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    Suffice it to say if we want a capability of...

    Suffice it to say if we want a capability of using a 76mm OTO-Melara integrated with a SELEX FCS system AND use latest ammunition types including DART then we must Change to at least 76mm SR. The...
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    Can we start off by saying that the Leonardo 76mm...

    Can we start off by saying that the Leonardo 76mm Strales system and variants are a Multirole weapon system that has capabilities in the anti-surface, anti-missile, and can be used for hitting shore...
  3. All operational ( 7) Archers are about to go on a...

    All operational ( 7) Archers are about to go on a 14 day trip to small Scottish ports with Reservists. They are deployed in two groups, one on the East coast and the other on the west Coast. It is to...
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    There is a supply connection that has to be...

    There is a supply connection that has to be brought through the deck to drive the gun also. However do take the point your trying to make. The Mark1 didn't go into production until 1966 and the Mark...
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    The 57mm gun on my ship could fire two kinds of...

    The 57mm gun on my ship could fire two kinds of ammo SAP and PF AA ammunition. It was then of Swedish origin and was later taken over by BAE Systems. The Gun came as Mark 1 followed by Mark2 --...
  6. That's the sort of thing. Nice to get a break...

    That's the sort of thing. Nice to get a break down of regular crew per boat and per the East and West Coast units to be deployed.
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    The original fit of 40mm Bofors fitted on Deirdre...

    The original fit of 40mm Bofors fitted on Deirdre and Emer were ancient weapons surveyed onto a bolted deck foundation with mechanical elevation and training. They had 300kt open cartwheel sights and...
  8. I was an i/c Cadre Officer and later a Group...

    I was an i/c Cadre Officer and later a Group Officer. If the staff are depleted then a coherent training strategy is more than difficult. It devolves to the Flag to design a system that meets NSR...
  9. I can accept that the current role is that of...

    I can accept that the current role is that of NSR. That is why their training and continuum of volunteer service must be closely allied to water and watercraft. Home bases must contribute to making...
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    Sticky: Poll: You are correct. The terminology error oversight...

    You are correct. The terminology error oversight was mine, as the Damen brochure needed more careful reading. The displacement tonnage is 1600t so empty weight would be about half that when you take...
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    Sticky: Poll: This is a summer type vessel with a draft of 3m...

    This is a summer type vessel with a draft of 3m and a DWT of 1600t ( minus 170t+300t+150t +100t ) she would then be at Burnt out DWT 1600-720 consumables which is 880t and if you add in payload equal...
  12. You diverge and mix up regular training with...

    You diverge and mix up regular training with Reservist training. On one hand you have full time recruits who undergo about 3 months continuous training to prepare them for the Naval Branches and is...
  13. I don't know what the Army does with it's...

    I don't know what the Army does with it's reserves but teaching seamanship and boat handling is not a divergence from making salt water sailors. The SM in the recent decades were given a collection...
  14. There is logic in what you say but these naval...

    There is logic in what you say but these naval units since their foundation have been left to their own devices in military barracks and "camped" annually at Fort Meagher and were kept far from the...
  15. Possible for Cork, Limerick, and Waterford but...

    Possible for Cork, Limerick, and Waterford but Dublin Unit is at a distance disadvantage. If the naval base was to be the training center then two craft for initial training and hands on experience...
  16. The NSR is descriptive of the current local...

    The NSR is descriptive of the current local volunteers. If they are to be fully marinised and made familiar with the sea environment then they must have craft that will allow them to acquire skills...
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    Yes. You are absolutely right about Rail. In the...

    Yes. You are absolutely right about Rail. In the old days National rail companies were big into shipping and its integration into the rail system. Places like the DPA plough a lone furrow as if the...
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    The mini-gun was developed as a defensive weapon...

    The mini-gun was developed as a defensive weapon initially used on helicopters to give suppressive fire to break up attacks. It was later fitted to army vehicles such as Humvees and gained a positive...
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    LoLo and container services may not be the same...

    LoLo and container services may not be the same thing. LoLo is lift on and lift off by ships cranes ( such ships are described as Geared ships ). Container ships are generally gearless and are...
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    The 320m Euro expenditure proposal is paltry for...

    The 320m Euro expenditure proposal is paltry for a project to increase shipping traffic to Dublin port which in turn will increase in/out road transport from the Dock area to all parts of Ireland....
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    In the case of all of our existing ships we are...

    In the case of all of our existing ships we are adequate with our main gun calibre at 76mm and 57mm. The FCS and management of combat instances needs improvement. Our range of low calibre weapons,...
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    The Saga of the then SM was to establish the then...

    The Saga of the then SM was to establish the then 5 Companies in Barracks associated with ports. The highlights of their year was ARP's, followed by a "Shoot" at Kilcoran Co. Tipperary, and the...
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    Options are fine when they do no harm in the long...

    Options are fine when they do no harm in the long run. The PSO to the Flag is an important job requiring two ability's-- a knowledge of everyday Naval Matters and keeping confidences revealed or...
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    In my day the operational ships had leave...

    In my day the operational ships had leave periods, perhaps twice a year for 21 days each time, to use up 42 days leave for sea going personnel. Officers generally stuck with that except for...
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    There you go! That's what Captains expect and...

    There you go! That's what Captains expect and write in their Night orders." If in Doubt , at anytime, call me" .
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