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    The Sunday Times last week had a story suggesting...

    The Sunday Times last week had a story suggesting that the T31 contract will be a choice between Babcock and BAE with a proposal for building six vessels.
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    Sticky: Yep there seem to be quite a range of similar...

    Yep there seem to be quite a range of similar vessels .....more or less derived from LE Eithne.... Here's another.
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    The Batch 1 Rivers are to be sold over the next...

    The Batch 1 Rivers are to be sold over the next few years. At least 20 years service left in them and probably very reasonably priced. They would make good replacements for the P40s.
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    Bloody neutrals.......Our Steyrs only fire blanks...

    Bloody neutrals.......Our Steyrs only fire blanks too.

    Smiley
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    The Philippines have been planning to upgrade...

    The Philippines have been planning to upgrade their "Peacocks" for some time now ....If they go ahead I'd say they would love to obtain both P40s. (Sell both)

    I'd personally replace them with a...
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    Sticky: Babcocks have a new vessel....Partially derived...

    Babcocks have a new vessel....Partially derived from the P60s...
  7. Pity the Investment bankers don't have occasional...

    Pity the Investment bankers don't have occasional Cocaine tests.....It's apparently their drug of choice.
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    After P64 comes on charge I'd like a Damen...

    After P64 comes on charge I'd like a Damen Crossover type replacement for Eithne (preferably two). The P40s could be replaced afterwards by whatever type is felt appropriate at the time.
    I see no...
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    Perhaps something like the RN Flower class...

    Perhaps something like the RN Flower class corvettes? HMS Buttercup scares the proverbial out of me.:neek:
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    Sticky: I'm neither NIMBY or anti-Brit.......I'm pro...

    I'm neither NIMBY or anti-Brit.......I'm pro Neutrality and Pro UN......All this NATO/Russia stuff is a scam perpetuated to support various arms industries and little else.......Trump is going to...
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    Sticky: Here's another contender for a "configurable"...

    Here's another contender for a "configurable" Type 31......(EPV?)

    http://www.stellersystems.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/02/Project-Spartan-Brochure.pdf
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    That's true enough.....RTE...

    That's true enough.....RTE 1971....http://www.rte.ie/archives/2016/0531/792188-new-ships-for-irish-navy/
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    We ignored the RAF during the Emergency. Quite...

    We ignored the RAF during the Emergency. Quite possibly they could still have clearance to use the Donegal corridor.....Was it ever cancelled? :eek:
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    Everybody knows Terrier......:biggrin:

    Everybody knows Terrier......:biggrin:
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    Who are "we" and who are "these people" ?

    Who are "we" and who are "these people" ?
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    Let's buy some Bears then.

    Let's buy some Bears then.
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    Just get more Mowags.......and stick with them. ...

    Just get more Mowags.......and stick with them. Be more active and capable with the UN.....If we're ever fighting in Ireland I'd be happy enough to use a Lee Enfield with a scope no matter how much...
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    Sticky: A member of another forum has designed an app for...

    A member of another forum has designed an app for designing your own "Fantasy Fleet" based on the River/Type31 for the British Navy.....Hope it works for you . have fun and Happy New Year.

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    Sticky: I agree with upgrading our Naval Service...

    I agree with upgrading our Naval Service Ancient,,,,,,
    I have no interest whatsoever in "Pan-European Defence" or "The Resource Wars of the 21st. Century" as proposed by former "EU Presidente Jaques...
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    Yes I know their histories and NATOs......The...

    Yes I know their histories and NATOs......The principal reason for the existence of NATO is the purchase of armaments.
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    Well perhaps we should donate LE Aisling to...

    Well perhaps we should donate LE Aisling to them....
    Greece watching Turkey? These two are NATO allies on the "frontline" of defending "western" values from rampaging Russia. The mind boggles.
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    Surely Greece as a NATO member has enough Naval...

    Surely Greece as a NATO member has enough Naval assets to patrol her own waters.....as does Turkey another NATO member (yet between them they seem unable to police a few ribs)...........not very...
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    Nothing the British had (tracked or not) in the...

    Nothing the British had (tracked or not) in the War of Independence could have coped with Irish "bocage" country. Probably still true.
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    Competition between 3 companies to an island of...

    Competition between 3 companies to an island of 700 people? I've used the Aran ferries for years and have no complaints (it's a public service)
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    Actually that wasn't an invasion force....it was...

    Actually that wasn't an invasion force....it was re-inforcements.:n:)
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