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Search: Posts Made By: Brian Twyman
Forum: Other International Navies 6th February 2012, 09:03
Replies: 9
Views: 2,812
Posted By Brian Twyman
Hi VIP When a brand new naval ship is...

Hi VIP
When a brand new naval ship is undergoing trials before being accepted and commissioned, she flies the red ensign and is called 'NUSHIP XXXXXX'

Brian
Forum: Other International Navies 5th February 2012, 03:01
Replies: 9
Views: 6,922
Posted By Brian Twyman
Stawell was completed on 23 August 1943 as HMAS...

Stawell was completed on 23 August 1943 as HMAS Stawell. Based at Darwin she was deployed mainly on escort duties off East Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Dutch East Indies. She bombarded enemy...
Forum: Other International Navies 5th February 2012, 02:55
Replies: 9
Views: 2,812
Posted By Brian Twyman
Hey, we even had a visit from Hilary Clinton ! ...

Hey, we even had a visit from Hilary Clinton ! How much closer can you get than that ?

Brian
Forum: The Bridge 16th July 2010, 11:42
Replies: 11
Views: 1,949
Posted By Brian Twyman
Pat Just like us Antipodeans to put a rock...

Pat

Just like us Antipodeans to put a rock in their way ! But we were on hand to help them out. (Thumb)

Brian
Forum: The Bridge 16th July 2010, 11:39
Replies: 11
Views: 1,949
Posted By Brian Twyman
No problem, I bow to your knowledge of RN...

No problem, I bow to your knowledge of RN vessels. An open bridge has nought to do with where the helmsman is though ! The RNZN miinesweepers had the helmsman on the open bridge, the older frigates...
Forum: The Bridge 15th July 2010, 14:37
Replies: 11
Views: 1,949
Posted By Brian Twyman
Hi Pat You are correct , in larger ships the...

Hi Pat

You are correct , in larger ships the steering position was below decks but in small warships the helmsman was on the bridge. Things have turned full circle somewhat. ... These days both...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd July 2010, 01:10
Replies: 123
Views: 16,110
Posted By Brian Twyman
I still vividly remember turning on TV whilst...

I still vividly remember turning on TV whilst home on leave... and saw the breaking news of Kennedy.

Likewise I was having a coffee in a cafe when breaking news of the death of Princess Diana was...
Forum: Other International Navies 26th June 2010, 06:26
Replies: 7
Views: 1,852
Posted By Brian Twyman
RNZN ships visiting

HMNZS TE KAHA and ENDEAVOUR are in Victoria, Canada 9-14 June taking part in the Maritime Force Pacific (MARPAC) International Fleet Review. The Review showcases 12 ships from Canada, Japan,...
Forum: Other International Navies 24th June 2010, 11:56
Replies: 7
Views: 1,852
Posted By Brian Twyman
Nice to see that two RNZN ships are up in Canada...

Nice to see that two RNZN ships are up in Canada helping celebrate.
Not often these two navies get together.

brian
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd June 2010, 04:07
Replies: 137
Views: 18,459
Posted By Brian Twyman
As someone more eminent than me has said : ...

As someone more eminent than me has said :

Disarm Islam = peace in the Middle East
Disarm Israel = no more Israel

I have no problem with whatever they do to fanatic enemies.

Brian
Forum: Other International Navies 6th June 2010, 00:50
Replies: 5
Views: 2,257
Posted By Brian Twyman
The New Zealand Navy's newest vessel, the HMNZS...

The New Zealand Navy's newest vessel, the HMNZS Wellington, had only just left the ship building yard in Melbourne before trouble struck.

It's the second of two $90 million ships built in...
Forum: Other International Navies 3rd June 2010, 12:47
Replies: 5
Views: 2,257
Posted By Brian Twyman
Engine trouble delays navy ship WELLINGTON

(Just like her sister ship Otago )
When are Oz going to get it right ?


Engine trouble delays navy ship WELLINGTON
31 May 2010

The Royal New Zealand Navyís second Offshore Patrol Vessel,...
Forum: The Bridge 23rd May 2010, 04:21
Replies: 27
Views: 3,228
Posted By Brian Twyman
What problem do some mariners have in remembering...

What problem do some mariners have in remembering that ECDIS and GPS are 'Aids to Navigation' ?

As has been already stated, the GPS may well give your position to within a few metres, but the...
Forum: Other International Navies 10th May 2010, 02:46
Replies: 5
Views: 2,257
Posted By Brian Twyman
Protector vessels RNZN

The seven RNZN ships of the Protector fleet are :

Naval Logistic Support Force:

HMNZS CANTERBURY - L421
Built : Merwede Shipyard in the Netherlands, under contract to Tenix
Dresign :...
Forum: Other International Navies 8th May 2010, 05:14
Replies: 5
Views: 2,257
Posted By Brian Twyman
Thumbs up Offshore patrol vessels - the question of weight.

From 'Navy Today' official RNZN publication - April 2010

OPVs -The question of weight.

Although the OPVs are heavier than designed they are currently well within the weight margin that allows...
Forum: Other International Navies 8th May 2010, 05:11
Replies: 5
Views: 2,257
Posted By Brian Twyman
Thumbs up RNZN Protector Fleet

From 'Navy Today' , official RNZN publication - April 2010

Minister of Defence announces Project Protector settlement


Defence Minister, Dr Wayne Mapp, announced in Parliament on 25 February...
Forum: Other International Navies 8th May 2010, 04:33
Replies: 94
Views: 24,077
Posted By Brian Twyman
New ship HMNZS WELLINGTON boosts Navy capability

RNZN Media Release 6 May 2010

The Navyís capability to patrol New Zealandís coast was boosted today with the formal acceptance of HMNZS WELLINGTON into the Royal New Zealand Navy.

Chief of...
Forum: Other International Navies 8th May 2010, 01:13
Replies: 94
Views: 24,077
Posted By Brian Twyman
RNZN at Picton

It should be recorded in this forum :

The RNZN dealt with the complaint the same day it happened.

The complainant was contacted by the RNZN on three occasions.

There seems to have been some...
Forum: Other International Navies 8th May 2010, 00:49
Replies: 94
Views: 24,077
Posted By Brian Twyman
Forum: Other International Navies 6th May 2010, 11:34
Replies: 94
Views: 24,077
Posted By Brian Twyman
Thanks Donald. enjoy your pint ! Brian

Thanks Donald. enjoy your pint !
Brian
Forum: Other International Navies 6th May 2010, 11:30
Replies: 94
Views: 24,077
Posted By Brian Twyman
It is closed to this forum. I am ensuring it is...

It is closed to this forum. I am ensuring it is being being dealt with via the proper channels
Forum: Other International Navies 6th May 2010, 11:26
Replies: 94
Views: 24,077
Posted By Brian Twyman
I have sent you a PM Brian

I have sent you a PM
Brian
Forum: Other International Navies 5th May 2010, 20:51
Replies: 94
Views: 24,077
Posted By Brian Twyman
Case closed !

Case closed !
Forum: Other International Navies 5th May 2010, 12:06
Replies: 94
Views: 24,077
Posted By Brian Twyman
Royal NZ Navy : we handle the lot ! Brian

Royal NZ Navy : we handle the lot !

Brian
Forum: Other International Navies 4th May 2010, 04:37
Replies: 94
Views: 24,077
Posted By Brian Twyman
Thanks for that Donald. Once again I disagree...

Thanks for that Donald. Once again I disagree with a Commander ! Only a foolish manager does not comment on a half finished job. His mind should be on what is still to be achieved, not what has...
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