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View Poll Results: (Realistically) What best to replace the Peacock CPVs with?

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  • 1-2 x OPVs (2 defending on available funds)

    39 60.94%
  • Larger number of much less capable patrol craft)

    3 4.69%
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    The more things change, the more they stay the same.
    https://www.rte.ie/archives/2016/100...training-ship/
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    The structure down aft was the senior rates mess and rec space , collect your grub from the galley midships and make your way down aft . The galley stove was an oil burning stove and used the same fuel as the main boilers ( heavy sludge oil ) you needed to be a stoker to get the stove started .
    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    The more things change, the more they stay the same.
    https://www.rte.ie/archives/2016/100...training-ship/
    We went over to Harwich in july/August that year. The big job was to bring ISOLDE alive as a live- aboard ship. Sean CURRIVAN was the engineer and ever dependable, and full of quirky fun he did the job. We use to beg parts from the British Railway Shipyard manager. Eventually the ship was alive and we phoned HQ to dispatch crew , technicians, radar, radio, bedding, galley gear,etc. They came on the Army Band Bus and within days we were sending our first morse messages to HQ and NB. Great work done by WO Crowe and others. Training ship was an idea, but it came at a time we were going to be a diesel navy. In the hiatus she was used as a patrol vessel but couldn't handle stormy seas WNA style.

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    Every patrol required a visit to Dublin , Dublin being the only place the boiler fuel was still available .
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    Love to know who thought an oil boiler would have been a good idea. She seemed to be a dock yard darling for most of the 80s till disposal, did she see much seatime other than the trip to Iceland? Ferdia appeared around the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancientmariner View Post
    We went over to Harwich in july/August that year. The big job was to bring ISOLDE alive as a live- aboard ship. Sean CURRIVAN was the engineer and ever dependable, and full of quirky fun he did the job. We use to beg parts from the British Railway Shipyard manager. Eventually the ship was alive and we phoned HQ to dispatch crew , technicians, radar, radio, bedding, galley gear,etc. They came on the Army Band Bus and within days we were sending our first morse messages to HQ and NB. Great work done by WO Crowe and others. Training ship was an idea, but it came at a time we were going to be a diesel navy. In the hiatus she was used as a patrol vessel but couldn't handle stormy seas WNA style.
    Please tell me you are writing a book of your memoirs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    Please tell me you are writing a book of your memoirs?
    I have helped with others' Histories of the Naval Service. All my many diaries will hopefully be used by some young researcher in the future. When I retired I sent boxes of " Stuff " to Army Archives in Portobello Bks. No interest in writing , I'm a researcher at heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancientmariner View Post
    I have helped with others' Histories of the Naval Service. All my many diaries will hopefully be used by some young researcher in the future. When I retired I sent boxes of " Stuff " to Army Archives in Portobello Bks. No interest in writing , I'm a researcher at heart.
    Could you get someone to write it for you...you served in some fascinating times!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    The structure down aft was the senior rates mess and rec space , collect your grub from the galley midships and make your way down aft . The galley stove was an oil burning stove and used the same fuel as the main boilers ( heavy sludge oil ) you needed to be a stoker to get the stove started .
    Am I right in saying that this piece of superstructure was later used in the old DC & FF yard? Or was someone pulling my leg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sluggie View Post
    Am I right in saying that this piece of superstructure was later used in the old DC & FF yard? Or was someone pulling my leg?
    Was used for BA and entry training
    Time for another break I think......

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    It's probably still about somewhere...
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