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    Sticky: I would avoid removable lids or even opening lids...

    I would avoid removable lids or even opening lids as they are operationally messy. Strength needn't necessarily be compromised as cropped transverse beams are compensated for by deep girders in the...
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    Sticky: Additional considerations for Logs/Transport is...

    Additional considerations for Logs/Transport is that a variety of Combat and work vehicles are also carried ,and these also should not be weight limited other than by cranage or on / off loading...
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    Sticky: The imperative in getting the deck right is...

    The imperative in getting the deck right is coupled with the heavy landing of a helicopter causing complete collapse of landing gear and NOT piercing the deck. Also all drains from the flight deck...
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    Sticky: I certainly know it's higher than previous ships...

    I certainly know it's higher than previous ships with the addition of Elec. Officer and a few other extra's, including a Writer. It can be solved by examining a CS4 from 1984/5 to get the Established...
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    Sticky: Part of bringing the P31 to commission was...

    Part of bringing the P31 to commission was drawing up and submitting crew requirements. As far as I remember with full crew, air element, and trainees on board the figure would reach 68. With crew...
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    Sticky: I'm a doubting Thomas on this one. The RFP for...

    I'm a doubting Thomas on this one. The RFP for P31 was always to include facilities at HOSTAC Level 1 for Helo operations. I don't recall drawings with or without, or giving choices. Ship was always...
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    Sticky: Telescopic hangars are pertinent for small ships...

    Telescopic hangars are pertinent for small ships to allow the hangar to be deployed around the decked aircraft. The preceding Vard drawings are similar in outline to what P31 could have become with...
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    Sticky: Assuming an RFT is in the offing, we must not in...

    Assuming an RFT is in the offing, we must not in one fell swoop kill off the chance of a versatile vessel. Providing for 12 trainees on such a ship is short sighted giving that a class of recruits or...
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    Sticky: From what they in DOD say they are awaiting...

    From what they in DOD say they are awaiting tender returns to gauge a final overall cost. They expect a ship around 2025, hopefully berthage and homeport is established in the meantime. Training for...
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    Interesting, the Italian Navy have a presence in...

    Interesting, the Italian Navy have a presence in the Gulf of Guinea and intervened to prevent MV TORM ALEXANDER being boarded by pirates on 7th November. They launched their helo, who used bursts...
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    [QUOTE=na grohmiti;482200]This looks like a...

    [QUOTE=na grohmiti;482200]This looks like a useful upgrade to the P60s, should the will be there. I know the mast is already designed to take an air search radar, 4D would be a huge improvement....
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    While there is a need for vessels to provide...

    While there is a need for vessels to provide EMERGENCY tows in SAR, and deal with specific instances of pollution requiring spraying etc. Having such capability should NOT depend on our offshore...
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    Sticky: Having being involved in two new builds it is...

    Having being involved in two new builds it is clear that mucking about with designs or changing dimensions has a Frankenstein effect. Ships are very influenced by bulkhead spacing and as far as...
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    Sticky: The weakest part of builders proposals is...

    The weakest part of builders proposals is actually putting ship's craft into the sea. Boats are deployed to put boarding groups either ashore or onto other craft . The tricky bit is releasing the...
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    Sticky: There was a big connection with Den Helder and...

    There was a big connection with Den Helder and NEVESBU in the design and oufit of P31 as a helicopter capable vessel. Damen's home place was Den Helder. Many plans and arraignments came from the...
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    Sticky: An overseas Dutch Company Damen have built two...

    An overseas Dutch Company Damen have built two OPV/Corvettes for the Pakistani navy based on the EITHNE design with twin funnels and flight deck similar in configuration and position to P31. Google...
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    [QUOTE=na grohmiti;482065]Fantastic to see this...

    [QUOTE=na grohmiti;482065]Fantastic to see this happening. Given our history with Appledore, it would be nice to see someday an Irish naval vessel fabricated in Appledore, then assembled and fitted...
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    Well done. An Oscar for that one.

    Well done. An Oscar for that one.
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    It is a description for a craft with minimal...

    It is a description for a craft with minimal freeboard and is semi-submersed consequentially. This one had a crew of 3, of which 2 Ecuadorians were captured and one absconded free. The vessel is...
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    Given that the head of MAOC is M. Sullivan an...

    Given that the head of MAOC is M. Sullivan an irish ex-Garda, and that Ireland has a history of successful interdictions on drugs and arms, we are most likely to be asked by his organisation to act...
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    My first introduction to automated chart systems,...

    My first introduction to automated chart systems, whereby charts were updated by an Admiralty CD, was about 1992. They were the old rasterscan charts provided by the Admiralty known as the ARCS...
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    In the second line above please delete Cyper and...

    In the second line above please delete Cyper and substitute CYBER. The overall problem is the constant change in the pipeline and the growing number of actors and providers. There is estimated to be...
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    An attempt to future proof Defence and Security...

    An attempt to future proof Defence and Security systems is discussed and outlined in General Nick Carter's paper on "The Integrated Operating Concept " and is worth a read. In future, and current,...
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    Brand new ship with an unfamiliar " run " crew...

    Brand new ship with an unfamiliar " run " crew sailing into a major storm , is an undertaken that needs some thought. The consequences were severe with the loss of two vessels and all crews. I know...
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    The rescue was provided by the direct...

    The rescue was provided by the direct intervention of 3 RNLI ocean lifeboats that used their combined pulling power to hold the 4000 tonner until the tug could connect a tow. Rescues at sea of this...
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