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  • #46
    And forward of that just behind the bow is the bow thruster which was only fitted to two of the four P20 class.Its the circular 'hole' just behind the bulbous bow.
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    • #47
      Originally posted by Test Pilot View Post
      Attached pic of pump house in Cork dockyard.
      Jesus that could do with a shot blast and a lick of hammerite.
      Meh.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by yooklid View Post
        Jesus that could do with a shot blast and a lick of hammerite.
        You should see some of the rest of the hardware around the dock! The crane on the north side of the dock had to be removed last year as it was condemed.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Test Pilot View Post
          Was that Little Mac?
          no little ray,,

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          • #50
            Originally posted by Test Pilot View Post
            You should see some of the rest of the hardware around the dock! The crane on the north side of the dock had to be removed last year as it was condemed.
            Photos of said event.
            Attached Files


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

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
              Photos of said event.
              Other views of the removal of the north crane. An other part of our industrial architectural heritage gone.
              Attached Files

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              • #52
                Originally posted by golden rivet View Post
                no little ray,,
                Excellent!

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                • #53
                  The circular ballast counterweights are still lying in the corner of the yard.


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

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
                    The circular ballast counterweights are still lying in the corner of the yard.
                    You're right, they are. Cork metals have no use for cement.

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                    • #55
                      Aoife

                      2 more pics of Aoife in drydock attached
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                      • #56
                        hi there
                        It looks really Heath Robinson there, all wooden stays and knotty old rope.Like something a scrapyard would come up with. Bet Korean or Japanese docks have better gear for drydocking...
                        regards
                        GttC

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
                          hi there
                          It looks really Heath Robinson there, all wooden stays and knotty old rope.Like something a scrapyard would come up with. Bet Korean or Japanese docks have better gear for drydocking...
                          regards
                          GttC
                          Prob do but i doubt Cork Dockyard Ltd have sufficent funds to invest in that kind of gear.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
                            hi there
                            It looks really Heath Robinson there, all wooden stays and knotty old rope.Like something a scrapyard would come up with. Bet Korean or Japanese docks have better gear for drydocking...
                            regards
                            GttC
                            I think you'll find that even with some of the most expensive ships in quality shipyards, that wooden "shores" and knotty old rope and timber blocks are perfectly acceptable to use.

                            We dont want to damage the ship or its paint work.

                            " Wood gives way to GRP, GRP gives way to Steel, Steel gives way to rock, and if you've hit rock, you've hit bottom!!"

                            A little song taught to me by a whily ol sea dog!

                            "The Question is not: how far you will take this? The Question is do you possess the constitution to go as far as is needed?"

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                            • #59
                              The wooden stays are still used in all dockyards that have ships resting on a single keel block. It prevents docking stress.

                              This is a photo from Northrop Grummans yard.

                              http://www.defenselink.mil/transform...-0000X-003.jpg



                              HMS Portland in drydock.

                              Shiplifts are more popular in modern dockyards.


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

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
                                The wooden stays are still used in all dockyards that have ships resting on a single keel block. It prevents docking stress.

                                This is a photo from Northrop Grummans yard.

                                http://www.defenselink.mil/transform...-0000X-003.jpg



                                HMS Portland in drydock.

                                Shiplifts are more popular in modern dockyards.
                                Is she sitting directly on the dock floor or is the bulbous bow lower than the keel?

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