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    HMS Severn alongside Cork City


    HMS Severn is alongside Cork City today (photographed in the Evening Echo).

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    Why do i have to work tonight :(
    Lets hope the crusties keep away
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    Its not the crusties, but the "anti war" RSF that are the problem there.

    ARA Libertad is due to visit Cork later in the year, Possibly June.

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    HMS Severn

    Check out this link on Indymedia they are tripping over themselves tp protest about the visit of HMS Severn.

    http://www.indymedia.ie/article/81065


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    Rain stopped play. Just shows their dedication to the cause when a bit of rain keeps the protesters away.

    She leaves tomorrow.

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    Looks fairly impressive along the quay side on the way into town tonight. Its well protected by the local Gardai
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    Delighted to hear that they did not show up I am really getting sick of all these anti-everything. They must lead unreal lives.

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    From the Indo today:
    A guided missile frigate from the German Navy is to visit Dublin next month. The March visit by the FSG Augsburg, normally based at Wilhelmshaven, is the latest in a series by NATO navies, including warships from Britain and America. The 3680-ton frigate carries Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and Sea Sparrow and EAM surface-to-air missiles. It has a crew of 219.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Its not the crusties, but the "anti war" RSF that are the problem there.

    ARA Libertad is due to visit Cork later in the year, Possibly June.


    Yeah June, due to visit Galway and Dublin too.

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    14 May 07 BNS Belgica A 962 Cork
    This vessel is engaged in fisheries research, specifically Pelagic Calcification and Export of Carbonate production in Climate Change, on the Irish Continental shelf.



    17 Jun 07 ARA Libertad Q 2 Cork


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    The Irish Naval Service are doing some travelling this summer also, Including Canada, the Black Sea and the Baltic.

    L.E.Orla
    25 May 07 LE Orla P 41 Rotterdam ,Netherlands

    L.E.Aisling
    07 Jun 07 LE Aisling P 23 Oslo ,Norway
    10 Jun 07 LE Aisling P 23 Aalborg ,Denmark
    14 Jun 07 LE Aisling P 23 Gdansk ,Poland
    18 Jun 07 LE Aisling P 23 Kiel ,Germany

    L.E.Niamh
    07 Jun 07 LE Niamh P 52 Oslo ,Norway
    10 Jun 07 LE Niamh P 52 Copenhagen ,Denmark
    14 Jun 07 LE Niamh P 52 Klaipeda ,Lithuania
    18 Jun 07 LE Niamh P 52 Kiel ,Germany

    L.E.Eithne
    20 Jun 07 LE Eithne P 31 Toronto , Canada
    26 Jun 07 LE Eithne P 31 Montreal , Canada
    14 Sep 07 LE Eithne P 31 Bordeaux

    L.E.Emer
    06 Jul 07 LE Emer P 21 Zeebrugge, Belgium

    L.E.Ciara
    20 Jul 07 LE Ciara P 42 Zeebrugge, Belgium

    L.E.Aoife
    26 Jul 07 LE Aoife P 22 Malaga, Spain
    03 Aug 07 LE Aoife P 22 Varna, Bulgaria
    06 Aug 07 LE Aoife P 22 Constanta, Romania
    12 Aug 07 LE Aoife P 22 Valletta, Malta

    Apparently L.E. Roisin is minding the shop this summer...

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    WOW, busy year for the NS, the crew of L.E.Aoife, Spain and Malta...lucky gits
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    Don't forget the Black sea resorts too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Don't forget the Black sea resorts too..
    ...question, is this an exceptionally busy forgin visit schdule, they seem to be sending ships further then normal and more of them, or do they do these every year?
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    They do this every year. Malta (Valetta)has seen Irish Naval vessels almost every year since the early 80s. American Trips are almost annual, usually coincide with Paddys day. Kiel is annual, though its rare to see two ships go.

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    there used to be a regular re supply to the leb and to cyprus as well

    do you sea dogs ever bring along a few Soldiers for inter services co operation
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    Currently in Cork is the French Frigate "La Vallee", or to give it its full title, "Lieutenant de vaisseau Lavallée".


    Another of the D'Estienne d'Orves (A69)class, a type often seen in Cork. This is the same ship type as the Argentinian ARA Guerrico, which was hit by small arms and 84mm fire during th eBattle for South Georgia during the Falklands war of 1982.

    The type is due for retirement soon, having been in service since the early 70s. The single 100mm gun is mounted forward, immediately ahead of the large bridge. and the 375mm ASW rocket launcher is mounted on the deckhouse aft.
    France still has considerable overseas interests and the D.Estienne D'Orves class share some of the duties involved. For such distant deployments they mount an MM.38 Exocet SSM on either side of the funnel. which confers some independent offensive capability. although such a small ship is intended to be dependent upon other vessels or aircraft for protection against a serious air or surface threat.



    A Creusot-Loire 100mm dual-purpose gun, Model 1968-11 (1x1)
    B 20mm AA gun (2x1 )
    C MM.38 Exocet SAM launchers (2x1 )
    D 533mm torpedo tubes (2x2) for L3 ASW and L5 GP torpedoes
    E Bofors 375mm ASW rocket launcher, Model 1954 (1x6)

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    This vessel is in service since October 1980
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    is that French Frigate in Dublin at the moment ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy View Post
    is that French Frigate in Dublin at the moment ??

    Which one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Which one?
    there is a similar class french frigate in Dubln 'LATOUCHE - TRIVILLE" same as one in cork
    L.E. Emer is also there in attendance

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    Foreign Visits update

    05 May 07 HNLMS Mercuur (Netherlands) A 900 Dublin (Torpedo support ship)
    14 May 07 BNS Belgica (Belgium)A 962 Cork (Fisheries Research)
    15 Jun 07 FS Meuse (France) A 607 Dublin (Tanker)
    16 Jun 07 ARA Libertad Q 2 Galway
    21 Jun 07 ARA Libertad Q 2 Dublin

    It seems Libertad will now not be visiting Cork.

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    anyone know anything about a submarine in dublin today? Spotted it coming into the bay at roughly midday-ish... got 2 pics on my phone but the zoom isn't great so you can only just about make out the submarine shape...
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    Post them anyway.

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    you can only just about make out the shape of the sub...
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    Yup its a sub alright!
    Just visiting

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