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    Fine looking ship. Love the new mast.


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    Any info on the optical sensor fit Goldie? It looks like a neater more modern unit than the Roisin/Niamh.

    Ultra Electronic (radamec) 2500 was mentioned before, but it looks more like a Sagem Vigy MM... but difficult to tell for sure.

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    Relax Goldie, probly just the electrician playing around , she hasn't moved .
    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    Must be time for sea trials , now showing on AIS .
    It's switched back on again
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    Yeah, spotted it active at 6.40pm, then nothing for the evening.


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    The QM must bored, playing with switches .
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    Still on.....further East HMS Bulwark and RFA Argus are on a converging course, nasty night to be out.
    Time for another break I think......

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    07 Feb 2014

    LE Samuel Beckett

    Babcock Appledore


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    Last edited by A/TEL; 8th February 2014 at 15:43.

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    2 nice new pics appearing on the ships wiki page. (New in that they were not seen before, but taken in November).




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    Is it just me or does that guy in the second picture make the ship look huge.

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    Sprouted another pair of HF antennas & looks like the OTO has been moving around.

    Can't be more than a week or two till it ventures out...

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    What are the sleeping quarters and dining halls like?

    Is this the 61 st ship and if not - then why P61?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmigs View Post
    Is it just me or does that guy in the second picture make the ship look huge.
    90 meters in lenght which is just 10 meters less than a rugby pitch betwwen the posts .
    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedgehog View Post
    What are the sleeping quarters and dining halls like?

    Is this the 61 st ship and if not - then why P61?
    Good question, grasshopper..

    Sleeping quarters are excellent. Mostly 2 to a cabin. In reality, when you are sleeping, your cabin buddy is on duty, so lots of peace and quiet . There are 3 "dining halls" or messes and wardrooms as the Navy call them. the one used by Junior rates (equal to corporal and private ranks) is the sams size and gets served from the same kitchen(Galley) as the senior rates mess. Half of the mess acts as a dining area, while the other half has the comfy seats so a crewman can relax and watch TV. The Officers wardroom is only slightly more luxurious, with tea/coffee coming in cups and saucers, and out of a teapot or coffee pot. The couches are also more comfy than what is found in the other messes, mainly because while it is the same size as the senior and junior rates mess, there are less people using it. It doubles as a conference room.

    When commissioned L.E. Samuel Beckett will not be the 61st ship in service. She will be (by my calculations) only the 18th. She will however be the first of class of the 6th type of patrol vessel in use.
    • 01,02,03: Flower class Corvettes(1st)
    • A14,A15: auxiliaries(
    • CM10, CM11, CM12: Minesweepers
    • P20,P21,P22, P23: Offshore Patrol Vessel(2nd)
    • P31: Helicopter Patrol vessel(3rd)
    • P41, P42: Coastal Patrol Vessel(4th)
    • P51, P52: Large Patrol Vessel(5th)
    • P61, P62: Beckett Class(6th)


    Yes, someone forgot how to count during the 70s, but when you went overnight from a situation where you had no ship at all, to having 4, you can see that numbers were not a priority. Believe it or not, our numbering system is quite logical, compared to other Navies.


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    Sadly I have a previous engagement.


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    Still waiting for sea trials to begin.


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    Can't make out the waist guns.Are they fitted yet?
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    Not yet. You can possibly make out the platform for one alongside the funnel. They will be fitted on it's arrival in Cork. They may be the ones removed from Emer on her decommissioning. The rest will be pintle mounted, to the railings.


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    lot of rust streaks all ready.. not a good paint finish so....

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    That's dirt. Have you been outdoors at all in the last few weeks? Dirt from dockers' boots on the deck where light engineering is still taking place. Heavy rain will wash it all over the side, and I wouldn't be sending anyone out in a bosun's chair in this weather.


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    Could someone explain what is the function of the covered area between the front face of the bridge and the gun turret? Is it shaped like that to allow water to run off or is it simply an extra space that would normally be in the hull?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
    Could someone explain what is the function of the covered area between the front face of the bridge and the gun turret? Is it shaped like that to allow water to run off or is it simply an extra space that would normally be in the hull?

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    That area is commonly known as the Turtleback. Its houses personnel accomodation mainly. Just using space that normally would be wasted.
    By the looks of pics circulating, P61 also now looks to have a watertight door on the port side which is probably a rope or bosun store id imagine.
    Yet another lesson learned from the P50 class id say.

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    Goldie what can you tell us about the sea trials.

    Timespan?

    Crew: How many? Is it mixed with Irish naval crew and some reps from th shipbuilders?

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