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  • ancientmariner
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    Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
    How long do you think it would take to create such a post? Does it exist in other navies or is it farmed out to contractors?
    In my time, in the civilian section of the Naval Dockyard, we had a Nav. Arch. draftsman who produced drawings for alterations, repairs, and big additions like the covered in bridges on the "Ton" class CMS's. We lack in house skill for applying rules and designing to rules and passing builders design drawings by an approved Naval Architect. It could be done overnight, starting at degree entry rank and guarantee promotion to Lieut. Commander rank after x years and open to higher rank thereafter when selected. It would add another incentive to re-open our big Drydock. Afaik other Navies do have Naval Arch. Some may be civilians and I'm not certain of the Naval interface except to say the RN have a unit titled Royal Corps of Naval Constructors which has about 100 officer architects. They wear uniform and are in Bands1 to 4. Band1 Architects wear Naval Captain's Rank, Colonel equivalent.
    Last edited by ancientmariner; 7 June 2021, 20:11.

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  • GoneToTheCanner
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    How long do you think it would take to create such a post? Does it exist in other navies or is it farmed out to contractors?

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  • ancientmariner
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    From ship maintenance/design being a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer makes him uniquely qualified to refit any ship. Cruise experience gives time under pressure whereby the ship must sail as per cruise timetable and all systems on board must work. Create an appointment of Nav. Arch. Dockyard and give him the job .Pitch it at Comdr. Rank with 2 years as Lt. Cdr.

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  • batterysgt
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    Listened to it earlier, the interviewee has an interesting story of his career path so far, before you even get in to the very interesting details of P51's mid life refit.
    SPOILER: They had to remove the funnel to replace the exhaust system.[/QUOTE]

    Sounds like someone who is planning an exit in the near future or maybe not, maybe feathering the nest for promotion but large responsibility for a Lt (army Capt) and seems to easliy have completed the task.
    Last edited by batterysgt; 4 June 2021, 21:49.

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  • na grohmiti
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    Originally posted by DeV View Post
    Haven’t listened to it yet but this weeks DF Podcast is Roisin’s Mid lift refit


    https://play.acast.com/s/the-irish-d...mid-life-refit
    Listened to it earlier, the interviewee has an interesting story of his career path so far, before you even get in to the very interesting details of P51's mid life refit.
    SPOILER: They had to remove the funnel to replace the exhaust system.

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  • DeV
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    Haven’t listened to it yet but this weeks DF Podcast is Roisin’s Mid lift refit


    https://play.acast.com/s/the-irish-d...mid-life-refit

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  • Laners
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    No link span in Dun Laoghaire anymore since Sten removed it several years ago .

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  • DeV
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    Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post
    All motorways lead to Dublin, that's why. Dun Laoighre closed because the M50 didn't go there.
    And because Dun Laoghaire (town) traffic is heavily congested as is. The area is really unsuitable for 40ft trucks

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  • na grohmiti
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    All motorways lead to Dublin, that's why. Dun Laoighre closed because the M50 didn't go there.

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  • DeV
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    The ships are not tied to particular routes that is just scheduling (with a relatively small infrastructure development).

    Why are the Dublin routes the ones being used? Most business comes from the greater Dublin area

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  • Laners
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    Originally posted by Graylion View Post
    Currently Dublin port is gaining traffic to the continent. I see traffic to the continent gaining momentum and Irish Sea not so much. I'd much rather develop a port further south.
    Dublin is gaining continental traffic because Irish Ferries shifted all their continental traffic to it , not because hauliers wanted it . On the Irish Sea routes Stena has introduced the first of it's new class of ferry the E Flexer on Dublin to Holyhead (Stena Estrid ) with two more to follow for their Belfast to Liverpool route , one of which is crossing the Indian Ocean at the moment from it's builders in China ( Stena Edda ) . Irish Ferries are also close to having a new ferry built by FSG in Germany similar to the new WB Yeats but bigger with more freight space and less passenger cabins than the Yeats which will be for Dublin to Holyhead and will be the largest ferry in the world based on lane metres . It would seem that business minded people of Stena and Irish Ferries seem to think that the Irish Sea traffic has some more to give .

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  • Sparky42
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    Originally posted by Graylion View Post
    Currently Dublin port is gaining traffic to the continent. I see traffic to the continent gaining momentum and Irish Sea not so much. I'd much rather develop a port further south.
    Down south has Rosslare and Cork already, the center of population/economy is on the East coast from Belfast to Dublin. Makes more sense to build up capacity there.

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  • Graylion
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    Originally posted by Sparky42 View Post
    Even with Brexit there will be traffic between Ireland and GB, the point they were making was the chance to design a new build port while at the same time freeing up a massive footprint inside the Capital. And they aren't wrong, Dublin Port is going to face capacity issues going forward no matter what they do.
    Currently Dublin port is gaining traffic to the continent. I see traffic to the continent gaining momentum and Irish Sea not so much. I'd much rather develop a port further south.

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  • DeV
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    Regional development of course would aid the issue.

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  • Sparky42
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    Originally posted by Graylion View Post
    With Brexit traffic to the UK is going to be less, not more. I see no point in a new short sea port for the Irish Sea. Run the trains into Rosslare Europort again and if we need more cargo capacity, I'd extend Belview.
    Even with Brexit there will be traffic between Ireland and GB, the point they were making was the chance to design a new build port while at the same time freeing up a massive footprint inside the Capital. And they aren't wrong, Dublin Port is going to face capacity issues going forward no matter what they do.

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