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  • Goldie fish
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  • Goldie fish
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    Your right sluggie. Thank you for your valued contribution.

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  • hptmurphy
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    that french thingy was here before in a bout 87' or 88 I think I remember being QM and having to pipe the 'still' as she passed up river.

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  • Sluggie
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    It was the 50th anniversary.

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  • Goldie fish
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    HMCS St John was in Cork during the week(See the news section)

    I would have seen it but for the fact that the route i would normally take to training,which would have brought me past this ships berth,I decided not to take this week,as I didnt have to collect anyone on the way there..

    So its their fault I didnt get any photos.
    She is however almost identical to HMCS Montreal,which was in Cork for the Naval Service 60th Anniversary back in 1996.

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  • Goldie fish
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    The area aft where the 375mm Launcher used to be now contains a dual missile launcher,similar in size to stinger,on a permanent manpad. Looked pretty practical for point defence.(if 2 shots is considered enough..)

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  • ODIN
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    it was a scary sight to have that gun pointing towards the bus on the way home on friday

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  • Goldie fish
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    The French Naval Vessel, Commandant Blaison is expected in Cork on a courtesy visit tomorrow. It will remain in Cork until October 19.
    It is one of the D'estienne D'orves class,which have been frequent visitors to cork. It was Comissioned in 1982,and based in Brest.
    It is 80m Long and armed with Exocet missiles and a 100mm Main Gun.





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  • pym
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    The HMS Tyne was there on Monday morning - appeared to be gone on Monday afternoon and then was back later in the week, either Tuesday or Wednesday - which I thought was slightly unusual.

    Apparently the Royal Navy rent this class of vessel off the ship builders for 320 days in the year. With the makers of the Roisin class now apparently out of business, would the Tyne class and the method the RN used to attain them be a possible route for the Naval service? Might even allow the number of ships in service to get up to ten.... that'll be the day...

    Interesting information:
    http://www.btinternet.com/~warship/Today/river.htm

    Seems suited to small scale overseas peace support missions i.e. Liberia..

    Anyway just a thought...
    Last edited by pym; 2 October 2004, 00:48.

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  • B Inman
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    No photo's but the ship was still there today (Tuesday), will bring camera to work and if she is still there at lunch time tomorrow the I'll get snaps.

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  • Goldie fish
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    Did anyone get a close look? Photos even?

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  • B Inman
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    River Class OPV HMS Tyne is at Sir John Rogersons Quay today 26/9/04.

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  • B Inman
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    Thats the ship, the hanger was extended when I saw her earlier today, it looks quite compact in this photo.

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  • Goldie fish
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    Is this her?


    Pennant numbers change depending on role,in some services. Germany is another example.

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  • B Inman
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    French Navy ship D'entrecasteaux P674 is at Sir John Rogersons Quay today 17 Sept. The vessel is a survey ship, armed with 2 .5 ,s and has a helicopter landing facility at the stern. The hanger was a telescopic type that could contract to give a bigger landing area. My knowledge of matters Naval is sadly lacking so apoligies for the brief discription.

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