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Old 11-21-2015, 04:38 PM
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Default Israeli LSMs

I am seeking the naval histories about and photographs of the three (3) former WWII-era US Navy LSMs (Landing Ship, Mediums) that served in the Israel Navy in the early 1970s, which Wikipedia identifies as INS Sheva (P-91), INS Ofir (P-93), and INS Tarshish (P-95):
  • Their original US Navy hull numbers;
  • Dates of active service in the Israel Navy;
  • Crew complements;
  • Ship modifications;
  • Operational deployments by the Israel Navy;
  • Dispositions (i.e., resold? scrapped? other?).
Ideally, I would appreciate corresponding with Israeli naval officers and enlisted men who served aboard these LSMs and in the Israeli amphibious forces.
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Old 11-22-2015, 02:33 AM
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Am I mistaken sir, but have we had this discussion before?

We certainly had it in the past, and I know there are some photos around here as well.

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minor link, not what I'm looking for yet:
http://israelmilitary.net/showthread...light=Tarshish

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Old 11-22-2015, 11:10 AM
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Hi Rafi,
Thank you for welcoming me to IMN! And thank you also for the hotlink.
No, I'm sure we have never had this discussion in the past, because my awareness of and interest in the history of the Israeli Navy LSMs is very recent.
Meantime, I certainly hope we continue to stay in touch.
Thank you again.
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Old 12-25-2015, 03:43 AM
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Default Info on Isreali LSMs

Hi again all,

I garnered a few details about the 3 Israeli Navy (formerly US Navy) LSMs published in the 1974-1975 Jane's Fighting Ships:

Displacement, tons 1,095 full load
Dimensions, feet 203.5 oa x 34.5 x 7.3
Guns 2-40 mm; 4-20mm
Main engines Diesels: 2,800 bhp; 2 shafts = 12.5 knots
Complement 70
Purchased in 1972 from commercial sources.

That's all I have found so far, but my research will continue, and I shall post updates as I learn more.

In the meantime, I wish everyone a prosperous, safe, and healthy New Year!

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Old 12-25-2015, 05:13 AM
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Happy NY to you as well, Ron.
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I request your assistance please:
My brother John MacKay attempted to join Israel Military.net, but his email addresses were rejected and blocked by the Webpage Administrator, and John was blocked from emailing the Administrator to resolve this problem.
Thank you for your help.
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OK I ll let NR know to get it sorted.
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I request your assistance please:
My brother John MacKay attempted to join Israel Military.net, but his email addresses were rejected and blocked by the Webpage Administrator, and John was blocked from emailing the Administrator to resolve this problem.
Thank you for your help.
Ron MacKay, Jr.
Hello docmackay. I'm an Admin of the forum.

Often we try to weed out spammers and those with fake IPs and so on. Perhaps your brother got caught in the net by accident with others, though we are very careful whom we reject.

For the purposes of finding out, when did he sign up and by what username?
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I think your brother has signed up again as mackayjc? If he is happy with this account, then lets consider this sorted. Enjoy the forum both of you.
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Hi Mr. Zatoichi,
Thank you very much for your kind assistance. Yes, you saw my brother's sign-in, and we are both honored to be members of your excellent website.
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Welcome aboard friends.
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Thank you very much for your kind assistance. Yes, you saw my brother's sign-in, and we are both honored to be members of your excellent website.
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Happy to have both onboard. Just call me New Ron, hmmm seems we share the name Ron lol. Zaitochi is simply how we refer to all the admins of the forum.
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