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Old 26th September 2019, 14:30
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Naming ceremony Sir David Attenborough

Today ! No I was not there My Daughter was https://www.bas.ac.uk/media-post/shi...oyal-ceremony/
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Old 26th September 2019, 15:32
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Hopefully Pat Kennedy was on his crane with his box brownie camera, just like the old days.
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Old 26th September 2019, 19:49
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Hopefully Pat Kennedy was on his crane with his box brownie camera, just like the old days.
Sadly his cranes no longer exist Have asked my Daughter for anymore pics, she has of today ! Knowing her she probably took a load !
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Old 26th September 2019, 20:15
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Hopefully Pat Kennedy was on his crane with his box brownie camera, just like the old days.
No cranes left in the yard any more sadly.
The closest I could get was across the road outside a McDonalds.

No one was showing the slightest interest, just stuffing garbage into their faces.
Still, the ship looked magnificent, what I could see of it.
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Old 26th September 2019, 20:19
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Old 26th September 2019, 22:59
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My post was tongue in cheek Pat but I knew you would be around somewhere
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Old 26th September 2019, 23:46
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Apparently there were tickets available for the public to access the ceremony but I never heard about it until it was too late.
I really hope that the yard can build on this achievement and go on to get more big orders.
They have done us proud here on Wirral, even with no "proper" cranes
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By a lucky sequence of history nobody is likely to have to transmit the vessel's name by aldis lamp.
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Old 27th September 2019, 09:04
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Ho, ho!

I agree with Pat that here is a most welcome boost for the local economy. Long may it continue!

ps. In the early 1930s my Dad was Fourth Mate in Philoctetes. I remember him telling me that few people could read that name by morse, firtst time!

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Old 27th September 2019, 09:24
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Today ! No I was not there My Daughter was https://www.bas.ac.uk/media-post/shi...oyal-ceremony/
Is that your daughter in the blue coat?
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Old 27th September 2019, 09:58
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By a lucky sequence of history nobody is likely to have to transmit the vessel's name by aldis lamp.
It could have been worse. Letting the proletariat have a say in things is a dicey business. We had a narrow squeak with the name there, but it might have been better to have a near thing with the European referendum, but stayed in, and called the ship Boaty Macboatface. Either way we would have made ourselves a laughing stock.
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Old 27th September 2019, 12:42
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No she is not in any of the pictures
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Apparently there were tickets available for the public to access the ceremony but I never heard about it until it was too late.
I really hope that the yard can build on this achievement and go on to get more big orders.
They have done us proud here on Wirral, even with no "proper" cranes
Hi Pat If you click on the link for the survey website in my original post it says there are some tickets available for Saturday and it tells you how to apply.

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Old 27th September 2019, 13:35
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Bit late now!
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Camel Lairds will have to get out of the habit of only building red & white ships. Their previous one (Red Kestrel) had the same colour scheme.
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Old 27th September 2019, 16:46
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Camel Lairds will have to get out of the habit of only building red & white ships. Their previous one (Red Kestrel) had the same colour scheme.
They must have bought a job lot
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Forget names. Send the IMO Number. Easy morse!!!!
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Was it built on time and to budget?
Have CL much more work in the pipeline?
Could they be considered for the fabrication of modules for future RN ships? I remember an engineer telling me he served his time in CL working on nuclear submarines.
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Was it built on time and to budget?
Have CL much more work in the pipeline?
Could they be considered for the fabrication of modules for future RN ships? I remember an engineer telling me he served his time in CL working on nuclear submarines.

They did all the flight deck modules for the two new carriers, and some of the lower blocks as well.
This is in the planning stage but could be a future project;

https://www.clbh.co.uk/new-contracts...er-relief-ship

I worked on the Polaris submarines when they were built in Lairds.
I particularly remember the blue steel for the pressure hulls, which was brought in from the USA as it was a specialty that British steel makers were unable to produce.
They had to introduce new welding techniques for this steel as well as it could not be welded by ordinary electric arc welding.
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Hi Pat If you click on the link for the survey website in my original post it says there are some tickets available for Saturday and it tells you how to apply.

Regards

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Thanks for that Steve, got tickets for me and Mrs K for Sat 12.00
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Is she crewed by RN ? or who ?
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British Antarctic Survey staff.

(BAS are part of NERC, who operate RRS "Discovery" and RRS "James Cook").
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Re post 20 Glad you got tickets Pat if ever anybody deserves to be there it is you. Enjoy Albie
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Old 27th September 2019, 23:57
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Re post 20 Glad you got tickets Pat if ever anybody deserves to be there it is you. Enjoy Albie
Thanks Albie, very kind of you to say so.
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They must have overestimated what would be needed for Red Kestrel
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