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PostPosted: 18 Nov 2009, 12:14 
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The Brazilian Navy Hydrographic research ship, "NHOc Cruzeiro do Sul (H-38)", seen in the V&A Waterfront on the 17th November. It's not a grey warship, but sytill an interesting one ...

Built by Longvamek Verksted in Norway as a high seas fishing vessel, named Havskjell Viking. She is operated by the Brazilian Navy since 2007.

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PostPosted: 04 Jan 2011, 17:09 
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She docked yesterday. Possibly the reason for the USN C-130 arriving :?:

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USNS Henson (T-AGS-63), Pathfinder class oceanographic survey ship.

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PostPosted: 04 Jan 2011, 20:34 
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This may seem a silly question (I'm a landlubber after all) but why are survey ships painted white even though they are military vessels?

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No weapons etc are allowed on them.


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Protea is white and she carries weapons.


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airgunner wrote:
Protea is white and she carries weapons.



Hms Endurance Is RED and white ,and she carries weapons too(only small arms though)

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Red and White is traditionally Coast Guard colours.
A Coast Guard's primary role is armed law enforcement.


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I was in Cape Town today, sadly without my camera. :( I see the USS Stephen Groves FFG29 is docked in the main harbour.
City workers....any pics taken? :)


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:shock: :shock:

She sneaked in whilst the attention was on the QM2 [-X

Thanks for the heads-up :smt023

I'm going into Cape Town tomorrow for the rehearsal of the opening of parliament .. hope she's still there.

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PostPosted: 08 Feb 2011, 08:13 
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Before to rush to CT Harbour with camera....know that she arrived in Simons Town 08h10 this morning...Tues :mrgreen:


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Oh bugger :(

Thanks for the update Doug.

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The FNS Floreal (F-730) docked on the 18th March.

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She carries 2 x Exocet MM38 missiles.

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The 100 mm CADAM turret.

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Nothing like a 200 ton crane to ruin the mountain scene.

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think she will stay for the Navy Festival?


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I doubt she will still be here :(

From docking on the 18th, providing she stays here till after the festival, that would be around 17 days in port ..

Would be nice though, myself & the mrs haven't been on a French ship since FNS Garonne in 1997, the Navy 75th festival :D

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I got a private tour of here once when she was in dry dock in Durban a couple years ago.


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