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Naval Visits
Royal Netherlands Navy landing platform dock (LPD) amphibious ship HNLMS Johan de Witt and a frigate is to pay a visit to Dublin Port over the weekend.  Above: The LPD is seen on a previous call in recent years when approaching the port while in the shipping channel in Dublin Bay. Note at the stern, the landing well-dock's ramp.
Naval Visits
#NavalVisits – One of the biggest Royal Netherlands Navy ships and a frigate is to visit Dublin Port, so to enable crew members time-off in addition to carrying out diplomatic and trade functions, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Rotterdam-class HNLMS Johan…
Babcock International Group leads a consortium wanting to construct Type 31e ships for the UK's Royal Navy - and says Devonport, Cornwall will play key role. The group also has a shipyard in Appledore, Devon where an Irish Naval Service OPV90 newbuild is currently under construction.
Ports & Shipping
#Ports&Shipping - Dockyard operator Babcock International Group plc has made a bid for the £1.25billion contract to build the UK’s new frigates in Devonport. The engineering giant writes the UK's The Herald, will lead a consortium which wants to construct…
Commandant L'Herminier is an Aviso type A69 / d'Estienne d'Orves of the French Navy which arrived to Cork city centre yesterday.
Naval Visits
#navalvisits - A French Navy frigate docked in Cork city at the weekend having sailed from Cherbourg, Normandy though the ship is based at Brest Naval Base in neighbouring Brittany, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 1,250 tonnes full displacement Commandant L'Herminier…
Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Montréal is on a visit to Dublin Port having taken part in a major UK-led NATO exercise off Scotland
Naval Visits
#navalvisits- A Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Montréal made a morning arrival to Dublin Port yesterday having taken part in a major UK led exercise involving a large NATO fleet off Scotland last week, writes Jehan Ashmore. The call of…
HMS Express with distinctive 'Dragon' (on funnel) is the national symbol of the Walsh flag. The P2000 Archer class patrol boat was accompanied by HMS Dasher seen abreast at Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club marina in Dublin yesterday.
Naval Visits
#navyVisitors – The P2000 ‘Archer' class fast inshore patrol boats from the UK Royal Navy that docked in Dublin Port yesterday, however berthed downriver and not as stated closer to the city centre, writes Jehan Ashmore. HMS Dasher accompanied by HMS…
The leadship of the 'Archer' /P2000 class HMS Archer. A pair of sisters are to make a call to Dublin Port from today.
Naval Visits
#navalvisits - A pair of 25 knot fast patrol and training boats from the British Royal Navy will be making a two-day visit to Dublin Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. The ‘Archer’ class patrol boats HMS Dasher and HMS Express are…
A UK Royal Navy River class patrol vessel HMS Severn is on a three-day visit to Dublin Port having berthed on the Liffey
Naval Visits
#RiverClass – Making a call to Dublin Port today is a UK Royal Navy ‘River’ patrol class vessel that is to remain in the capital for a three-day visit, writes Jehan Ashmore. HMS Severn is one of the River class…
Leadship of namesake class, Léopard is one of five sister training ships visiting Dublin this weekend
Naval Visits
#Flotilla – A French Navy flotilla all consisting of training vessels are visiting Dublin where also in port is the Finnish Navy’s flagship, writes Jehan Ashmore. The small training ships that arrived yesterday belong to the Léopard class which were…
Fog from Dublin Bay and spells of sunshine formed the weather yesterday when the first Finnish Navy vessel made a visit to Dublin. This involved the minelayer flagship FNS Hämeenmaa that is to remain in port till Friday.
Naval Visits
#FirstFinnish – For the first time the Finnish Navy made a historic visit to Dublin yesterday when flagship FNS Hämeenmaa arrived on the Liffey quays to begin a four-day call, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 1,300 displacement minelayer had sailed from…
OPEN SHIP: Finnish Naval flagship FNS Hämeenmaa will be open to public tours on Wednesday 24th May (17.00-18.30hrs) in Dublin along Sir John Rogersons Quay.
Naval Visits
#FinnishFlagship - Finnish Navy flagship FNS Hämeenmaa will be visiting Dublin Port as part of celebrations to mark the centenary year of the Nordic nation’s independence, writes Jehan Ashmore. The visit of the minelayer flagship to the capital this week…
HNLMS De Ruyter docked in Dublin Port this morning. The De Zeven Provinciën-class frigate of the Royal Netherlands Navy is to be joined by a sister, HNMLS Tromp on Sunday.
Naval Visits
#NavalTrio - Dublin Port will be busy from today and up to Sunday as navies from the Netherlands and France will be visiting while a pair of UK Royal Navy patrol craft are to depart tonight, writes Jehan Ashmore. As…
HMS Blazer, one of a pair of Royal Navy 'Archer' class fast inshore patrol vessels that are to pay a visit to Dublin.
Naval Visits
#FastPatrols  -A pair of small yet high-speed Royal Navy Inshore Patrol Craft in which one served in Gibraltar are to pay a visit to Dublin Port,writes Jehan Ashmore. The ‘Archer’ class HMS Blazer along with HMS Ranger are to arrive…
RFA Gold Rover, the final of her class is seen off the west coast of Africa during the tanker’s last ever transfer of fuel or replenishment at sea (RAS) duties to HMS Portland. The Type 23 Duke class frigate has also been a visitor to Dublin Port in recent years having berthed at Ocean Pier.
News Update
#RFAoiler - The oldest of the UK’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary tankers a ‘Rover’ class which made a rare visit to Dublin Port in recent years, was officially decommissioned last month, writes Jehan Ashmore. RFA Gold Rover (A271) a 11,522 tonnes…
Naval and cruise ships are visiting Dublin Port today where the St. Patrick's Day Parade led by the grand marshal Olympian silver medalist sailor Annalise Murphy, takes in a route on O'Connell Bridge. Among the vessels downriver is Dublin based St.Bridget an excursion boat is operating cruises in the bay. The vessel is seen above last week having wintered at a lay-by berth in Grand Canal Dock Basin.
Dublin Port
#Visitors - A French naval vessel, a UK based cruiseship and a local excursion boat are in Dublin Port to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, writes Jehan Ashmore. The French Navy are represented in the capital with the presence of the…
A previous visitor to Dublin Port the former aircraft carrier HMS Invincible which was scrapped last year is seen at anchor in the Suez Canal. Also at anchorage is the Duke Type 23 frigate HMS Westminster which is visiting Dublin this weekend.
Naval Visits
#Westminster - A British Royal Naval Type 23 frigate that docked in Dublin Port is half-way through a three-day courtesy call to the capital, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Duke class HMS Westminster (F237) has returned to recent active service following…
Belgium Navy's BNS Castor, a Ready Duty Ship (RDS). Note at the stern of the 53m vessel is a RHIB craft positioned in its cradle-dock which when not in use has a raised sliding door in place.
Naval Visits
#ReadyDutyShip – Afloat has an update to the Belgium Navy ship which docked in Dublin Port earlier this week having carried out a commemorative service on Monday. This was to mark the 30th anniversary of a UK-Zeebrugge serving ferry that…
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