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    Funnel art?

    Admittedly off topic, but looking at the news reports reminded me, what's the symbol on Beckett's funnel, and when did it get put on, I don't remember seeing it before...

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    Funnel Logos

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky42 View Post
    Admittedly off topic, but looking at the news reports reminded me, what's the symbol on Beckett's funnel, and when did it get put on, I don't remember seeing it before...
    Some ships have them. They are often cartoon characters. They are of informal status. Not fond of them, are often too topical or personal, but subsequent crews are stuck with them. It's a sort of Desert Rats thing on a Donald Duck scale. She hadn't got it at the Annual Inspection in July, so now she/he has her/his first tattoo. Good luck all round in the Mediterranean.

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    They are of informal status. Not fond of them, are often too topical or personal, but subsequent crews are stuck with them.
    Chosen to characterize the ships, I wouldn't have said they were unique to specific crews. Eithne has had a couple in the past, some like Emers, Pepe le peu , was very humourous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    Chosen to characterize the ships, I wouldn't have said they were unique to specific crews. Eithne has had a couple in the past, some like Emers, Pepe le peu , was very humourous.

    Correct.

    To my knowledge:

    LE Deirdre - Wooly Mammoth - Original of the specises (First of the class)
    LE Emer - Pepe le Peu - she once had issues with her sewege system and stank as a result
    LE Aoife - Witch - The Wicked Witch of the West
    LE Aisling - Mohican Indian - Last of the Mohicans (Last of her class)
    LE Eithne - Pink panther - There's only one (Only of her class)
    - Simba - THe King of the pride - Flagship of the fleet
    - Jaguar / Panther ...... Not sure of this one
    LE Orla - Yosemite Sam - The Coastal Cowboy, with Distinguished Service Medal once awarded to the ship
    LE Ciara - Road Runner - The fasted ship in the fleet
    LE Roisin - Taz..... Again Not sure here
    LE Niamh - Asian Dragon - First ship of the fleet to go to Asia
    LE Samuel Beckett - Haven't seen it yet.

    I'm open to correction on any of the above.

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    Funnel mascot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    Funnel mascot.

    In this one the force is strong..
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    Brilliant. Between the "Star Wars technology" label it got in the media - and one of its first duties after commissioning, I guess it was inevitable

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    I say we should call the three ships the Jedi class and put Obi Wan and Luke on James Joyce and WB Yeats.
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    Has anyone any photos of LE Eithne bearing the "Pink Panther" on her funnels?
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    Attachment 8319

    New one on the way for P52 apparently

    Havent spotted it on the funnel yet though.

    Spotted it on a t-shirt on a lad today though.

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    P52 never got the original funnel art it was promised. What became of the Asian dragon?
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmití View Post
    P52 never got the original funnel art it was promised. What became of the Asian dragon?


    Its up on the funnel!!!. Hard to see but its there

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmití View Post
    P52 never got the original funnel art it was promised. What became of the Asian dragon?
    It did LE Niamh is "Wanderly the Dragon" and I know it is up to the crew and the crew alone yet I think it is pure bad form to chang a mascot.

    especially with the lengths to which the competition was ran, Wanderly it should remain.

    He belongs to the crew at the time however.

    This is like the sh1t with Eithne and each new CO changing it it willy nilly.

    Eithne should have remained the Pink Panter.

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    Dunno how they picked the new one but its looks brighter than the dragon.Can barely make the dragon out.

    I like the way the 3 big operations the ship was involved in are on his arm though. Like a roll of honour

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    Quote Originally Posted by A/TEL View Post
    Dunno how they picked the new one but its looks brighter than the dragon.Can barely make the dragon out.

    I like the way the 3 big operations the ship was involved in are on his arm though. Like a roll of honour
    The idea was since they were twinned with limerick kiDS hospital to get the children to have colouring competition to make him bright & cheery!

    but the keen personnel left the vessel I persume and the idea lay idle as good things often do.

    sin é A/Tel

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    Any pictures of the funnel art for the p50's and p60's?
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    P51
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    P61 above in Post 6

    P52 is hard to find a pic of

    The rest have none yet!

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