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Boomer
14th February 2009, 14:08
NB This thread is for information in the public domain ONLY! This applies to Irish and Foreign Naval movements and is intended to enable people to take pictures of the relevant vessals. If you are aware that ship visits to the public are being allowed then please make a note of this on this thread.

No pictures to be posted on this thread, it is an information only thread and any pictures or debates will be split off to other threads as appropriate.

As a part of this you are requested NOT to draw attention to any unscheduled departures of any operational vessal due to the possibility of the departure being related to ongoing security operations. Departures due to Search and Rescue operations can be reported.

Boomer
14th February 2009, 14:08
LE Aoife is due to dock in Dublin port at 19:30 on 14/02/2009, due to depart at 11:59 on 15/02/2009 (Source Dublin Port)

LE Ciara left Dublin Port today at 12:51 (Source Dublin Port)

Goldie fish
14th February 2009, 17:49
L.E.Eithne is currently on the Deepwater Berth in cobh, so all you old sweats can head down and see how she has changed since "back in the good ole days".

sofa
16th February 2009, 22:15
LE EMER Last weekend Galway city docks

Goldie fish
28th February 2009, 00:05
L.E. Orla, on the Deepwater Berth in cobh(according to Port of Cork shipping report).

YankeeHotelFoxtrot
28th February 2009, 18:08
L.E. Orla, on the Deepwater Berth in cobh(according to Port of Cork shipping report).

And gone again.

Boomer
28th February 2009, 18:20
LE Emer due to lave Dublin Port on 2nd March at 11:00

Primauguet (French Navy) due into Dublin Port on the 6th March at 11:59, departing on 9th March at 11:59

(11.59 may indicate arrival/departure time is not yet confirmed, it may also be the time when tides are suitable on both days so check the dublin port website for updates if intending to travel to view arrival/departure)

Goldie fish
13th August 2009, 17:39
L.E. Roisin and L.E Aoife in Cork Dockyard for scheduled refits.

Dogwatch
13th August 2009, 23:52
L.E. Roisin and L.E Aoife in Cork Dockyard for scheduled refits.

Actually L.É. EMER, P21.

Goldie fish
14th August 2009, 00:08
I was sure I saw the witch on the funnell.

Boomer
14th August 2009, 00:14
18th August 2009 MERSEY (NAVY) @ 09:30 to Sir John Rogersons Quay

No departure date given.

Goldie fish
20th April 2010, 14:47
42. To ask the Minister for Defence if his attention has been drawn to the fact that
the posting of detailed information on the internet about the movements of Naval Service
vessels could be used by drug importers or others involved in illegal activities to avoid
detection; his plans to review this procedure; and if he will make a statement on the
matter. — Pat Rabbitte. [15626/10]

http://www.oireachtas.ie/documents/op/Apr10/Questions/pq200410.pdf

Boomer
20th April 2010, 15:28
http://www.oireachtas.ie/documents/op/Apr10/Questions/pq200410.pdf

The information posted here has always been already in the public domain and not released elsewhere. This means that the information has been cleared by the DF PO for publication.

Goldie fish
20th April 2010, 15:46
I wonder where else is he referring to? AIS does not reveal locations of Naval Vessels unless they are in port.

Goldie fish
3rd September 2010, 18:18
L.E Aoife, on Horgans Quay, Cork this weekend, Open to public from 11am to 4pm

hptmurphy
3rd September 2010, 22:42
AIS is currently Showing HMS Mersey to be along side in Cork City Quays.

L.E. Eithne Along side at Haulbowline...someone left the AIS turned on..

Kieran Marum
14th September 2010, 16:36
House of Commons Hansard – Monday 13th September 2010

13 Sep 2010 : Column 738W

Warships: Deployment

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which ships of the Royal Navy are deployed on operations at sea; and where each is deployed. [14952]
Dr Fox: As at 9 September 2010 the following Royal Navy ships are deployed on operations at sea:

Middle East:
HMS Somerset
HMS Chiddingfold
HMS Grimsby
HMS Pembroke
HMS Middleton
HMS Enterprise
RFA Cardigan Bay
RFA Lyme Bay
RFA Bayleaf
RFA Diligence

Horn of Africa:
HMS Northumberland
HMS Montrose

Mediterranean:
HMS Sabre
HMS Scimitar
RFA Fort Victoria

Baltic:
HMS Penzance
North Atlantic:
HMS Manchester
RFA Wave Ruler

South Atlantic:
HMS Gloucester
HMS Portland
HMS Clyde
RFA Black Rover
HMS Ocean

Home Waters:
HMS Tyne
HMS Severn
HMS Mersey
HMS Gleaner
HMS Echo

In addition two frigates, two mine counter measure vessels, two patrol vessels and one RFA ship are at notice for contingent operations in home waters.

warthog
14th September 2010, 23:24
no ark royal??
it seems lusty is in dry dock right now

ZULU
14th September 2010, 23:53
Albion?

Bulwark?

danno
17th September 2010, 10:44
Anyone know how long EIYX will be in lima romeo for?

golden rivet
17th September 2010, 11:22
Anyone know how long EIYX will be in lima romeo for?

dont know but sunray minor is hanging out the clothes at the moment..:neek::-D

Goldie fish
17th September 2010, 11:27
There was suggestions last weekend that there is a Good breakers yard nearby, and she might not make it home...

pmtts
17th September 2010, 18:11
Albion?

Bulwark?

She has been in dry dock at Devonport for a refit.

ZULU
17th September 2010, 18:12
She has been in dry dock at Devonport for a refit.

Ah - thanks for that. ;)

trellheim
17th September 2010, 18:18
french a750 school ship is tied up at John Rogersons Quay.

Fouga
20th September 2010, 19:55
Whats up with Emer?

Goldie fish
21st September 2010, 13:59
Whats up with Emer?

What have you heard?:eek:

Fouga
23rd September 2010, 20:15
There was suggestions last weekend that there is a Good breakers yard nearby, and she might not make it home...

Well nothing unless you were giving this reply above to this : Anyone know how long EIYX will be in lima romeo for?

**or have i got my wires crossed?**

danno
2nd October 2010, 21:07
Lots of multinational naval traffic coming in on ais in the Clyde /Glasgow area,seemingly a two week exercise "joint warrior" is kicking off this weekend.Quite a few are Supp/logs ships suggesting subs and RAS.

danno
15th October 2010, 16:54
I think final report is up on www.mcib.ie re sinking now

Goldie fish
4th January 2011, 21:13
Naval Service vessel LE Aoife detained Spanish Fishing vessel 100 NM West of Dingle,
1,666 boardings in 2010, with 70 warnings & 8 detentions.
Via DFPO

Thats about one boarding per patrol day.

Goldie fish
4th January 2012, 13:24
L.E.Aoife just got a bollicking on VHF from Port of cork for speeding in the channel. AIS shows them doing 15kn where you are supposed to drop speed to 5kn.

The Voice on Aoife apologising to the Cork Harbour radio did not get much sympathy on this very public admonishing.

Ouch.

jack nastyface
4th January 2012, 14:33
[QUOTE=Goldie fish;359587]L.E.Aoife just got a bollicking on VHF from Port of cork for speeding in the channel. AIS shows them doing 15kn where you are supposed to drop speed to 5kn.

The Voice on Aoife apologising to the Cork Harbour radio did not get much sympathy on this very public admonishing.

Ouch.[/QUOTE

Tis easy'r to ask forgivness than permission,:n:)

danno
4th January 2012, 15:47
Cork Port ops in no position to bollick for speeding given that a few years ago the pilot cutter doing 22 kts sliced into a Yacht which had right of passage ,the Sonia.

Goldie fish
25th April 2012, 22:36
The L.E. Orla will be berthed alongside South City Quays Dublin tomorrow afternoon, Thurs 26th of April 2012, and will be open to the public for tours from 2-5pm

Goldie fish
1st June 2012, 20:16
Friday 01 June 2012 - Change of Command Ceremony on Naval Service Ship LE Roisin



The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Andrew Montague along with the Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service, Commodore Mark Mellett will be on board the Naval Service vessel L.E. RÓISÍN for the Command Handover Ceremony on Dublin's Sir John Rogerson's Quay on Friday the 1st of June 2012 at 4pm.

L.É. RÓISÍN was adopted by the City of Dublin in 2000 and has maintained a strong connection with the City since.

Lieutenant Commander Terry Ward, who is originally from Dublin, will take over command from Lieutenant Commander Peter Twomey.


http://www.military.ie/typo3temp/pics/616ca1b826.jpg

Goldie fish
1st June 2012, 20:30
L.E. Aoife is open to the public on Saturday 02nd and Sunday 03rd of June, from 2pm to 5pm each day, at Horgans Quay in Cork City

hptmurphy
1st June 2012, 23:01
Lieutenant Commander Terry Ward, who is originally from Dublin, will take over command

Again.. he was featured as OC in the RTE program on the NS a few years back

Goldie fish
1st June 2012, 23:20
Again.. he was featured as OC in the RTE program on the NS a few years back

That's right, I thought it was a mistake first.

Goldie fish
2nd June 2012, 12:22
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7230/7316854420_24241e9453.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfmagazine/7316854420/)
38 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfmagazine/7316854420/) by Irish Defence Forces (http://www.flickr.com/people/dfmagazine/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7088/7316858316_9ef382a300.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfmagazine/7316858316/)
15 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfmagazine/7316858316/) by Irish Defence Forces (http://www.flickr.com/people/dfmagazine/), on Flickr

Goldie fish
13th July 2012, 10:58
FOCNS currently inspecting Crew of L.E. Emer at keyside in Cork.
Possibly Changeover of Captain?

Goldie fish
30th July 2012, 18:20
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/liCiyjfDydY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Exercise RUA

The Count of Monty Christo
9th September 2012, 03:13
I heard a ball hop, The Angola Navy has put a bid in for LE Emer, I will try to seek more info..

hptmurphy
11th September 2012, 13:21
Look in the OPV replacement thread, your ball hop is in the right region.

Goldie fish
11th September 2012, 14:13
Angola Owes us. We cleaned up loads of their landmines in the 90s. That said, isn't germany about to gift them a few fast attack craft?

Goldie fish
6th October 2012, 22:16
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sU1NrXMFpr4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

How to traverse the River Lee. Never seen it look so good.

Goldie fish
6th October 2012, 22:21
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vodh2Cg_3yQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Watch as the first man through the hatch trips over the bulkhead.

Goldie fish
20th February 2013, 22:31
<iframe width="853" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UQ7UuY3KgA0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe width="640" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/SKwgYkzoVcQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Some videos of the NS in action.

hptmurphy
21st February 2013, 12:45
And they wonder why flying helos from PV sized vessels was dangerous.

Qiuck calcultaion between peaks and troughs the bow moves 30 ft up or down at any one time......Pity have a picture of the game played by the brave during heavy seas on PVs in times of old. where guys would launch themselves from the guard rail on the stern and see how long it took to hit the deck depending on the swell....

DeV
21st February 2013, 13:48
That's a CPV (seems to be coping with the conditions but I wouldn't like to be on board). The HPV is double the displacement.

hptmurphy
21st February 2013, 14:37
That's a CPV (seems to be coping with the conditions but I wouldn't like to be on board). The HPV is double the displacement

Hull form would dictate degree of pitch and roll, stabilizers would dampen pitch and role to degree but anything above 5 dgrees pitch or four degrees roll either side of centre washed out flying stations.

While the roll rate on the CPV is quite stable, the pitch is probably in excess of 10 degrees.

Goldie fish
29th August 2013, 21:37
<iframe width="640" height="480" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/tyhNOhU1ed8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Footage from recent Naval ex.

Goldie fish
12th September 2013, 11:53
The Naval Service is unable to provide a ship for tours this Open Weekend


Unfortunately the Irish Naval Service are unable to provide a vessel for tours during this years Open Weekend due to operational reasons. A ship was due to be at the City Quays on both Saturday and Sunday, and over the last number of years has proved to be hugely popular with the public. The Cork Harbour Open Day committee and the Irish Naval Service regret this unavoidable development, and apologise for any disappointment caused.

However, there will still be plenty of activity in Cork City. On the Saturday Scouting Ireland host a fun raft race at the City Quays at 1PM and there is an inter-firm Dragon Boat Race at Cork Boat Club between 3PM and 7PM. Also on Saturday there is an open day at Cork Boat Club from 11AM where visitors can view the facilities while enjoying a coffee and home baking in the café.

On both Saturday and Sunday Atlantic Sea Kayaking will be there to take you under the bridges of the river Lee at a special Open Weekend price of €40 per person. The launch from Lapps Quay opposite the Boardwalk Bar and Grill. See their website, linked below, for more details.


http://www.corkharbour.ie/pages/newsDisplay.php?id=275

Toolbox
12th September 2013, 19:53
LE Ciara has now been tasked to attend I presume she will be open to the public

Toolbox
12th September 2013, 21:54
Scrap that last post, Ciara is not going to cork anymore! Sorry about that these situations are very fluid

ancientmariner
13th February 2018, 09:58
Scrap that last post, Ciara is not going to cork anymore! Sorry about that these situations are very fluid

With the vast structural improvements , countrywide, proposed for an expenditure goal of 115 billion Euro, it seems to me that the package should include upgrading Sligo to City Status and bring the port up to modern standards with 6.5 m LWS in channel and alongside in new berthage for ships up to 135m overall.
It would be a tide independent haven and could become a naval port on the west coast. There is a Bay on the North side of the entrance that has interesting dimensions and possibilities. A bit of infill, extend a headland area, stick a light on it, put in American style berthage, and get OPW to maintain it, connect to R291 and hey Presto, Naval Port Westhaven, Sligo.

DeV
13th February 2018, 11:03
With the vast structural improvements , countrywide, proposed for an expenditure goal of 115 billion Euro, it seems to me that the package should include upgrading Sligo to City Status and bring the port up to modern standards with 6.5 m LWS in channel and alongside in new berthage for ships up to 135m overall.
It would be a tide independent haven and could become a naval port on the west coast. There is a Bay on the North side of the entrance that has interesting dimensions and possibilities. A bit of infill, extend a headland area, stick a light on it, put in American style berthage, and get OPW to maintain it, connect to R291 and hey Presto, Naval Port Westhaven, Sligo.
And replace this?
http://www.irishrail.ie/about-us/freight-1

The freight is probably the only thing keeping the line open

ancientmariner
13th February 2018, 15:31
Marine Ports and airports will always attract traffic and business. Infrastructure is not just roads but what you put along it's route or at it's terminal points. As a state we have marked time or closed down decent items the Brits left us. We strangled key industries on short term exigencies. We do need another Naval Port. Our Marine planning is run by the same Department as Sewage , housing, environment, social housing provision, and all planning matters associated with land and Sea. Organise the commercial side of Sligo port to have a freight rail link.

Dogwatch
14th February 2018, 17:21
With the vast structural improvements , countrywide, proposed for an expenditure goal of 115 billion Euro, it seems to me that the package should include upgrading Sligo to City Status and bring the port up to modern standards with 6.5 m LWS in channel and alongside in new berthage for ships up to 135m overall.
It would be a tide independent haven and could become a naval port on the west coast. There is a Bay on the North side of the entrance that has interesting dimensions and possibilities. A bit of infill, extend a headland area, stick a light on it, put in American style berthage, and get OPW to maintain it, connect to R291 and hey Presto, Naval Port Westhaven, Sligo.

Why try to develop a port that dosen't have any infrastructure and a river that is very prone to silting.... The Hbr Master in Killybegs used to act as pilot before, and he retells stories of running aground numerous times trying to enter.....

If you're wanting to get infrastructure on the west coast, then get involved in the Galway port redevelopment, loads of berthage proposed..... pay for access or rent berthage there. Also Renmore is right next door to the proposed redevelopment, so it would naturally act as the secure location for any equipment...... and Galway is a much better run ashore!

Or if you were really wanting a greenfield site, then Blacksod Bay is the obvious location. Secure area in all types of weather. No requirement for dredging... lots of sites to establish a logs base there and build a pier infrastructure within Blacksod Bay.......

http://blog.nmci.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/harbour-pic.jpg

ancientmariner
15th February 2018, 11:00
[QUOTE=Dogwatch;457692]Why try to develop a port that dosen't have any infrastructure and a river that is very prone to silting.... The Hbr Master in Killybegs used to act as pilot before, and he retells stories of running aground numerous times trying to enter.....

If you're wanting to get infrastructure on the west coast, then get involved in the Galway port redevelopment, loads of berthage proposed..... pay for access or rent berthage there. Also Renmore is right next door to the proposed redevelopment, so it would naturally act as the secure location for any equipment...... and Galway is a much better run ashore!

Or if you were really wanting a greenfield site, then Blacksod Bay is the obvious location. Secure area in all types of weather. No requirement for dredging... lots of sites to establish a logs base there and build a pier infrastructure within Blacksod Bay.......

http://blog.nmci.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/harbour-pic.jpg[/QUOTE

If we are going to build a New Port with a dedicated Naval Berth then all options should be considered. In Marine Notice No.1, from our DOM, where waters in port areas are being assessed, Sligo gets smooth waters inside the Metal man beacon and calm waters approaching the harbour. Blacksod has a lesser rating due to the fetch to the east off mountains and the north south orientation of the bay itself. I will say I held position there in force 11 while at anchor. Galway is a lock in Port at this time. Silting in harbours is a matter for dredging and maintenance of depths.

Dogwatch
15th February 2018, 22:30
[QUOTE=Dogwatch;457692]Why try to develop a port that dosen't have any infrastructure and a river that is very prone to silting.... The Hbr Master in Killybegs used to act as pilot before, and he retells stories of running aground numerous times trying to enter.....

If you're wanting to get infrastructure on the west coast, then get involved in the Galway port redevelopment, loads of berthage proposed..... pay for access or rent berthage there. Also Renmore is right next door to the proposed redevelopment, so it would naturally act as the secure location for any equipment...... and Galway is a much better run ashore!

Or if you were really wanting a greenfield site, then Blacksod Bay is the obvious location. Secure area in all types of weather. No requirement for dredging... lots of sites to establish a logs base there and build a pier infrastructure within Blacksod Bay.......

http://blog.nmci.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/harbour-pic.jpg[/QUOTE

If we are going to build a New Port with a dedicated Naval Berth then all options should be considered. In Marine Notice No.1, from our DOM, where waters in port areas are being assessed, Sligo gets smooth waters inside the Metal man beacon and calm waters approaching the harbour. Blacksod has a lesser rating due to the fetch to the east off mountains and the north south orientation of the bay itself. I will say I held position there in force 11 while at anchor. Galway is a lock in Port at this time. Silting in harbours is a matter for dredging and maintenance of depths.

If you co-habitate with commercial interests, then DOD (NS) won't carry the burden of dredging by themselves... port of cork being an example. Yes Galway is a lock a t present, but that's why I put up the pic of the proposed development..... the proposed development is accessible at all times (and very close to another DF establishment). Sligo is probably one of the smallest commercial ports in the ROI (maybe Youghal behind it). Blacksod is a very large natural bay, yes exposed, but as you indicated yourself, an extremely safe anchorage in heavy weather, especially in winter.

ancientmariner
16th February 2018, 17:47
[QUOTE=ancientmariner;457700]

If you co-habitate with commercial interests, then DOD (NS) won't carry the burden of dredging by themselves... port of cork being an example. Yes Galway is a lock a t present, but that's why I put up the pic of the proposed development..... the proposed development is accessible at all times (and very close to another DF establishment). Sligo is probably one of the smallest commercial ports in the ROI (maybe Youghal behind it). Blacksod is a very large natural bay, yes exposed, but as you indicated yourself, an extremely safe anchorage in heavy weather, especially in winter.

The Galway Harbour project is verbally rejected by the worst Minister in the current Dail. I would support development of Galway Port but the plan needs to be more ambitious with possibly a dedicated all tides Naval Berth of at least 135 meters for MRV. We are due to spend 115Billion Euro on infrastructure with little or no mention of Port and Marine development-harbours, cargo handling, berthage, drydocks etc. In the list of European cargo Ports the only port mentioned North of Galway, is Sligo and after that Belfast and UK ports in order of accessibility. The unfortunate fact is our Dail reverts to type and the elected types want to decide where money will be spent. It is all Pork Barrel economics with no rhyme or reason. They don't have the skills other than to goad the public and each other, while some get immensely rich. Twenty percent in the Dail are Landlords-more vested interests-at least the US makes such heroes shed there assets.

DeV
16th February 2018, 18:16
No port investment planned outside of Dublin, Cork and Foynes under NDP

ancientmariner
17th February 2018, 10:01
No port investment planned outside of Dublin, Cork and Foynes under NDP

Such investments are pandering to already Public/Private groups with deep pockets and established customers and routes. In the last great leap Forward and National Spatial Strategy, Sligo harbour ( now under Sligo County Council ) submitted a study and proposal to skim dredge to 3 meters below Chart datum by removing some 250,000 tonnes of dredge materials but only to about 3 quay areas. The plan was to create at HWS a 1 hour opportunity for a ship with 5.9m draft to berth at a designated pier. At low water she would be sitting in the mud. The piers are currently 77m and 55m in length with ships up to 100m in length and 5m draft accepted with overhang and low water gardening opportunities. We noted in all their case making that the NS doesn't appear as a factor for harbour expansion. We are still Not developing, just reacting to passing trade like Moneypoint solid fuel Power Station. Sligo is a Government port and could be developed by bringing in Dutch Hydrostatics Engineers.

morpheus
19th February 2018, 10:16
Its already started - Kehoe was on the radio over the weekend in a debate about developing Rosslare - isnt that his backyard?

na grohmiti
19th February 2018, 11:19
Its already started - Kehoe was on the radio over the weekend in a debate about developing Rosslare - isnt that his backyard?

His actual backyard.
That said the port has great potential, if it was just tidied up a little. It should be getting a lot more RORO than just ferries, and it would be better if the train went all the way to the terminal again. The tracks are there, the station is there, the level crossing is there, but the train stops instead at the port entrance. Makes no sense at all. Once that is done, start taking freight by rail again...
The port is dead, barely a restaurant left open. The town survives in spite of this, but is mostly bypassed by those going to or from the ferryport.

DeV
19th February 2018, 12:47
His actual backyard.
That said the port has great potential, if it was just tidied up a little. It should be getting a lot more RORO than just ferries, and it would be better if the train went all the way to the terminal again. The tracks are there, the station is there, the level crossing is there, but the train stops instead at the port entrance. Makes no sense at all. Once that is done, start taking freight by rail again...
The port is dead, barely a restaurant left open. The town survives in spite of this, but is mostly bypassed by those going to or from the ferryport.

And what makes it worse is Rosslare EUROPORT is owned by Iarnoid Eireann

The rail service to Wexford (never mind Rosslare EUROPORT) is shocking (especially when you think that the commuter belt extends to at least Gorey).

Depending on what BREXIT brings there could be scope for increased RoRo services. I doubt there would be room for any sizeable depot for LoLo traffic

na grohmiti
19th February 2018, 14:54
And what makes it worse is Rosslare EUROPORT is owned by Iarnoid Eireann

The rail service to Wexford (never mind Rosslare EUROPORT) is shocking (especially when you think that the commuter belt extends to at least Gorey).

Depending on what BREXIT brings there could be scope for increased RoRo services. I doubt there would be room for any sizeable depot for LoLo traffic

Try explaining to someone just arrived in rosslare that not only can they not use the station in the terminal but also if they plan on going to the next city in the south east (Waterford) they'll have to get a train to Dublin first.
Waterford still has surplus lolo space at Bellevue.

Flamingo
19th February 2018, 15:58
Try explaining to someone just arrived in rosslare that not only can they not use the station in the terminal but also if they plan on going to the next city in the south east (Waterford) they'll have to get a train to Dublin first.
Waterford still has surplus lolo space at Bellevue.

Never mind that - try explaining to them the train to Dublin left 30 minutes ago, and the next one is'nt until tomorrow morning...

CTU
19th February 2018, 20:40
His actual backyard.
That said the port has great potential, if it was just tidied up a little. It should be getting a lot more RORO than just ferries, and it would be better if the train went all the way to the terminal again. The tracks are there, the station is there, the level crossing is there, but the train stops instead at the port entrance. Makes no sense at all. Once that is done, start taking freight by rail again...
The port is dead, barely a restaurant left open. The town survives in spite of this, but is mostly bypassed by those going to or from the ferryport.

Last time I was there I was sure they ripped up the the track to the terminal.
I remember when foot passengers where able to walk onto the ferries now they all have to get a bus.
The upstairs restaurant would be packed and the shop downstairs would always have somthing for the tourists. The place is empty now with a little coffee kiosk. Alot of this was of course before Duty Free was abolished and the ferries lost alot of foot passengers to the low cost airlines.


Never mind that - try explaining to them the train to Dublin left 30 minutes ago, and the next one is'nt until tomorrow morning...

I remember a couple of tourist once asking when the next direct bus to a certain location in the south east was, the answer was Sunday, and this was in the middle of the week!

morpheus
20th February 2018, 15:24
the rail line is still there between rosslare and waterford isnt it? is part of it a greenway now too though?

na grohmiti
20th February 2018, 20:21
the rail line is still there between rosslare and waterford isnt it? is part of it a greenway now too though?

The greenway is the old Dungarvan to Waterford line.
I'n not sure about the condition of the Waterford to Wexford line.

na grohmiti
16th June 2018, 22:46
L.E. William Butler Yeats currently visiting Kiel, Germany. The Irish NS has a long tradition of being in attendence for Kiel week (Kieler Woche), now in its 136th year. It is joined in the historic naval port by Foreign Naval visitors from Denmark, the UK, France, Norway, Netherlands Spain and Lithuania.

pilatus
15th December 2018, 15:36
Eithne is Rathmullan today. There is a charity dip going on too, crew from the Eithne, soldiers from Finner and members of local sports clubs all took a swim.8614

EUFighter
16th December 2018, 09:21
Eithne is Rathmullan today. There is a charity dip going on too, crew from the Eithne, soldiers from Finner and members of local sports clubs all took a swim.8614

Did you not mean; Eithne is visiting Lough Swilly Naval Base?

pilatus
31st December 2018, 16:54
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George Bernard Shaw in Galway.

na grohmiti
1st January 2019, 14:40
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George Bernard Shaw in Galway.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Get your New Year off to an exciting start! Come visit the LÉ George Bernard Shaw in Galway at 2pm today. Meet our ships crew who will give you a guided tour and then come <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/joinourteam?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#joinourteam</a> The <a href="https://twitter.com/naval_service?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@naval_service</a> is currently recruiting. Apply here: <a href="https://t.co/3Fx8TGCCsr">https://t.co/3Fx8TGCCsr</a> <a href="https://t.co/qKgIJ1pEAl">https://t.co/qKgIJ1pEAl</a></p>&mdash; Óglaigh na hÉireann (@defenceforces) <a href="https://twitter.com/defenceforces/status/1080095653299134464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2019</a></blockquote>
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na grohmiti
23rd September 2019, 17:16
L.E. Samuel Beckett currently cruising at 12kn off the coast of Maine. I wonder will it hit NY in time for the taoiseach to wine and dine the natives aboard following his heroic address to the UN Climate action summit. President Michealdee will address the UN on Wednesday.

ancientmariner
23rd September 2019, 21:18
L.E. Samuel Beckett currently cruising at 12kn off the coast of Maine. I wonder will it hit NY in time for the taoiseach to wine and dine the natives aboard following his heroic address to the UN Climate action summit. President Michealdee will address the UN on Wednesday.

Timings are a bit of a mystery as there is a Presidential visit to the ship in New York ( Nua-Eabhrac ) at 4pm Saturday 28th September. The ship will arrive tomorrow or Wednesday.

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na grohmiti
24th September 2019, 19:33
L.E. Samuel Beckett arrived at New York this afternoon (10.39 Local Time).
Berthed almost under Manhattan Bridge on the East River, at pier 36.

Laners
24th September 2019, 19:42
L.E. Samuel Beckett arrived at New York this afternoon (10.39 Local Time).
Berthed almost under Manhattan Bridge on the East River, at pier 36.

And hidden behind a warehouse , did we upset someone to deserve such a pretty bad berth .

Sparky42
24th September 2019, 19:56
And hidden behind a warehouse , did we upset someone to deserve such a pretty bad berth .

Or did we not pay for a nice berth?

CTU
24th September 2019, 20:07
And hidden behind a warehouse , did we upset someone to deserve such a pretty bad berth .

I wouldn't exactly call it a warehouse

https://pier36nyc.com/

A/TEL
24th September 2019, 20:16
I wouldn't exactly call it a warehouse

https://pier36nyc.com/


Near the UN building.

Logistical reasons I'd imagine.

Flamingo
24th September 2019, 20:48
Is it near a good pub?

Laners
25th September 2019, 06:46
Is it near a good pub?

Doesn't look like it , maybe that was the intent .

Laners
25th September 2019, 09:40
I wouldn't exactly call it a warehouse

https://pier36nyc.com/

Ah ha , a special events centre , that makes sense . It is a working trip I suppose .

CTU
25th September 2019, 10:47
Doesn't look like it , maybe that was the intent .

Looking on google maps there seems to be an FDNY EMS station next door, I'm sure they can direct the crew to the nearest drinking hole ;)

Flamingo
25th September 2019, 15:09
I can imagine the crew getting shore leave...


https://youtube.com/watch?v=ku5WeNn_unE

hptmurphy
26th September 2019, 15:20
I can imagine the crew getting shore leave...


https://youtube.com/watch?v=ku5WeNn_unE

the correct term being' liberty'

Flamingo
26th September 2019, 22:46
the correct term being' liberty'
Apart from thar, is it accurate? :-D

hptmurphy
27th September 2019, 11:53
Apart from thar, is it accurate? :-D

Coming back from liberty was always a bit vague as one tends to have consumed too much of the local brew...... going on liberty used to be a buzz with youngfellas ( come to think of it some of the oldfellas were as bad) thinking they were going to be the sexiest thing in Bantry for a night.. the amount of ironing, showering, saving, deodorants, , hair gel, after shave etc used to make the atmosphere toxic.

Looking back it was hilarious.

The only guy guaranteed to pull was the PO ERA.. as his wife was living there......

na grohmiti
28th September 2019, 01:20
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Best business networker ever, aboard Irish Navy’s L.E. Samuel Beckett courtesy of <a href="https://twitter.com/EI_theUSA?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@EI_theUSA</a> to connect with great Irish &amp; American businesses for <a href="https://twitter.com/goodmanmedia?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@goodmanmedia</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/IrishBusinessNY?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@IrishBusinessNY</a> <a href="https://t.co/tAo3ZGhopd">pic.twitter.com/tAo3ZGhopd</a></p>&mdash; John Lee (@johnleemedia) <a href="https://twitter.com/johnleemedia/status/1177361022132379652?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 26, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Looks like a nice location
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Delighted to meet crew of LE Samuel Beckett , inc Flag Office Mick Malone and Lt Cmdr Eoin Smyth, during their visit to NY. Crew have benefited hugely from experience of crossing Atlantic - these voyages are so beneficial to our Navy. Enterprise Ireland played a key part in visit <a href="https://t.co/Gh6OKCSxuA">pic.twitter.com/Gh6OKCSxuA</a></p>&mdash; Paul Kehoe T.D (@campaign4kehoe) <a href="https://twitter.com/campaign4kehoe/status/1177503387790626816?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 27, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

ancientmariner
29th September 2019, 11:28
[QUOTE=na grohmiti;470309]<

I'm a bit old school but, using the Ship's Honour Guard , as a relaxed photo opportunity, is a bit SPUDS and BACON. It loses it's HONOUR.

Laners
29th September 2019, 12:51
[QUOTE=na grohmiti;470309]<

I'm a bit old school but, using the Ship's Honour Guard , as a relaxed photo opportunity, is a bit SPUDS and BACON. It loses it's HONOUR.

Indeed , it does look strange . Although it is on the minister's Twitter Account looking like a PR opportunity for political gain , just look at the hashtag .

na grohmiti
29th September 2019, 13:15
The faces of everyone else in the photo tells it's own story. He dragged a ship to Rosslare for a medal parade cos he couldn't be arsed travelling to Haulbowline, but has no problem winging it to NYC for a photo op. Let's face it, he had no other legitimate business there.

na grohmiti
29th September 2019, 15:07
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">L.É. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SamuelBeckett?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SamuelBeckett</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/P61?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#P61</a> will be visiting Boston next weekend! ???? ???? Public hours are 10am to 5pm at Charlestown Navy Yard on Friday, Oct 4th &amp; Saturday, Oct 5th. This is a fabulous opportunity for the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Irish?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Irish</a> ???????? diaspora to check out the <a href="https://twitter.com/naval_service?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@naval_service</a> <a href="https://t.co/RWJRs0cKOc">pic.twitter.com/RWJRs0cKOc</a></p>&mdash; IrishConsulateBoston (@IrelandBoston) <a href="https://twitter.com/IrelandBoston/status/1177963357334331392?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 28, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

They're shipping up to Boston. (Presumably to find a wooden leg...)

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/x-64CaD8GXw" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

ancientmariner
29th September 2019, 17:05
[QUOTE=na grohmiti;470325]<
They're shipping up to Boston. (Presumably to find a wooden leg...)

We went up through the Chesapeake Canal in 1986 and when we arrived at the Navy Yard in Boston, we found the berth was between two of the most historic ships in the US Navy OLD IRONSIDES( Constitution) and USS CASSIN YOUNG. Just don't break anything!

A/TEL
29th September 2019, 17:49
[QUOTE=na grohmiti;470325]<
They're shipping up to Boston. (Presumably to find a wooden leg...)

We went up through the Chesapeake Canal in 1986 and when we arrived at the Navy Yard in Boston, we found the berth was between two of the most historic ships in the US Navy OLD IRONSIDES( Constitution) and USS CASSIN YOUNG. Just don't break anything!


Niamh was in the same berth during the 00s.

Eithne was also at that berth in 2009

Eithne was at the Seaport Blvd berth in 2000 for the Tall Ships festival.

Should be a regular visit every 3 or so years.

Great experience.

Flamingo
29th September 2019, 18:36
[QUOTE=na grohmiti;470325]<
They're shipping up to Boston. (Presumably to find a wooden leg...)

We went up through the Chesapeake Canal in 1986 and when we arrived at the Navy Yard in Boston, we found the berth was between two of the most historic ships in the US Navy OLD IRONSIDES( Constitution) and USS CASSIN YOUNG. Just don't break anything!

Not a place for HMS Troutbridge then - "Left hand down a bit!"

na grohmiti
29th September 2019, 18:41
Not a place for HMS Troutbridge then - "Left hand down a bit!"

A fantastic NAV that ever was. Most of the youngsters wouldn't be familiar with Sub LT Phillips.
EVERYBODY DOWN!

Laners
29th September 2019, 19:24
[QUOTE=na grohmiti;470325]<
They're shipping up to Boston. (Presumably to find a wooden leg...)

We went up through the Chesapeake Canal in 1986 and when we arrived at the Navy Yard in Boston, we found the berth was between two of the most historic ships in the US Navy OLD IRONSIDES( Constitution) and USS CASSIN YOUNG. Just don't break anything!
Let's not forget the stop off before Boston at Newport Rhode Island for the big lobster dinner , compliments of the local Mayor and musical entertainment by the visiting Swedish army band .

na grohmiti
30th September 2019, 19:17
https://photos.marinetraffic.com/ais/showphoto.aspx?photoid=3660052&size=1600
Looking good.

na grohmiti
4th October 2019, 18:23
https://twitter.com/naval_service/status/1180143794278354945?s=19

na grohmiti
5th October 2019, 10:31
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Captain of LÉ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SamuelBecektt?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SamuelBecektt</a> was delighted to receive a very warm welcome to the <a href="https://twitter.com/CityOfBoston?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CityOfBoston</a> by the Commander of <a href="https://twitter.com/USSConstitution?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@USSConstitution</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/P61?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#P61</a> will be open to the public for guided tours by the crew today, 10:00 - 17:00 at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Charlestown?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Charlestown</a> Navy Yard ???????????????? <a href="https://twitter.com/GlobalIrish?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@GlobalIrish</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MeetTheFleet?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MeetTheFleet</a> ?? <a href="https://t.co/qzcd7mmohl">pic.twitter.com/qzcd7mmohl</a></p>&mdash; Irish Naval Service (@naval_service) <a href="https://twitter.com/naval_service/status/1180385808609660929?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 5, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Now thats a proper Cork accent.

ancientmariner
6th October 2019, 12:38
[QUOTE=na grohmiti;
Now thats a proper Cork accent.[/QUOTE]

The Mayor of Boston, Mr. Walsh, in recognition of 3 Humanitarian deployments by the LE Samuel Beckett, saving 4000+ souls, has declared by Proclamation that the 6th of October henceforth will be known as LE Samuel Beckett Day in Boston.

na grohmiti
24th March 2020, 14:45
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Early this morning LÉ George Bernard <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Shaw?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Shaw</a> (<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/P64?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#P64</a>) completed a handover with LÉ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SamuelBeckett?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SamuelBeckett</a> (<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/P61?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#P61</a>) in Dublin where <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/%C3%93glaighnah%C3%A9ireann?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc %5Etfw">#Óglaighnahéireann</a> are helping to run a test centre to assist <a href="https://twitter.com/HSELive?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@HSELive</a> fight <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#COVID19</a>. P61 will now return to Base having completed their patrol ???????? <a href="https://twitter.com/naval_service?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@naval_service</a> <a href="https://t.co/lrklIKBMT8">pic.twitter.com/lrklIKBMT8</a></p>&mdash; Óglaigh na hÉireann (@defenceforces) <a href="https://twitter.com/defenceforces/status/1242386854172917761?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 24, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Now as we all know the P60 class are a 90m design (Power driven vessel >50m) but where is the 2nd masthead light? I only see 1 masthead, a sidelight and a stern light. Or is Rule 23 different for Naval vessels? (Colregs 95 etc).

ancientmariner
27th March 2020, 10:49
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Early this morning LÉ George Bernard <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Shaw?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Shaw</a> (<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/P64?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#P64</a>) completed a handover with LÉ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SamuelBeckett?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SamuelBeckett</a> (<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/P61?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#P61</a>) in Dublin where <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/%C3%93glaighnah%C3%A9ireann?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc %5Etfw">#Óglaighnahéireann</a> are helping to run a test centre to assist <a href="https://twitter.com/HSELive?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@HSELive</a> fight <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#COVID19</a>. P61 will now return to Base having completed their patrol ???????? <a href="https://twitter.com/naval_service?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@naval_service</a> <a href="https://t.co/lrklIKBMT8">pic.twitter.com/lrklIKBMT8</a></p>&mdash; Óglaigh na hÉireann (@defenceforces) <a href="https://twitter.com/defenceforces/status/1242386854172917761?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 24, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Now as we all know the P60 class are a 90m design (Power driven vessel >50m) but where is the 2nd masthead light? I only see 1 masthead, a sidelight and a stern light. Or is Rule 23 different for Naval vessels? (Colregs 95 etc).

I'm certain that the patrol vessels comply with International Col. Regs. P31's Draft looks interesting and the shallowest I've ever seen, in FW, up at Albert Quay. Her GM must be small enough to take home in your pocket??

ancientmariner
12th April 2020, 10:22
I'm certain that the patrol vessels comply with International Col. Regs. P31's Draft looks interesting and the shallowest I've ever seen, in FW, up at Albert Quay. Her GM must be small enough to take home in your pocket??

It looks like P51 is home since the weekend. I wonder why no sea trials, and why tugs. Nice to see her back but what about the propulsion.

na grohmiti
12th April 2020, 12:57
She isnt finished, there is more work to be done on her in the basin.
There was a tender in recently for I think a new galley.
Better to leave any trials till after all new plant is fitted.

Laners
12th April 2020, 15:11
A "new galley" now that got my attention .

na grohmiti
12th April 2020, 15:17
A "new galley" now that got my attention .

Its come a long way from your day when you cooked eggs on hot engines and boiled the stew using hot exhausts....

Laners
12th April 2020, 18:19
Which one of the two P50s has her galley down aft in the wrong location .

na grohmiti
12th April 2020, 18:26
This one I think. Niamh has hers further forward, on the opposite side.

ancientmariner
12th April 2020, 20:47
This one I think. Niamh has hers further forward, on the opposite side.

Be careful about galleys on ships. They need access to discharge grey water from the Galley sinks, which means port or starboard side location but the galley cooker can weigh a few tonnes and has to be compensated for elsewhere on the ship. Irrespective of internal work, a long lay up requires the engines and propulsion to be run up on Harbour trials, followed up by adjustments and full sea trials, all to validate work done and paid for by way of guarantee.

ancientmariner
13th April 2020, 20:00
Be careful about galleys on ships. They need access to discharge grey water from the Galley sinks, which means port or starboard side location but the galley cooker can weigh a few tonnes and has to be compensated for elsewhere on the ship. Irrespective of internal work, a long lay up requires the engines and propulsion to be run up on Harbour trials, followed up by adjustments and full sea trials, all to validate work done and paid for by way of guarantee.

Just to clarify about initial fitting out of the galley. The cooker, because it is so large and heavy, it is put in place early in construction before the upper accommodation unit is added and welded up. If that unit weighs 5 tonnes and it is to port, then you must offset it with a similar permanent weight to starboard, otherwise you would have a permanent list OR have to allow for it with liquids.

na grohmiti
13th April 2020, 20:18
Surely same would apply for any domestic machinery below deck? From memory Food stores and fridges are aft of Galley, OR & SR mess are opposite, and Wardroom is above (via dumb waiter). Aft of OR & SR Mess is heads and Laundry.
Though I could be mistaken. Hopefully a more recent visitor can confirm.

ancientmariner
14th April 2020, 09:25
Surely same would apply for any domestic machinery below deck? From memory Food stores and fridges are aft of Galley, OR & SR mess are opposite, and Wardroom is above (via dumb waiter). Aft of OR & SR Mess is heads and Laundry.
Though I could be mistaken. Hopefully a more recent visitor can confirm.
Just pointing out that it is not easy to shift a galley on an existing ship without considering stability.

na grohmiti
14th April 2020, 11:05
Just pointing out that it is not easy to shift a galley on an existing ship without considering stability.

From memory, all that is above the Galley on Roisin is open deck so access is easier than most spaces for getting things in and out quickly. You just need to cut some deck plate..

na grohmiti
1st May 2020, 14:48
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">At midday today the fleet sounded their horns as part of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HeroesAtSeaShoutout?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HeroesAtSeaShoutout</a>, a global salute to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/seafarers?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#seafarers</a> who continue their efforts to transport food, fuel, goods &amp; vital medical supplies during the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Covid19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Covid19</a> emergency. <a href="https://twitter.com/defenceforces?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@defenceforces</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/InThisTogether?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#InThisTogether</a> ???????? <a href="https://t.co/amPSGdIUGo">pic.twitter.com/amPSGdIUGo</a></p>&mdash; Irish Naval Service (@naval_service) <a href="https://twitter.com/naval_service/status/1256197586140180481?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 1, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Nice touch from the Naval Service.

na grohmiti
1st May 2020, 15:03
https://www.joe.ie/fitness-health/navycovid-19-james-joyce-697120

Nice piece on JJ in Dublin.

na grohmiti
5th May 2020, 11:46
https://soundcloud.com/user-45545448-764499727/episode-2-le-james-joyce-role-in-the-fight-against-covid-19
DF Podcast is an Interview with OC L.E. James Joyce, Mike Brunicardi. He gives details of the NS role assisting the HSE & NAS carrying out COVID19 testing, in addition to normal operational duties.

na grohmiti
16th June 2020, 21:46
This is a fantastic sequence of tweets, where HMS Tyne carried out a RAS exercise with L.E. George Bernard Shaw. More of this sort of thing please.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What a fantastic two days!<br><br>Our exercise with the LÉ George Bernard Shaw is now complete and we’re both heading our separate ways.<br><br>But what did we get up to you ask...? <br><br>Thread/<a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalNavy?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RoyalNavy</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/naval_service?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@naval_service</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/UKDefenceDublin?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@UKDefenceDublin</a> <a href="https://t.co/iQWktJyO0g">pic.twitter.com/iQWktJyO0g</a></p>&mdash; HMS Tyne (@hms_tyne) <a href="https://twitter.com/hms_tyne/status/1272923365490274305?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 16, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">6/<br>But to RAS, you need a RAS team! <br><br>Here are TYNE’s finest at work. <a href="https://t.co/0JTVTiAeLH">pic.twitter.com/0JTVTiAeLH</a></p>&mdash; HMS Tyne (@hms_tyne) <a href="https://twitter.com/hms_tyne/status/1272923888301768706?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 16, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

ancientmariner
17th June 2020, 10:13
[QUOTE=na grohmiti;476694]This is a fantastic sequence of tweets, where HMS Tyne carried out a RAS exercise with L.E. George Bernard Shaw. More of this sort of thing please.

Agree. Training and inter-operating with other navies brings skills and knowledge. Nice to see Tyne recovered from the MOD dustbin, recommissioned and performing with zeal and some pride. Our lads doing well.

na grohmiti
17th June 2020, 10:29
I notice a few comments from the other side of the pond asking "How come our similar sized vessels are so lightly armed?"

na grohmiti
17th June 2020, 10:42
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Yesterday LÉ George Bernard Shaw <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/P64?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#P64</a> completed 2 days of exercises with <a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalNavy?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RoyalNavy</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hms_tyne?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@hms_tyne</a>. Mainly conducting manoeuvring, comms, RAS &amp; ship handling serials, this was a great opportunity to enhance interoperability &amp; train our sailors????????????????. VMT to P281&#39;s crew <a href="https://twitter.com/UKDefenceDublin?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@UKDefenceDublin</a> <a href="https://t.co/T7Ta5OBCqS">pic.twitter.com/T7Ta5OBCqS</a></p>&mdash; Irish Naval Service (@naval_service) <a href="https://twitter.com/naval_service/status/1273128194829422593?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 17, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

View from the Irish side.

na grohmiti
17th June 2020, 15:09
Another nice few photos from the RN.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Training complete . <a href="https://twitter.com/hms_tyne?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@hms_tyne</a> has just completed two days of work with the Irish ship LÉ George Bernard Shaw in the Celtic Sea. ????????????????<br><br>This was a great opportunity for the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoyalNavy?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoyalNavy</a> to work with the <a href="https://twitter.com/naval_service?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@naval_service</a>. <br><br>????Read more: <a href="https://t.co/DJHG7M5ijZ">https://t.co/DJHG7M5ijZ</a> <a href="https://t.co/L7LO06O7yu">pic.twitter.com/L7LO06O7yu</a></p>&mdash; Royal Navy (@RoyalNavy) <a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalNavy/status/1273188251327750146?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 17, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

na grohmiti
24th June 2020, 10:56
L.E. Eithne is due to leave it's present berth on Cork's City Albert Quay shortly where it has been supporting Operation Fortitude since March 20th.
What next for P31 remains to be seen.
Hopefully she'll get her main armament back at least.

na grohmiti
24th June 2020, 11:06
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Emergency services <a href="https://twitter.com/HSELive?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@HSELive</a> on standby for departure of <a href="https://twitter.com/naval_service?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@naval_service</a> LÉ Eithne from Albert quay Cork - <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/operationfortitude?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#operationfortitude</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/rtenews?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@rtenews</a> <a href="https://t.co/JuRhIas65K">pic.twitter.com/JuRhIas65K</a></p>&mdash; JennïeØSullivân (@OSullivanJennie) <a href="https://twitter.com/OSullivanJennie/status/1275715668080459784?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 24, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Any minute now.

na grohmiti
24th June 2020, 11:40
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="und" dir="ltr"><a href="https://t.co/2dOymyoK93">pic.twitter.com/2dOymyoK93</a></p>&mdash; Kevin Keegan (@KevinKeegan72) <a href="https://twitter.com/KevinKeegan72/status/1275724540438630400?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 24, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Great to see.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">For a blue alarm salute - to thank them for their &amp; the defence forces - contribution to fighting <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Covid19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Covid19</a> <a href="https://t.co/UW6pdaKvMA">pic.twitter.com/UW6pdaKvMA</a></p>&mdash; JennïeØSullivân (@OSullivanJennie) <a href="https://twitter.com/OSullivanJennie/status/1275722943746760708?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 24, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

na grohmiti
24th June 2020, 11:44
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Saying goodbye to LÉ Eithne after a successful mission. A symbolic moment for Cork <a href="https://twitter.com/corkbeo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@corkbeo</a> <a href="https://t.co/SSYa2Qngx3">pic.twitter.com/SSYa2Qngx3</a></p>&mdash; Gavin O Callaghan (@gavinocal) <a href="https://twitter.com/gavinocal/status/1275720013706596354?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 24, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The LÉ Eithne departed Kennedy Quay <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Cork?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Cork</a> this morning having docked on March 20th to assist the <a href="https://twitter.com/HSELive?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@HSELive</a> during <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Covid19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Covid19</a> as part of Operation Fortitude <a href="https://twitter.com/naval_service?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@naval_service</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/defenceforces?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@defenceforces</a> <a href="https://t.co/dxURljPiT8">pic.twitter.com/dxURljPiT8</a></p>&mdash; Cork&#39;s 96FM (@Corks96FM) <a href="https://twitter.com/Corks96FM/status/1275725287834234880?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 24, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

ancientmariner
8th August 2020, 10:35
I notice a few comments from the other side of the pond asking "How come our similar sized vessels are so lightly armed?"

HMS TRENT has just deployed, straight from commissioning, to the Mediterranean in a joint policing role. This OPV has 30mm, 2 GPMG's, and 2 Mini-guns. No doubt good FCS for the 30mm. The Duty is Nato operation Sea Guardian. She is the second Batch 2 OPV to be commissioned in 2020.

EUFighter
8th August 2020, 11:10
HMS TRENT has just deployed, straight from commissioning, to the Mediterranean in a joint policing role. This OPV has 30mm, 2 GPMG's, and 2 Mini-guns. No doubt good FCS for the 30mm. The Duty is Nato operation Sea Guardian. She is the second Batch 2 OPV to be commissioned in 2020.

She is also fitted with a Terma Scanter 4100 air search radar and a BAe CMS-1 combat management system.

Flamingo
8th August 2020, 12:08
So basically, she can look after herself.

DeV
8th August 2020, 12:56
https://www.msi-dsl.com/products/seahawk-a2/

They are EO gunfire controlled

EUFighter
8th August 2020, 14:48
https://www.msi-dsl.com/products/seahawk-a2/

They are EO gunfire controlled

Don't they use the same Chess Dynamics Sea Eagle FCEO that is installed on the P60's?

ancientmariner
22nd September 2020, 09:26
Don't they use the same Chess Dynamics Sea Eagle FCEO that is installed on the P60's?

Sorry different tack. Does anybody know why one of our ships has been anchored off Spit bank for the last 4 or so days??

Auldsod
22nd September 2020, 09:38
Sorry different tack. Does anybody know why one of our ships has been anchored off Spit bank for the last 4 or so days??

Sold to the RN? :-D

na grohmiti
22nd September 2020, 10:22
Sorry different tack. Does anybody know why one of our ships has been anchored off Spit bank for the last 4 or so days??

There isn't.
https://www.facebook.com/sailcork/videos/267991697574250/
The AIS shows it's last position, before its transponder went military.

ibenji
22nd September 2020, 11:04
Sorry different tack. Does anybody know why one of our ships has been anchored off Spit bank for the last 4 or so days??

I was down on haulbowline island last Friday and one ship was moored there there while 5 others where in the basin. Don't know if there was any at the oil wharf. Don't see the point of having 9 ships if only a maximum of 3 could be a sea at that time. I am aware of manning issues but question still needs to be asked?.

ibenji
22nd September 2020, 11:05
8830

na grohmiti
22nd September 2020, 11:15
linky no worky

ancientmariner
22nd September 2020, 12:35
There isn't.
https://www.facebook.com/sailcork/videos/267991697574250/
The AIS shows it's last position, before its transponder went military.

There was last night, and the night before, and the night before that.

na grohmiti
22nd September 2020, 12:39
There was last night, and the night before, and the night before that.

It has become a habit lately to anchor "around the corner" at Spike instead of tying up alongside either in Cobh or Haulbowline. I believe there was a Jackup rig working around the Deepwater recently, maybe that berth isn't currently available? In on Friday, anchor for weekend, out again Monday. Commute by rib as necessary. Not great for morale, but hey, operational reasons etc.

na grohmiti
24th September 2020, 12:56
Eithne gets her teeth back.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pictured are Naval Ordnance Section and Naval Dockyard personnel refitting LÉ Eithne <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/P31?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#P31</a> with her primary armament after completing essential maintenance on the Bofors 57mm Gun. <a href="https://t.co/IDunlybcWP">pic.twitter.com/IDunlybcWP</a></p>&mdash; Irish Naval Service (@naval_service) <a href="https://twitter.com/naval_service/status/1309082319760785412?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 24, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

na grohmiti
28th November 2020, 16:31
Hearing reports P61 had an oops. Large tarp covering the stern at present, apparently.

na grohmiti
5th December 2020, 11:02
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Level5 seems to have taken its toll on the hard working crew of the LÉ Samuel Beckett ????. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/P61?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#P61</a> recently took some time out of their latest Maritime Defence &amp; Security Operations patrol to help support <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Movember?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Movember</a> and ‘Warren&#39;s fight against Hurler Syndrome’. <a href="https://t.co/76Q3dT4bCe">https://t.co/76Q3dT4bCe</a> <a href="https://t.co/0X3xISoki2">pic.twitter.com/0X3xISoki2</a></p>&mdash; Irish Naval Service (@naval_service) <a href="https://twitter.com/naval_service/status/1335125102917251074?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 5, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Posted without comment.

Orion
5th December 2020, 13:58
So was the tarp for the vid??

Sparky42
11th December 2020, 14:14
Hearing reports P61 had an oops. Large tarp covering the stern at present, apparently.

Well there's a post on their facebook that 61 was in Bantry this week so whatever must be solved?
https://www.facebook.com/irishnavalservice/photos/a.524540657628835/3508626039220267/

na grohmiti
11th December 2020, 15:27
You can do a lot of repairs in 2 weeks. Most steel repair can be done in 48 hours.

Laners
11th December 2020, 16:45
You can do a lot of repairs in 2 weeks. Most steel repair can be done in 48 hours.

Or in Eithne's case 12 hours to fix a bump with a hole in the steering flat sustained while berthing in Verlome at the end of a days sea trials , when we returned the following morning it just needed a lick of paint on the patch .

na grohmiti
23rd January 2021, 20:38
What do they mean when they say "Large Factory trawler" I hear you ask...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">LÉ George Bernard Shaw conducting <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/fishery?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#fishery</a> boarding operations yesterday off the West Coast ???????? ????????. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/P64?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#P64</a> is currently on patrol engaged in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Maritime?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Maritime</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Defence?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Defence</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Security?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Security</a> Operations (MDSO). The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IrishNavy?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IrishNavy</a> is now recruiting <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JoinOurTeam?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#JoinOurTeam</a> for info check out <a href="https://t.co/E3jQQgSpkl">https://t.co/E3jQQgSpkl</a> <a href="https://t.co/lkBAg5kgfn">pic.twitter.com/lkBAg5kgfn</a></p>&mdash; Irish Naval Service (@naval_service) <a href="https://twitter.com/naval_service/status/1352984861204770817?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 23, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>