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    View from the Irish side.
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    Another nice few photos from the RN.
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    L.E. Eithne is due to leave it's present berth on Cork's City Albert Quay shortly where it has been supporting Operation Fortitude since March 20th.
    What next for P31 remains to be seen.
    Hopefully she'll get her main armament back at least.
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    Any minute now.
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    Great to see.

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    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    I notice a few comments from the other side of the pond asking "How come our similar sized vessels are so lightly armed?"
    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 operation Sea Guardian. She is the second Batch 2 OPV to be commissioned in 2020.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancientmariner View Post
    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 operation Sea Guardian. She is the second Batch 2 OPV to be commissioned in 2020.
    She is also fitted with a Terma Scanter 4100 air search radar and a BAe CMS-1 combat management system.

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    So basically, she can look after herself.
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    https://www.msi-dsl.com/products/seahawk-a2/

    They are EO gunfire controlled

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    https://www.msi-dsl.com/products/seahawk-a2/

    They are EO gunfire controlled
    Don't they use the same Chess Dynamics Sea Eagle FCEO that is installed on the P60's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EUFighter View Post
    Don't they use the same Chess Dynamics Sea Eagle FCEO that is installed on the P60's?
    Sorry different tack. Does anybody know why one of our ships has been anchored off Spit bank for the last 4 or so days??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancientmariner View Post
    Sorry different tack. Does anybody know why one of our ships has been anchored off Spit bank for the last 4 or so days??
    Sold to the RN?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancientmariner View Post
    Sorry different tack. Does anybody know why one of our ships has been anchored off Spit bank for the last 4 or so days??
    There isn't.
    https://www.facebook.com/sailcork/vi...7991697574250/
    The AIS shows it's last position, before its transponder went military.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancientmariner View Post
    Sorry different tack. Does anybody know why one of our ships has been anchored off Spit bank for the last 4 or so days??
    I was down on haulbowline island last Friday and one ship was moored there there while 5 others where in the basin. Don't know if there was any at the oil wharf. Don't see the point of having 9 ships if only a maximum of 3 could be a sea at that time. I am aware of manning issues but question still needs to be asked?.

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    linky no worky
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    There isn't.
    https://www.facebook.com/sailcork/vi...7991697574250/
    The AIS shows it's last position, before its transponder went military.
    There was last night, and the night before, and the night before that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancientmariner View Post
    There was last night, and the night before, and the night before that.
    It has become a habit lately to anchor "around the corner" at Spike instead of tying up alongside either in Cobh or Haulbowline. I believe there was a Jackup rig working around the Deepwater recently, maybe that berth isn't currently available? In on Friday, anchor for weekend, out again Monday. Commute by rib as necessary. Not great for morale, but hey, operational reasons etc.
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    Eithne gets her teeth back.
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