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The Naval Service

The Naval Service is the State's principal seagoing agency with a general responsibility to meet contingent and actual maritime defence requirements. It is tasked with a variety of defence and other roles.

About the Naval Service

The Naval Service provides the maritime component of the State's Defence capabilities and is the State's principal seagoing agency.

FOC Naval Service

Flag officer Commading the Naval Service (FOCNS) - Commodore Michael Malone

Roles of the Naval Service

The Naval Service provides the maritime component of the State's Defence capabilities and is the State's principal seagoing agency. The Naval Service operates jointly with the Army and Air Corps.

Naval Service College

The primary function of The Naval College is to Train Naval personnel for effective naval operations in Defence of the State's interests.

Specialist Units

The Naval Service has several specialist units that perform essential roles within the Naval Service. These specialist roles are often mentioned in the media, but never directly.

The Fleet

The fleet comprises of Helicopter Patrol Vessels (HPV),Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV), Large Patrol Vessel (LPV) and Coastal Patrol Vessels (CPV)

Naval Service Weapons

View the type of weapons used on board the naval service vessels