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Thanks for the update Harry , were these the predecessors of there recent patrol vessels :?:
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Irish Naval Service,Samuel Beckett Class OPVs LÉ William Butler Yeats and LÉ George Bernard Shaw pictured at Haulbowline in Cork Harbour,2018.
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A sad day at Appledore today as the announcement that the Babcock Marine Yard that built these ships is to close in March of next year. This yard has a fine tradition of building fine ships and currently 100 ofthe 200 strong workforce are being ferried daily to the Devonport Yard in Plymouth . Babcock's have said that most of the Workforce will be relocated to Plymouth or offered other locations ........ a glimmer of hope for them but a blow to the local Appledore economy which has relied heavily on the Yard as the biggest employer in the area.

My personal hope is that more work can be found for the yard to fend off the closure but I am not holding my breath.
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We can only concur with those wishes Dave, and pray for a swift answer to a disillusioned workforce left bewildered by these actions , and probably resentful at this action :(
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Irish Naval Service @naval_service on Twitter

#Warship sighted! LÉ GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (#P64) currently conducting engines trials off the south coast passes the traditional #morse challenge signal to @HMSDefender and welcomes the @RoyalNavy to @CorkHarbour @PortofCork #navy #military #maritime #sea #communications

Any comments on the contents of the video folks?
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Little h wrote: Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:56 pm Irish Naval Service @naval_service on Twitter


Any comments on the contents of the video folks?
Here's a comment seen on Irish Naval Service @naval_service on Twitter.

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John Duffy @johnduffyaeria1 on Twitter

Replying to @naval_service @HMSDefender and 3 others

10 inch signalling lantern facing deck,not a hope of her seeing the challenge AA AA AA unknown station

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Totally agree about the signalling lantern facing deck but ........... since only 'de' (this is) has been sent in the video it is a bit presumptious to include the challenge AA AA AA unknown station
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Well going purely by the video clip I'm amazed any ship could SEE the signal let alone reply to it , as for the content , there are better educated members than me to answer that one I'm afraid :oops:
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LÉ GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (P64)


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LÉ GEORGE BERNARD SHAW continues her #military fit out with the arrival of her primary armament; #76mm Oto Melara. Naval Ordnance Section will be working over the coming weeks to integrate the weapon with ship systems as #P64 continues to work up to Full Operational Capability

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Thanks Harry for the update , and great to see so much of the Irish Navy . :)
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Press Release:

Irish Naval Service appoints Tymor Marine to assist with vessel mid-life extension programme
by Tymor | Oct 30, 2018 | Naval Architecture |
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Independent marine and naval architecture consultancy, Tymor Marine, headquartered in Aberdeen, has been awarded a contract to deliver a vessel mid-life extension survey for the Irish Naval Service.

Tymor will survey the Irish Navy’s P50 class vessels to assess the condition of their structure, systems, equipment and machinery and provide a full analysis and report containing independent recommendations for integrity maintenance and upgrade activity.

The vessel survey will provide evidence of vessel integrity and where possible make an estimation of remaining endurance, highlighting priority sites requiring attention. The contract will also include a review of planned maintenance and inspection activity, make recommendations for cost-efficient preventative actions and upgrades, provide an assessment of machinery hours linked to the vessel’s planned mode of operation over the course of its future activities and advise on remedial action, taking into account the availability and cost of spares and repairs.

Kevin Moran, Managing Director of Tymor Marine, explained: “We are privileged to have been awarded such a prestigious contract to support the Irish Navy in their mission to extend the life of their active service vessels and onboard assets.

“We believe that one of our significant strengths in delivering this contract, is that we adopt a wholly independent and holistic approach to asset integrity and life extension, by bringing together a cross-discipline team of marine surveyors, marine engineers, mechanical engineers and naval architects.

“Our team validated recommendations are designed to cost-effectively mitigate any issues that have been identified during our survey and to extend or maximise the life expectancy of the vessel. We have no ties with equipment manufacturers, vessel insurers or classification societies and make all recommendations in the best interest of the client.”

Lt Cdr Elaine Moloney, Irish Naval Service, commented: “Onboard asset integrity, maintenance and vessel life extension is critical to ensure that our high standards of operational excellence and safety are continued well into the future. We are looking forward to working with Tymor in support of this objective.” ......................

Source; Tymor Marine Ltd
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