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    The whole ""If it ain't broke don't fix it" attitude is responsible for a lot of problems for the DF, why not break with the norm just once and see if it works??, why not name them after famous Irish naval personnel???, e.g St. Brendan, Francis Beaufort or John Barry??
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    Personally I would like the ships to be named after someone who helped secured Irish independence Wolfe Tone is a great example he is regarded as the father of Irish republicism but he was also a protestant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Socrates View Post
    The whole ""If it ain't broke don't fix it" attitude is responsible for a lot of problems for the DF, why not break with the norm just once and see if it works??, why not name them after famous Irish naval personnel???, e.g St. Brendan, Francis Beaufort or John Barry??
    The danger with breaking with tradition is that politicians might get their hands on the process. The result will be ships called after politicians or political hangers on. God forbid.

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    PVs are always going to be named after women. Auxliaries after men......

    I think enough time has evolved to go back to using the corvettes names for the new class of OPVs

    Eithne and some of the others may seem like horrible names but once you've served on the ships you think of the names in a different light, and remember them for the time spent living in them, hard to understand for some perhaps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomh903 View Post
    Personally I would like the ships to be named after someone who helped secured Irish independence Wolfe Tone is a great example he is regarded as the father of Irish republicism but he was also a protestant.
    So would you have our ships called after Freemasons?

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    Irish wildlife, current and extinct.

    I always thought the Lough Neagh patrol vessels (now in Gibraltar and renamed HMS Sabre and Scimitar) had pretty mean names.

    MV Grey Fox, and MV Grey Wolf. (MV because they were crewed by Royal Marine Commandos). And they looked the part as they set out on patrol from Massereene Barracks...very apocolypse now.

    Or castles in Irish coastal counties.

    Re Mr Wolfe Tone - does the fact that he was a freemason define who the man was?

    And I'm not...before anyone asks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomh903 View Post
    Personally I would like the ships to be named after someone who helped secured Irish independence Wolfe Tone is a great example he is regarded as the father of Irish republicism but he was also a protestant.
    It's also better known as the name of a provo funding pub band. No thanks.

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    i dont think there is anything wrong with the current system however if it was to be changed people involved in our struggle for freedom would be great. the peace process is 14years old, is it not time we take back our history from the sinners? and be able to celebrate the achievements of people of wolfe tone, o'connell, pearse, connelly, griffin, and collins

    i would be nice to see some ships named after rising figures for the centenary.

    the unionists would probably kick up a fuss but sure they were down last week giving out that we should hold an orange parade in dublin because we are discriminating against the 400 orange members in the republic of ireland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richkelly5 View Post
    i dont think there is anything wrong with the current system however if it was to be changed people involved in our struggle for freedom would be great. the peace process is 14years old, is it not time we take back our history from the sinners? and be able to celebrate the achievements of people of wolfe tone, o'connell, pearse, connelly, griffin, and collins
    Don't these people have enough things named after them? Indeed, so much that when someone says O'Connell Street, people ask which one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richkelly5 View Post
    i dont think there is anything wrong with the current system however if it was to be changed people involved in our struggle for freedom would be great. the peace process is 14years old, is it not time we take back our history from the sinners? and be able to celebrate the achievements of people of wolfe tone, o'connell, pearse, connelly, griffin, and collins

    i would be nice to see some ships named after rising figures for the centenary.

    the unionists would probably kick up a fuss but sure they were down last week giving out that we should hold an orange parade in dublin because we are discriminating against the 400 orange members in the republic of ireland.
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    Re Mr Wolfe Tone - does the fact that he was a freemason define who the man was?

    It does without a doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Battletour View Post
    Re Mr Wolfe Tone - does the fact that he was a freemason define who the man was?

    It does without a doubt.
    Your poo pooing nearly everything that's been suggested- what do you suggest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedgehog View Post
    Your poo pooing nearly everything that's been suggested- what do you suggest?
    Maybe geographical features, maybe counties, towns. Maybe reinforce the 'adoption' concept with the citizens of these counties and/or towns. How about LE Cork/Donegal/ Wicklow etc. for example. The LE Shannon, Liffey, Lee? Maybe the old titles such as Uisneach, Oriel, Breffni?

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    Yes but that is greatly outnumbered by the amount of GAA clubs named after him

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    What about??, Charles Davis Lucas, the Very first recipient of the Victoria Cross, served in the Royal Navy, and he's Irish..Can't think of a better person to have a ship named after them.
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    I like the current method. Mind you I was seeing an Eithne for a while back in the day. It left scars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    You could paint it on the keel. You'd be reminded of him every time the bottom was scraped.
    Will you stop. The fish would be jumping into French trawlers to get away from it. The Frenchies could claim (with some justification) that it was all a "steech-op".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Socrates View Post
    The whole ""If it ain't broke don't fix it" attitude is responsible for a lot of problems for the DF, why not break with the norm just once and see if it works??, why not name them after famous Irish naval personnel???, e.g St. Brendan, Francis Beaufort or John Barry??
    How about Edward Bransfield R.N. From Ballinacurra near Midleton East Cork. Who commanded the brig Williams that first discovered Antarctica in 1819. Pressganged into Royal Navy in 1803 and rose through the ranks to become Master of HMS Andromanche in 1817. the old Antarctic Supply Ship Bransfield is called after him.

    OR any number of other Irish Born Arctic or Antarctic explorers. Shackelton. McClure, McClintock, Crozier The McCarthy brothers from Kinsale, Bob Forde from Cobh. My personal favourite would be Tom Crean. These were REAL heros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorenco View Post

    OR any number of other Irish Born Arctic or Antarctic explorers. Shackelton. McClure, McClintock, Crozier The McCarthy brothers from Kinsale, Bob Forde from Cobh. My personal favourite would be Tom Crean. These were REAL heros.
    There's a great idea.

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    There is nothing wrong with the present Nameing system, it's incredibly non-confrontational and bestows a certain uniqueness on the NS fleet.
    If it were to change, then we have lots of cities and large towns not to mention a few sizeable hills.
    As for presidents, yuck, liars, cowards, and tree huggers, damn it man, we could have got a terrorist as a president, he might be a NI politican now, but the b/tard is still going to the 7th circle of hell!
    Could you imagine a ship called devalera for example, I'd quite happly blow that up myself, maybe we should delete this thread before some brain-dead civil servant sees it and puts it out as a good idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by Socrates View Post
    What about??, Charles Davis Lucas, the Very first recipient of the Victoria Cross, served in the Royal Navy, and he's Irish..Can't think of a better person to have a ship named after them.
    Tell us more. I'd like to hear more about him please.

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    What about naming them after people on this board? The L.E Hedgehog?, The L.E Tim Horgan anyone..............?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herald View Post
    What about naming them after people on this board? The L.E Hedgehog?, The L.E Tim Horgan anyone..............?????
    Do you really want people to say they are hedgehogs seamen??
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    L .E Wellington , sure the Duke himself was born in Dublin .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorenco View Post
    How about Edward Bransfield R.N. From Ballinacurra near Midleton East Cork. Who commanded the brig Williams that first discovered Antarctica in 1819. Pressganged into Royal Navy in 1803 and rose through the ranks to become Master of HMS Andromanche in 1817. the old Antarctic Supply Ship Bransfield is called after him.

    OR any number of other Irish Born Arctic or Antarctic explorers. Shackelton. McClure, McClintock, Crozier The McCarthy brothers from Kinsale, Bob Forde from Cobh. My personal favourite would be Tom Crean. These were REAL heros.
    Wasn't there a recent NS recruit class called Shackelton? You may have just given us the name(s) of future NS recruit classes
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