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    Sticky: There is also a stern ramp, however this ship...

    There is also a stern ramp, however this ship would need a calm AOP , it has a designed draft of 3.8m, what would it be fully discharged ?
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    In the 1948/1952 period when NATO was at it's...

    In the 1948/1952 period when NATO was at it's productive best groups of about 10 tenants, all with grants approved, had blocks of 10 houses built, at about £1200 each and ground rent of about £10/£12...
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    Very well said and exactly right. Part of the...

    Very well said and exactly right. Part of the problem is the Ethic within councils and Departments since they got rid of shovels and most outdoor staff. Since the BIN men left they have no idea of...
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    Quite correct. Because all building has been...

    Quite correct. Because all building has been vested in building groups that are essentially investors from overseas. They will not build social housing except at a higher cost than Gov. will pay....
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    A big chance to build quarters for now and future...

    A big chance to build quarters for now and future needs with relative ease to move married families and single personnel. With negative interest rates here the only investments are Buildings, Gold ,...
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    Sticky: The Mayor of Boston, Mr. Walsh, in recognition of...

    The Mayor of Boston, Mr. Walsh, in recognition of 3 Humanitarian deployments by the LE Samuel Beckett, saving 4000+ souls, has declared by Proclamation that the 6th of October henceforth will be...
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    Everyone has a point of view when feeding service...

    Everyone has a point of view when feeding service personnel. The 02 was berthed at the gasometer in Dublin in the 1960's and the Officers were in the wardroom having their Sunday lunch, with a...
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    I have never seen chocolates of any nature being...

    I have never seen chocolates of any nature being served except at mess dinner but I have seen our catering staff serving meals to 50 guests each time on two days in New York. A Navy lives by...
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    . Well said. Unload!!

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    Well said. Unload!!
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    If you are having a hatch service then the...

    If you are having a hatch service then the steward is redundant and the ship would have to be redesigned to allow the Captains choice to be put on his plate. The only modern Navies that have stewards...
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    The question now is who will serve it in the Navy...

    The question now is who will serve it in the Navy to be redesigned by PDFORRA. They say they have a proposal from SB that it is demeaning fror "Logistic Operatives" to serve Officers at table. If we...
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    Sticky: [QUOTE=na grohmiti;470325]< They're shipping up...

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    They're shipping up to Boston. (Presumably to find a wooden leg...)

    We went up through the Chesapeake Canal in 1986 and when we arrived at the Navy Yard in Boston, we...
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    Sticky: [QUOTE=na grohmiti;470309]< I'm a bit old...

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    I'm a bit old school but, using the Ship's Honour Guard , as a relaxed photo opportunity, is a bit SPUDS and BACON. It loses it's HONOUR.
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    Whatever kit is supplied for shipboard use, you...

    Whatever kit is supplied for shipboard use, you will find after time , the users will adapt the issue to suit -- working on deck, in the boats, on the bridge, in the engine room, off duty at meals,...
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    Let's hope that they issue 24/7, all weather,...

    Let's hope that they issue 24/7, all weather, sustainable clothing for ship's personnel in the right quantity. In days of yore we used to pipe "change into night clothing " which meant wearing...
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    Sticky: Timings are a bit of a mystery as there is a...

    Timings are a bit of a mystery as there is a Presidential visit to the ship in New York ( Nua-Eabhrac ) at 4pm Saturday 28th September. The ship will arrive tomorrow or Wednesday.

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    I found the practice demeaning. Defence Budget...

    I found the practice demeaning. Defence Budget should be spent, every year in it's totality, so that in lean manpower years , the Services can update to modern weapon systems, accommodation, and...
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    Hope they don't have to request freebies from all...

    Hope they don't have to request freebies from all the big suppliers of dining comestibles, booze, and gifts for US/UN dignitaries. Some of the EURO 29.4m handed back from Defence Budget 2018 should...
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    I wonder how will Harland and Wolff Belfast fare...

    I wonder how will Harland and Wolff Belfast fare in the distribution of British Government shipbuilding contracts. They could build the N.S., MRV based on an adaption of the Danish design or any...
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    Sticky: The MRV, when it emerges, will be multirole and...

    The MRV, when it emerges, will be multirole and NOT heavy in one direction. The concept is to carry out all support fuctions to cover national requirements and international HADR instances. Insertion...
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    Sticky: I am presuming there is humour intended. You said...

    I am presuming there is humour intended. You said that turning up at a HADR disaster is almost of D-Day proportions. Certainly the Bahamas, that the Brits almost didn't notice because of other...
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    It is my opinion that the development of Cork...

    It is my opinion that the development of Cork Lower Harbour ( Ringaskiddy Bay ) is going to lead to major congestion, especially when all the coastal aspects and container handling facilities are...
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    Sticky: It is based on the FSG 4100 design but with 26m...

    It is based on the FSG 4100 design but with 26m beam might be a bit too beamy unless we obtain new berthing and drydock overseas. The tonnage around 10k is OK. Concept of operations might be narrower...
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    I see the contract issued on 11th August 2019 is...

    I see the contract issued on 11th August 2019 is a joint project at two locations with one builder, one engineer, and one architect, allbeit companies. Will there be a priority in sites completion ?
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    There is a mix of reasons why people stay, the...

    There is a mix of reasons why people stay, the most obvious one is job satisfaction and advancement and an opportunity to opt for a pensionable career. The reasons people leave are also mixed but...
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