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    Was in Cork Dockyard again last weekend,camera in hand,and I noticed this while taking Photos of L.E. Aoife in Drydock.
    Anyone Know what the bulge and fin are?
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    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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    Last edited by lordinajamjar; 22 November 2004, 14:53.

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    • #3
      Ok..my fault,i was not clear enough. Aft of the thruster,and the anodes,on the keel there is an obvous bulge,with a stub fin(which appears to be masked in orange tape in the photo)
      What is the bulge/fin?

      Careful with the smartass answers....


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

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      • #4
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        Last edited by lordinajamjar; 22 November 2004, 14:53.

        "When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."


        Marcus Aurelius Roman Emperor (161 to 180 A.D.)

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        • #5
          could be hull mounted 3d search light sonar -- as fitted to most swanky bottom trawlers (very handy for wreck finding).

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          • #6
            Its the passive Sonar/depth gauge used for taking depth readings. Nothing fancy ....just tells you haow far away the bottom is.Eithnes sonar is carried in a large housing about the size of a pool table and is retractaable. Yeah this is a depth finder!. Looks abot right as it is a t the part of the ship that moves least just behind the bridge.
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            • #7
              a part of the hull prehaps

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Kieran
                a part of the hull prehaps
                prehaps you should go and lie down..


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

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                • #9
                  And let Goldie trample you.
                  Meh.

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                  • #10
                    Bulge and Fin ?

                    It is the transponder for the echo sounder, the hull is too fine at that point to fit it in so they had to build a special housing which you refer to as a "bulge". The orange tape is just to mask the transponder so it is not painted over.

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                    • #11
                      thank you, i belive i shall

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                      • #12
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                        Last edited by lordinajamjar; 22 November 2004, 14:53.

                        "When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."


                        Marcus Aurelius Roman Emperor (161 to 180 A.D.)

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                        • #13
                          I don't know...this wasn't a quiz...it was an inquiry. I guessed it was some sort of sonar,but i had not noticed the same feature on Emer,who also lacks the bow thruster.
                          Thanks to the in house experts for their assistance.


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

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                          • #14
                            Negative, It's actually a Casting Recovery Horn for clandestine insertion or recovery of divers. Notice the high viz glint tape surrounding the horn, which protect the device while out of the water.

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                            • #15
                              You must be ****ing joking !
                              Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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