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Old 04-03-2012, 15:02
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Aidan,

Many thanks with your helpful answers,and my apologies
for mis-spelling Aidan earlier.

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Old 04-03-2012, 17:25
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Your most welcome Derek, and no worries about the spelling,,, even my Dad spells it wrong,,,
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Old 22-12-2012, 17:55
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Hi Guys new to the board here, I am just starting to build a corvette that I intend to have as close to the "LE Macha" I will post updates on the progress
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Old 30-03-2013, 03:47
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Returning to my ad hoc history of the Irish Navy , it was only following the end of WW2 that Ireland finally aquired its first true ocean going Warships. Between November 1946 and Febuary 1947, the Irish Naval Service, as it was now officially named, took delivery of three ex Royal Navy Flower class Corvette's, the first being the LE Macha 01 (ex HMS Borage), the following two being LE Maev 02 (Ex HMS Oxlip) and LE Cliona 03 (ex HMS Bellworth).
When the Canadian corvette HMCS Sackville was being restored to her WWII configuration, one of the "missing" items was her 2pdr gun.

After a considerable worldwide search, one such mounting was discovered in a warehouse in Cork and the Irish Naval Service very generously donated it to the project.

The mounting was transported to Canada by HMCS Preserver and installed on Sackville.

I am assuming that this mounting must have come from one of these three corvettes when they were scrapped in the early 1970s.
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Old 31-03-2013, 05:13
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Either that or it was ex-IRA (acquired via "irregular channels") and had been placed there after seizure by the police.

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Old 25-04-2013, 11:29
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The 2pdr. 'Pompom' that the irish navy presented to HMCS 'Sackville' was in the gunnery training bay at Haulbowline. Also donated were several items of a corvette's ASDIC set which had been part of a training simulator for ASDIC teams.
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Old 25-04-2013, 13:47
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The 2pdr. 'Pompom' that the irish navy presented to HMCS 'Sackville' was in the gunnery training bay at Haulbowline. Also donated were several items of a corvette's ASDIC set which had been part of a training simulator for ASDIC teams.
Thanks for this Daire - I know these generous donations were very much appreciated by the Corvette Trust.
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Old 13-09-2013, 18:30
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The next new warship will be a 90 Metre OPV (Offshore Patrol Vessel) building at the Appledore, North Devon, yard of Babcock Marine.

Her name will entirely break the services tradition of naming their ships for women of Irish or Celtic mythology.

L.E. Samuel Beckett will be launched in early November 2013, after which the 2nd vessel will be laid down on the vacated slip.

Samuel Beckett, 1906 - 1989, was, amongst many things, a novelist, playwright, poet and prolific in many of the arts. Also a Nobel prizewinner.

Much of his life was spent in France. A member of the French resistance in WW2, being awarded the Croix de Guerre.
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Old 13-09-2013, 23:44
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The next new warship will be a 90 Metre OPV (Offshore Patrol Vessel) building at the Appledore, North Devon, yard of Babcock Marine.
Sean:

Just checked her out online - she (and her sister ship) would appear to be most capable and useful vessels.

What I do find surprising is that she has no helicopter capability at all ... having said that, the Irish air force has no maritime helicopter assets, so perhaps it's not surprising after all!? Just would have thought that a flight deck would have added a useful dimension to her versatility.
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Old 14-09-2013, 01:11
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Its good news that they are still making warships at the Babcock Marine Yard at Appledore.
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Old 14-09-2013, 22:04
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Further to my #83 above.
James Joyce is the 2nd ships name.

Tim, your subsequent #84, go to
www.stxmarine.net
where you will find these ships were designed by your Countries (Canada) own STXM, Vancouver. BC.
Plus a huge amount of other stuff. Pretty prolific.

Terry #85. Appledore is very active. Building these 2, plus the preceeding pair Roisin & Niamh, also by STXM, all 3 RN hydrographic ships, Scott, Echo, Enterprise, also extensive sections for the 2 new carriers QE & POW, including the bows. Alas, under a number of different owners.
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Old 14-09-2013, 22:09
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Tim, your subsequent #84, go to
www.stxmarine.net
where you will find these ships were designed by your Countries (Canada) own STXM, Vancouver. BC.
Plus a huge amount of other stuff. Pretty prolific.
Sean:

Yes, it is a well-respected firm which has established a virtually worldwide clientele. They have some very innovative designs.
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Old 14-09-2013, 22:10
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Further to my #83 above.
James Joyce is the 2nd ships name.

Evidently these are Literature Class ships.
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Old 15-09-2013, 00:20
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Further to my #83 above.
James Joyce is the 2nd ships name.

Tim, your subsequent #84, go to
www.stxmarine.net
where you will find these ships were designed by your Countries (Canada) own STXM, Vancouver. BC.
Plus a huge amount of other stuff. Pretty prolific.

Terry #85. Appledore is very active. Building these 2, plus the preceeding pair Roisin & Niamh, also by STXM, all 3 RN hydrographic ships, Scott, Echo, Enterprise, also extensive sections for the 2 new carriers QE & POW, including the bows. Alas, under a number of different owners.
Thanks Sean I am pleased that the Appledore Yard is prospering even if under a number of different owners!
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Old 15-09-2013, 23:00
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Terry: The L.E. Roisin is a good looking ship that seems reasonably armed for its intended role.
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Old 24-09-2013, 09:46
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Picture of the LE ROISIN


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Old 04-11-2013, 15:51
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Images of Le Samuel Beckett.
http://www.northdevongazette.co.uk/n... rd_1_2963114
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Old 04-11-2013, 17:49
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Thanks for these shots bideford - she is a rather impressive looking vessel.
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Old 07-11-2013, 13:54
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A very nice photo here from the North Devon Journal.
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Old 08-02-2014, 15:49
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Not my photos, so I dont want to post - but there are some recently on the boards.ie forum.
This is the most recent - http://www.flickr.com/photos/76809324@N07/12362800865/
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:11
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Progress is being made towards completion. Great photo.
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Old 28-04-2014, 14:57
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On its way to us ;-)

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-27164975
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Old 28-04-2014, 18:37
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Tonight I watched her towed out of the North Devon yard [Babcocks] with another being built and the bid in for the next Antarctic Ship.

Who sez we can't still build ships South of the Border.

Well Done Babcocks.
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Old 09-06-2014, 17:02
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Third Beckett class ship ordered. I'm sure Babcock Marine, indeed the whole of Bideford, are delighted.

http://www.thejournal.ie/enda-kenny-...07954-Jun2014/
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Old 09-06-2014, 20:24
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A little bit of tweaking here and there and I'm sure this class would
be perfect for the RN for fishery protection and anti-piracy type
operations which would free up more sophisticated vessels for other
uses.
Just looks as though it could do with a helo and it would be perfect
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