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    Eithne had much of its upper decks layers removed recently. She must be a few hundred tonnes lighter in the water now.

    Photos of Chilreu













    I wonder if the avove vessel was ever arrested by the Irish N.S when she operated as a civilian trawler? Anyone remember arresting the stern trawler "Pescalonso"?
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    Tons heavier maybe on some ships but I rememeber a Bosun on Eithne who had a fetish regarding 'sugee' as oppossed to paint and we were the scrubbers of the NS as opposed to decorators.

    have to say that Spanish stern trawlers were something of a rarity..the normal ones were standard type and all looked quite the same...My particular memories extend to the Grampian Admiral.

    Worthy to note that most of the 'Spanies' we dealt with were actually 'Brit Spans' to adhere with the regulations at the time.This involved crewing regulations to include EU nationals as in the early part of the '80s , Spain wasn't an EU memeber state.

    Bit like flags of convience.Hence the arrest rates were far higher than they are today..At the time a single ship could have more arrests than the whole service can make today..must dig out my diary again....I think by June of 1988 Eithne had in the region of twelve or so...and this included a three week refit and a weeks work up to exercises when we were proactive at the FP role.
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    HMS Wesminister currently in Cork, with Merlin Helicopter embarked.

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    HMS Westminster

    Hi Guys anyone got any pictures of HMS Westminster which is supposed to be in Cork at present.

    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian McGrath View Post
    Hi Guys anyone got any pictures of HMS Westminster which is supposed to be in Cork at present.

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    Here you go Brian! She just came in this morning
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    Brilliant Test Pilot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Test Pilot View Post
    Here you go Brian! She just came in this morning
    By this morning you mean yesterday? See Foreign Naval visits in FAQ. Photos to follow later.

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    WHAT!!!!!!! No guns or helicopter. Like it Test Pilot, Goldie I am sure will show us the real one.

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    Photo's of Westminster in Cork are on the net.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/frosty120/1288212003/
    Last edited by pmtts; 2nd September 2007 at 15:47.

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    As promised.












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    Westminster could do with a paint job, and that Merlin looks a bit oversized, which is interesting, given that the Naval Service's new EPV will be about the same size as Westminster.

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    Looks like HMS Westminster has seen better days.

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    Nothing a coat of paint wouldn't sort out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    Nothing a coat of paint wouldn't sort out.
    FRENCH NAVAL FRIGATE 'DE GRASSE' IN DUBLIN PORT NOW OCEAN PIER
    ALEXANDRA QUAY
    BIG MAMA

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    Wasn't De Grasse the Frigate that carried out the Pre Delivery Deck Landing Training of the Dauphin, all those years ago?

    Three french Naval training vessels are also in cork this weekend. The usual type. Its been a long time since we saw something new from France.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Wasn't De Grasse the Frigate that carried out the Pre Delivery Deck Landing Training of the Dauphin, all those years ago?

    Three french Naval training vessels are also in cork this weekend. The usual type. Its been a long time since we saw something new from France.
    we carried out a lot of training on eithne off lorient with french test pilots dauphin was a yellow colour then...

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    yes very true - the a/corps pilots also were trained on Joan d'arc -i talked to some french sailors and pilot's who remembered the eithne training.'De Grasse' is 30 years old a beautful ship well armed -

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    Anyone know anything about the french ships that were in cork yesterday?
    I miss goldie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moggy View Post
    FRENCH NAVAL FRIGATE 'DE GRASSE' IN DUBLIN PORT NOW OCEAN PIER
    ALEXANDRA QUAY
    BIG MAMA
    It seems she is open for visits.

    http://www.ambafrance.ie/article.php3?id_article=816
    Visit of the French naval frigate "DE GRASSE".
    The French naval frigate "DE GRASSE" will call at Dublin port between the 13th and the 17th of september 2007.

    The "DE GRASSE" will be moored at Ocean Pier, Alexandra Quay, Dublin 1.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FS_De_Grasse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran View Post
    Anyone know anything about the french ships that were in cork yesterday?
    Yes.

    http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com...2&postcount=66

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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    Nothing a coat of paint wouldn't sort out.
    Absolutely, the Type-23 frigate is still a very impressive ship. It must be a tight squeeze getting the Merlin into that hangar.
    Cannon to right of them,
    Cannon to left of them,
    Cannon in front of them
    Volley'd and thunder'd;
    Storm'd at with shot and shell,
    Boldly they rode and well,
    Into the jaws of Death,
    Into the mouth of Hell
    Rode the six hundred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Thanks Goldie. I had a feeling they might be training ships.
    I miss goldie.

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    French Minesweeper 'andromede' Due In Dublin 02/10/7 @ 09:00 Hrs Also
    German U-boat ( U-15 ) Due In Dublin 2/10/7 @ 15:00 Hrs
    Anybody That Has The Day Off Would Get Great Picture Along The Liffey

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    they are parked at the harbour together as well
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedgehog View Post
    they are parked at the harbour together as well
    Tied up hedgee? - tied up ( not parked) yes both supposed to be alongside each other sir John Rogersons quay opposite the ferryman pub

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