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    End of an era.


    Its safe to say that every member of the modern naval service, regardless of rank, has spent lots of time aboard this vessel. Sadly, the Naval Boat transport vessel David F finally met its appointment with the cutting torch this week.



    Its a sad sight to see. The current vessel on the job isn't half as "pretty". David F was built in 1962 in Holland. David F had very traditional lines, with the wooden benches inside and out. It brought Naval and civilian staff from the DoD Pier in cobh to Haulbowline every day of the year, when not in refit.
    If that's not VFM I don't know what is.

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    Where was it broken up?

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    Naval Base. It is being cut up on the camber, where its last survey was carried out.

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    Not much of it left now.
    Last edited by ibenji; 19th November 2014 at 09:31.

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    I seem to remember another vessel as well, William J, am I correct? If so what happened to her.?

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    She must indeed have been a very tough bird to survive the rough handling she got when she was constantly hopped off the quay when closing in to land PX often sending the unwary flying off their feet.

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    What was she replaced with?
    There is no problem that cannot be fixed with high explosive.

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    seem to remember another vessel as well, William J, am I correct? If so what happened to her.?
    William J was owned by Cork Harbout Transport and was scrapped. She was an aful piece of shit.
    Time for another break I think......

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    put to the sword just like 1/2 of the irish navy should be

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy View Post
    put to the sword just like 1/2 of the irish navy should be
    is it ships or personell you mean ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy View Post
    put to the sword just like 1/2 of the irish navy should be
    Which half and why? I'd be very interested in your reasoning.

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