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 Post subject: Surveillance Ships
PostPosted: 07 Dec 2017, 08:56 
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With the Yantar travelling to Argentina, it brought to mind a ship that was almost resident docked outside the Table Bay Hotel / Woolworths.

Does anyone know what the origin of that ship was and its designation?


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 Post subject: Re: Surveillance Ships
PostPosted: 07 Dec 2017, 09:22 
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Are you thinking of the French telecommunications group Orange Marine's cable ship "Chamarel"?

She caught fire off Namibia in 2012 and was replaced by the "Leon Thévenin".

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 Post subject: Re: Surveillance Ships
PostPosted: 07 Dec 2017, 17:49 
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It wasnt this ship...it was Chinese or Russian. Had those large radomes and multiple vertical pointing satellite dishes


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 Post subject: Re: Surveillance Ships
PostPosted: 07 Dec 2017, 17:51 
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Similar to the French signals intelligence ship Dupuy de Lôme and the Chinese Yuanwang-5.


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 Post subject: Re: Surveillance Ships
PostPosted: 09 Dec 2017, 23:35 
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Brazilian and Indian sources state it was a Dongdiao-class Spy Ship.


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 Post subject: Re: Surveillance Ships
PostPosted: 09 Dec 2017, 23:36 
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Type 815 ships


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 Post subject: Re: Surveillance Ships
PostPosted: 10 Dec 2017, 08:20 
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Upon further research, this is actually a missile-tracking reconnaissance ship and was used recently to monitor tye Australian Navy in exercises with the US, New Zealand, Canada and Japan. It was probably one of the other of 5 in service.


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