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  • Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post
    You can do a lot of repairs in 2 weeks. Most steel repair can be done in 48 hours.
    Or in Eithne's case 12 hours to fix a bump with a hole in the steering flat sustained while berthing in Verlome at the end of a days sea trials , when we returned the following morning it just needed a lick of paint on the patch .
    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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    • What do they mean when they say "Large Factory trawler" I hear you ask...

      German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
      German 2: Private? I am a general!
      German 1: That is the bad news.

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      • Originally posted by ancientmariner View Post

        Be careful about galleys on ships. They need access to discharge grey water from the Galley sinks, which means port or starboard side location but the galley cooker can weigh a few tonnes and has to be compensated for elsewhere on the ship. Irrespective of internal work, a long lay up requires the engines and propulsion to be run up on Harbour trials, followed up by adjustments and full sea trials, all to validate work done and paid for by way of guarantee.
        Pictures today of P51 post HATS being towed by two Tugs, looks like dead ship, to the Oil wharf. Why not under her own power??

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        • Some AIS action sowing Roisin at sea , outside Cork harbour..

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          • Intriguing watching Roisin on AIS, speed quite low, when at sea, and anchored overnight off Spit Bank Bn.?. Conversely two P60's left the Harbour , a couple of days ago , at 19.8 knots which is quite high for a cool engine, especially when they are still not clear of the harbour.

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            • Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post
              I notice a few comments from the other side of the pond asking "How come our similar sized vessels are so lightly armed?"
              Just for Interest about the versatility and potential of OPV'S . HMS FORTH picked up a flown in Consignment of Astra-Zeneca vaccines 450 doses in the Falklands and headed on a planned weather advantageous voyage to Tristan da Cunha to beat winter storms. The ship had a suitable sick bay fridge and a surgeon Lieut. medic. The vaccine was delivered by a first naval visit in 6 years after a fuel exhausting 5000 miles return journey. Population at Tristan is 200 souls. Her sister TAMAR has just received a first Dazzle coat of paint BLACK WHITE GREY before deployment to the Far East. Interesting that the crew on Forth was made up of RN elements in Falklands in addition to Portsmouth complement. They must have spares at Falklands.
              Last edited by ancientmariner; 1 May 2021, 09:00.

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              • Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post
                You can do a lot of repairs in 2 weeks. Most steel repair can be done in 48 hours.
                It seems that skill may be required now. Rumour that a FFV berthing at Deep water Quay Cobh has been in contact with the bow of P64. We must soon provide safe berthage for our Naval ships or we will run out operational units. Sorry for all involved. I tried to view the area but heat haze obscured a clear sight of the Quay. I was puzzled as Cork "Ships in Port " doesn't show P64 at DWQ but does show De Hoope a Belgian Beam Trawler, who is the alleged culprit. Another find adjacent to Fort Davis is a SIMRAD S Band scanner mounted on a twenty foot, or so, tower. It's a surface marine radar and is it operational or operable and by whom??
                Last edited by ancientmariner; 30 May 2021, 20:19.

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