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andy
10th February 2004, 13:34
Re this thread: http://www.irishmilitaryonline.com/board/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=24

faughanballagh
10th February 2004, 22:36
Is the Niamh still there?

andy
10th February 2004, 23:41
The Naval Service should have got their finger out and filled in the proper paper work!


(i cant post threads on news)

[Mod - Yes you can, they just get checked to see if they're relevant to topic first.]

Goldie fish
11th February 2004, 09:00
Niamh returned once the initial recce mission was complete,within 2 weeks of her departure I believe.

Victor
11th February 2004, 14:35
Goldie, was HMNLS Amsterdam here to take stuff to Liberia. Is that the Amsterdam in the photos in An Coasintór?

Goldie fish
11th February 2004, 17:06
No. LE Niamh brought the initial stores to Liberia,and the rest followed by air.(AN124) What photos?

Victor
11th February 2004, 17:23
I think it's a photo centre spread on Liberia in the current edition. Lots of photos of Nissans and MOWAGs in what I initially though was a warehouse (cream? coloured walls), but actually appears to be a ship. Very high floor to ceiling though.

I knew about the AN124, but I wasn't sure if everything went on it.

Goldie fish
11th February 2004, 19:27
HMNLS Amsterdam is a fleet replenishment ship. HMNLS Rotterdam is an LPD and is being used as a Hospital ship in Liberia. To My knowledge she has not visited Cork(if she did nobody told me)
http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/rotterdam/images/rott3.jpg

This is her Well Deck,where that photo in an cosantoir could have been taken.
http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/rotterdam/images/rott7.jpg

Victor
11th February 2004, 20:59
Apologies. GF, my bad.

Adrian
12th February 2004, 13:43
Is it the case that a Navy supply mission to oversea's service personel must get the final say from the Defence Department? - would a similiar mision/situation occur in any other Navy in the world, that a "supply mission" could be canceled because of non military personal, namely the cival servants in the DOD?? - If this is the case I think it is a farce! - bureaucracy at its best! - surely Geff Hoon would not get involved in a RN supply mission lets say to Yugoslavia.. why do the cival servants/councilors have so much influence! same in every government department:confused:

Adrian
12th February 2004, 15:18
I understand, but it is the navy, that is what a navy does. But for it to be canceled due to a DOD descision is in annoying, how expensive is it? - I would imagine that, that situation would not happen with the RN.. The Irish Defence Forces, "A Life less ordinary" - maybe for the army.

Slacker
12th February 2004, 18:23
Eeeeasy Addy, paper trails are there for a reason.

Goldie fish
13th February 2004, 01:16
The NS have been seeking a certain amount of financial self sufficiency for accounting purposes for some time. In many cases the annual budget has had a portion of its total returned at the end of the year,unspent. The amount however does not roll into the next year,often causing difficulties.

Goldie fish
13th February 2004, 07:30
Apparently KNLMS Rotterdam Visited Dublin sometime last year,in the company of 2 Karel Doorman class frigates Van Nes [F833] and Van Speijk [F828.

Photos HERE (http://www.merseyshipping.co.uk/photofeatures/services/othernaval/nmdub/nmdub.htm)