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35 Warships Enter Sydner Harbour - October 2013 - Fleet Review
« on: September 03, 2013, 12:29:53 AM »

Some very interesting footage, links & images associated here  :-)) ..........................Derek
 
35 warships in the harbour
 
http://navy.gov.au/ifr/events/maps#ifrfleetentrymap
 
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Re: 35 Warships Enter Sydner Harbour - October 2013 - Fleet Review
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2013, 04:03:10 AM »

The Tall ships will be in Melbourne next week, arriving from Saturday until they sail for Hobart and Sydney
http://www.melbournetallships2013.yachting.org.au/
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Re: 35 Warships Enter Sydner Harbour - October 2013 - Fleet Review
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013, 09:19:24 AM »

Scrub 2, the Candian contingent hit each other off Hawaii over the weekend and have headed home.  :((
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Re: 35 Warships Enter Sydner Harbour - October 2013 - Fleet Review
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2013, 12:19:59 PM »

So mudway......please tell us more of what happened between HMCS Alognquin & HMCS Protecteur   :embarrassed: ......?
 
I do have a good vantage viewing spot [my youngest daughters unit]... just up the road from my old dockyard work place + Harry's de Wheels  %)  pie Caravan + the Rockers Pub   {-)  ......so will be tempted to stay for a few days........ O0 ............Derek
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Re: 35 Warships Enter Sydner Harbour - October 2013 - Fleet Review
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2013, 02:02:39 PM »

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Re: 35 Warships Enter Sydner Harbour - October 2013 - Fleet Review
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2013, 02:26:42 PM »

So mudway......please tell us more of what happened between HMCS Alognquin & HMCS Protecteur   :embarrassed: ......?
 
I do have a good vantage viewing spot [my youngest daughters unit]... just up the road from my old dockyard work place + Harry's de Wheels  %)  pie Caravan + the Rockers Pub   {-)  ......so will be tempted to stay for a few days........ O0 ............Derek
You might not see much from there with other apartments in the way and the Cruiser Wharf is where they are talking of the Russian beast going. Will block the view nicely. They are also already warning of road closures being in place for the weekend.
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Re: 35 Warships Enter Sydner Harbour - October 2013 - Fleet Review
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2013, 08:28:22 AM »

Taken before the rain & hail came I think.
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Re: 35 Warships Enter Sydner Harbour - October 2013 - Fleet Review
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2013, 01:36:21 PM »

Taken before the rain & hail came I think.

Yes, my daughter rang to say she was getting wet taking photos at the Quay  >>:-( >>:-( and that I should appreciate the effort.  O0 O0 O0

Has posted some photos on facebook, but I am not a member.
 
Nice sunny day in Queensland today.
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Re: 35 Warships Enter Sydner Harbour - October 2013 - Fleet Review
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2013, 10:26:16 PM »

Sydney, Opera House
 
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Re: 35 Warships Enter Sydner Harbour - October 2013 - Fleet Review
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2013, 11:52:07 PM »

The Tall ships have entered Sydney Harbour.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-03/international-fleet-review-your-pictures/4995510
Some of the pics give us a reminder that in blowy conditions, ships carried a lot less canvas. Something us modellers forget when we are trying to 'optimise' our sail plans.
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Re: 35 Warships Enter Sydner Harbour - October 2013 - Fleet Review
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2013, 05:12:50 AM »

I watched the ABC TV coverage of the warships entering the harbour this morning, and it was a wonderful sight. I  may be biased but I think that Sydney Harbour is the finest in the world, and it certainly looked magnificent today.


The Australian ships were led by HMAS Sydney, followed in line astern by HMAS Darwin, HMAS Perth, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Bundaberg, looking somewhat insignificant behind the larger ships. I was especially watching for Bundaberg, as I had been on board her at her home base, Cairns, in far north Queensland, only last Sunday. She left Cairns at 1600 that same day bound for Sydney. The photo is from the ABC News website.


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Re: 35 Warships Enter Sydner Harbour - October 2013 - Fleet Review
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2013, 05:41:26 AM »

No you are not biased Peter %) ....... I also watched the vessels this morning ........remembering that I have spent many many hours on board both the same HMAS Sydney [03] & HMAS Darwin [04] trying to get the GMLS13 launcher system working as it should! <*< <*< <*<
Some 25 years ago I took my family to our 75th Naval centenary & we had the best view in Sydney.....pearched on the northern ferry wharf @ my Garden Island work place ...........Derek
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Re: 35 Warships Enter Sydner Harbour - October 2013 - Fleet Review
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2013, 06:40:46 AM »

I watched the ABC TV coverage of the warships entering the harbour this morning, and it was a wonderful sight. I  may be biased but I think that Sydney Harbour is the finest in the world, and it certainly looked magnificent today.
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Lucky you!  :embarrassed:
It must have been the NSW service as there was very little on Melbourne ABC.  When they mentioned it, it was mostly a presenter raving on about what was happening and no pictures of ships.   Channel 9 did show HMS Daring entering the Harbour.  <:(
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Re: 35 Warships Enter Sydner Harbour - October 2013 - Fleet Review
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2013, 09:29:55 AM »

What a magnificent sight   and congratulations  to the RAN  for their first 100 years  O0 :-))
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Re: 35 Warships Enter Sydner Harbour - October 2013 - Fleet Review
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2013, 11:06:18 PM »

Brian it was ABC News 24, who had a nearly 2 hour long coverage of the event. Some of the camera work was a bit dodgy, or perhaps it was the director, as we sometimes saw shots of open water, but it was generally a good and informative coverage.


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Re: 35 Warships Enter Sydner Harbour - October 2013 - Fleet Review
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2013, 12:07:37 AM »

ABC1 in Qld, will screen some of the review tonight, Saturday, at 1930 hrs.
 
A sample from my on site photographer, AKA daughter, from her office window.
 
Not much work going on in Sydney, too busy watching the activities.
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Re: 35 Warships Enter Sydner Harbour - October 2013 - Fleet Review
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2013, 12:12:06 AM »

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Re: 35 Warships Enter Sydner Harbour - October 2013 - Fleet Review
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2013, 03:05:41 AM »

Why would you want to work when you have a view like that? {-)


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Re: 35 Warships Enter Sydner Harbour - October 2013 - Fleet Review
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2013, 12:58:45 AM »

Don't want to 'hijack' this thread, but please allow me a brief reminiscence (Hey, did I actually spell that 12-letter word correctly?) :police:
Those photos reminded me of our naval assembly in 1985 in Bedford Basin, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the creation of the RCN. Our G-G was embarked in CFAV Quest for the sailpast. It was raining, but the G-G managed to look 'dignified' wearing a costume of a style usually associated with H.M Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
 
After the sailpast, the ships weighed anchor and proceeded alongside the Halifax dockyard. All went smoothly until a Federal German Navy frigate tried to weigh anchor. It turned out that her anchor had snagged the remains of an old Volkswagen Beetle. West German ship/West German car; what are the odds? It's my theory that the Beetle was feeling homesick, and, having in some inexplicable way recognized something 'West German' about the FGS frigate's anchor, 'grabbed on' in the hope of a trip home! O0  It's a true story :police: ; I only wish that I had the imagination to dream this up! O0
 
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