Apart from jobs and the NS it isn't a strategic asset.
If it loss making (don't know if it is), then the jobs are probably unsustainable in the long term.
The NS wouldn't use it enough to just its retention alone.
If the NS was to recommission the one in Haulbowline the same applies.
NS scheduled dry docking requirements would be 37 days annually (assuming a 7 day working week).
One final point about crewing on Naval ships. There is a factor that drains a ships competence. If the ship is in action mode, where most crew are required, to man stations, as in action, or assist in major emergencies all lasting beyond 24 hrs, then bigger crews are a must. Corvette wartime crew was as high 80/90 depending on type, to cover 24/7 availability.
IRISH Ports to access all tides . 1. Dublin 2. Dun Laoghaire ,but weather constrained and yacht obstructed. 3. Rosslare, but no preferential berth all spoken for.4 Cork Harbour mainly at Naval Base. 5. Killybegs, up to Aisling size but not for long stay. 6. Rathmullen, but weather constrained. 7. Derry, but berth has no bollards and necessary to tie on to car park rails. 8. Belfast. There's 8 Ports but only two are tenable Cork and Dublin. I discount Foynes as it is too far up the Estuary and clogged with other traffic.
Can you list ports with 5+metres at LWS?
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Well, government doesn't stop just because the country's been destroyed! I mean, annihilation’s bad enough without anarchy to make things even worse!
It can be quite expensive to dock/tie up in commercial ports.
I presume the daily watch duration and timing is changed to suit circumstances; a friend who was RN said that they went 7,5,5,7 for actions like the Balkans during ops in the Adriatic
Waterford, but given the city docks are so far from the mouth of the harbour its a nightmare,but Belview is very capable New Ross is quite capable as well
I did NOT know that Large ships ie more than 10,000 tonnes could get into Killybegs but I see they have done port development to cater for 40,000 and 12 metres draft. That is good news. In such a harbour we should book a naval berth with water and access to fueling facilities at least by truck.
We need more progress like this in case there is a need to base a unit on the West Coast for a period.
MOD: For those of you reading this who are a bit confused, looking at the thread title and then trying to work out what deep ports have to do with rank or appointments. Those posts fall under the theme of "Stuff"
More stuff. Our side sank a derelict two masted motor sailer off the ssw coast recently. Any forensics? Or just Davy Jones? Name? Where built? Any Docs. on board. Where from. Interpol. Any History?
Adrift from Bahamas.
Hazard to shipping removed.
Just asking. Insurance own the boat, if they paid up.Hazard no more.
Am I missing something? Table bears no connection to foi request.
Well, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that Neil will be taking over both branches, and some of you will lose your jobs. Those of you who are kept on will have to relocate to Swindon, if you wanna stay. I know, gutting. On a more positive note, the good news is, I've been promoted, so... every cloud. You're still thinking about the bad news aren't you?
It was more the info contained in the table I was interested in
As at 30/6/16, the NS was critically short of Lts, S/Lts, POs and LSs
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