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    Let's not forget our famous writers , L.E Joyce , L.E Shaw , L.E Wilde ( not sure if everyone would be happy to serve on the last one )
    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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    Quote Originally Posted by danno View Post
    Fair enough,at least you are prepared to consider an alternative to current practise.
    Only with the greatest reluctance. I like tradition. It is one of the pillars of military organisations. It engenders esprit de corps without which a military unit cannot function.

    As far as I can ascertain no one has given a good reason to abandon this tradition other than for change itself. There are good reasons not to abandon the present system, the main one from my point of view is the danger of political interference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sofa View Post
    When you say served Ireland, Would you included the likes of Shackleton and Ton Crean. who brought honour to Ireland while it was under a different flag. ?
    Only when we had exhausted the ones who served under a green flag either with a harp or white and orange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    Let's not forget our famous writers , L.E Joyce , L.E Shaw , L.E Wilde ( not sure if everyone would be happy to serve on the last one )
    I would,nt like to be asked to look for the Golden rivet on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    I second that no .
    I third that no.

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    Of course we could always sell naming rights /sponcership to the ships . Yes you can have your company name and logo on the hull for x amount of Euro . Imagine Eithne's funnels painted as two pints of Guinness .
    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    Of course we could always sell naming rights /sponcership to the ships . Yes you can have your company name and logo on the hull for x amount of Euro . Imagine Eithne's funnels painted as two pints of Guinness .
    Don't the PV's already have cartoon characters Yosimite Sam and Pepe le Peu on their funnels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BANDIT View Post
    We are never going to have a huge fleet so we will not be short of names. The current system works why change it? if it is changed try and select people who served Ireland. Wolfe Tone, Fr Murphy, Barry, Pearse, Larkin, Connolly , etc people who were not afraid to put their lives on the line for this country, Maybe even Mc Guinness, Adams, in a few decades times. ( that will stir the pot)
    Celtic Warrior stuff sounds like a bunch of enviro...
    I think every Corpo housing estate has first call on that list of names

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    Let's not forget our famous writers , L.E Joyce , L.E Shaw , L.E Wilde ( not sure if everyone would be happy to serve on the last one )
    To winpy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sofa View Post
    I think every Corpo housing estate has first call on that list of names
    Liam Mellows has three streets in Finglas named after him .
    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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    Intresting that Haulbowline maintained it's name from the original occupants , unlike all the Army instalations which took on new names at the start of independence .
    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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    Quote Originally Posted by BANDIT View Post
    We are never going to have a huge fleet so we will not be short of names. The current system works why change it? if it is changed try and select people who served Ireland. Wolfe Tone, Fr Murphy, Barry, Pearse, Larkin, Connolly , etc people who were not afraid to put their lives on the line for this country, Maybe even Mc Guinness, Adams, in a few decades times. ( that will stir the pot)
    Celtic Warrior stuff sounds like a bunch of enviro...
    You cpould use the last few names straightoff for target ships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    Intresting that Haulbowline maintained it's name from the original occupants , unlike all the Army instalations which took on new names at the start of independence .
    It is odd that the naval base has no name other than the Naval Base. Haulbowline was the name of the island when there was no naval presence there, but the Irish name remains Inis Sionnach. Some of the Buildings may have had RN names over the years which remained too. Was the Basin once called Victoria Dock? It is surprising that the other treaty ports, for the most part(bere Island being another exception) had their installations renamed from British to Irish ones.
    Is it time the Naval base was named after a suitably Nautical Patriot?
    Casement was used, What about Fort Childers?

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    Is it time the Naval base was named after a suitably Nautical Patriot
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    No!!!!

    Piss off and stop stirring it!
    Just visiting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    It is odd that the naval base has no name other than the Naval Base. Haulbowline was the name of the island when there was no naval presence there, but the Irish name remains Inis Sionnach. Some of the Buildings may have had RN names over the years which remained too. Was the Basin once called Victoria Dock? It is surprising that the other treaty ports, for the most part(bere Island being another exception) had their installations renamed from British to Irish ones.
    Is it time the Naval base was named after a suitably Nautical Patriot?
    Casement was used, What about Fort Childers?
    Edward Bransfield !!! After all he was born just a few miles east in Ballinacurra. No doubt he often sailed past and or landed on Haulbowline in his youth. And he was a Corkman.!!!

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    The net vessel should be named LE 2 Bn
    "And maybe just remind the few, if ill of us they speak, that we are all that stands between the monsters and the weak."
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    Is there a ship naming dept in the NS,

    Who comes up with and approves the names
    "And maybe just remind the few, if ill of us they speak, that we are all that stands between the monsters and the weak."
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    The initial 3 corvettes were named under an Army order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedgehog View Post
    Is there a ship naming dept in the NS,

    Who comes up with and approves the names

    Traditionally the Chief or Minister named them. check on the names of the previous Ministers daughters and hey presto bing bang boom. the only variation was Eithne who was named after the Chiefs favourite barmaid when he served with the 27th on the border....

    tell me I'm wrong!

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    For the last 2 vessels there was a competition for school children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    For the last 2 vessels there was a competition for school children.

    Did the winner get a schoolchild?

    Sick dude
    "And maybe just remind the few, if ill of us they speak, that we are all that stands between the monsters and the weak."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorenco View Post
    Edward Bransfield !!! After all he was born just a few miles east in Ballinacurra. No doubt he often sailed past and or landed on Haulbowline in his youth. And he was a Corkman.!!!
    Its probably because HBL not titled Fort George etc that the usual practise to change names did not arise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    For the last 2 vessels there was a competition for school children.
    That isn't true. Only Roisin was named from a School competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisr View Post
    Traditionally the Chief or Minister named them. check on the names of the previous Ministers daughters and hey presto bing bang boom. the only variation was Eithne who was named after the Chiefs favourite barmaid when he served with the 27th on the border....

    tell me I'm wrong!
    You are wrong.
    P32 was supposed to be named after "someone's" daughter. The name remained on the list until P52. His other daughters name has not yet been used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    That isn't true. Only Roisin was named from a School competition.


    Incorrect, it was Niamh.

    Roisin was named by then Minister For Defence Michael Smith, after Roisin Dubh from Celtic Mythology.

    The late Lt Cdr Sean O'Brien had an input into ship naming.

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