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Foriegn naval ships stopping here

Post by pakjohn » Thu, 04 Jun 2009 3:36 pm

I wonder if it's possible to find out what countries get shore leave for their Naval vessels. I now the U.S. does and have met with quite a few of these guys and gals.

I think it would be interesting to meet crew from some other countries but don't feel comfortable poking around too much.
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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 04 Jun 2009 3:54 pm

I have seen Japanese ships in at the same time as the US carrier group was in, and I have seen French ships there before. I have never seen anything on the MINDEF website(s) that announce these arrivals, though.

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Post by pakjohn » Thu, 04 Jun 2009 4:26 pm

I have seen Japanese ships in at the same time as the US carrier group was in, and I have seen French ships there before. I have never seen anything on the MINDEF website(s) that announce these arrivals, though.
Thanks for that SE.

I went to MINDEF and got the idea to search Wikipedia. By searching for Thai Navy Singapore it also shows other Naval vessels operating in the Pacific. (Not sure they all dock here) Looks like the ones listed on the below link perform drills with Singapore. I may just ask at the Thai Embassy if they have any programs like visiting US and British ships have.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Thai ... nt_Vessels
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Post by rattlesnake » Thu, 04 Jun 2009 6:25 pm

Hi Pakjohn,

if you do find out, would you mind posting on here? I would be interested in visiting some of those ships. Went on a US ship once and it was great to see. I really wanted to push a red button though - just one to see what would happen :)

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 04 Jun 2009 6:28 pm

You just like pushing buttons. Full stop! :devil: :mrgreen:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by pakjohn » Thu, 04 Jun 2009 6:37 pm

I really wanted to push a red button though - just one to see what would happen
lol!

Will do, the Wikipedia info on the different Naval vessels operating around here have me interested.
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Post by rattlesnake » Thu, 04 Jun 2009 6:45 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:You just like pushing buttons. Full stop! :devil: :mrgreen:
Not you starting? [-X

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Post by durain » Thu, 04 Jun 2009 10:28 pm

some people like train spotting, but i guessed some other people just like sailor in uniform. :P

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Re: Foriegn naval ships stopping here

Post by Quasimodo » Fri, 05 Jun 2009 2:29 pm

pakjohn wrote:
I think it would be interesting to meet crew from some other countries but don't feel comfortable poking around too much.
I'd suggest Vaseline TM . . . into a bit of the 'Hello Sailor', eh mate?

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Post by pakjohn » Fri, 05 Jun 2009 4:15 pm

I'd suggest Vaseline TM . . . into a bit of the 'Hello Sailor', eh mate?

lol! Still, a bit sad. Are you that starved for attention?
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 05 Jun 2009 4:56 pm

It's TGIF and getting closer! 65 minutes left! :mrgreen: :lol:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Quasimodo » Fri, 05 Jun 2009 7:42 pm

pakjohn wrote:
I'd suggest Vaseline TM . . . into a bit of the 'Hello Sailor', eh mate?

lol! Still, a bit sad. Are you that starved for attention?
No, sweetie . . . the attention is on you





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Post by pakjohn » Sat, 06 Jun 2009 10:21 am

No, sweetie . . . the attention is on you

Yes, of course. You state the obvious, and exactly why I asked if you're really so starved for attention. lol!

Stop and think for just a second... it will come to you. :)
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Post by rattlesnake » Sat, 06 Jun 2009 10:35 am

It is nothing to do with uniforms (for me anyway) - it is just about being close to military hardware. I guess some guys never grow up. I love it here seeing all the planes fly over as well. Ships, planes, guns and things that go bang - you got a problem with that...bud. :)

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Post by pakjohn » Sat, 06 Jun 2009 10:57 am

I saw a lot of places during my military tours and only now know how much I missed during my leaves. My son and nephews are all in the military and have given them links to in country hosting. They really appreciate it.

Seems a lot of Thai ships are U.S., I want to see other nations ships but kinda doubt I'll get that chance. Going to try though, what could it hurt?

Agree on the things that go bang....
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