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    Well done. I must get a copy in Eason's....

    Well done. I must get a copy in Eason's. Apparently, I,m told, that the Good Friday Agreement gave them a plenary indulgence but they forget that most of us don't want to hear of their residual...
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    Dan Harvey's book , Soldiering During the...

    Dan Harvey's book , Soldiering During the troubles, is interesting and gives a clear picture of the involvement of many that held or now hold office both North and South.
    The Naval actions off the...
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    Whatever goes into the Constitution, it should...

    Whatever goes into the Constitution, it should include an oath appropriate to high office, with mandatory penalties an exclusion from all Dail and council offices for those found to be acting against...
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    It now seems that the in-coming administration...

    It now seems that the in-coming administration will, under the guise of their published Policy Paper on Neutrality and Defence, remove much need for equipment or upgrading/modernising of the PDF....
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    Possibly an additional reason. However the moving...

    Possibly an additional reason. However the moving of existing Ports to sea is prompted by developmental aspirations of huge financial gains on land sales and putting high rise, high rent, units on...
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    DAO5 interfaced with IFF was an ATC radar slow...

    DAO5 interfaced with IFF was an ATC radar slow rotation with big antenna. Range raw 75nm ,Range secondary , on transponders 200nm+. The Giraffe radar has higher rotation speed, up to 60 rpm, for...
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    There would be no automatic interface between...

    There would be no automatic interface between ships tracking and portable launchers unless designed so wirelessly. The RBS70 probably comes with it's own High Speed radar and interface. I agree a...
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    Don't think so , this has been the trend for some...

    Don't think so , this has been the trend for some time. The four outside included a 1000 tonne little bulker for City Quays , the others were one container ship and two large bulker type. I think...
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    A paper well worth study. In our case we have a...

    A paper well worth study. In our case we have a single class/type ship which is to be deployable as required to pop-up roles that may include aggressors with fire and forget, or even guided weapons....
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    There is something not quite right with the...

    There is something not quite right with the handling of ships at Cork port. Yesterday there were 6 ships waiting for berths, 2 at anchor in the harbour roads, and 4 anchored outside , south of Roches...
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    Sticky: This hull design is for a Frigate profile with...

    This hull design is for a Frigate profile with certain flexibility for undefined roles. There would be a lot of "Fitted For" electronics to allow role changes and the consequent smart crew would have...
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    In the UK these are known as " SPAM" medals and...

    In the UK these are known as " SPAM" medals and veterans of campaigns often choose not to wear them. I see nothing wrong in identifying something specific such as sea-going service in the same way as...
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    Vigo will be a whole new ball game, the port is...

    Vigo will be a whole new ball game, the port is well south of Cape Villano and Cape Finisterre. The south going traffic zone is almost 25nm offshore unless passenger ships are allowed transit the...
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    Announced today that Brittany Ferries is pulling...

    Announced today that Brittany Ferries is pulling out of Ringaskiddy and terminating the Cork- Santander Route. They are moving to Rosslare with a service to Brittany. Basically Ringaskiddy is in the...
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    Sticky: In planning and outline specifications the...

    In planning and outline specifications the following matters will need attention. Bridge design and clear unobstructed view for watchkeepers. Take up tonnage and ability to take on ballast while...
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    Sticky: Poll: It might be better stowed more into the...

    It might be better stowed more into the centerline behind the accommodation block as the port side will be the predominant weather side going East/west across the Atlantic.
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    Sticky: Poll: It seems it is all equipment and vehicles for the...

    It seems it is all equipment and vehicles for the Carribean. It is Not a normal part of the ships outfit. Eithne could do the same but not the remaining ships as they are restricted due to oversight...
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    Sticky: Poll: it's a flight deck and it's just "resting " there...

    it's a flight deck and it's just "resting " there for a project or transportation.
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    Sticky: Poll: I agree that any vessel can be tasked, and even...

    I agree that any vessel can be tasked, and even temporarily fitted, for a range of roles. The MRV concept was to include such flexibility but also include lane metres for vehicles, passage...
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    Sticky: Poll: Whatever ship we get built for the Multi Role, it...

    Whatever ship we get built for the Multi Role, it must add to jointedness within the Navy, RAS etc, and also military deployments, plus HADR incidents, plus towing capability, self Defence, and HQ...
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    Sticky: Poll: The reason for using Granuaile for diving...

    The reason for using Granuaile for diving operations is based on overall suitability and safety. The TEU depiction is for a load on/lift off scenario for resupply or supply. Placing containerised...
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    Sticky: Poll: I think the ILS Granuaile fitted the bill for the...

    I think the ILS Granuaile fitted the bill for the deployment of the UW units using her 20 tonne crane and winches. Her deck space is considerable, About 2/3rds of her length. The P60 space is for...
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    Certainly when a ship is stripped and cleaned of...

    Certainly when a ship is stripped and cleaned of weed and shell , she will be a little lighter in the water, and will be faster due to reduced friction ( clean hull ).
    The overall reason is...
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    The only way to guard sea bed assets is by...

    The only way to guard sea bed assets is by strategically monitoring their integrity and being aware of possible threats. The only agencies to police assets, or damage them, are likely to be naval...
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    The utilisation and training of Reservists is a...

    The utilisation and training of Reservists is a simple concept that needs to be formalised with a view to providing replacement personnel in all levels of expertise. Other Forces do it, and put...
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