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  • French Mine Sweepers to visit Drogheda 18 June 2018

    (Mods, please move if wrong forum)

    https://droghedalife.com/news/french...visit-drogheda

    Three ships from the French Navy are expected in Drogheda Port next weekend to take part in the Irish Maritime Festival.

    At noon on Friday next (Friday 15th June), as part of the Parade of Sail, three French minesweepers will join the armada of tall ships, tug boats, yachts and other vessels as they sail up the Boyne.

    On Saturday and Sunday, festival goers will have a chance to go on board and explore the vessels.

    The three minesweepers, M770 Antares, M771 Altair and M772 Aldebaran, were commissioned in 1993 to replace the last of the oceanic mine sweepers and act as sonar tugs. Built in the Socarenam shipyard in Boulange-sur-Mer, these strong and powerful vessels act as sonar towing ships.
    (Edited to add - bloody autocorrect! It first had the post title as "French murderers", then "French mind-sweepers", now it's gone back to "murderers" and won't change for me ...)
    Last edited by Flamingo; 12 June 2018, 08:08. Reason: Bloody Autocorrect!
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    lol. Clearly your autocorrect is a tree hugging liberal....

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      Thread title fixed

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DeV View Post
        Thread title fixed
        Thanks
        'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
        'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
        Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
        He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
        http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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