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na grohmiti
18th November 2014, 21:15
http://www.worldshipsociety.org/mediac/400_0/media/2aab91231b34dc2effff925affffe907.jpg
Its safe to say that every member of the modern naval service, regardless of rank, has spent lots of time aboard this vessel. Sadly, the Naval Boat transport vessel David F finally met its appointment with the cutting torch this week.

http://homepage.eircom.net/~navalass12/ship50.jpg

Its a sad sight to see. The current vessel on the job isn't half as "pretty". David F was built in 1962 in Holland. David F had very traditional lines, with the wooden benches inside and out. It brought Naval and civilian staff from the DoD Pier in cobh to Haulbowline every day of the year, when not in refit.
If that's not VFM I don't know what is.

Lorenco
19th November 2014, 06:04
Where was it broken up?

na grohmiti
19th November 2014, 08:28
Naval Base. It is being cut up on the camber, where its last survey was carried out.

ibenji
19th November 2014, 09:29
Not much of it left now.

25 pounder
19th November 2014, 12:41
I seem to remember another vessel as well, William J, am I correct? If so what happened to her.?

danno
19th November 2014, 22:42
She must indeed have been a very tough bird to survive the rough handling she got when she was constantly hopped off the quay when closing in to land PX often sending the unwary flying off their feet.

Stinger
25th November 2014, 16:08
What was she replaced with?

hptmurphy
18th December 2014, 12:42
seem to remember another vessel as well, William J, am I correct? If so what happened to her.?

William J was owned by Cork Harbout Transport and was scrapped. She was an aful piece of shit.

andy
18th December 2014, 22:12
put to the sword just like 1/2 of the irish navy should be

golden rivet
26th December 2014, 19:13
put to the sword just like 1/2 of the irish navy should be
is it ships or personell you mean ....

Flintstone
27th December 2014, 18:12
put to the sword just like 1/2 of the irish navy should be

Which half and why? I'd be very interested in your reasoning.