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  • Goldie fish
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    Congratulations Frank.

    Its taken you a year to Find the naval section to answer this question...
    :-patriot: :-patriot: :-patriot:

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  • Frank
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    Hi Guys,

    The picture above is actually a publicity photo taken by CASA / EADS before the handover of the CASA's. If you look at the full size version of the picture (click here) you will see that IFP is on the tail, directly in front of the the number 253. This stands for "Irish Fisheries Protection".

    The vessel in the background is the Spanish Navy Santa Maria (Perry) class frigate "F81 Santa Maria".

    Hope this helps.


    Regards,

    Frank.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    now wonder the Dauphin boys did'nt like spending nights at sea...nobody spoke English on the "Perry Class..Eithne"

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  • Goldie fish
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    Originally posted by sba
    You sure that's not Grainne, or Fola? Looks mighty similar (NOT!)
    No,their helipad was larger:D

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  • sba
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    You sure that's not Grainne, or Fola? Looks mighty similar (NOT!)

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    Here's another pic of a CASA...this time the ship looks to be Spanish
    Attached Files

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  • sba
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    Yep...that was the guy...Mousey Kirwan. The smallest guy with the BIGGEST chip on his shoulder! And yep..you're correct...the Original OLD SWEAT!

    Happy New Year. Good to be back. Up the walls lately, not much time to even scratch!

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  • hptmurphy
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    Mick Quinn and mousey Kirwan....the two were inseprable.....would that be the guy.

    I worked with him in boat transport for awhile.....the original OLD Sweat !

    Nice to have you back!

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  • sba
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    If memory serves correctly, Tony Cousins was in that car crash with Mick Quinn? As far as I can recall, the two lads (and someone else, who's name escapes me ) flipped the car on the back road to Carrigaline. One of them went out the back window, and ended up quite a distance from the others!

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  • Goldie fish
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    The First Ever Post in the Naval section...12 months ago today,Fifth thread ever on the current Board. How far we have come. Thanks to all who contributed over the year.:xlol:

    Keep it up in 2004.

    This site is now considered the Main Irish Military site on the WEB.
    Just do a google to see what you come up with!

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  • hptmurphy
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    gerry was first posted to the eithne in 1986 andwas still there when I left her in june 1988 according to my diaries of the time.his brother Tony served on the Deidre for the same period albeit for a period when he was in a car crash in carrigaline on april 26th 1988.see photos of Gerry cousins posted on the PICs site under the LE Eithne page

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  • posiedon
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    Last edited by posiedon; 27 January 2004, 18:54.

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  • hptmurphy
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    Yes it is a Perry class frigate. The owners are believe it or not The ****ing Spanish
    She is the Santa Maria.
    Other point to note that the picture on page152 is not of Helo crew but two of Eithnes crew A/sea Ian fitzpatrick andA/sea Gerry Cousins .photo was taken in 1986 or 1987

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  • Goldie fish
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    Since when did you become so cynical?:p
    I have seen another Photo of a Casa flying over a Perry class frigate..also Identified as Eithne..and I think this was on one of the semi official books...
    That said..the earlies photo I have seen of one of the Dauphins in full livery,it was doing Landing Qualifications on the De Grasse...so maybe they do have an identification problem..

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  • Bailer
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    Typical Irish Air Corps they don't even recognise their own Ships.

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