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Goldie fish
28th July 2003, 00:17
For many years now naval vessels have been seen displaying unofficial crests or mascots on the funnels. I remember Deirdre being a wooly mammoth"tho original of the species" and emer was pepe le pew for some reason.One of the Peacocks was Yosemite Sam, Eithne used to be the Pink Panther,but changed recently I believe,while Roisin is Taz.

Who decides this logo?

Sluggie
28th July 2003, 20:25
This practice started on Orla when they were bringing her home from Scotland. One of the crew was a bit of an artist and he noticed the blank funnel badges where an earlier logo/crest had been painted out. The crew were well impressed with their newly aquired firepower in the form of the Oto Melara 76mm and they fancied themselves as gun-slingers. This is how Sam made an appearance. Next time you look at him take note of the DSM he's wearing since Orla intercepted the "Brime".

Ciara was next and chose roadrunner because of the peacocks' speed. The decision is made by the crew in a pretty democratic manner but of course the great dictator in the captain's chair gets the final say. They don't usually rush to pick one for a new ship,and wait until the ship's "personality" shows through.

The reason behind Pepe and the Emer is a good example. Emer was the first ship to be fitted with a (pretty basic) sewage treatment plant. The result was a constant smell of shit below decks. The ship's motto was "Rattle and Hum"! Anyone confused about the rattle part should try and hold a conversation or watch TV in the senior rates' mess when the ship is under way.

Vice Admiral
29th July 2003, 00:01
Emer is also blessed with a heating system that has two settings,

"Off" or "Gentle bake",

Off is preferable with the result that I froze for two weeks in november, i mean it, i wasn't warm once in two weeks unless i had a typhoon suit on.

Re above, the smell isn't constant but when you get it you really get it. it's more a fermented mature smell of shit than raw sewage.

Vice Admiral
29th July 2003, 00:02
Sometimes I wonder if joing the NSR was a good idea when i realise I'm debating different odours of excrement on the internet.

Bailer
29th July 2003, 12:23
<font face="tahoma" color="#ff9900">While We're on the Subject lads. anyone got a Picture of Lé Banba's Official Crest I know you sent all of them to me Last Year Goldie but you missed that one!.

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Farel'
29th July 2003, 17:51
So why is Eithne "pink" Panther then???????

hptmurphy
30th July 2003, 00:41
the original unofficial crests on the peacocks were inhereted from the RN.....the other ones are subject to debate.Eithnes original nick name was the harbour hotel...given the amount of time she gave alomgside during her first year in comission.

Deirdre was LE submarine due to her tendecies to take a nose dive when her 'bath' filled with water....it took awhile to recover from the nose down perspective

Goldie fish
24th August 2003, 21:54
Here is the current funnel Mascot on Eithne. I wonder what caused the loss of "the Pink Panther"? Was it something to do with the stereotype image of sailors perhaps?

conco
24th August 2003, 22:22
The pouting Lion doesn't help that image either!
:)

sba
26th August 2003, 14:04
Aoife's is of a witch, as far as I can recall. This was decided on a Leb cruise at the starts of the 90's when a competition was held on board. The witch stems from the fact that Aoife was the mother of the children of Lir, and being a nasty type witch, turned the children into swans. He unofficial motto (well, back then anyway) was "Wicked Witch of the West".

I took part in this competition, and in fact, drew the crest which is now on her funnel, on an old 286 machine, using the old MS Paint program. Way too much time on my hands!

Just my two cents worth.

Big Al
26th August 2003, 15:41
Originally posted by sba
on an old 286 machine, using the old MS Paint program.

Did it have a Organe displaying VDU with a "turbo" buttom to boost it to 10Mhz?

Ahh Happy days

sba
26th August 2003, 15:50
Actually, I was quite lucky...had an EGA display...though yes...I had the turbo button as well!!! This was a fairly rugged machine...it even survived a dunking in the bath in the sick berth on Aoife (DON'T ASK!!!!!!)...only problem was, the GO (who is now a Lt Cdr I believe) was addicted to one of the games I had...an old naval simulator called Harpoon...I woke on more than one occasion in the wee small hours to find said GO playing the game, and taking it VERY seriously indeed!.

Bravo20
9th August 2004, 23:23
Why does the Eithne have a picture of the Lion King on her funnel?

hptmurphy
10th August 2004, 01:56
Simba is the head of the Pride of lions as is Eithne the flag ship...head of the fleet....quite simple really.

Goldie fish
24th April 2006, 22:11
I notice the Mascot has changed again. I'm sure I'll be corrected but It looks like a Black panther or something. Not unlike the old Air Corps Fighter squadron badge.

Goldie fish
20th September 2006, 00:27
Eithne's current Mascot(Photo from Gallery)
http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=1034&g2_serialNumber=1

What is the significance of the pouncing panther? Is it the panther from the Jungle book?

http://www.cernusco1.it/branco/images/bagheera.jpg

hptmurphy
20th September 2006, 10:16
Yeah sure you can use my photo I really don't mind!

Goldie fish
20th September 2006, 10:17
Its the gallerys photo now....

af22
20th September 2006, 22:38
Eithnes mascot is now a panther that is what they call the new deltas onboard too, panther one & panther two for comms during operations

hptmurphy
20th September 2006, 22:58
Nice simple expalnation...like them when they are like that..and not all philisophical like...KISS....Keep It SimpleStupid

hptmurphy
21st September 2006, 12:53
just a thought..if the boats are Jaguars..why are they using a Panther cal sign..what hapened to Yankee Sierra One and two..those who have operated under those call signs will understand.

mikeym
19th December 2006, 17:41
How come the niamh doesnt have a cartoon mascot on its ship?

af22
19th December 2006, 23:52
they still have not decide on what to put on it i was out there when she arrived and we held a competition to get suggestions for it but nothing ever went up granted some suggestions were not suited but in my 2 yrs out there nothing was put up & still same as far as i know. we should run a thread here to get suggestions for cartoon hmmmmm idea brewing lol

Farel'
20th December 2006, 00:16
I think they should get one - I think there is nothing stopping a naval ship from having one as long as it is in good taste!?

ELVIS
20th December 2006, 18:00
buzz lightyear

Bitter Boy
20th December 2006, 18:13
Cartman from South Park - 'Respect my authority!'

McCarthy
20th December 2006, 18:44
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/7e/CaptainMcCallister.png/200px-CaptainMcCallister.png

Goldie fish
20th December 2006, 18:49
The Funnel mascot, as discussed earlier, should reflect the characteristics of the ship.

hedgehog
20th December 2006, 21:18
The Funnel mascot, as discussed earlier, should reflect the characteristics of the ship.



Podge or Rodge

mikeym
21st December 2006, 21:13
http://www.mulan-adventure.com/images/mulaw4.gif


Niamh was in Asia a few years ago, why not have a dragon:redface:

hedgehog
21st December 2006, 22:31
That Dragon is the business

listen up you sea hags

adopt the dragon now

Goldie fish
21st December 2006, 22:46
Its either that or pokemon....

ELVIS
22nd December 2006, 08:20
the dragon is very good..possibly with buzz lightlear beatin the shite out of it shouting" to infinity and beyond. got a bit carried away there....

armedboarder
22nd December 2006, 10:55
http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2223&stc=1&d=1166781236

http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2224&stc=1&d=1166781275

L.E. Orla

GoneToTheCanner
1st January 2007, 05:35
Hi all
The old Marchettis in the Don all had cartoon character stickers on the fins, such as Pepe and Yosemite Sam and Goofy,I think. No particular significance attached to each but they survived several official attempts to remove them. Heli Flight were great men for cartoons and other kinds of unofficial drawings appearing on the aircraft and the flying kit, with their Pink Panther appearing on helmets and doors. The tails of an Alouette and a Cessna were adorned with fine commemorative paintwork, stretching the length of the tail on each one, for their length of service (30 yrs for the A.III) and signed by the unit members. These were done by a very talented artist who still serves in Heli. There were also some unofficial "tags"(unit stickers or actual graffitti) applied on several Don aircraft when visiting foreign airshows/airbases. So, there is a long tradition of adorning Service vehicles/ships/aircraft in the DF and long may it continue, as long as it doesn't degenerate to the level of the porn applied to RAF aircraft in the Gulf Wars.
regards
GttC

hedgehog
1st January 2007, 15:06
There were also some unofficial "tags"(unit stickers or actual graffitti) applied on several Don aircraft when visiting foreign airshows/airbases

and in one case on a visiting aircraft also

GoneToTheCanner
1st January 2007, 21:46
Hi there
More than one. Some visitors didn't mind a bit I did see at least one cheese-eating surrender monkey lose the plot when some scally stuck an Air Corps sticker on his Alpha Jet.Some peple just get so uptight!!
regards
GttC

hptmurphy
1st January 2007, 22:34
Does the use of an axe on visiting American aircraft count?

discostu
4th January 2007, 12:38
For ages there was talk of it being Hong Kong Phoeey a 70's cartoon character again because of the Asian trip but it never materialised

X-RayOne
30th September 2007, 18:56
whats the story behind the funnel mascot on the Aisling? looks like a take on the spartans or similar?

CTU
30th September 2007, 19:16
whats the story behind the funnel mascot on the Aisling? looks like a take on the spartans or similar?

Last of the Mohicans acording to irishmilitaryinsignia.com

http://www.irishmilitaryinsignia.com/flash/catagory/navy/flash_nvy_miscellaneous.htm

armedboarder
30th September 2007, 20:11
The last of the P20 or Deirdre class.

Goldie fish
30th September 2007, 21:53
Knows as mohicans due to the original antennae configuration, which placed most of the radio aerials on the ships centrline, looking through certain eyes as if the ship wore a Mohican.

Deirdre was a Mammoth, the original of the species(from an old britvic ad)
Emer is Pepe le Pew, due to the stink from her waste treatment plant,
Aoife is the Wicked witch of the west(witch on broomstick wearing sailors hat) as the character aoife in irish folklore is the witch who changed the children of Lir into swans.

One of the peacocks is a gun toting Yosemite Sam, while the other is Roadrunner.

armedboarder
4th October 2007, 21:16
Knows as mohicans due to the original antennae configuration, which placed most of the radio aerials on the ships centrline, looking through certain eyes as if the ship wore a Mohican.

Sorry Goldie but you are well off the mark there pal. The Mohecian came about circa 1995-6 and was submitted in a competition ran by the XO and the prize was something like a rugby Jersey with the winning crest as it was close to foreign trip season and that was the time to get such things.

A couple young A/Seamen came up with the Idea because Aisling was the last of the P.20 class to be built, hence "The last of the Mohecians". The idea went down a treat and one of the A/Sea who had come up with the idea was a keen artist and sketched what can be seen on the funnel badge today.............FACT. No MASTS at all.

Any other questions ?? :cool:

Goldie fish
4th October 2007, 21:30
I think we are both right....:cool:

hptmurphy
4th October 2007, 22:22
The whole funnel mascot thing came with the Peacocks but I can't be sure if the current charachters are those worn on purchase.

Goldie fish
13th November 2007, 21:40
Simba was pretty gay. But not half as Gay as the Pink Panther in his sailor hat.

Why Eeyore? Who is the donkey?

http://www.poohfriends.com/characters/eeyore_facts.gif

golden rivet
27th August 2009, 14:57
can t p put all the unoffical crests on for me to print off

blaisec
27th August 2009, 16:56
Deirdre - Mammoth - original of the species.
Emer - Pepe le Pew- Rattle and Hum.
Aoife - Wicked witch of the west
Aisling - Last of the Mohicans
Orla - Siminey Sam
Ciara - Road Runner -Beep Beep

Test Pilot
27th August 2009, 20:18
can t p put all the unoffical crests on for me to print off

Sorry mate, some things I don't have!:biggrin:

blaisec
31st August 2009, 20:29
can t p put all the unoffical crests on for me to print off
G.R:wink:

Heres a couple I have.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32643253@N06/3874709333/in/set-72157622197659240/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32643253@N06/3874709357/in/set-72157622197659240/

BravoWhiskey
31st August 2009, 23:21
While serving on Eithne in the late 80's/early 90's I suggested my favourite cartoon character - Foghorn Leghorn - for a funnel badge (big character, for our biggest ship) with Tweetie Pie flying around him (denoting the helo). I thought it was a good idea, unfortunately it never caught on :frown:.

over the bridge
16th March 2010, 21:52
Knows as mohicans due to the original antennae configuration, which placed most of the radio aerials on the ships centrline, looking through certain eyes as if the ship wore a Mohican.

Deirdre was a Mammoth, the original of the species(from an old britvic ad)
Emer is Pepe le Pew, due to the stink from her waste treatment plant,
Aoife is the Wicked witch of the west(witch on broomstick wearing sailors hat) as the character aoife in irish folklore is the witch who changed the children of Lir into swans.

One of the peacocks is a gun toting Yosemite Sam, while the other is Roadrunner.

Ciara origonally had no cartoon charactor on her funnel her funnel badge was her official crest. in the early nineties after an unofficial race with the orla which ciara won. She became the fastest ship in the fleet hence the roadrunner.

Nav Trooper
27th May 2010, 13:50
The Pink Panther on Eithne was there because she was Unique.
She was the only 30 class ship to be made.

zone 1
27th May 2010, 14:13
what ??

Goldie fish
27th May 2010, 15:28
what ??

Before its current crest, of a Black Jaguar(or something) Eithne's funnel crest was the Pink Panther, complete with Sailors Hat.
I believe it changed prior to Eithne's South American trip.

zone 1
27th May 2010, 15:52
ah ye the pink panther i remember that one all right . probably get shot for this but of all the crest on funnels that one looked a bit silly

Nav Trooper
9th June 2010, 23:23
It didnt look a bit silly........All Eithne's looked CRAP!

online gooner
21st February 2011, 23:19
Ciara origonally had no cartoon charactor on her funnel her funnel badge was her official crest. in the early nineties after an unofficial race with the orla which ciara won. She became the fastest ship in the fleet hence the roadrunner.

no not exactly.the idea first came about because of her speed and the then xo asked people for ideas for a crest..i put forward a design which was the roadrunner , this was chosen and it was first erected around 1992 -93 on the funnel.there was a polo shirt also for crew members which said "when speeds the need"..

Sluggie
22nd February 2011, 09:31
I want one of those LE Ciara/Yorkie Polo shirts...

I heard Frank wasn't too impressed!

Goldie fish
22nd February 2011, 11:34
The truth hurts sometimes....

over the bridge
22nd February 2011, 20:29
no not exactly.the idea first came about because of her speed and the then xo asked people for ideas for a crest..i put forward a design which was the roadrunner , this was chosen and it was first erected around 1992 -93 on the funnel.there was a polo shirt also for crew members which said "when speeds the need"..

If I can recall the events of the time a number of suggestions were put forward the road runner was chosen because of the race and the fact that Ciara was at that time and probably still is the fastest ship in the fleet. Fair play to you for being such a good cartoonist.:neek::neek::neek:

online gooner
23rd February 2011, 23:29
If I can recall the events of the time a number of suggestions were put forward the road runner was chosen because of the race and the fact that Ciara was at that time and probably still is the fastest ship in the fleet. Fair play to you for being such a good cartoonist.:neek::neek::neek:

for the life of me i cannot recall that "race".can any one on here confirm a date when that happened.i was on ciara from aug 1990-feb 1994. i did a course ashore in april 91 for 6 weeks which was the only time spent ashore during my stint onboard.

Goldie fish
12th May 2011, 20:31
I just heard a crest has been chosen for L.E. Niamh.

Photos will follow, when I get them.
A very appropriate mascot, for the ship involved.

Goldie fish
23rd May 2011, 21:03
I just heard a crest has been chosen for L.E. Niamh.

Photos will follow, when I get them.
A very appropriate mascot, for the ship involved.

Right, It's to be :

Wanderly Dragon.
He represents L.E Niamh's Asian Deployment, and the South American deployment as the ship sailed through waters that in the past were marked on the charts as "Here be Dragons"
He is depicted as a friendly creature, but carries Neptunes trident for defence.
This represents the Travels of the L.E. Niamh, the good nature of its crew, but with the capacity to defend themselves.

The Motto will be "Tá Dragan anseo-Here be dragons".

No doubt it is another "in-joke" amongst the crew, who had strange smirks as they told me about it.

I like it. I look forward to seeing it in colour.

big mick
5th February 2012, 18:24
Paul Stanyer (MEO) designed Miley Mammoth for P20 before she went to Kieler Woche in 1991, the logo came from the Britvic ad - spot on Goldie Fish. Miley replaced the caveman and we were 'elephants' after Kiel, happy days.