Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

L.E. Aisling, 30 years and counting.

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • L.E. Aisling, 30 years and counting.

    I notice P23 recently passed the 30 years commissioned milestone.
    Ironically, it looks as if she'll be around for a while yet.

    The Department of Defence invites tenders for sound insulation / noise abatement work on L.E. Aoife and L.E. Aisling, which are two Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) in service with the Irish Navy.

    The Irish Navy is based on Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour on the south coast of Ireland. It operates an eight ship flotilla to carry out its taskings, as assigned to it by the Government of Ireland
    Basically the work involves reflooring most of the accomodation on both ships, to take 4 weeks, carried out during the winter refit.


    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

  • #2
    There is a get together of the orginal crew this weekend.How time flies.

    Comment


    • #3
      She was the first Naval vessel I set foot on, back in 1982. Back then she had Boarding boats, Liberty boats and Oerlikons. The door into the bridge was timber, not steel.
      There was a large queue of similarly minded kids waiting to play with the oerlikons. When that was done, we all rang the ships bell(until a wise PO decided to remove the clanger thingy.)
      I still have a photo at home somewhere of a fresh faced me, standing behind the helm, EIYP behind me on the bulkhead(for years I wondered what it meant), with the well polished compass in front. No seats for helmsmen back then either. There was one seat on the bridge only. That was the Captains. Word is the OOW wasn't even allowed sit there.
      The radar screens were the type that had a cone around the screen, or better yet, a curtain.
      Must try and dig up a photo of her back then and post it, for comparison to how she looks today.


      Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

      Comment


      • #4
        Word is the OOW wasn't even allowed sit there
        .


        they did when the OC was in the bunk.

        There was a large queue of similarly minded kids waiting to play with the oerlikons
        Sounds like my gunnery course except we had the live ammo.

        Fire my SG3 qualifiers on Aisling.. Bofors and Oerlikon.


        Back then she had Boarding boats, Liberty boats .. would that boats of each type singular?
        Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

        Comment


        • #5
          1 No Boarding Boat
          1 No Liberty Launch
          1 No Gemini
          That how it were in 1982


          Helmsman (person) shouldn`t sit down then they can`t see out the window to know where they are going..............
          What do you mean abandon ship
          Are they taking requests?

          Comment


          • #6
            Theres a reception to mark the 30 years is taking place in Galway tomorrow night (10/7/10) the minister of defence will be attending.

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by mikeym View Post
              Theres a reception to mark the 30 years is taking place in Galway tomorrow night (10/7/10) the minister of defence will be attending.
              were the invites sent out to the first crew....the minister was not one of them

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by damo de muff diver View Post
                1 No Boarding Boat
                1 No Liberty Launch
                1 No Gemini
                That how it were in 1982


                Helmsman (person) shouldn`t sit down then they can`t see out the window to know where they are going..............
                Even standing Damo you couldn't see out

                Comment


                • #9
                  Pictures of the First Crew on Face book....
                  Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cha the tel View Post
                    Even standing Damo you couldn't see out
                    I had a milk crate to stand on.............they thought that it was important that I could see out & not crash into things........ they had seen me drive the gemini.......
                    What do you mean abandon ship
                    Are they taking requests?

                    Comment


                    • #11


                      Current crew.

                      http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._5642471_n.jpg
                      The minister is too tall.
                      Last edited by Goldie fish; 11 July 2010, 11:40.


                      Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        sail before steam..are we losing some traditions where is the bosun.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          John McCormack, Standing behind female officer second from the left facing. Was a recruit with me..as was the Cox'n
                          Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by hptmurphy View Post
                            John McCormack, Standing behind female officer second from the left facing. Was a recruit with me..as was the Cox'n
                            I think that GR's point was that the bosun should be seated instead of the Chief ERA. Keeping the monkeys in their place and all that.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sluggie View Post
                              I think that GR's point was that the bosun should be seated instead of the Chief ERA. Keeping the monkeys in their place and all that.
                              thats exactly what the point is .he is next senior man after the coxn as he is executive branch but i suppose like the way things are gone the old traditions are gone

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X