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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildfowler94 View Post
    LE Shannon? Le Liffey? Le Nore? Le Barrow? LE Soire? Le Corrib? Le Foyle? just a suggestion, Irish waterways!
    Like IÉ and NIR locomotives?

    The entire 201 class is named after Irish rivers, with the IÉ locomotives carrying two nameplates, one in Irish and one in English, on each side of the locomotive. 8208 and 209 are owned by Northern Ireland Railways and they carry English language only nameplates. The nameplates are trapezium shaped, with the names in upper case.
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    201 Abhainn na Sionnainne River Shannon
    202 Abhainn na Laoi River Lee
    203 Abhainn na Coiribe River Corrib
    204 Abhainn na Bearu River Barrow
    205 Abhainn na Feoire River Nore
    206 Abhainn na Life River Liffey
    207 Abhainn na Bóinne River Boyne
    8208 - River Lagan
    8209 - River Foyle
    210 Abhainn na hEirne River Erne
    211 Abhainn na Suca River Suck
    212 Abhainn na Slaine River Slaney
    213 Abhainn na Muaidhe River Moy
    214 Abhainn na Broshai River Brosna
    215 An Abhainn Mhor River Avonmore
    216 Abhainn na Dothra River Dodder
    217 Abhainn na Fleisce River Flesk
    218 Abhainn na Garbhoige River Garavogue
    219 Abhainn na Tulchann River Tolka
    220 An Abhainn Dhubh River Blackwater
    221 Abhainn na Feilge River Fealge
    222 Abhainn na Dargaile River Dargle
    223 Abhainn na hAinnire River Anner
    224 Abhainn na Féile River Feale
    225 Abhainn na Daoile River Deel
    226 Abhainn na Siuire River Suir
    227 Abhainn na Leamhna River Laune
    228 An Abhainn Bhui River Owen
    229 Abhainn na Mainge River Maine
    230 Abhainn na Bandan River Bandon
    231 Abhainn na Maighe River Maigue
    232 Abhainn na Chaomaraigh River Cummeragh
    233 Abhainn na Chlair River Clare
    234 Abhainn na hEatharlai River Aherlow
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    I heard a yarn that the name USS bill clinton has been reserved for a waste disposal ship, such is the love he inspired with the US navy, so maybe there is a use for adamns, mcGUNess, ect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildfowler94 View Post
    LE Shannon? Le Liffey? Le Nore? Le Barrow? LE Soire? Le Corrib? Le Foyle? just a suggestion, Irish waterways!
    Why the lower case e for the name of our country. It is such sloppiness that caused many to think that our ships are French.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildfowler94 View Post
    LE Shannon? Le Liffey? Le Nore? Le Barrow? LE Soire? Le Corrib? Le Foyle? just a suggestion, Irish waterways!
    On reflection the idea is a good one. With the political divisions is this country, some dating from the civil war, naming ships after rivers and mountains makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flintstone View Post
    On reflection the idea is a good one. With the political divisions is this country, some dating from the civil war, naming ships after rivers and mountains makes sense.
    Not if you call one of the ships after the River SUCK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    That isn't true. Only Roisin was named from a School competition.
    Schoolkid compos to name the latest baby elephant/cub/chimp etc in the zoo is fine and well ,in effect its a clever marketing tool to get schoolkids (and parents g/parents etc) etc to visit the zoo,not quite appropriate for a state asset costing c60 m euros thats designed to hurt certain type of people if needsbe,its a weapon platform not a training ship like the Asgard.
    However its a lot cheaper than the usual state effort of subbing such matters out to PCW etc who will convene numerous focus groups ets and probably come back and reccemend the ship be named Patrick or Brigid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorenco View Post
    Not if you call one of the ships after the River SUCK
    One would expect a modicum of basic cop on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danno View Post
    Schoolkid compos to name the latest baby elephant/cub/chimp etc in the zoo is fine and well ,in effect its a clever marketing tool to get schoolkids (and parents g/parents etc) etc to visit the zoo,not quite appropriate for a state asset costing c60 m euros thats designed to hurt certain type of people if needsbe,its a weapon platform not a training ship like the Asgard.
    However its a lot cheaper than the usual state effort of subbing such matters out to PCW etc who will convene numerous focus groups ets and probably come back and reccemend the ship be named Patrick or Brigid.
    Not sure where you are coming from Danno. I thought the school competition was a good one. It raised the profile of the navy among prospective recruits and future taxpayers. The result Niamh was in keeping with naval tradition which was more than could be said for her predecessor.

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    MOD can you add a 'poll' to this thread? seems like most of the options are out there ......

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    Why don't they (Naval authorities) have an open day, bring in all the sea hags, their wives, kids, family and friends and say - you lot come up with the name- after all it's going to be your father/ mother/son/daughter/ husband/wife etc sailing it.
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    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedgehog View Post
    Why don't they (Naval authorities) have an open day, bring in all the sea hags, their wives, kids, family and friends and say - you lot come up with the name- after all it's going to be your father/ mother/son/daughter/ husband/wife etc sailing it.
    Open day happens every year. I like the idea of getting the families to choose a name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flintstone View Post
    One would expect a modicum of basic cop on.

    Basic Cop On has been in very short supply in this poor country for a long time now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flintstone View Post
    Open day happens every year. I like the idea of getting the families to choose a name.
    More like every two years
    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorenco View Post
    Basic Cop On has been in very short supply in this poor country for a long time now.
    I really hope that before someone decided to name one of our new ships LE Suck someone else would say "FFS cop yourself on". I could be wrong but I hope not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    More like every two years
    I stand corrected but glad that it wasn't the victim of cutbacks.

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    I can imagine the cat fight if it was up to the families to decide , and then the Air Corps might want to start giving their aircraft names followed by the Army putting personalised reg plates on armoured vehicles .
    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    I can imagine the cat fight if it was up to the families to decide , and then the Air Corps might want to start giving their aircraft names followed by the Army putting personalised reg plates on armoured vehicles .
    There is a tradition of the Lancia/RR armoured vehicles having ind names back in Free State days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    More like every two years
    We must be due one this year so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    We must be due one this year so.
    Something to look forward to but what passes for Summer is passing fast.

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    Bandit, any more off-topic posts and you will get points, this is the NS forum, not perverted politics, thank you.
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    We must be due one this year so.
    Nothing on the grape vine?
    Just visiting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flintstone View Post
    Open day happens every year. I like the idea of getting the families to choose a name.
    Not a bad idea at all,might be the start of inclusion of views from WAGS etc re barrack closures and unit standowns.

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    Heard recently that the current FOCNS wants to move away from the current naming system and is interesting in using names with WB Yeats and such notable.
    Just visiting

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    Well Oscar Wilde is already in use with Irish Ferries so we can count that out i take it. Funny though , Irish Ferries , Oscar Wilde and flying the flag of the Bahamas . Ulysses , Jonathan Swift and Islae Of Inishmore flying the flag of Cypress . Irish Ferries my arse .
    Last edited by Laners; 26th July 2012 at 10:49.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    Heard recently that the current FOCNS wants to move away from the current naming system and is interesting in using names with WB Yeats and such notable.
    The reference to Yeats etc will no doubt appeal to the artistic leanings of the CinC.Bearing in mind Flags interest in marine tech etc perhaps consideation of Parsons whose invention revolutionised marine propulsion would be appropriate.

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