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  • #31
    I knwo for a fact it isn't taken during the war or emergencey years ..possibly in late 1945 or early 1946.

    the Free French navy flew the Cross of Lorraine during the war period as its 'jack'.

    Under the rules governing neutrality and ships ..only ships requiring emergency repairs could visit neutral ports but not repairs inorder to increase fighting capacity.

    Its fairly safe that this visit took place after the War !
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    • #32
      hi there
      thanks Goldie.that's one long-standing question solved.
      regards
      gttC

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      • #33
        by e mail


        Hello,

        It's a picture of "Escorteur Spahi" W123 (ex PC 591) build in USA between 1942 & 1944 and transfered in France in 1944.

        Best regards

        Guillaume Rueda
        Vice-Président de l'Association Net-Marine
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        • #34
          Originally posted by Joshua View Post
          by e mail


          Hello,

          It's a picture of "Escorteur Spahi" W123 (ex PC 591) build in USA between 1942 & 1944 and transfered in France in 1944.

          Best regards

          Guillaume Rueda
          Vice-Président de l'Association Net-Marine
          Net-Marine : http://www.netmarine.net
          Net-Marine 200 000 visiteurs par mois
          We must be a great site if we're bringing out all the fashionable people.
          Meh.

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          • #35
            Excellent stuff mystery solved...why beat around the bush when you can email.
            Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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            • #36
              Many thanks to Guillaume, nice to have a name to put with the photo.

              Also found this piece on the meaning of Spahi,

              "A spahi was, initially, a beneficiary in Central Asia, who did a personal military service (sipari means warrior in Persian). In the Ottoman Empire, a sipahi was a rider who received the use of a land in Anatolia or Roumelia. The benefit became progressively hereditary. Until the end of the XVIIIth century, spahis constituted with the janisaries (infantrymen) the elit of the Ottoman army.
              After the conquest of Algeria, France constituted Spahi regiments (1834), belonging to the light cavalry, armed, mounted and dressed in the Arabic way. However, they were more and more often recruited among the French population."
              http://fotw.fivestarflags.com/fr%5Eafr.html#1sq

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              • #37
                It seems this vessel took part in the Anzio invasion sinking a midget sub in the process,

                "The Germans next brought their one-man midget submarines into action with PC-591 and 558 each sinking a mini-sub some six miles south of Anzio. As PC-558 fished a dazed German submariner out of the sea, her lookouts spotted another mini-sub's plastic dome broach the surface seaward. Racing in, PC-558 dropped a spread of depth charges to settle the intruder's fate; her second kill for the day. A little later SC-651 demolished another lurking midget with depth charges. While this antisubmarine activity went on offshore Allied cruisers continued to support the movements of armies ashore with concentrated bombardments by USS Philadelphia (CL-41), Brooklyn, HMS Dido and several destroyers operating out of Naples."

                http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...n16060086/pg_3

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                • #38
                  Here's another nice old photo of a British coast guard ship HMS Melampus at Waterford around 1900.

                  HMS Melampus at Waterford

                  There's a few more pictures on here,
                  http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/hms_melampus.htm
                  Last edited by farlee; 7 March 2010, 18:58.

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                  • #39
                    That one is at the old Penrose quay..car park now.
                    Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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                    • #40
                      Hi Guys
                      Stargazer here. That ship Test Pilot was my first one in the navy L E Cliona March 65.Previous to that I had served in the Curragh Camp,and was very proud to be a member of the famous Bloods the 3 Infantry Batt stationed at Connelly Bks. Any tell me why I cannot find my name on the list of subcribers ?

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                      • #41
                        Can anybody tell me why I cannot find my regestered name on the list

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                        • #42
                          Photo of the famous pig

                          That photo was taken in the galley of LE Eithne alongside in Dublin complete wth cap glasses and tie of who I shall not mention.Also for youre info Test Pilot That ship was the LE Cliona which I joined March 65 Previous to that I served in the Curragh Camp as a member of the famous Bloods The 3rd Infantry Batt any remember them

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                          • #43
                            Here's another sub chaser SC272 at the entrance to Waterford Harbour at Ballyhack. This photo was taken either during WW1 or just after,





                            http://www.subchaser.org/sc272

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                            • #44
                              I never realised that the US navy had a presence in Ireland during WW1, 30 submarine chasers were stationed at Cobh (Queenstown). Here's a link to a nice photo of a group of them, I think thats Haulbowline in the background, SC272 is also in the picture.

                              http://www.subchaser.org/sc342

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by stargazer View Post
                                Hi Guys
                                Stargazer here. That ship Test Pilot was my first one in the navy L E Cliona March 65.Previous to that I had served in the Curragh Camp,and was very proud to be a member of the famous Bloods the 3 Infantry Batt stationed at Connelly Bks. Any tell me why I cannot find my name on the list of subcribers ?
                                An unusual career path. I' ve heard of people transferring FROM the NS TO the Army,
                                but never the other way around
                                "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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