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Admiral Brown's Mayo Naval Connections
Navy
#ADMIRAL BROWN – In addition to the 155th anniversary commemoration of the death of Admiral William Brown which was held in the Argentinian capital at the weekend, as previously reported on Afloat.ie, a second ceremony was held in Foxford, Co.…
Homage Paid to Irish Founder of Argentinian Navy
Navy
#ADMIRAL BROWN- As Wexford is to host The John Barry Maritime Festival this summer, the father of the US Navy and commodore is held in the same league of Admiral William Brown, who founded the Argentinian Navy, who was remembered…
Navy Look to the Skies with Fuel-Saving Kite
Navy
#NAVAL SERVICE-The Naval Service are considering wind-power in an effort to reduce soaring fuel costs using "kite sails", reports the Examiner. Commodore Mark Mellett confirmed the navy was collaborating with Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster (IMERC), UCC, and CIT…
Navy Detain UK Registered Trawler
Navy
#NAVAL SERVICE – The LÉ Aisling (P23) detained a British registered fishing vessel approximately 180 nautical miles west of the Skelligs last night. The detention was in relation to an alleged breach of fishing regulations. According to the Naval Service…
Naval School-Ships to take Class to Dublin
Navy
#NAVAL VISITS - The first foreign naval visitors to Dublin Port in 2012 will be the French Navy, as five of an eight-strong class of school-training ships from Brest are due to dock on Friday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The octet …
LE Ciara Returns to Sea after Hull Repairs
Navy
#NAVAL SERVICE- The Naval Service patrol ship LE Ciara (P42) has been cleared to return to sea, following repairs to a hole in its hull, the Irish Times reports. The high-speed coastal patrol vessel (CPV) is the latest in a…
First Female Naval Commander Wins Inaugural Cork Woman of the Year Award
Navy
#NAVAL SERVICE-Lt Commander Roberta O'Brien, Ireland's first female commander of a Naval Service vessel, has been announced as the inaugural C Woman of the Year Award 2011. In a ceremony held recently in the city's Imperial Hotel, over 90 women…
Dutch Navy Stealth Frigate to Visit Cork City Centre
Navy
#NAVY VISITS -HNLMS Evertsen (F805) a Dutch naval frigate with a crew complement of 200 is due to make a weekend courtesy call to Cork City, berthing at J.J. Horgan's Wharf, writes Jehan Ashmore. She is a sister of HNLMS…
Anglo-Irish Relationships
Navy

Anglo-Irish Relationships

20th November 2011
#NAVAL VISITS- HMS Tyne (P281) the leadship of four River-class Fishery Protection Vessels is due to dock in Dublin Port tomorrow, in the meantime her allocated berth is currently taken by a former Royal Navy (RN) vessel now serving in…
European Naval Flotilla Docks in Dublin
Navy
As ferry-passengers departed Dublin Port this morning, a flotilla of naval-ships would of been seen as they arrived off the Baily Lighthouse in Dublin Bay bound for the capital, writes Jehan Ashmore. Leading the flotilla of the four European naval…
Creidne Sail Training Scheme
Navy
The Naval Service's Sailing Training Vessel Creidne cuts a great pose sailing in Cork Harbour on page three of the Autumn issue of Afloat. The refurbished 47-footer is now in full use by the Naval Service as a training vessel…
Dutch Naval Stealth Frigate On Visit to Dublin Port
Navy
The Dutch Navy's HNLMS De Ruyter (F804), one of four De Zeven Provinciën-class air-defence and command frigates (LCF) docked in Dublin Port this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. Displacing 6,050 tonnes the 144m frigate is on a weekend visit to the…
L.E. Roisin Berths for First Time Opposite National Convention Centre
Navy
The Naval Service OPV L.E. Roisin (P51) will be open to the public this afternoon (2-4pm) at the North Wall Quay, opposite The National Convention Centre Dublin, which celebrated its first anniversary last month, writes Jehan Ashmore. L.E. Roisin recently…
Duke-Class Frigate Docks In Dublin
Navy
The Royal Navy's HMS Portland (F79) a 4,900 tonnes displacement Type 23 Duke –class frigate built as the last of fifteen such vessels a decade ago is on a weekend visit to Dublin Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. Launched in 1999…
Roisin Returns from Russia
Navy

Roisin Returns from Russia

8th September 2011
The Naval Service OPV L.E. Roisin (P51) arrived into Cork Harbour this morning after completing her foreign trade deployment to Finland, the Russian Federation and several Baltic states, writes Jehan Ashmore. L.E. Roisin called to Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn and…
LE Roisin On Goodwill Visit to Tallinn
Navy
Following L.É. Róisín's (P51) visit to St. Petersburg, the Naval Service's OPV is on a three-day stopover in the Estonian capital of Tallinn, writes Jehan Ashmore. She docked early this morning in the Old City Harbour and was expected to…
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