The monstrous structure abaft the bridge on the Spanish ship makes her look ugly, and must block out any view aft from the bridge.

pmtts
13th April 2008, 20:50
Those Type 23s always seem too long, the plating too thin, and those platforms along each side above the main deck with their spindly supports, they look a bit homemade

Interesting to note those two covered steel or metal canopys along the main deck. They seem to have been added at some point. What their use is for I dont know.

Could it be a cosmetic feature?

sofa
13th April 2008, 22:45
Hi All.


Go In To Dublin Port Today, And Had A Good Look At All Foue Ships, The U.s

Ship Was Tied Up Ahead Oe Hms Northtumberland, As I Walked Up To

Northtumberland, My Approach Was Broadcast From The Bridge . Treat Level

On The Duty Board Was Set At, "hightened"

DeV
15th April 2008, 00:12
Was abroad HMS Northumberland this evening (hub nobbing), an impressive vessel (and helicopter).

It is NOT open to the public!!

The age profile of the crew suprised me, junior ratings in late tens and late twenties/early thirty, Lieutenants in their 40s and early 20s, "Captain" was early 40s.

Goldie fish
15th April 2008, 04:24
Does she fly a Lynx or a Merlin?

pmtts
15th April 2008, 09:29
Does she fly a Lynx or a Merlin?

Im sure I saw a Merlin on Northumberland when she last docked in Portsmouth.

Most of the Royal Naval Merlins at sea are on the Type 23's.

Put us out our misery Dev :smile:

DeV
15th April 2008, 13:53
Merlin

Goldie fish
27th April 2008, 10:24
HMS Tyne is in Dublin Port at the moment. I might even be able to head down for a look myself later on. Berth 8.
Wherever that is.
I used to have a map with the berth numbers, but I don't any more.

Goldie fish
28th April 2008, 22:50
http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=3854&g2_serialNumber=1
Tyne on the Quays in Dublin yesterday during my infiltration.

http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=3866&g2_serialNumber=1

Heading out this morning. What's the Tug? Is it a coincedence that its the same colour as those used at RN bases, or did they bring it over for a visit too?

Test Pilot
29th April 2008, 18:43
Looks like the 'Cluain Tarbh' (Clontarf). The colour? Would it have anything to do with the Guinness ships that used to berth up river. They had the same buff colour.
I notice the Kilarney in the pic. Did you know that she had a sister ship which ended up in Bermuda? I have a pic of her in Dockyard, Bermuda from some years ago. Can't remember her name.
The other tug in the attached pic is the 'Ben Eadar'.

Goldie fish
29th April 2008, 19:44
Ah yes, thats the Tug. I remember the Guinness Boats. One is operating as an OJ tanker, while the other is a sewerage tanker. Not much change in job really.
Miranda Guinness and the Lady Patricia. Two of the least busy ships in the world I'd say.

ZULU
29th April 2008, 20:06
That colour seems to be the default colour for most tugs!

Here was my fathers one

http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1676&d=1150586429

Goldie fish
29th April 2008, 20:14
I think that was white originally.

Test Pilot
29th April 2008, 20:23
I think that was white originally.

Did that belong to Connie L at one time? I'm surprised it's still afloat.:biggrin:

By the way, whats an OJ tanker?

Goldie fish
29th April 2008, 20:27
Orange Juice.
Incedentally, the Sister ship of Cill Airne was "Blarna". I think she is almost scrap at this stage. Not sure what she was renamed as.

Test Pilot
29th April 2008, 20:55
Orange Juice.
Incedentally, the Sister ship of Cill Airne was "Blarna". I think she is almost scrap at this stage. Not sure what she was renamed as.

Here's Blarna in '86. She is the vessel to the right. While I see it, the building on the hill to the extreme left was the island prison. A relaxed affair that was, from what I was told, as wives and girlfriends could come and go at most times! Never had that in the digger!:biggrin:

Goldie fish
29th April 2008, 21:00
She looks exactly like Cill Airne used to before people started adding bits to it.

moggy
2nd May 2008, 15:53
A900 - Dutch navy ship 'Mercuur' alongside Dublin now

Dogwatch
13th May 2008, 18:30
http://media.shipspotting.com/uploads/thumbs/Ship+Photo+L.E.+EMER/640162_800.jpg

http://media.shipspotting.com/uploads/thumbs/Ship+Photo+L.E.+EMER/640167_800.jpg

Goldie fish
13th May 2008, 19:59
They were alowed in this time?

hptmurphy
13th May 2008, 21:38
Emer still looks good after all this time. Nice to note the weapons refits.

Goldie fish
22nd May 2008, 06:06
HNLMS Walrus is due in Cork tomorrow.(23rd)

http://www.dutchsubmarines.com/pictures/images/walrus2/boat_walrus2_malta_23jun2003_2.jpg

Goldie fish
23rd May 2008, 23:57
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http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=4065&g2_serialNumber=2

http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=4071&g2_serialNumber=1

http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=4074&g2_serialNumber=1

moggy
24th May 2008, 12:56
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http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=4065&g2_serialNumber=2

http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=4071&g2_serialNumber=1

http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=4074&g2_serialNumber=1

nice one did you get a little visit on board??

Goldie fish
24th May 2008, 13:38
It was a bit late when I was in town last night. I didn't ask.

moggy
15th June 2008, 12:26
Mexican Naval Tall Ship 'ARM CUAUHTEMOC' due to visit Dublin Port
Sir John Rogersons Quay 16 - 21st June
open to the publin Wed ,Thur and Fri @ 14:00 hrs.

moggy
26th July 2008, 18:03
Mexician naval Amphibious ship 'PAPALOAPAN' in ocean pier dublin now-
a fine ship used to be owned by the us navy

Goldie fish
26th July 2008, 18:23
Isn't that the same type as the Aussies Kanimbla? Old Newport Class?

pmtts
28th July 2008, 08:56
Is Dublin or Cork expecting a visit from the Japanese Navy?.

Three of their vessels, JDS Asagiri / JDS Umigiri / JDS Kashima are due in Portsmouth this morning.

I wonder if they will be making an Irish visit.

easyrider
28th July 2008, 09:18
You can check arrivals and departures at Dublin on

http://booking.dublinport.ie/dpcweb/

Didn't see any naval vessels for the next 10 days.

Goldie fish
28th July 2008, 13:04
Knowing the shower of crusties round these parts, any Visit from the JDS would be greeted by protests about whaling, or how they encouraged the use of the a-bomb or some other nonsense.

No mention of a visit on the port of cork site either.

http://www.portofcork.ie/schedule.aspx

Goldie fish
6th August 2008, 19:48
HMS Endurance is currently in Cork, I believe, on her way south for the Antarctic Summer.

Photos to follow.

ZULU
6th August 2008, 20:01
nice one did you get a little visit on board??

I did years ago on her sister Tijerhaare

pmtts
6th August 2008, 20:18
HMS Endurance is currently in Cork, I believe, on her way south for the Antarctic Summer.

Photos to follow.

Look forward to those. :smile:

Endurance is always one vessel I never get to see when she slips out of Pompey.

Take a look at Endurance's official site, a great write up on Kerryman Tom Crean.

http://www.visitandlearn.co.uk/TopicalFactfiles/EnduranceObituaries/TomCrean/tabid/116/Default.aspx

O'Duffy
6th August 2008, 21:11
HMS Enterprise in Cork since this morning. Leaving port on Monday I think.

Goldie fish
6th August 2008, 22:03
HMS Endurance is currently in Cork, I believe, on her way south for the Antarctic Summer.

Photos to follow.

Yeah, I was misinformed. I realised this when I saw Grey, instead of Red and White.
HMS Enterprise. Looking well, of course, but where is the courtesy flag? Major faus pas there. Union Chandelry should be open in the morning, no doubt they'll rectify the omission.

She has been pretty busy, I believe, doing far more than just the surveying she was designed for.

http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=4226&g2_serialNumber=1

http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=4235&g2_serialNumber=1

pmtts
7th August 2008, 17:49
Yeah, I was misinformed. I realised this when I saw Grey, instead of Red and White.


And there was me looking forward to the pics :rolleyes:

Enterprise recently came back from a 19 month deployment :eek:

Ive never see her as she is home ported down at Devonport.

Goldie fish
7th August 2008, 18:09
According to local papers, she is currently working out of Belfast.

I always thought the type seemed to fit the profile for our EPV, in certain ways.

pmtts
7th August 2008, 18:15
According to local papers, she is currently working out of Belfast.

I always thought the type seemed to fit the profile for our EPV, in certain ways.

Ahh yes, I beleive she is charting the NW Approaches so Belfast would be a suitable location.

http://www.qhmportsmouth.com/port-movements/?shipaction=showpdf&date=2008-08-28&days=1

Goldie fish
17th August 2008, 17:15
Spanish Fisheries Protection vessel Alborán currently in Cork. Typically for the Spanish P60 types, it looks like another converted trawler.
Photos later.

marloy
17th August 2008, 21:22
Spanish Fisheries Protection vessel Alborán currently in Cork. Typically for the Spanish P60 types, it looks like another converted trawler.
Photos later.

watched her coming alongside on friday she could do with a lick of paint:frown:

Goldie fish
18th August 2008, 09:27
Spanish Fisheries Protection vessel Alborán currently in Cork. Typically for the Spanish P60 types, it looks like another converted trawler.


http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=4283&g2_serialNumber=1

pmtts
27th August 2008, 14:24
LE EITHNE is due up the Solent on Thursday. Has there been previous visits by INS vessels to Portsmouth?.

Edit: The arrival is in the public domain :rolleyes:

http://www.qhmportsmouth.com/port-movements/?shipaction=showpdf&date=2008-08-28&days=1

Dogwatch
27th August 2008, 21:48
Eithne was there for Trafalgar 200, in 2005. Aisling was there for one of the maritime festivals a few years back also.

pmtts
28th August 2008, 08:20
Eithne was there for Trafalgar 200, in 2005. Aisling was there for one of the maritime festivals a few years back also.


Many thanks. :smile:

My mistake in the earlier post, I said arrival when it should have been departure :redface:

Here she is on VTS Radar..

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc91/pmtts/radcap2.jpg

moggy
28th August 2008, 08:48
LE EITHNE is due up the Solent on Thursday. Has there been previous visits by INS vessels to Portsmouth?.

we were there on eithne in the 80's or was it plymouth - damo , test pilot who has photos


Edit: The arrival is in the public domain :rolleyes:

http://www.qhmportsmouth.com/port-movements/?shipaction=showpdf&date=2008-08-28&days=1

we were there on eithne in the 80's or was it plymouth - damo , test pilot who has photos

Dogwatch
28th August 2008, 11:46
It was normally Plymouth for FDO & HCO trg and / or helo fuel.

damo de muff diver
28th August 2008, 13:10
[
QUOTE=moggy;217823]we were there on eithne in the 80's or was it plymouth - damo , test pilot who has photos[/QUOTE]

Pretty sure it was Portsmouth, think the fire-fighting lads when to Plymouth.
I didn`t go was taken off to go on Grainne for salmon patrol and then went to R.N.A.S. Culrose to do S.A.R. course so I went to both Portsmouth and Plymouth but without the ship then rejoined Eithne after.
Therefore no photos

Goldie fish
9th September 2008, 21:54
A number of French training vessels are visiting Cork this weekend, arriving on the 12th. All are familiar sights in Cork at this stage. Crustymedia is kicking up a storm of course as the Marine nationale prepare to invade Ireland in four trawler size training vessels.
The Vessels are Chacal, Gepard, Leopard and Tigre. All are similar to Chacal, seen here.
http://media.shipspotting.com/uploads/thumbs/rw/670157_800/Ship+Photo+Chacal-A753.jpg

Goldie fish
9th September 2008, 23:01
Admirante Condell FF-06, from Chile is also due in Dublin on the 17th. Definitely named after an Irishman.
Formerly HMS Marlborough, a Duke Class Frigate, prematurely disposed from RN service.

http://www.naval.com.br/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/almirante-condell-ff06c.jpg

pilatus
9th September 2008, 23:26
Do you know where she will be docked goldie. ot is that information in the public domain?could be worth a trip to dublin perhaps!

Goldie fish
10th September 2008, 02:36
Don't know. I'll be in France myself. Check the Dublin Port website for more details closer to the date.

easyrider
10th September 2008, 11:02
Did you notice her motto: "Vencer O Morir", something like "Victory Or Death"

hptmurphy
10th September 2008, 21:15
Eithne was in London afew years back and the Peacocks visited Liverpool regularly, If I remember correctly Eithne also visted Belfast in the not to distant past.

marloy
10th September 2008, 21:41
Eithne was in London afew years back and the Peacocks visited Liverpool regularly, If I remember correctly Eithne also visted Belfast in the not to distant past.

think she was in belfast twice

Goldie fish
10th September 2008, 22:46
Eithne was in London afew years back and the Peacocks visited Liverpool regularly, If I remember correctly Eithne also visted Belfast in the not to distant past.

Wrong thread folks. This is about foreign ships visiting Ireland, Not Irish ships visiting foreign ports.

derfel_ie
12th September 2008, 11:41
A number of French training vessels are visiting Cork this weekend, arriving on the 12th.

they arrived this morning.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3247/2850731938_730d2a25fa.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/bcie/2850731938/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3182/2850732590_7c570cec20.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/bcie/2850732590/)


click for larger sizes, some more photos here. (http://flickr.com/photos/bcie/)

Goldie fish
12th September 2008, 19:18
Only 3?

derfel_ie
12th September 2008, 19:31
Only 3?

yeah, and there were still only 3 at 6 this evening.

moggy
12th September 2008, 20:38
Do you know where she will be docked goldie. ot is that information in the public domain?could be worth a trip to dublin perhaps!

will advise next week

Goldie fish
18th October 2008, 11:24
Danis Naval vessel HDMS Vædderen arrived in cork yesterday and is currently berthed at the Custom house Quay. She recently completed a circumnavigation of the globe as part of a scientific research mission. http://www.galathea3.dk/uk/
http://www.galathea3.dk/uk/Menu/The+expedition/Route/The+route.gif

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/da/HDMS_Vaedderen_%28F359%29.jpg/800px-HDMS_Vaedderen_%28F359%29.jpg

Victor
18th October 2008, 22:47
I grabbed some pics today and will stick them up on Monday.

derfel_ie
12th January 2009, 10:55
French minesweeper Cassiopee in Cork this morning.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3265/3191186092_0a5f730e0b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/3191186092/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3124/3190339013_a182183906.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/3190339013/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3455/3191186040_d4075e7b38.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/3191186040/)

Goldie fish
12th January 2009, 18:00
She was in Bantry Bay for the Whiddy Ceremony last week.

boomer
8th February 2009, 18:01
http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=4796&g2_serialNumber=1

Sterne, currently in Dublin Port, due to depart on 10/02/2009 @ 10.30

easyrider
8th February 2009, 18:35
Wonder if any of the crew got to see the match....

derfel_ie
2nd March 2009, 10:30
Just caught French Vessels Altair and Aldébaran as they left Custom House Quay this morning.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3640/3321659433_f170dee8ba.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/3321659433/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3633/3321659797_83594d10ce.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/3321659797/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3654/3322490230_249ea739c5.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/3322490230/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3545/3321659685_b3e1afbaf6.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/3321659685/)

click to go to flickr for bigger images.

derfel_ie
14th March 2009, 13:09
French minesweeper Persee in Cork for St. Patrick's weekend.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1269/3353761748_9a7bd97df0.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/3353761748/)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1056/3353762456_9996981d78.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/3353762456/)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1102/3352938057_f9ae4e0e01.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/3352938057/)

Goldie fish
17th May 2009, 06:50
LE HENAFF F789 due in Cork 22nd May.
http://www.netmarine.net/bat/avisos/lvlehena/photo05.jpg

The oldest of this class still serving the French Navy, she was built in 1979

http://www.netmarine.net/bat/avisos/destiennedorves/caract01.jpg

derfel_ie
22nd May 2009, 18:39
she's in town now.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3567/3553951667_8fcf6c6bc1.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/3553951667/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2461/3554759366_f684548a0e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/3554759366/)

She seems to be bristling with weaponry. They took the trouble to stash the rubbish out of sight of the visitors and I had to ruin it for them.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2445/3553952837_ecf8454188.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/3553952837/)

hptmurphy
22nd May 2009, 23:14
At least we have wheelie bins on our Naval Vessels!


But in fairness the 'gash bags' were hand for ARPs at sea as were the old type milk crates on a heaving line trailed in the wake of the ship.

Who remembers Gonzo putting his foot in the bight of a heaving line as it went over the stern and when it got caught in the wake it took about 5 guys to hold him from being dragged in after it..it was very close..but we managed to rescue the crate. Closest Gonzo ever came to having a wash I reckon.

moggy
23rd May 2009, 20:14
At least we have wheelie bins on our Naval Vessels!


But in fairness the 'gash bags' were hand for ARPs at sea as were the old type milk crates on a heaving line trailed in the wake of the ship.

Who remembers Gonzo putting his foot in the bight of a heaving line as it went over the stern and when it got caught in the wake it took about 5 guys to hold him from being dragged in after it..it was very close..but we managed to rescue the crate. Closest Gonzo ever came to having a wash I reckon.

french minesweeper cassiopee back in ireland - alongside sir john rogersons quay
dublin - this ship loves ireland look at the history on this thread

pilatus
11th June 2009, 15:20
Russian destroyer to take part in drills with NATO warships

MOSCOW, June 10 (RIA Novosti) - The Severomorsk destroyer from Russia's Northern Fleet will participate in FRUKUS 2009 international naval exercises in the northern Atlantic on June 22-26, the fleet's press service said Wednesday.

The annual exercises traditionally involve France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

"The Severomorsk destroyer left the fleet's main base today and headed to the French coast to take part in the FRUKUS 2009 international naval exercises on June 22-26," the pres service said.

Severomorsk is an Udaloy-class missile destroyer armed with anti-ship missiles, 30-mm and 100-mm guns, and two Ka-27 Helix helicopters.

The French Tourville frigate, the U.S. Klakring missile frigate and the British York destroyer will also take part in the drills aimed to practice interoperability in anti-piracy operations in coastal waters.

Previously called RUKUS, the exercises were launched in 1988 as a vehicle for dialogue between the Soviet Union, Britain, and the United States. The exercise name was changed to FRUKUS in 2003, when France formally joined the group.

Following the drills, the Russian warship will pay friendly visits to the French port of Cherbourg and the Irish capital, Dublin.

http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20090610/155220415.html
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DeV
11th June 2009, 15:56
A remain as a little lad a sub on the Dublin docks (I think it was a Russian).

Goldie fish
11th June 2009, 18:57
I doubt it was russian. Soviet subs only visited Commie Countries on courtesy visits, and since the fall of the Iron curtain, they have not been able to put to sea at all, until very recently(with notable, tragic exceptions). A Soviet destroyer visited cork in 84, followed by a US and Dutch Frigate.

However the training ship "Kashan" was a frequent enough visitor to these parts.Severomorsk will be a very interesting sight. The russians don't build warships like its done in the west..

boomer
11th June 2009, 19:12
A remain as a little lad a sub on the Dublin docks (I think it was a Russian).

Canadian I think is the one your thinking of, I can remember being onboard a Submarine in Dublin myself many moons ago....

Joshua
11th June 2009, 20:11
It was from Nova Scotia to be precise, I have a good reason for remembering. :wink:

ZULU
11th June 2009, 22:48
Following the drills, the Russian warship will pay friendly visits to the French port of Cherbourg and the Irish capital, Dublin.


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Probably going there to congratulate Joe Higgins

sofa
11th June 2009, 23:41
Canadian I think is the one your thinking of, I can remember being onboard a Submarine in Dublin myself many moons ago....


There was a USN Sub in the basin in Dublin in the Sixties. and a French one in the 90s
outside Kelly's on the southwall

pilatus
12th June 2009, 00:58
Im going to try and get access to the Russian ship for some pictures, even just on the deck.Is this even possible, do they allow civilians onboard for tours?

golden rivet
12th June 2009, 19:57
Im going to try and get access to the Russian ship for some pictures, even just on the deck.Is this even possible, do they allow civilians onboard for tours?
very doubtful comrade

Goldie fish
12th June 2009, 20:32
I vish to take photos of the wessel.

Orion
12th June 2009, 20:36
I vish to take photos of the wessel.

Yes captain ....... says ensign Chekov ........


:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

golden rivet
13th June 2009, 23:03
Yes captain ....... says ensign Chekov ........


:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:onyerbackyabit ch is his sister:biggrin:

moggy
15th June 2009, 21:16
Argi tall ship 'libertad' back in dublin tomorow - south city quays foks for those with cameras nice looking ship

pilatus
23rd June 2009, 12:26
Hi guys.The excercise the Severomorsk is taking part in lasts until the 26th of june and she is to visit Cherbourg and then Dublin, but i cant seem to find out when exactly she is to dock in Dublin, i have been checking Dublinport's website but they have removed the naval ship option from the drop down section where you select the kind of vessel you are looking for so im unsure when she is in and the problem is i have to arrange someone to cover my shift at work so i can go have a look at her.Anyone know?

boomer
23rd June 2009, 12:28
Hi guys.The excercise the Severomorsk is taking part in lasts until the 26th of june and she is to visit Cherbourg and then Dublin, but i cant seem to find out when exactly she is to dock in Dublin, i have been checking Dublinport's website but they have removed the naval ship option from the drop down section where you select the kind of vessel you are looking for so im unsure when she is in and the problem is i have to arrange someone to cover my shift at work so i can go have a look at her.Anyone know?

Pilatus

That option only appears when there is a Naval Ship scheduled to dock etc hence it appearing to dissappear.

pilatus
23rd June 2009, 12:47
Oh right, thanks Boomer.

Hornet
23rd June 2009, 15:50
Hi guys.The excercise the Severomorsk is taking part in lasts until the 26th of june and she is to visit Cherbourg and then Dublin, but i cant seem to find out when exactly she is to dock in Dublin, i have been checking Dublinport's website but they have removed the naval ship option from the drop down section where you select the kind of vessel you are looking for so im unsure when she is in and the problem is i have to arrange someone to cover my shift at work so i can go have a look at her.Anyone know?
From the SeaWaves site..... TBA Jun 09 RFS Severomorsk 619 Cherbourg
TBA Jun 09 RFS Severomorsk 619 Dublin
http://www.seawaves.com/navcall.htm

pilatus
24th June 2009, 00:50
Thanks Hornet!I'll keep an eye on that website!

pilatus
29th June 2009, 22:53
03/07/2009 10:00 SEVEROMORSK (RUSSIAN NAVY) Navy Vessel Ocean Pier 37

Hope im not breaching any rules by posting this as it is already in the public domain.

boomer
30th June 2009, 01:30
03/07/2009 10:00 SEVEROMORSK (RUSSIAN NAVY) Navy Vessel Ocean Pier 37

Hope im not breaching any rules by posting this as it is already in the public domain.

No Pilatus thats fine, but does anyone know which pier is Pier 37?

boomer
30th June 2009, 09:04
Actually might try borrowing a powerboat and taking some pictures while she is sailing in, the tide is right will just have to see what the wind is like then.

Anyone else interested?

hptmurphy
30th June 2009, 22:03
Actually might try borrowing a powerboat

Have you the required qualification to drive one?

Not as simple as it seems

Goldie fish
30th June 2009, 22:25
Sadly, he has :)

hptmurphy
30th June 2009, 22:30
Kudos...

Could be a reality then...just bear in mind that the damn Russkies might take offence to a boat coming into close....have fun.

boomer
1st July 2009, 12:30
Sadly, he has :)

Cheeky brat!


Kudos...

Could be a reality then...just bear in mind that the damn Russkies might take offence to a boat coming into close....have fun.

Dont worry I would be staying far enough from them to be safe if we do get out :)

Dogwatch
24th July 2009, 23:30
http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/showphoto.aspx?photoid=70209
'KNUD RASMUSSEN' the new Danish OPV in Dublin this weekend.
Built by:
Karstensens Ship Yacht A/S, Skagen (The hull is built at the Polish Stocznia Pólnocna (Northern Shipyard) in Gdansk)
Design:
Karstensens Ship Yacht A/S in cooperation with the Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization
Laid down:
November 21, 2005
Launched:
October 19, 2006
Displacement:
1,720 tons
LOA 71.80 m
LWL 61.00 m
Beam 14.60 m
Draught 4.95 m

There are supposed to be three Belgian Navy ships in Limerick also

moggy
25th July 2009, 10:19
Open to the public this afternoon one of the few we get to see ????

Eddie Dillon
25th July 2009, 18:48
3 foreign naval ships in Limerick dock. Couldn't see properly but I think the Belgian flag was on one of them

ackack
25th July 2009, 19:17
3 foreign naval ships in Limerick dock. Couldn't see properly but I think the Belgian flag was on one of them

yeah they're Belgian, Concussion was down there earlier and got some pictures.

Dogwatch
26th July 2009, 18:01
There are supposed to be three Belgian Navy ships in Limerick also

http://media.shipspotting.com/uploads/thumbs/rw/902172_800/Ship+Photo+A+960.JPG
A960 Godetia
http://media.shipspotting.com/uploads/thumbs/rw/950511_800/Ship+Photo+M924+PRIMULA.jpg
M924 PRIMULA
http://www.mil.be/navycomp/viewpic.asp?LAN=en&FILE=unittext&ID=983
A963 STERNE

These are the three, I believe.

golden rivet
26th July 2009, 18:35
no more than our lads their ships are getting old

Dogwatch
18th August 2009, 17:16
http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/

River Class OPV HMS MERSEY currently alongside South City Quays, Dublin

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/showphoto.aspx?photoid=92852

trellheim
19th August 2009, 21:54
I'm fuming. I cycle home along John Rogersons Quay, where she's moored. Beside it BTW is a swedish sail training vessel with two very cute sailors on patrol at the gangway. But I digress.

At the Mersey however, we have 20 or so Eirigi protestors standing at the gangway, chanting slogans and generally causing a nuisance. About 5 Gardai keeping an eye on it. F****King ridiculous I tell you. Not 1 hour ago.

boomer
19th August 2009, 21:55
I'm fuming. I cycle home along John Rogersons Quay, where she's moored. Beside it BTW is a swedish sail training vessel with two very cute sailors on patrol at the gangway. But I digress.

At the Mersey however, we have 20 or so Eirigi protestors standing at the gangway, chanting slogans and generally causing a nuisance. About 5 Gardai keeping an eye on it. F****King ridiculous I tell you. Not 1 hour ago.

Sorry but who are Eirigi and what are they protesting?

hedgehog
19th August 2009, 21:57
I'm fuming. I cycle home along John Rogersons Quay, where she's moored. Beside it BTW is a swedish sail training vessel with two very cute sailors on patrol at the gangway. But I digress.

At the Mersey however, we have 20 or so Eirigi protestors standing at the gangway, chanting slogans and generally causing a nuisance. About 5 Gardai keeping an eye on it. F****King ridiculous I tell you. Not 1 hour ago.

these cute Swedish sailors- do the Swedish Navy have females


Eirigi are assholes

there is a theory that sinn fein realised that they would lose members because of the GFA
so they set up Eirigi so those opposed to the GFA would have somewhere to go.

Mary Lou's sister is in Eirigi

trellheim
19th August 2009, 21:59
do the Swedish Navy have females
most certainly. Worth a drive down and a leer.


Eirigi : http://www.eirigi.org/ aaagh

hedgehog
19th August 2009, 22:02
most certainly. Worth a drive down and a leer.


Eirigi : http://www.eirigi.org/ aaagh

Nah I think I will stay here and play hard to get

treat them mean keep them keen

Goldie fish
20th August 2009, 05:28
Big boo-boo from the gardai to allow this shinner scum get that close to this ship in the first place. Current maritime law stipulates this type of vessel should be moored in a secure berth, with strict controls over who can and cannot get near it. When RN and USN vessels visit Cork, there is a Uniformed garda patrolling both sides of the river, the ship can only be accessed by means of an electronic gate, and there are detectives always near at hand. On some occasions, the Garda Boat, or a RIB from the NS patrols the waterside of the vessel.
Of course, a number of years ago a number of SF/IRA types tried to board a RN destroyer... And that was almost the last mistake they made. On another occasion, a similar subversive criminal type tried to throw a petrol bomb at another Destroyer. His arrest was swift and painful.

Come-quickly
20th August 2009, 13:55
Eirigi would do better to try the old sub surface approach - I'd strongly recommend they use concrete weights around the neck.

RoyalGreenJacket
20th August 2009, 15:13
Jesus can these Eirigi people or whoever they are not just move on, and let people who have a genuine interest in anything maritime get close to and have a good look at the boats / ships and admire them for what they are?

paul g
20th August 2009, 16:49
Big boo-boo from the gardai to allow this shinner scum get that close to this ship in the first place. Current maritime law stipulates this type of vessel should be moored in a secure berth, with strict controls over who can and cannot get near it. When RN and USN vessels visit Cork, there is a Uniformed garda patrolling both sides of the river, the ship can only be accessed by means of an electronic gate, and there are detectives always near at hand. On some occasions, the Garda Boat, or a RIB from the NS patrols the waterside of the vessel.
Of course, a number of years ago a number of SF/IRA types tried to board a RN destroyer... And that was almost the last mistake they made. On another occasion, a similar subversive criminal type tried to throw a petrol bomb at another Destroyer. His arrest was swift and painful.

Then again, there was the USS Cole in 1999, which explains a lot of the precautions

tonyrdf
20th August 2009, 19:17
most certainly. Worth a drive down and a leer.


Eirigi : http://www.eirigi.org/ aaagh

Just after making the mistake of visiting that website.

Seems like they are trying to pass off the visit of that RN vessel as some sort
of reoccupation of the south!!!!

How can people be full of so much hatred and bile?? It never ceases to amaze me!!

trellheim
20th August 2009, 19:30
thanks for the link tony, this http://www.eirigi.org/latest/latest200809.html crap is what I was on about....... [ the aaaaagh ] is implied.

hptmurphy
20th August 2009, 21:33
Having seen a few UKRN ships in Waterford of the past few years but none with the precautions as described as above. Armed sentry on the gangway was about it, wouldn't have a problem given I did that myself.

The most serious incident in relation to a Royal Navy Vessel was in the 1960s when HMS Ghurka was entering Waterford and was abeam ( Thats Navy talk for near HH ) Giles Quay about a mile from the city when a IRA man opened up witha Lee Enfield .303. The closest person to being a casualty was the Irish Naval Service Lianson Officer on board at the time..one of the few times he ever put to sea may I add.The RN did not return fire.

The gunman was Richard Behal who later in 1982 ran unsuccessfully for the Dail.

Just a little bit of history about the RN and activists.

moggy
21st August 2009, 22:12
Having seen a few UKRN ships in Waterford of the past few years but none with the precautions as described as above. Armed sentry on the gangway was about it, wouldn't have a problem given I did that myself.

The most serious incident in relation to a Royal Navy Vessel was in the 1960s when HMS Ghurka was entering Waterford and was abeam ( Thats Navy talk for near HH ) Giles Quay about a mile from the city when a IRA man opened up witha Lee Enfield .303. The closest person to being a casualty was the Irish Naval Service Lianson Officer on board at the time..one of the few times he ever put to sea may I add.The RN did not return fire.

The gunman was Richard Behal who later in 1982 ran unsuccessfully for the Dail.

Just a little bit of history about the RN and activists.

what a sad sight to pass the above mess this week - what a sad sight / is the peace process really on??? there was a bunch of losers who disappeared just as fast as the rain appeared, as the dublin papers quoted the ship was welcomed anyway else they went
sad for us that like to visit these naval ships from all over the world

hptmurphy
21st August 2009, 23:22
So is it asituation unique to Dublin or Cork..is Waterford a better venue?

it took thirty years to get the RN to visit..againa first for Waterford in 2000 or 1999. Island class FP vessel 'minded' by an LE peacock..have some photos some where.

same year the three lads were killed in the leb in the traffic accident as the Peacocks flag was half masted..can remember that much

Goldie fish
21st August 2009, 23:25
Wherever barstoolers hang out, it'll be a problem.

Of course these days it isn't just "Brits out" any more its "anti War".

You couldn't make it up.

sofa
22nd August 2009, 23:20
Eirgi ability to mount a decent protest will be hampered when collage fees are
reinstated because half of them will have to start earning money flipping burgers in
MacDonnalls to pay the bills.

Goldie fish
14th September 2009, 05:50
Brazilian Training ship "Brasil" currently enjoying the weather in Cork.

derfel_ie
14th September 2009, 18:11
Brazilian Training ship "Brasil" currently enjoying the weather in Cork.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3501/3919509949_ebed2c5708.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/3919509949/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2486/3920293480_7c011826c4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/3920293480/)

Jetjock
14th September 2009, 18:19
Interesting that she is an unarmed version of a class of frigate that is in service with the Brazillian Navy.

MaryJane
15th September 2009, 01:55
Big boo-boo from the gardai to allow this shinner scum get that close to this ship in the first place. Current maritime law stipulates this type of vessel should be moored in a secure berth, with strict controls over who can and cannot get near it. When RN and USN vessels visit Cork, there is a Uniformed garda patrolling both sides of the river, the ship can only be accessed by means of an electronic gate, and there are detectives always near at hand. On some occasions, the Garda Boat, or a RIB from the NS patrols the waterside of the vessel.
Of course, a number of years ago a number of SF/IRA types tried to board a RN destroyer... And that was almost the last mistake they made. On another occasion, a similar subversive criminal type tried to throw a petrol bomb at another Destroyer. His arrest was swift and painful.

Was that the day a friendly chief diver saluted a shinner onboard with a knuckle sandwich?

Herald
15th September 2009, 21:38
Interesting that she is an unarmed version of a class of frigate that is in service with the Brazillian Navy.

The Niteroi class.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niteroi_class_frigate

Goldie fish
15th September 2009, 23:00
"HMS" Bounty is due in Cobh this weekend.

derfel_ie
25th September 2009, 15:18
French vessels Eglantine and Lynx in Cork.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2436/3953428378_4a053e5fe5.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/3953428378/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2599/3952652477_14aa766621.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/3952652477/)

golden rivet
25th September 2009, 17:54
im sure the french lads are importing wine here as they seem to love cork

moggy
26th September 2009, 18:05
im sure the french lads are importing wine here as they seem to love cork

dont forget dublin and galway french ship due next week dublin

easyrider
26th September 2009, 19:42
French vessels Eglantine and Lynx in Cork.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2436/3953428378_4a053e5fe5.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/3953428378/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2599/3952652477_14aa766621.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/3952652477/)

They're both training vessels, so is this a regular annual training cruise?

golden rivet
26th September 2009, 19:58
aisling there as well

derfel_ie
26th September 2009, 20:26
aisling there as well

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3651/3952670771_4180717701.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/3952670771/)

Curragh Plains
5th October 2009, 14:05
Dutch Frigate in Dublin Port over the weekend. HMNLS Van Galen F834 was moored down the docks over the weekend still flying the Dutch flag. Curiously the ship was sold to the Portugese Navy by contract of 1st November 2006 due to be delivered on 1st November 2009. So she must close to her last cruise under the Dutch flag.

On a related question will naval ships continue to moor on Sir John Rogerson's quay or does the installation of the new Samuel Beckett bridge constrain mooring possibilities here. If this is the case it will no longer be possible to view visitors to Dublin at close quarters as the the moorings in the port proper are inaccessible.

Curragh Plains
18th October 2009, 23:27
French Minesweeper Styx moored on John Rogerson's Quay over the weekend just abaft P41.

Fireplace
7th December 2009, 14:57
http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt337/Trig6G/ShipPhotoSEVEROMORSK-6191.jpg

Some photos of SEVEROMORSK in Dublin port have recently appeared on Shipspotting.com.

golden rivet
7th December 2009, 19:35
fine ship was moggy onboard her i wonder on a visit

pmtts
14th January 2010, 22:49
I note on AIS, The Brandenburg Class Frigate, Mecklenburg-Vorpommerm (F218)

On route to Dublin.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/showphoto.aspx?photoid=112119

zone 1
15th January 2010, 19:32
shes alongside granuaile is just down from her just seen it on AIS

easyrider
16th January 2010, 17:55
Crossed the East-Link today and saw her across the river in Alexandra Basin. She's near the entrance to the basin, so you can see her clearly from the south side of the river.

zone 1
16th January 2010, 18:04
id say that's the first foreign navy ship in one of our ports this year

Goldie fish
8th March 2010, 16:28
http://www.defense.gouv.fr/marine/navires/fichnav/photo/begm_the.jpg
The Experimental Mine clearing vessel Thetis will visit Cork with the same level of security we have become accustomed to on Nov 27.
Any groups wishing to visit the ship muct contact the consulate to arrange same.
I will however if possible be capturing a few images for those who are not able to attend.
More info..in french.. (http://www.netmarine.net/bat/cm/thetis/index.htm)
More photos (http://www.netmarine.net/bat/cm/thetis/photos.htm)
http://www.netmarine.net/bat/cm/thetis/photo11.jpg
http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/showpost.php?p=23600&postcount=41

The above is due a return visit to Cork on March 15th. The french frequently march in the parade there, if a ship is visiting.

Dogwatch
10th March 2010, 20:39
http://media.shipspotting.com/uploads/thumbs/rw/1051008_800/Ship+Photo+HMS+Daring+D32.jpg

http://www.dublinport.ie/information-centre/next-100-arrivals/

Due this weekend

easyrider
10th March 2010, 22:44
http://media.shipspotting.com/uploads/thumbs/rw/1051008_800/Ship+Photo+HMS+Daring+D32.jpg

http://www.dublinport.ie/information-centre/next-100-arrivals/

Due this weekend

That'll be one to look out for...

mikeym
11th March 2010, 22:51
Unfortunately eirigi know about this.

Another point to note is that there wont be anymore british warships going alongside south city quays anymore after what happened when Hms Mersey was there last August.

pmtts
11th March 2010, 23:13
Unfortunately eirigi know about this.

Another point to note is that there wont be anymore british warships going alongside south city quays anymore after what happened when Hms Mersey was there last August.

What happened?

CS Gass
11th March 2010, 23:15
shinners protested

pmtts
11th March 2010, 23:21
shinners protested

There's a shocker!

For anyone that has not seen Daring yet, well worth a view when she arrives.

Marius
12th March 2010, 15:05
Personally, I think DARING and her class are proof that the Brits have forgotten how to build good-looking ships! Shame.

zone 1
12th March 2010, 15:27
Personally, I think DARING and her class are proof that the Brits have forgotten how to build good-looking ships! Shame.

is it down to looks or what she can do when called into action fine ships there doing it for 800 plus years cant be that bad at it

Goldie fish
12th March 2010, 15:29
is it down to looks or what she can do when called into action fine ships there doing it for 800 plus years cant be that bad at it

One ship, no matter how big or how advanced, can still only be in one place at a time.

Six ships will replace twelve... With no frigate replacement in the pipeline.

zone 1
12th March 2010, 15:33
there lucky to see the 6 was that programme not for 9 at the start...

pmtts
12th March 2010, 16:00
Personally, I think DARING and her class are proof that the Brits have forgotten how to build good-looking ships! Shame.

Looks are not important, as long as it does the job thats what counts.

I'm sure the RN are not into vanity!

zone 1
12th March 2010, 16:10
Looks are not important, as long as it does the job thats what counts.

I'm sure the RN are not into vanity!

very true

Marius
12th March 2010, 21:23
DARING is blocky. Her (ugly) mast is too far forward over a stumpy forecastle. The effort at 'stealth' angles on her superstructure only highlight how radar visible she will be with that freeboard. I know they intend to see 'you' first and greet you with a missile, but it is still disappointing from the people with the '800 year' ship building tradition. The ULTRA 2500 is only an ok FCS. Not state-of-the-art. I am sure these will be fine ships, but I think they bear the stamp of cost-cutting and a lack of imagination in design. And don't tell me looks don't matter. Sailors need to be proud of their ships. Destroyers, in the words of the oft-mentioned N. Montserrat (see books thread) should "sweep past with a sense of purpose" putting all other shipping to shame with their lines, power and speed. I regret to say this, but in the DARING class, the RN have let down those of us who have always admired their ships (if maybe not always what they use them for). I am not arguing for form over function. But only a non-sailor would say that a ship's looks don't matter.

spider
12th March 2010, 22:24
They're nice looking when you see them in person.

Sinister though...

Would it not be fair to say given their size they are comparible to small cruisers?

Her skippers a Paddy -

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/operations-and-support/surface-fleet/type-45-destroyers/hms-daring/commanding-officer/

pmtts
12th March 2010, 23:42
DARING is blocky. Her (ugly) mast is too far forward over a stumpy forecastle. The effort at 'stealth' angles on her superstructure only highlight how radar visible she will be with that freeboard. I know they intend to see 'you' first and greet you with a missile, but it is still disappointing from the people with the '800 year' ship building tradition. The ULTRA 2500 is only an ok FCS. Not state-of-the-art. I am sure these will be fine ships, but I think they bear the stamp of cost-cutting and a lack of imagination in design. And don't tell me looks don't matter. Sailors need to be proud of their ships. Destroyers, in the words of the oft-mentioned N. Montserrat (see books thread) should "sweep past with a sense of purpose" putting all other shipping to shame with their lines, power and speed. I regret to say this, but in the DARING class, the RN have let down those of us who have always admired their ships (if maybe not always what they use them for). I am not arguing for form over function. But only a non-sailor would say that a ship's looks don't matter.

And as I mentioned before which another member agreed with, as long as it does the job thats what counts.

But everyone is entitled to their opinion on ship building looks!

zone 1
13th March 2010, 08:49
DARING is blocky. Her (ugly) mast is too far forward over a stumpy forecastle. The effort at 'stealth' angles on her superstructure only highlight how radar visible she will be with that freeboard. I know they intend to see 'you' first and greet you with a missile, but it is still disappointing from the people with the '800 year' ship building tradition. The ULTRA 2500 is only an ok FCS. Not state-of-the-art. I am sure these will be fine ships, but I think they bear the stamp of cost-cutting and a lack of imagination in design. And don't tell me looks don't matter. Sailors need to be proud of their ships. Destroyers, in the words of the oft-mentioned N. Montserrat (see books thread) should "sweep past with a sense of purpose" putting all other shipping to shame with their lines, power and speed. I regret to say this, but in the DARING class, the RN have let down those of us who have always admired their ships (if maybe not always what they use them for). I am not arguing for form over function. But only a non-sailor would say that a ship's looks don't matter.

well as a sailor i think there a fine job but that's just me. at least there building ships not like there close neighbors who cant afford to build

Goldie fish
13th March 2010, 09:40
You are very negative about your employers. Wait and see. Remember the christmas message...

zone 1
13th March 2010, 10:32
true Goldie but I'm having doubts Jesus if were talking about a foreign deployment costing us some money what would a new ship do start a civil war. plus I'm not that negative just been a small bit realistic yes i remember

Goldie fish
13th March 2010, 10:35
Have faith in your leaders.

zone 1
13th March 2010, 10:40
always do

derfel_ie
15th March 2010, 15:46
Thetis in Cork this afternoon.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2687/4434947381_48fdbac727.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/4434947381/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4008/4434947067_7cb5995589.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/4434947067/)

Goldie fish
23rd March 2010, 18:49
While not technically Naval March 27th sees the retorn of the Tall Ship DAR MLODZIEZY to Cobh.
She is, basically, the ship you drew a picture of when you were asked to draw a sailboat as a child.

Or for some.. when you visited the counseller....

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c0/Dar_Mlodziezy2007.jpg/800px-Dar_Mlodziezy2007.jpg

She's quite big. Visited last in 1993 I think, or whenever Cork had the Tall Ships race.

pmtts
23rd March 2010, 19:09
While not technically Naval March 27th sees the retorn of the Tall Ship DAR MLODZIEZY to Cobh.

She's quite big. Visited last in 1993 I think, or whenever Cork had the Tall Ships race.

Very similar to the Sedov I visited at Chatham Docks back in the 90's

Goldie fish
23rd March 2010, 21:30
Very similar, though I think Sedov has slightly more canvas, and is much older. Both were in Cobh on the occasion I mentioned.

easyrider
23rd March 2010, 22:52
So who can name all her sails?

Border Bunny
26th April 2010, 14:15
I saw a Dutch Frigate F806 this morning in Dublin Port.

This is her sister ship. (I cant find a picture of F806).

http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5176&d=1272287720

trellheim
26th April 2010, 14:40
she's been there all weekend.

concussion
26th April 2010, 15:46
So who can name all her sails?

http://sailtraining.org/sailrigs.htm

No spanker or crossjack set :n:)

Goldie fish
17th May 2010, 16:32
An interesting visit to cork on the 18th and 22nd, JACQUES OUDART FOURMENTIN, will visit Custom House Quay.
http://jld59140.free.fr/IMG/jpg/JacquesOudartFourmentin22sept07RF-_1_.jpg

43m Loa, She is used by the French Customs service, and replaces a large number of former French Naval patrol boats that were pressed into this task.
Boulogne sur Mer is her port of registry. She was built in 2007.

Goldie fish
18th May 2010, 19:21
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/goldiefish/maritime%20cork/SDC11823.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/goldiefish/maritime%20cork/SDC11825.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/goldiefish/maritime%20cork/SDC11828.jpg

In Cork Earlier with RCC Faire alongside.
She has 2 pintle mounts forward for a GPMG or HMG sized weapon.
Although she is a customs vessel, she also bears the Blue and Yellow pennant on her RIBs which indicate her fishery protection roles.

zone 1
18th May 2010, 20:27
whats the crew size for them french and Irish vessels , also thats the size of boat that the Irish customs should have she would surly be suitable for the west coast.......

Goldie fish
18th May 2010, 20:34
You are incorrect in a way. That is the size of vessel the Naval Service should have for doing the Customs Job. They are welcome to use the smaller cutters in inshore waters. Offshore is for Naval service.

We only need one, properly equipped Navy. Not lots of poorly equipped ones.

zone 1
18th May 2010, 20:59
ye i wonder if the customs had went looking for 3rd vessel would they have got it , would you have not given the 2 boats that the customs have a let the navy do that role just wondering would it make sense then all vessels are under one organisation ?

Goldie fish
19th May 2010, 13:25
ye i wonder if the customs had went looking for 3rd vessel would they have got it , would you have not given the 2 boats that the customs have a let the navy do that role just wondering would it make sense then all vessels are under one organisation ?

My understanding is if they has left the second one any later they wouldn't have got it.
It would make more sense to have NS crewing all grey ships and boats, with customs officers etc brought along as required.

ZULU
19th May 2010, 13:44
Come on now. What will the boys do for jobs then!? :rolleyes:

Goldie fish
20th May 2010, 12:14
Come on now. What will the boys do for jobs then!? :rolleyes:

There are plenty of unfilled vacancies.

ZULU
20th May 2010, 13:20
On the cutters? You must be joking me!?

Goldie fish
20th May 2010, 14:14
No, in Revenue.

Goldie fish
8th June 2010, 10:51
French Naval Tug "Tenace" (A669) due to visit cork on 11th June.

http://www.defense.gouv.fr/var/dicodrefonte/storage/images/media/images/marine/tenace/280050-1-fre-FR/tenace.jpg

zone 1
8th June 2010, 13:55
A regular visitor to ireland.

derfel_ie
13th June 2010, 22:41
seen this evening:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4004/4697746062_892749e36e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/4697746062/)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1289/4697114667_73250d2d63.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/4697114667/)

Dogwatch
11th August 2010, 20:53
http://jdb.marine.defense.gouv.fr/tag/Cherbourg#
French Navy vessel currently visiting Kinsale.

Goldie fish
1st September 2010, 12:32
HMS Mersey due in Cork today.

Goldie fish
3rd September 2010, 11:35
Bit o' trouble down the docks it seems.

http://www.examiner.ie/ireland/british-navy-officer-charged-with-assault-on-female-garda-129757.html

Very Very silly. The RN wouldn't be popular with some circles in Cork already. This event merely fuels the flames(no pun intended).

Goldie fish
13th September 2010, 12:31
French Minesweeper Andromede due in Cork on the 17th Sept. To Berth at North Custom House Quay.

pmtts
13th September 2010, 22:42
Bit o' trouble down the docks it seems.

http://www.examiner.ie/ireland/british-navy-officer-charged-with-assault-on-female-garda-129757.html

Very Very silly. The RN wouldn't be popular with some circles in Cork already. This event merely fuels the flames(no pun intended).

Ohh dear. His file will be landing on the desk at HMS Nelson in the not to distant future!

hedgehog
13th September 2010, 22:50
Frank Buttimer is his Solicitor

If he chose him himself - its the best decision he ever made

if Buttimer was appointed to him- he is a very very lucky jolly jack tar.


Was he over trying to Recruit for the RN- doesnt he know thats RGJ's gig

FMolloy
13th September 2010, 23:30
He must have given the banner a fair clip if he got charged with a Section 3 assault, and once again no one has the balls to prosecute for assault on a peace officer.

Goldie fish
14th September 2010, 10:49
Frank Buttimer is his Solicitor

If he chose him himself - its the best decision he ever made

if Buttimer was appointed to him- he is a very very lucky jolly jack tar.


Was he over trying to Recruit for the RN- doesnt he know thats RGJ's gig

Frank is the pride of the F.L.A panel. He gets all the best cases. Shoplifters, car theifs, drunks... he gets them all their fair time in Cork Prison.

easyrider
3rd October 2010, 13:47
HMS Bangor, Sandown class minehunter, in Dublin Port at the moment.

http://bbs.warchina.com/bbs1/attachments/month_0709/20070927_ca4b98a04007a2136e12IFi1PzawN3iD.jpg

Goldie fish
16th October 2010, 23:55
Big arrival on the 21st to Cork's City Quays.
Admiral Cowan(Estonia)
Crocus(Belgium)
Fgs Rottweil(Germany)
Hms Penzance(UK)
Hnlms Zierikzee(Netherlands)
Hnoms Hinnoey(Norway)
Orp Czernicki(Poland)
Orp Mewa(Poland)

All part of SNMCMG1 Just finished participating in Ex Joint Warrior.

Also in attendance will be L.E Orla

Goldie fish
19th October 2010, 01:29
Ohh dear. His file will be landing on the desk at HMS Nelson in the not to distant future!

Just remembered that case is listed for tomorrow..

.

Goldie fish
21st October 2010, 14:16
Just remembered that case is listed for tomorrow..

.

Adjourned to December 15th. Awaiting instruction from DPP.

Meanwhile the arrival of the 10 mine warfare ships is eagerly anticipated, particularly as it co-encides with the Cork Jazz festival

Laners
21st October 2010, 17:52
Big arrival on the 21st to Cork's City Quays.
Admiral Cowan(Estonia)
Crocus(Belgium)
Fgs Rottweil(Germany)
Hms Penzance(UK)
Hnlms Zierikzee(Netherlands)
Hnoms Hinnoey(Norway)
Orp Czernicki(Poland)
Orp Mewa(Poland)

All part of SNMCMG1 Just finished participating in Ex Joint Warrior.

Also in attendance will be L.E Orla

The are visable on AIS just south of Youghl .

Goldie fish
21st October 2010, 18:18
The are visable on AIS just south of Youghl .

Indeed. Nice formation there.
Unfortunate that they will be arriving up the harbour in darkness. All due tomorrow AM.

ted
21st October 2010, 18:46
is there a reason to why the Irish don't participate in these exercises .

Goldie fish
21st October 2010, 19:45
Yes. We don't have minesweepers "ted".

DeV
21st October 2010, 19:46
Plus AFAIK it is a NATO exercise not PfP

ted
21st October 2010, 20:14
when you look at it there not much then to what the Irish navy can join into then. its a pity when you think that the Irish army can go on exercises with other EU countries with good equipment for the job. the navy like the air corps are limited to small role..

Goldie fish
22nd October 2010, 13:30
On Custom House Quay(North)


Admiral Cowan
Crocus
Penzance
Zierlkzee


On JJ Horgans Wharf

Orla
Rottweill
Hinnoy


On Albert Quay

Czernicki
Mewa


Naturally, Photos to follow(light permitting).

Law of the sea
22nd October 2010, 13:33
Went down for a look,the Norwegian,German and the larger of the two Polish ships are looking good.

derfel_ie
23rd October 2010, 16:13
lots of pics:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1387/5107706716_8b2da42eda.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5107706716/)
Orla and Hinnoy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5107706716/) by Brian Clayton (http://www.flickr.com/people/bcie/), on Flickr

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1172/5107109119_0dde1b93d3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5107109119/)
Mewa (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5107109119/) by Brian Clayton (http://www.flickr.com/people/bcie/), on Flickr

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1245/5107108825_11789c0f1f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5107108825/)
Czernicki (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5107108825/) by Brian Clayton (http://www.flickr.com/people/bcie/), on Flickr

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1388/5107108589_a6fa0c21f4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5107108589/)
IMG_5260 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5107108589/) by Brian Clayton (http://www.flickr.com/people/bcie/), on Flickr

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1313/5107108251_129afa6539.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5107108251/)
IMG_5255 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5107108251/) by Brian Clayton (http://www.flickr.com/people/bcie/), on Flickr

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1197/5107705206_24a3e282f5.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5107705206/)
IMG_5254 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5107705206/) by Brian Clayton (http://www.flickr.com/people/bcie/), on Flickr

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1415/5107704860_efb552fe0d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5107704860/)
Orla (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5107704860/) by Brian Clayton (http://www.flickr.com/people/bcie/), on Flickr

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1197/5107107297_e8b8372d50.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5107107297/)
Rottweil (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5107107297/) by Brian Clayton (http://www.flickr.com/people/bcie/), on Flickr

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1421/5107107001_8321284ec0.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5107107001/)
Rottweil (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5107107001/) by Brian Clayton (http://www.flickr.com/people/bcie/), on Flickr

derfel_ie
23rd October 2010, 16:15
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1209/5107703856_444112b801.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5107703856/)
Rottweil (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5107703856/) by Brian Clayton (http://www.flickr.com/people/bcie/), on Flickr

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1066/5107106303_23001bf936.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5107106303/)
Hinnoy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5107106303/) by Brian Clayton (http://www.flickr.com/people/bcie/), on Flickr


I've tons more - if anyone wants to see some close ups of anything let me know. there's a great array of weaponry on the ships.

Goldie fish
23rd October 2010, 18:23
Very nice. It was terrible when I was there yesterday trying to take pics. Today was much better for it.

hptmurphy
23rd October 2010, 22:34
Nice Pics, thanks for sharing

Goldie fish
6th January 2011, 13:29
Adjourned to December 15th. Awaiting instruction from DPP.



I didn't hear what became of this case since.

Goldie fish
28th January 2011, 16:37
First Naval Visitor of the year due in Cork on February 4th.

HMS Blythe, (M111) a Sandown Class minehunter.

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/upload/img_400/[(0956)-03-01-2002]sandown1.gif
http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/multimedia-centre/interactive-tours/sandown-class-mcmv/1/index.htm

hptmurphy
28th January 2011, 22:18
Probably bringing back the guy who was due in court in december.

Goldie fish
28th January 2011, 22:24
I was thinking the same thing.

Dogwatch
4th February 2011, 15:02
http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?level0=100

HMS Blyth now alongside in Cork City.

derfel_ie
5th February 2011, 13:35
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5056/5417931555_229a25dc56.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5417931555/)
IMG_4895 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5417931555/) by Brian Clayton (http://www.flickr.com/people/bcie/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5220/5417928707_72815ee2bb_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5417928707/)
IMG_4899 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcie/5417928707/) by Brian Clayton (http://www.flickr.com/people/bcie/), on Flickr

Goldie fish
5th February 2011, 13:42
Did ye see RCC Faire is on the pontoon on Custom House Quay south

danno
11th February 2011, 20:50
Has anyone any info on the AIS data currently coming up from Tramore with callsign "swedish Navy STC"

Laners
12th February 2011, 07:11
Has anyone any info on the AIS data currently coming up from Tramore with callsign "swedish Navy STC"

Its been showing that signal for about a week now .

moggy
12th February 2011, 10:50
Its been showing that signal for about a week now .

sounds like a yacht

danno
12th February 2011, 11:52
Thanks for that,on a zoom it appears to be coming from a private house/yard could be on a trailer .
Up to recently a callsign poss Lilia Askulum with a Swedish mmsi/callsign was coming from same fix for about the last year and on one occasion was giving a fix at NBAD.Methinks somebody is using a salvaged ais set as a tracker.

Goldie fish
14th March 2011, 16:57
As always, the French are visiting Cork for Patricks Day.
Expected on 16th March

M647 Agile
M650 Sagittaire
A785 Thétis

Sometimes, the crew even participate in the Parade, but usually they limit their participation to sampling the cities many fine drinking establishments.

moggy
14th March 2011, 17:41
As always, the French are visiting Cork for Patricks Day.
Expected on 16th March

M647 Agile
M650 Sagittaire
A785 Thétis

Sometimes, the crew even participate in the Parade, but usually they limit their participation to sampling the cities many fine drinking establishments.

guess which french minesweeper is coming back to dublin?

easyrider
19th March 2011, 23:36
Cassiopée and Altair, French MCMVs, in Dublin today, with Eithne for company.