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    In general the deck takes the weight of the gun...

    In general the deck takes the weight of the gun and its mounting. Ship decks are immensely strong taking the weights of all superstructure, boats, cranes, masts, casings etc. The bigger the weapon...
  2. Following the 2019 White Paper on Defence we now...

    Following the 2019 White Paper on Defence we now have the COMMISSION on DEFENCE 2020, but there is also another oversight body made up of Civil Servants with an input from a member of the GS ( A/COS...
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    On World navy News there is a piece on the...

    At this stage the UK Shipbuilding Yards have built an evolving class of OPV vessels for both home use and for export. The trend has been to make later "Batches" more warship to fill the duties of...
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    Sticky: Indeed, including the October 2020 Fire on NIAMH...

    Indeed, including the October 2020 Fire on NIAMH and the prolonged rebirth of ROISIN. The only commitment to new build is the replacement of EITHNE with an MRV. The two Peacocks replacements are on...
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    Exactly but somebody released most of that kind...

    Exactly but somebody released most of that kind of info in Yesterdays Irish Examiner. While today's released further data on recruit training and a full scale picture of Haulbowline on the opening...
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    Just wondering, with the requirement to keep...

    Just wondering, with the requirement to keep ships crews COVID-VIRUS free and reducing outside contacts when on patrol, how do boarding operations work.?
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    If I could highlight another endemic problem...

    If I could highlight another endemic problem ,militating against properly and timely equipping of units, and that is " Case Making". When building a new ship all Dockyard installed items and...
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    Indeed CS.4 has/had strength tables for each ship...

    Indeed CS.4 has/had strength tables for each ship type and also a table for SGR's by rank and appointment. The General Staff Officer so impowered had some flexibility in appointing Senior Officers to...
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    Some of us were involved in designing the...

    Some of us were involved in designing the necessary establishments for an expanding navy. We produced figures for Naval HQ, Naval Base, Naval Dockyard, Naval Depot, Naval school, Naval Transport both...
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    It is very easy to evolve systems and procedures...

    It is very easy to evolve systems and procedures that will ensure few will make the grade .If the course is designed around the unique then results will reflect that pushing up costs per pilot and...
  11. The Irish Maritime act 1959 laid down Straight...

    The Irish Maritime act 1959 laid down Straight baselines from which territorial Distances would be measured. It particularly affected coasts from Carnsore point westwards to Fanad Head area. It...
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    The Brits have just appointed their first GOC...

    The Brits have just appointed their first GOC female 2 star equivalent general, to command a unit described as RECRUITING and ARMY Initial TRAINING COMMAND. This is definitely putting leadership...
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    Leaving the Naval Service and Aer Corps to one...

    Leaving the Naval Service and Aer Corps to one side, the strength of 2 Bdes would be, normally, in the region 9000 personnel plus elements for reserve. If we trim it back to 4 Bns and supports you...
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    It seems to me that obvious problems within the...

    It seems to me that obvious problems within the PDF and RDF were triggered by a train of fiscal measures implemented by Central Government not least reduction in strengths, barrack closures, facility...
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    In today's Sunday Independent much about the war...

    In today's Sunday Independent much about the war against Coronavirus. The headlines read "It is like going to War without the Proper Weapons". How apt and how descriptive .
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    Sticky: Poll: KAZ anchorage seems to be upriver near Basra...

    KAZ anchorage seems to be upriver near Basra Iraq. It is an area of US interest and Control. The vessel was there some time and maybe was used as a training mission.
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    Sticky: Poll: Just miles from FAW port, why would that be, as...

    Just miles from FAW port, why would that be, as transferring oil at sea is difficult. The mine looks a training unit, shiny with white handling ropes, and non military colouration. Is it possible the...
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    Sticky: Poll: The AIS photo is of a different time. Take your...

    The AIS photo is of a different time. Take your point that the limpet mine, as shown, is under the loaded waterline. With the fender close by we can assume it is a picture of the ship with the mined...
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    Sticky: Poll: Not sure about this one. Limpet mines are usually...

    Not sure about this one. Limpet mines are usually attached by diver/swimmers to the undersides of the floating target. Propellers, shafts, rudders are common targets but all underwater. The one on...
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    Another piece today by Secretary of RACO on the...

    Another piece today by Secretary of RACO on the Commission on Defence. Interesting read pointing out today's marching in State at 8100-tragic,tragic!! Surely somebody must be steering the ship to...
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    The difficulty with the Port of Foynes is it's...

    The difficulty with the Port of Foynes is it's distance from the sea. The approach to the Shannon Estruary can be a long climb from the Blaskets to the shelter of LOOP Head in westerly or...
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    There is an ongoing malaise at strategic levels...

    There is an ongoing malaise at strategic levels for failing to see the need for improvement of all major infrastructures not least Ports and their capacities, and also the National power grid. The...
  23. Duty of care always applies. Dept of Lands or...

    Duty of care always applies. Dept of Lands or whoever must ensure safety on the Sea boundary and surface integrity etc
  24. The only way to use such a site is bury it deep...

    The only way to use such a site is bury it deep with cleaner materials. If, say ,widening the East wall by moving it 350 feet eastwards then all that material could be spread over the present...
  25. Right now nothing, other than knowing it is...

    Right now nothing, other than knowing it is cleaned up and could be used for the maintenance of a fitness regime at large. Later for allowing a major step like widening the basin, building further...
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