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Goldie fish
30th January 2004, 06:09
The Port of Cork is to hold a maritime festival to coincide with Cork City's status as European City of culture in 2005.
The Festival,which is planned to last for 4 weeks will be one of the biggest maritime displays since the city welcomed the Tall ships race in 1991. During the festival, Vessels from the navies of Britain,Germany,France,Denmark, Holland,Belgium,Norway, Sweden,Russia and the Baltic states will attend.
Port Authorities have requested that each of the visiting naval delegations should bring a band for Performance on the quayside and in the city centre.
The Irish naval service is actively involved in the Planning.

Reminds me of the visit of the Sobrazitrlny to cork in the mid 80s. They brought the whole travelling circus,including an orchestra and dancers and soloists(not just a band) who played from the ships helideck to the waiting crowds who queud to visit the ship,while upriver the US Frigate Pharris (FF1094)wondered why nobody wanted to visit them..:mad:

Slacker
31st January 2004, 20:25
Oh please tell me the Russians'll bring their male choir! Close your eyes and it's Crimson Tide all over....... :D :D :D

Goldie fish
31st January 2004, 20:38
Hopefully...though the music for "Hunt for red October" would be more what I am thinking of..

Listen to them Here (http://russia-in-us.com/Music/GRV/RedArmy/)

http://russia-in-us.com/Music/GRV/RedArmy/images/rachoir1.jpg

newby
8th February 2004, 19:15
isnt the tall ships being held in waterford in june 2005

Goldie fish
24th May 2005, 03:20
Has anyone heard any more about this since?

Steamy Window
24th May 2005, 09:09
isnt the tall ships being held in waterford in june 2005

june or july...

Cosantor
24th May 2005, 09:35
The Tall Ship's Race is on in Waterford from Wed 6 July to Fri 8 July.
See all the details @ http://www.waterfordtallshipsrace.com/

But be warned that there are going to be traffic restrictions so a park and ride system will be in operation, you can see all the details on the website!

Goldie fish
24th May 2005, 17:58
I was more concerned about Cork's Maritime festival to be honest.

Brian McGrath
24th May 2005, 22:04
Hi Guys
I searched the port of Cork website and Cork 2005 City of Culture 2005 and I cant fiind any mention of this maritime event, anyone have a link or know the date.#

Brian

Laners
24th May 2005, 23:25
The Port of Cork is to hold a maritime festival to coincide with Cork City's status as European City of culture in 2005.
The Festival,which is planned to last for 4 weeks will be one of the biggest maritime displays since the city welcomed the Tall ships race in 1991. During the festival, Vessels from the navies of Britain,Germany,France,Denmark, Holland,Belgium,Norway, Sweden,Russia and the Baltic states will attend.
Port Authorities have requested that each of the visiting naval delegations should bring a band for Performance on the quayside and in the city centre.
The Irish naval service is actively involved in the Planning.

Reminds me of the visit of the Sobrazitrlny to cork in the mid 80s. They brought the whole travelling circus,including an orchestra and dancers and soloists(not just a band) who played from the ships helideck to the waiting crowds who queud to visit the ship,while upriver the US Frigate Pharris (FF1094)wondered why nobody wanted to visit them..:mad:
I remember that Russian visitor as well Goldie . I watched it arrive from the the top of the Naval Base and it was one hell of an entrance into harbour , only sorry I did not get a photo of it . Every rail and even up to the masts had crew members in uniform and the band on the flight deck playing away as they headed up river.
It was reported that the U.S Navy ship moved it's berth further up the docks so as not to be out done by the Russians.
Two of our ships where alongside the oil wharf at the time and the outher ship exchanged salutes with the Russians by way of a Bosqn's pipe .
The Russians returned the salute with a guard of honour and their band playing .

Goldie fish
27th May 2005, 10:07
It begins this weekend I understand,with the Visit of Vessels from France,Finland and Sweden,as well as their respective bands...

Goldie fish
30th May 2005, 22:21
A gathering of commercial, naval and pleasure craft to celebrate the maritime history and culture of Cork City and its harbour, hosted by the Port of Cork. Quite apart from the colour of the berthed vessels, a series of land-based events including lunchtime concerts by bands of the visiting services will be organised for the city centre.

The city quays will be buzzing this summer as Cork is visited by naval vessels from far and wide. The end of May sees the arrival of the Finnish and Swedish vessels and their visit coincides with a Maritime event organised in conjunction with RCYC on 28/29 May 2005. Approximately sixty yachts will berth at the city quays climaxing in a parade of sail at noon on Sunday 29 May 2005 - not to be missed!

The Belgian navy will join us for the Whit Weekend and, their French neighbours will send a vessel and their Naval Pipe Band, "Bagad de Lan Bihoue" to entertain us. The 35 piece band will give free concerts at the City Centre, Cobh and Mahon Point (4-8 June) and may be heard playing their way into port on board Brittany Ferries on the morning of Saturday 4 June.

Our most distant visitors this summer will be the Australians who arrive mid June accompanied by an eight piece Navy Band. The Australians will share the city quays with the Dutch Navy who are bringing a fleet of 4 vessels for their visit of 10 days. We are delighted to have another far flung visitor, the Pakistani Navy (TIPPU SULTAN ?)also in mid June who will arrive into port on the same day as the German Navy.

The German Navy will not have a band on board in June but we are delighted that the German 40 piece Navy Band will be our guests in September 2005. They will delight the folk of Cork with free indoor and outdoor concerts (8-12 September).

Times and Dates of free concerts to be advised.

http://www.cork2005.ie/programme/default.asp?id=200&SearchType=AND&terms=maritime

Goldie fish
3rd June 2005, 14:26
HMAS Anzac(FFH150) is to visit Cork from June 19th to June 22nd.
http://www.navy.gov.au/gallery/ships/images/anz99018-7.jpg

HMAS Anzac is the third Royal Australian Navy ship to carry the name of a legend. A legend born in the trenches and gullies of the Gallipoli Peninsula in April 1915. With appalling loss of life and an impossible struggle the ANZAC's (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps) were renowned for their fighting spirit, humour and selfless 'mate-ship'. These qualities underpin HMAS Anzac's motto 'United We Stand'.

Throughout the proud history of ANZAC I and ANZAC II, no motto could be more appropriate. We only think it appropriate then to say very many thanks to those thousands of sailors and officers who have served in the ANZAC ship's over the years up-holding our proud name - the ANZAC tradition lives on in our third ANZAC to enter service with the Royal Australian Navy.

They left Hamburg last week(28-5),where she was open to the public.
http://www.navy.gov.au/nt/gallery/images/20050522ran8095516_202.JPG
http://www.navy.gov.au/nt/gallery/images/20050522ran8095516_158.JPG

They'll be bringing aussie rules team, the "slayers", their rugby team as well as their band.

I have to admit this is a visit that i am particularly looking forward to. Mark your calendars folks.


The ANZAC Class is based on the German Meko 200 frigate design with eight ships being constructed in Australia as part of the overall plan to upgrade the Royal Australian Navy.

ANZACs are long-range escorts with roles including air defence, anti submarine warfare, surveillance, reconnaissance and interdiction. The ships are capable of countering simultaneous threats from the air, surface and sub-surface. Powered by a combined diesal or gas (CODOG) propulsion plant permits speeds in excess of 27 knots with an operational range of more than 6000 nautical miles.

Each Anzac frigate is fitted with an advanced package of air surveillance radars, omni-directional hull mounted sonar and electronic support systems which interface with a state-of-the-art combat data system.

The ships' main armament comprises one five inch (127 mm) gun capable of firing 20 rounds per minute, ship launched torpedoes and a MK 41 vertical launch system for the Sea Sparrow point defence missile.
http://www.navy.gov.au/fleet/anzac_frigate.htm

Thorpe
7th June 2005, 19:26
If some people get the chance to hear the French Navy pipe band before they go, I can assure you its brillent (excellent quality music, pipes with a difference) and deafening. Hear them in Mahon Point on sunday. To say it was load was an understatement, but they played some hard tunes to play but played them with the experience and brillence of pure pro. Wish I had heard the full programme of tunes though

Goldie fish
24th June 2005, 13:15
A selection of photos from the Naval visits to Cork over the last week
(click on the link,only when seen at full size will justice be done to the photos)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/goldiefish/maritime%20cork/S4300326.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/goldiefish/maritime%20cork/S4300268.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/goldiefish/maritime%20cork/S4300311.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/goldiefish/maritime%20cork/S4300312.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/goldiefish/maritime%20cork/S4300320.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/goldiefish/maritime%20cork/S4300324.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/goldiefish/maritime%20cork/S4300325.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/goldiefish/maritime%20cork/S4300327.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/goldiefish/maritime%20cork/S4300333.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/goldiefish/maritime%20cork/S4300340.jpg


See the rest I managed to upload(i didnt manage to get all 250mb online) at
http://photobucket.com/albums/v248/goldiefish/maritime%20cork/

sba
24th June 2005, 19:15
Hi Goldie

Great pics! Great to see some of the Australian ones especially, as I couldnt make it to visit her

Thanks for that!

hptmurphy
24th June 2005, 22:14
Sheer class,well done goldie pity about the type 21 shots being a bit on the dark side but beautiful all the same

Goldie fish
25th June 2005, 03:52
well it was 530am...

Goldie fish
25th June 2005, 18:08
Photos of the Portugese Frigate Jòao Belo,and the 4 Dutch vessels currently visiting Cork.

Steamy Window
27th June 2005, 17:48
Was at Pairc Ui Chaoimh yesterday, walked right behind Walls...and had my camera. If only, if only! Got a few shots of a Dauphin dropping Mary McAleese off at the match though :)

hptmurphy
28th June 2005, 04:46
Yeah it passed over here on the way home...she wouldn't wave back to me..bummer!

Goldie fish
6th July 2005, 14:41
Some photos from Cork on the RAN website

http://www.navy.gov.au/nt/gallery/ireland.htm
(I'm surprised i didnt make it in to one of them)

http://www.navy.gov.au/nt/gallery/images/20050619ran8095516_027.JPG

Goldie fish
7th July 2005, 21:51
From the same site:

Anzac Anecdotes - Part Six
By LEUT Rachel Irving

It is hard to believe we are just six weeks from home – the time is really starting to fly past, particularly these last few weeks, which have been so very busy for us.

The ship spent a few weeks at sea off Scotland for the Joint Maritime Course (JMC) with 150 units all ‘fighting' for coastal and territorial supremacy.

It was an intense period for many of the ship's company, particularly the Operations team, and was a good learning experience for many of the younger members of the Operations Room team. JMC also now holds the dubious title of conducting the longest CASEX (anti-submarine exercise) ever known to mankind!

After Scotland , we headed to Ireland , transiting the River Lee to Cork where the hospitality flowed as endlessly as the Guiness.

Cork is one of those places whereby what you picture in your head turns out to be just that – in other words we had envisioned a quaint town with lots of pubs and smiling faces – and that's exactly what we got.

With people tooting their car horns and waving madly as we made our approach to the wharf, it was a ‘craiking' (sic) good time to be had by all, to be sure to be sure.

The ship spent a few days in Cork with many of the ship's company heading to the surrounding countryside to kiss the Blarney Stone and see the sights.

Onboard, the WEEO, CMDR Simon O'Brien, and the CO, CAPT Richard Menhinick, donned their WA promotion hats with Agent General for WA, Mr Robert Fisher, and helped host the Western Australia Wine Trade Testing afternoon on the flight deck.

The WA government sponsored the afternoon, with thirteen Irish agents representing more than 20 WA wines. Visitors included restaurant owners, off licences, fine wine stores, tourism operators, wine media and on licences. Judging by the wobbly walks of people down the gangway and gales of laughter, a successful afternoon was had by all.

The ship then hotfooted down to Portsmouth for the Trafalgar 200 and International Festival of the Sea celebrations, which paid homage to Admiral Nelson.

Nothing will ever quite compare to the spectacle of seeing so many thousands of vessels in the one stretch of water – it was amazing to be part of and well worth the hours of practice and long days put in by all.

A special mention must go to Anzac's boats' crews, who ran the two RHIBS in and out of harbour in an endless shuttle of VIPs, media and guests.

Anzac was lucky to be one of two foreign vessels in a group of just six which sailed past Her Majesty the Queen in formation. For many, it will be the closest we ever get to Royalty and for most it will be the only time we will ever take part in such an event again.

Meanwhile the four Open Days held on the ship during the International Festival of the Sea saw more than 10,000 visitors stream through the frigate and enjoy the sounds of the band and the displays set up for them.

It has been a hectic and tiring time but it has also been one which we will all remember as one to tell the grand children.

For now we continue on our way, selling Australia and WA as the greatest spot on earth and enjoying the customs and cultures of others. Though the time is counting down till we are home, there is still much to do and see and, as they say, the show must go on.

Till next time.