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  • Dogwatch
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    Tyne Class LBs for NSR?

    RNLI have said that there are Tyne Class Lifeboats for sale. Would three or four of these suit the NSR for port security?

    One currently owned by private training company in the UK
    http://www.apolloduck.co.uk/feature.phtml?id=328402







    24yrs old, well maintained & going for €115,000

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  • Goldie fish
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    Reading this thread in light of that Claremans master plans for the future of the small boat navy. Perhaps he should read some of it too?

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  • hptmurphy
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    Given the majority of mines found in our waters today are dealt with EOD or clearnace divers we have adequate mine forces.

    No point in investing i specials vessels that require specialist crews and extra cost associated.

    the NSR could possibly put one fully trained crew together for one ship a couple of times a year to search for very small quantities of mines..hardly wotrh the investment when the ships in service have personel aboard that are specifically deal with such events,

    Failing that that just send the two junior ordinary rates out in a gemini with a long tether and let them blaze away with rifles,,,worked in the past

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  • spider
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    I think he raises an interesting point.

    Should not the Naval Service or Naval Service Reserve have a minehunting capability ?

    And the vessels to execute it ?

    And as with the Royal Navy (and others) when not employed in a minehunting role, available as patrol vessels....

    Surely a core function for any Navy ?

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  • DeV
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    Originally posted by Leo View Post
    Being as the Naval Service does not currently have a mine disposal unit
    The NS Diving Unit has qualified clearance divers (EOD)

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  • ackack
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    Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
    I heard the air Defence regiments are battery operated....
    no we're not, we're jet powered!!!!

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  • Goldie fish
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    I heard the air Defence regiments are battery operated....

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  • popeye
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    I would like to state that we are not remote controlled or battery operated

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  • Laners
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    Are they battery powered or or wind up with a big key

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  • Leo
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    While the vessels can be remote controlled, they can also have a standard crew of four and be driven as boats. They have been laid up with the sonar and remote control removed.

    I thought they would be useful as NSR/NS Harbour patrol vessels or dive tenders. The vessels are about the right size and are between 13 and 18 years old.

    In addition they open up the option of refitting them with sonar, and enabling a mine warfare capability for the NS or the NSR, such as dealing with old WW2 naval mines and UXBs.

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  • Leo
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    I was proposing these as the Naval Reserve ship and also to fill the dive tender and harbour patrol roles for the NS. Being as the Naval Service does not currently have a mine disposal unit, this could be a useful role for the reserve to take on, in addition to providing sailors to serve onboard the patrol boats. This would require refitting the sonars onboard

    These vessel can be radio controlled, however they can also be operated by a crew of 4. As you can see the is room onboard to carry extra passengers if necessary. It would probably not be too taxing to mount a GPMG or two on the vessel if required.

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  • DeV
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    Are they not remoted controlled?

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  • Goldie fish
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    Hello "leo".

    For What exactly?

    Welcome by the way.

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  • Leo
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    How about a couple of the Danish MRDs?



    Originally designed for use as mine hunting drones back is the nineties, four have been laid up on land since around 2005, and apparently are awaiting disposal.

    The hulls are GRP and should be in good nick, they will probably also be available fairly cheaply. They would provide a hull which could do all the roles required. They would also offer a mine clearence ability, giving the NSR a role which is not presently performed by the NS?

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  • hedgehog
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    Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Not that it matters carrington, but I was replying to another post.
    I think his name is Thrush

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