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    What's happening there now, I wonder? There was...

    What's happening there now, I wonder? There was also a plan to build a new super prison just south of Kilworth Camp.
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    Another way of looking at this is, that's what...

    Another way of looking at this is, that's what you get when you force another role on an already stretched military air wing.
    In most other places, these assets are operated independently.
    Gasu and...
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    Bet he had proper bog roll too, not the...

    Bet he had proper bog roll too, not the greaseproof paper provided by oifig an tsolathair up to the late 80s.
    Score doesn't know how good he had it.
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    I'm sure sir, you remember a time when screens on...

    I'm sure sir, you remember a time when screens on the bridge were behind a dark curtain, so as not to interfere with night vision. Nowadays, the opposite is the case, those on the bridge are peering...
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    Could easily see it happening here. I often see...

    Could easily see it happening here. I often see visiting naval vessels arrive on AIS, completely invisible, except for the attached tugs.
    Watch keeping experience too is a concern. Those commanding...
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    Am I missing something or is this new uniform not...

    Am I missing something or is this new uniform not dpm, I.e green?
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    The helmsman, a conscript, was the only one to...

    The helmsman, a conscript, was the only one to see the approach, but assumed the OOW was aware, and it wasn't his place to question the officer.
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    An interesting aside with regards to crewing...

    An interesting aside with regards to crewing issues, and the loss of experienced staff.
    The accident report into the collision last year between a Tanker and a frigate in the Norwegian fjords has...
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    Sticky: You got wires crossed. Ben my Chree is what HMNZS...

    You got wires crossed. Ben my Chree is what HMNZS Canterbury is based on. The NS have visited Canturbury to confirm that a ship of this type is not the answer.
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    Sticky: In the absence of same, as current owners are...

    In the absence of same, as current owners are intent on repurposing it, all the while failing to invest in equipment updates.
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    Sticky: Currently it would not be ideal, as we do not...

    Currently it would not be ideal, as we do not have the infrastructure to carry out the most mundane of maintenance tasks at home.
    Ships need their bottom surveyed regularly, this can only done when...
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    Sticky: The basin is also a dock. But there is a dock...

    The basin is also a dock. But there is a dock within the basin.
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    Sticky: If you mean fitting an actual ship into the basin...

    If you mean fitting an actual ship into the basin to berth, that's not really a huge issue. Basin entrance is the same with as the dry dock. Because of the angle the entrance meets the channel and...
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    Sticky: Longer? Do you understand how a dock works? You...

    Longer? Do you understand how a dock works? You have to close one end with the ship inside to drain the water... you cant close one end if there is still a bit of ship sticking out.
    Jaysus.
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    Chasing errant piston props or helis out of...

    Chasing errant piston props or helis out of shannon airport when POTUS is visiting.
    At least the fougas, armed with twin nose mounted machine guns, were able to escort Pope jp2's B747 into Dublin,...
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    Sticky: Already answered by ancient mariner. 181m × 28m...

    Already answered by ancient mariner. 181m × 28m is the entrance to the dock by the overall internal length. Max beam coming in would be no more than 26m, for safety but a lot of recent structures...
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    Sticky: As originally designed the basin itself could be...

    As originally designed the basin itself could be dried out, and anything within sit on its limestone floor. The engineering required to do this is restore the pump house (filled with concrete I...
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    We should conserve our assets, either have side...

    We should conserve our assets, either have side by side basic training aircraft, and forget completely about any combat role for fixed wing, or have actual tandem seat combat aircraft to train for.
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    Most other users have them as lead in trainers...

    Most other users have them as lead in trainers for other single seat or tandem seat aircraft. All our pilots, when trained move onto side by side, fixed wing or rotary wing.
    But of course it looks...
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    Linky not working for me. I'm inclined to...

    Linky not working for me.
    I'm inclined to suggest that whatever it'll be will be US designed and built, and have an action based on the AR15.
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    Sticky: I don't think we should limit ships size based on...

    I don't think we should limit ships size based on the dimensions of a graving dock who's owners have no interest in maintaining it or the associated facilities.
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    Sticky: The location of the refueling area on the P60...

    The location of the refueling area on the P60 class is actually ideal, just under the Port Sea Rider with only minor modifications to the funnel ducting area to permit RAS. Is a sliding padeye...
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    Sticky: Exactly, we could theoretically operate with a...

    Exactly, we could theoretically operate with a multi national force as a support ship, but outside of those operations, you need to practice this very complicated RAS operation regularly and for...
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    Sticky: Until the rest of the fleet is capable of taking...

    Until the rest of the fleet is capable of taking stores via NATO RAS cranes, much of its functionality is redundant.
    A fine solid looking ship though. I am a big fan of enclosed fore deck spaces.
  25. Not today, Have been there in the past. Nice...

    Not today, Have been there in the past. Nice location for the monument, not far from the soccer grounds. If anyone finds themselves there, with time to spare, visit the museum in the woollen mills....
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