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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    Apologies if this is the wrong thread/forum: HMS Severn in Belfast Monday 19th June 2017.
    Royal Navy University Squadron, 3 vessels, HMS Biter , HMS Persuer, and HMS Charger visited Ireland recently -Dublin-Waterford and Haulbowline. They called to see Commodore and interacted with Naval personnel. they had a Commander i/c, a Lieut-Commander, and 3 Lieuts. They were berthed on the yacht lay bye area.

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    Not a Naval Visit, but I see Charles and Herself are going to be visiting the base and touring one of the ships tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky42 View Post
    Not a Naval Visit, but I see Charles and Herself are going to be visiting the base and touring one of the ships tomorrow.
    No doubt following the footsteps of his ancestors, The Prince and Princess of Wales (Later King Edward VII, whom Camilla's great grandmother may have had an affair with, and Queen Alexandra after whom the quay and steps to the north of the Stone Blocks are named.) and Prince Albert Victor of Wales (Possibly Jack the Ripper) who visited there on the 15th April 1885.

    King George V also visited Haulbowline and the Magazine fort on Rocky Island, during his tour of the realm following his coronation. He was widely welcomed throughout Ireland, in 1913.
    There is an interesting story told of the new kings visit to the Magazine fort which is now the Island Crematoreum.
    Because black powder was stored there, and risk of explosion was high everyone who visited had to wear wooden clogs, regardless of rank. George was there accompanied by Kitchener himself...
    Kitchener barked at the attendant at the magazine to open the door to the visiting royals. The attendant indicated the rack of clogs , and Kitchener extended the leg to the attendant to assist removing his riding boot. The attendant ignored him and the Ballylongford earl struggled to complete the shodding himself.
    Kitchener continued with the royal party but the attendant blocked their way, insisting that everyone don the clogs. Including the new king. Kitchener protested that such rules did not apply to royalty but the king was having none of it, and duly extended the royal leg in Kitcheners direction to seek assistance removing the royal boot.
    And that is how an Irishman by the name of William Smith was the only irishman to make the king of England take off his boots.
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    One of the Type 45's is in Cobh this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky42 View Post
    One of the Type 45's is in Cobh this morning.
    HMS Diamond along side Deep Water Berth in Ringaskiddy right now !
    Time for another break I think......

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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    HMS Diamond along side Deep Water Berth in Ringaskiddy right now !
    Amazing that she made it that far seeing she had problems outside Devonport yesterday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EUFighter View Post
    Amazing that she made it that far seeing she had problems outside Devonport yesterday!
    Any C130s/Atlas/C17 visiting Cork Airport at the minute?




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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    Any C130s/Atlas/C17 visiting Cork Airport at the minute?

    Carrying spares
    Well that could be embarrassing...

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    They're defecting , Red October type of thing.
    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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    Quote Originally Posted by EUFighter View Post
    Amazing that she made it that far seeing she had problems outside Devonport yesterday!
    Some wag reckoned she drifted in on the tide!...Oddly enough I haven't seen any photos of her either alongside or comming up the harbour!
    Time for another break I think......

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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    Some wag reckoned she drifted in on the tide!...Oddly enough I haven't seen any photos of her either alongside or comming up the harbour!
    Pics on, Cobh Edition Face Book page .
    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    Some wag reckoned she drifted in on the tide!...Oddly enough I haven't seen any photos of her either alongside or comming up the harbour!
    https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/stat...64172361850881

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    Last edited by hptmurphy; 18th July 2018 at 22:47.
    Time for another break I think......

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    Nice time to visit the harbour.
    She was at Ringaskiddy for the duration. The location and current works make photography of the ship at berth impossible unless you are in a boat.
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    The Frigate Hamburg is in at Cobh, bit surprised at the level of goods they are taking on?

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    Nice ship. Lots of fuel being taken on board.




    they were flying drones around the ship, at least 3 of two different types.


    they had a diver down:

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    Defender is in Cobh today at the old IFI pier.

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    Slightly off topic but I visited HMS Caroline in Belfast yesterday. If you haven't seen it it's well worth the trip. I had a great RNR guide who had served on HMS Antelope in the Falklands. Very knowledgeable about the Naval Service as well.
    The nation that will insist on drawing a broad line of demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and its thinking done by cowards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky42 View Post
    Defender is in Cobh today at the old IFI pier.
    Strange choice, but it is a very secure berth. Possibly waiting for something to free up in Ringaskiddy.
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    Thats nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmití View Post



    Thats nice.
    It is probably the only berth available that provides location security, easily controlled by the Gardai, and keeps the " heroes " at bay. The captain will be happy but the run ashore will be dire unless buses are laid on. It is all part of the Marine Spatial Plan. No room for the Naval Service or visiting naval Ships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancientmariner View Post
    It is probably the only berth available that provides location security, easily controlled by the Gardai, and keeps the " heroes " at bay. The captain will be happy but the run ashore will be dire unless buses are laid on. It is all part of the Marine Spatial Plan. No room for the Naval Service or visiting naval Ships.
    City quays are empty this weekend but as you say but too close to "heroes".
    I see her skipper meeting the FOCNS in the wardroom earlier. No doubt the plan is to empty it later.
    Must really stick in the craw of the shinner camp in Passage to see this literally on their doorstep, yet still out of reach.
    As for the run ashore, the railway station in Carrigaloe should bring them where they need to go. I'm sure they have walked further in quest of a pint.


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