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    The Joker
    Lt Colonel

  • The Joker
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    So since they are not invading anymore does that mean that we fought them off???

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  • Goldie fish
    Tim Horgan

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    No joker..They were invading.

    :xlol:

    Courtesy Visits by foreign naval ships Is an old tradition,and has been going on since the foundation of the state(I think A Japanese Destroyer visited Dublin in the 1920s).
    At one time in Cork,at the same time we had a Dutch Frigate in Cobh,A soviet Destroyer at the custom House,and A US Frigate elsewhere on the City Quays.

    Beliving this to be something sinister is just pure crustyism...

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  • The Joker
    Lt Colonel

  • The Joker
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    Why are all of these ship here. Did they all just decide to come visit the emerald isle. Was this planned by our Navy or coinsidence?

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  • Goldie fish
    Tim Horgan

  • Goldie fish
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    Originally posted by Goldie fish
    The Loire(A615) mentioned above is currently Berthed on Custom House Quay(North)
    Here she is,as she was...apologies for quality,but it was early evening...
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  • Victor
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    It actually seemed to be "Premier-Maitre L'her". Fitted with 4 x .50cal (demountable, but carried in port) and some armour plate on each corner of the superstructure. Only carried 2 of it's 4 MM40 Exocets.

    Loire is a depot ship and is a regular Irish vistor. Senior officer was miffed I was taking picture of his ship. "Like duh! there are cutaway drawings on the internet!"

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    Rhin class special purpose tenders
    Displacement: 2,445 tons full load
    Dimensions: 101.05 x 13.1 x 3.65 meters (331.5 x 43 x 12 feet)
    Propulsion: 2 diesels, 1 shaft, 3,200 bhp, 16.5 knots
    Crew: 156
    Aviation: aft helo deck for 1 light helo
    Armament: 3 40 mm (+ 3 12.7 mm MG in A615)
    Special-purpose support tenders, each configured for a different role:
    A615	minesweeper support
    A621	electronics repair
    
    Number	Name		Year 	FLT 	Group	Homeport	Notes
    A615	Loire		1967	ATL	FGM	Brest
    A621	Rhin		1964	ATL	--	Fort-de-France
    Last edited by Victor; 19 December 2003, 00:12.

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  • Goldie fish
    Tim Horgan

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    F792 Commandant Blaison(France)

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  • nonexistantfoo
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    Another visitor

    Took this photo today. Heres some infor on the ship:

    D'Estienne D'Orves class ASW corvettes
    Displacement: 1,250 tons full load
    Dimensions: 80 x 10.3 x 5.3 meters (262 x 34 x 17 feet)
    Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 11,000 bhp, 23.5 knots
    Crew: 105
    Radar: DRBV 52A air/surface search
    Sonar: DUBA 25
    EW: ARBR 16 intercept, 2 Dagaie decoy, SLQ-25 Nixie
    Armament: 1 ASW rocket launcher, 2 Exocet SSM, 1 100 mm DP, 2 20 mm,
    4 torpedo catapults
    Small ASW-oriented corvettes. Being gradually retired.
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    Last edited by Guest; 12 December 2003, 19:07.

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  • Goldie fish
    Tim Horgan

  • Goldie fish
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    The Loire(A615) mentioned above is currently Berthed on Custom House Quay(North)

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  • Docman
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  • Docman
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    Any thing in Cork this weekend? Sat/sun?

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  • klick
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    Cheers ICUN

    Ship is well gone, but here's the picture from about 10:00hrs this morning

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  • ICUN
    We got VC on the wire

  • ICUN
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    You should be able to upload it here: http://www.irishmilitaryonline.com/c...gb/powgbup.cgi and then post the link in this thread....I saw a pic of it in the paper yesterday

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  • klick
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    HMS Ocean

    HMS Ocean leaves Dublin Bay - 10 minutes ago

    I was going to show a photo of it but cannot figure out how to insert it!!

    I cannot find the browse button to pick up the image from my hard drive.

    If anyone wants to see the photo just P.M. me
    Last edited by klick; 3 December 2003, 11:03.

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  • Goldie fish
    Tim Horgan

  • Goldie fish
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    The above is currently in Cork.
    Also due shortly is the Supply ship and casualty recieving (hospital ship)Loire A615

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  • Goldie fish
    Tim Horgan

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    A785 Thetis to visit cork


    The Experimental Mine clearing vessel Thetis will visit Cork with the same level of security we have become accustomed to on Nov 27.
    Any groups wishing to visit the ship muct contact the consulate to arrange same.
    I will however if possible be capturing a few images for those who are not able to attend.
    More info..in french..
    More photos

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  • Sluggie
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    there's a report in today's sunday tribune that a dutch hospital ship will visit dublin to take on supplies before leaving for Liberia. Any more info out there? are these supplies for irish use do you think?

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