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    Admire the IT skills. Those are the dates but we...

    Admire the IT skills. Those are the dates but we should strive to get a minimum of 35years to get value out of a well executed half-life refit. Because of that looming workload, planning for...
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    If our policy is to maintain at all times an 8 /9...

    If our policy is to maintain at all times an 8 /9 ship navy then we should immediately plan to replace 1 Flagship (MRV?) and 2 CPV's (MCMetc.?) within three years. Then by 2035 we should be planning...
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    I think first strike and First Use get confused....

    I think first strike and First Use get confused. A nuclear low Kilo Tonne missile with a range of 300km might not be classified as first strike. First Strike is an action which should take out all en...
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    We need a Remote pilotless Unit and should buy...

    We need a Remote pilotless Unit and should buy and avail of training for the operation of the correct type of surveillance unit. To start with we could use a NATO type to 3000m altitude and 50 km...
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    It was September 2014 at Conference Centre...

    It was September 2014 at Conference Centre Dublin. Irish Naval Officer Adm Mellett made an address, also MOD at the time.
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    The vessel depicted looks very like their...

    The vessel depicted looks very like their intermediate Frigate proposal for 2025 commissioning, with a crew of around 150 and air detachment when helo on board and or operate a large drone A/C. It...
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    [Na Grohmiti Quote] The Caisson in Haulbowline...

    [Na Grohmiti Quote]

    The Caisson in Haulbowline are identical in size to those found at the dock in Portsmouth. Not surprising as theirs are the same vintage and concept, with a basin that can be...
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    Always remembering that historically the French...

    Always remembering that historically the French Navy were uncertain of their prowess , leadership and viability. They still have brassbound patriotic admonitions at action positions aboard their...
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    She was from the extreme fringe of educated...

    She was from the extreme fringe of educated sports person , an activist, anti nuclear, and was some years on Rainbow warrior, including trying to board a russian warship on a hauling anchor chain....
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    Not really cooperation rather an opportunity for...

    Not really cooperation rather an opportunity for France to wield power and weaken Britian's ability to wage war against France. None of it ended up winning medals. I.m all for cooperation, each...
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    We are members of the PESCO cooperation Group but...

    We are members of the PESCO cooperation Group but our problem seems to be about getting involved mean-fully. I agree that at least two replacement vessels should meet EPC standards. PESCO have a...
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    Really never knew it was still there as two...

    Really never knew it was still there as two caissons were sold to Hammond Lane. They cut them partially in Cobh. Something sunk and cost a few bob to recover. Didn't know it was policy to sell a gun...
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    All Powers made their presence known by creating...

    All Powers made their presence known by creating a fuss at the UN and by their presence visually on the High Seas and high Latitude Territories. Having got rid of the RN presence and other Naval...
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    They had , and used, both up to the WW1. The...

    They had , and used, both up to the WW1. The drydock could be used exclusively with it's own cassion. Equally the entrance could be closed and pumped out to drydock large cruisers with blocks running...
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    It is Time to sort it now, as the saner members...

    It is Time to sort it now, as the saner members of the veto group, such as Britain, may be demoted from super power status, losing places in UN and G 7. It will leave an open goal for Russia, China,...
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    That's exactly what some young INS engineer...

    That's exactly what some young INS engineer submitted for consideration as a half way house towards an Irish Naval covered drydock. Initially a covered, ambient stable, structure over the drydock...
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    Watched a Mighty Ships programme the other...

    Watched a Mighty Ships programme the other evening of a ship trading between Australia and Indonesian ports. Part of their planning included dealing with pirate attacks using power hoses and pushing...
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    Sticky: HMS TRENT has just deployed, straight from...

    HMS TRENT has just deployed, straight from commissioning, to the Mediterranean in a joint policing role. This OPV has 30mm, 2 GPMG's, and 2 Mini-guns. No doubt good FCS for the 30mm. The Duty is Nato...
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    She is described in marine traffic as a Fish...

    She is described in marine traffic as a Fish Carrier of 2168DWT. The ascribed fuel amount of 32,000 cubic tonnes might be a bit much, maybe litres equalling 32 tonnes ?
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    First, no commander has authority to start WW111....

    First, no commander has authority to start WW111. Second advise fishing vessels of the danger in the area, of which by now they are aware. Thirdly, toss over a couple of acoustic grenades to let the...
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    In present day ASW it is more usual to use...

    In present day ASW it is more usual to use passive sonar to listen for intruders and often the particular noise that a particular submarine might make. The returns are analysed by the ships library...
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    Sticky: The Indonesian contingent in Lebanon is...

    The Indonesian contingent in Lebanon is assisting, no mention of the Irish unit or Ireland as yet. A ship is an asset as an on site office and a rear link to home and the Irish Unit in Lebanon. Air...
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    Ok. Ways to skin cats. No beaches at DSG yard....

    Ok. Ways to skin cats. No beaches at DSG yard. Just to note. I spent 2 years in total standing by building two ships at VCD. The offices and facilities were under the Building Slips and were adjacent...
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    The site is described as DSG CORK Terminal. My...

    The site is described as DSG CORK Terminal. My view is that it will be a cargo handling terminal and repair will become a diminishing part of the facility. Perhaps long term afloat repairs will...
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    There is some friction but the heads of State,...

    There is some friction but the heads of State, Somalia and Somaliland, have held talks. The latter is still awaiting recognition of their nationhood status so matters are not yet settled.
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