Le Samuel Beckett

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Le Samuel Beckett

Post by Norman E.B. Hardaker » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:50 pm

For anybody who is interest the above vessel was floated out from the shed at Appledore on Sunday 3rd November in dreadful weather condition and berthed at the fitting out quay for completion about the end of January 2014. Contrary to what the BBC have been giving out today we still have a naval building capability in North Devon. Is anybody there can give me advice on attaching a couple of photograghs of the vessel. :D

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Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:36 pm

Evening, Norman :

That's good news in these times when shipbuilding almost a past-industry in this country.

Be interesting to see your image's and here is procedure :

1. Try to reduce the image to around 700 - 800 kb size and place image in either your Documents Library or your Pictures Library.

2. Below the 'Subject' box (this box) you will see across from 'Options' the 'Upload' Attachment box. Click on this to open.

3. You should now see Filename/Browse box and if you hit that button you will bring up Documents/Pictures files.

4. Select wherever you have filed your image of Le Samuel Beckett (Documents or Pictures) and click the 'Open' button.

5. The image should now download and you then hit the 'Add to File' button.

6. Finally, if you wish to add an image title or description, enter that into the 'File Comment' box and post 'Submit'.

You should now see your image come up !


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Re: Le Samuel Beckett

Post by Norman E.B. Hardaker » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:09 pm

Good evening Angus

Will do as suggested and hope for the best tomorrow. :lol:

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Post by E28 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:50 pm

Yes Norman, Appledore are doing fine and have done so for many years.
Albeit under a host of different owners.
As you say, not bogged down in the current hiatus.

More good news of course now L.É. Samuel Beckett is in the water,
they can promptly start her sister, L.É. James Joyce, on the vacated berth.
Should be a handy duo.

For those uncertain the L.É. stands for Long Eireannach - Irish Ship.
Note the break from women's names from Irish & Celtic mythology.
Raid - Trade - Aid
Thats all folks. Sean. E28

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Re: Le Samuel Beckett

Post by Norman E.B. Hardaker » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:41 am

Couple of shots of the vessel alongside fitting out quay at Appledore
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Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:48 am

E.28 : Thanks for that additional info and explanation

Norman : Well done and good posting - bonny looking ship
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Post by Norman E.B. Hardaker » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:06 pm

Was not bad Angus for an oldie sorry its taken me solong to grasp how to do it can now include ships at Yelland near Bideford

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Post by Norman E.B. Hardaker » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:17 am

The latest photogragh of the above due to go on first sea trial 05.00 hrs 15.3.14
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Le Samuel Beckett at Appledore

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Post by Norman E.B. Hardaker » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:17 am

Learnt yesterday that vessel will not now go on trials until 29.3.14 don't know the reason for delay builders Babcock's don't talk to anybody

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Post by Norman E.B. Hardaker » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:10 pm

Latest photogragh of the above taken this morning
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Le Samuel Beckett at Appledore

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Post by Norman E.B. Hardaker » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:32 am

Another view of the vessel could just see construction of the second vessel through a gap in the shed doors.
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Post by Norman E.B. Hardaker » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:31 am

The ship sailed from Appledore at 04.10 hrs this morning on her first sea trials and due to return pm tide Thursday hopefully daylight when able get some photograghs, she will also be going up to Ilfracombe during this period hope to get some photies there.

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Post by Norman E.B. Hardaker » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:20 am

Latest update vessel spent Saturday off Lundy and returned to Bideford Bay in the evening and most of Sunday, sailed off about 17.00 hrs and returned to anchorage in late evening and is still their this morning. Weather conditions good for trials.

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Post by Norman E.B. Hardaker » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:13 pm

Latest photogragh taken by my nephew of the Le Samuel Beckett anchored off Ilfracombe today 2.4.14 due to return to Appledore tomorrow
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Anchored of Ilfracombe

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Post by Norman E.B. Hardaker » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:36 am

Due to return to Appledore on tonight's tide darkness noted on AIS she managed to get 16.3 knots before returning to Bideford Bay.

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Post by Norman E.B. Hardaker » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:42 pm

Vessel returned earlier than expected on this morning tide after completing her first trial's understand got up to 17.7. knots sailing again next high water period in about two weeks.
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Post by Norman E.B. Hardaker » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:19 pm

Sailed on Monday 14th for second series trial in Bristol Channel she was seen off Lundy yesterday afternoon doing 24 knots which is 1 knot over contracted speed. She is due at Appledore on Thursday evening.i
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LE Samuel Beckett passing Appledore

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Post by Norman E.B. Hardaker » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:10 pm

Vessel returned to Appledore this morning after second series of trials
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LE Samuel Beckett swinging of shipyard

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Post by Norman E.B. Hardaker » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:41 pm

Well everybody the ship has finally sailed this evening for her base at Cork. We await the second vessel Le James Joyce
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Le Samuel Beckett sailing from Appledore

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Post by Norman E.B. Hardaker » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:50 am

It was confirm the by the Irish Premier on Monday that an order for a 3rd vessel will be built at Appledore with deliver in 2016 . Second vessel still due to be launched in November and delivery 2015 will provide photies in due course.

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Post by wreckmaster » Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:11 pm

Thanks for the photos Norman, news over here is she will have two sisters.
E28 wrote: For those uncertain the L.É. stands for Long Eireannach - Irish Ship.
Note the break from women's names from Irish & Celtic mythology.
Its a pity the powers that be changed the naming convention from the old Celtic names to those of writers, the pen has now replaced the sword. Protests from ex navy men like myself fell on deaf ears.

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