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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    I think 'prairie masker' is the name of bubble effect being talked about to deflect sonar ping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yooklid View Post
    I wouldn't.


    The Bear and the Dragon reviewed by Brian Hook

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    Here's the loose plot summary.

    By the way, don't think about how the Chinese expected to get away with this. We're in the Clancyverse now, the laws of reason operate differently here......
    I wouldn't either, having read the preview.

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    What are the dimensions of the drydock in Dublin Port? Cork Dockyards dimensions are mentioned earlier. I think H&W had a large floating dock, rather than a drydock....Not sure if they are still operating in ship repair though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    What are the dimensions of the drydock in Dublin Port? Cork Dockyards dimensions are mentioned earlier. I think H&W had a large floating dock, rather than a drydock....Not sure if they are still operating in ship repair though.
    Harland & Wolfe, are not in the ship building business any more. However if you have a look at Google Earth, there are four dry docks visable. The famous landmark H&W yellow crane, which is listed, can be clearly seen when you zoom in.
    This dock, with the crane is approx 80m x 500m , while the dock at the top of picture is 50m x 300m. Measurements were taken useing the Google measuring tool on the top bar of the Google Earth page. There is a ship in refit in the lefthand dock, someone might know if its a permanent exibit or not.
    Its a great site and well worth a visit!.

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    Link to Google Maps view of Dublin Port
    http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=5...&t=k&z=16&om=1

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    Hi all
    I see from todays Times that the "Cill Airne" has been permanently transferred to Dublin to become a floating cafe. What a shame.It should have been kept in Cork.
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    Its being fitted out in Cork Dockyard at the moment. Nobody in cork was willing to shell out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Its being fitted out in Cork Dockyard at the moment. Nobody in cork was willing to shell out.
    Yes that's the bottom line Goldie, no one in Cork willing to fork out.
    To be fair to the current developers, they have put a lot of money into the current venture, and the work has been carried out to a very high standard. They are aiming for a high end of the restaurant, bar and function venue market and will be located on the Liffey, in Dublin.

    More power to them! The other option might have been the breakers yard.

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    L.E. Aoife

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    More pics of Aoife in drydock with all painting completed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A/TEL View Post
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    More pics of Aoife in drydock with all painting completed.
    do seamen have to paint the sides anymore from the dreaded pontoon in the basin

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    Quote Originally Posted by A/TEL View Post
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    More pics of Aoife in drydock with all painting completed.
    He he. They missed a bit

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    What about the Flat Bottom? Do they move the blocks or paint around them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    What about the Flat Bottom? Do they move the blocks or paint around them?

    The ship is sitting on the blocks so no, 99% of the hull can be painted so its enough.

    The crew took advantage of drydock by painting the hull while she was in there, beats being down on the pontoon in the basin!!.

    Was passing the dockyard today while it was flloding out, got some pics
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    I understand in the early days of the dockyard with an inexperienced workforce, a ship almost capsized in the drydock, when she slid off the blocks during refloat, and took on an extreme list. The tank situation was far from ideal for refloating, and it was only the impact against the railings around the dock that prevented a full capsize.

    This is where the shoring timbers atainst the hull sides come in useful...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    I understand in the early days of the dockyard with an inexperienced workforce, a ship almost capsized in the drydock, when she slid off the blocks during refloat, and took on an extreme list. The tank situation was far from ideal for refloating, and it was only the impact against the railings around the dock that prevented a full capsize.

    This is where the shoring timbers atainst the hull sides come in useful...


    God that was lucky, frightening experience i'd say for the crew onboard more so than the dockyard workers. Any idea what size of a vessel it was??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    I understand in the early days of the dockyard with an inexperienced workforce, a ship almost capsized in the drydock, when she slid off the blocks during refloat, and took on an extreme list. The tank situation was far from ideal for refloating, and it was only the impact against the railings around the dock that prevented a full capsize.

    This is where the shoring timbers atainst the hull sides come in useful...
    I remember that, I witnessed it! It was a trawler. The contents of some of the tanks were transfered to one side of the vessel by the crew, to allow work to be carried out on one of the tanks. However they failed to inform the dockyard. During refloating she shifted on the blocks and fell to the port side. I was standing on the shore talking to a colleague by phone, and I can assure you it was a shocking experience to watch. It took a couple of hours to correct the trim and it wasn't that long ago. No major damage though!
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    This would have been in the early 60s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    This would have been in the early 60s.
    Ah, this happened again so! About four years ago!

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    Refurbishment of Graving Docks at Ringsend
    Ref: JUN086087 , Deadline: 09-Jul-07
    By Dublin Docklands Development Authority
    Document Type: Tender

    Refurbishment of lock and dock gates to graving docks & Camden lock, located at Grand Canal Harbour, RIngsend basin. Works include the full refurbishment of dock and river walls and installation of new dock and lock gates

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    The degrading of Cork Dockyard continues. I notice today they have begun the process of removing the Rails on which the Recently "retired" crane by the Dry Dock travels.

    The optimist in me would like to think that they are removing the rails to replace the crane with one that travels on tyres, but Given they are currently using a Construction Crawler crane instead of a shipyard crane, I'm not holding out much hope.

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    Aren't the whole dockyard on protective notice as it is?

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    Huh?

    Did you just travel in time back to 1986?

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    I wish!


    No, I heard that whatever employees that are there now, Cork Dockyard Holdings Ltd., are on protective notice. I may have been possibly drunk at the time.

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    My understanding is(and I'm open to correction) is that Cork Dockyard consists for the majority of casual workers, who make themselves available as work arises.

    That said, the place could do with a few million to be thrown at it, to keep what useful equipment it has remaining, in working order.
    Ship Repair work is there. Even when it comes by way of Port State Authority. In the last month alone there have been two ships that ended up being repaired there because they were sent there.

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