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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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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    They can do Officer of the Day ( Orderly Officer...

    They can do Officer of the Day ( Orderly Officer ) in port, OOW at anchor, and second hand to the watch officer at sea. They can accompany a Boarding officer to other vessels .The main need is to...
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    It's simple, and it is individual will, and a...

    It's simple, and it is individual will, and a willingness to work at home and attend local lectures. Naval Service needs to Draft a syllabus for Basic Bridge watch keeper and organise a course with...
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    If you remove mentoring and some kinds of craft...

    If you remove mentoring and some kinds of craft handling from the experience chain of sea going personnel they will arrive on board like press ganged civilians and must be supervised for their own...
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    The argument and discussion is not offering...

    The argument and discussion is not offering solutions. Newly commissioned reserve officers could be trained as I outlined. There are Offshore courses available in Power boating, RHIB handling, and...
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    All training is useful. A 50ft launch is perfect...

    All training is useful. A 50ft launch is perfect if it is fitted out with most of the Equipments found on modern launches, such as, Radar, radio, GPS. Handling an manoeuvring such vessels provides a...
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    In answer to the question what would you do with...

    In answer to the question what would you do with an NSR officer aboard ship? Put him on duty/watch with an experienced young officer and mentor him on every shipboard task. Learn all OOD tasks, ship...
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    If you put people in Naval uniforms it is...

    If you put people in Naval uniforms it is expected they will conduct their profession at sea or keeping ships at sea. In WW11 the escorts were largely manned by 90 Day wonders and some commanded by...
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    I was a Gp. Officer for the SM. When I was...

    I was a Gp. Officer for the SM. When I was retiring from the NS , I put in a professional testament and among my recommendations was to get the SM to sea. When they became CULTACA I was happy that...
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    Sticky: No objection to use of P31 as implemented but...

    No objection to use of P31 as implemented but certainly not as a static morgue. Nothing rots if it is maintained like USS Constitution, HMS KELLY etc. You have to choose to let anything rot. The USN...
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    Sticky: Our Military Commanders should not agree to the...

    Our Military Commanders should not agree to the use of operational military units or barracks as mortuaries . There is no need for it , and creates a disrespectful ethic/attitude towards the PDF and...
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    Pity about the gender and not entirely understood...

    Pity about the gender and not entirely understood as the candidates are selected. Right now it would benefit the new officers if they could get the time to spend 4/6 months on ships to become useful...
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    Sticky: COLD MOVES stated capacity was given as 35,000...

    COLD MOVES stated capacity was given as 35,000 pallets and they claim availability of 15,000. However they are not the only ones such as Carrigtwohill and RathCormack and many more throughout Ireland.
  25. These vessels, despite their age, are tools for a...

    These vessels, despite their age, are tools for a specific police action and show the flag in Gib. Our NSR need craft to hone modern seamanship skills, and develop the situational awareness that is...
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