Helicopter Patrol Vessel
The Naval Service operates one HPV, L.É. EITHNE. She was built in Verlome Dockyard in Cork and was commissioned into service in 1984. L.É. EITHNE patrols the Irish EEZ and over the years she has completed numerous foreign deployments.
|Type||Helicopter Patrol Vessel|
2 X Ruston 12RKC Diesels
|Range||7000 Nautical Miles @ 15 knots|
|Crew||55 (6 Officers)|
|Commissioned||7 December 1984|
Bofors 57mm Canon
|Secondary Armament||2 X 20mm Rheinmetall Canon|
Various small arms ranging from:
Our Helicopter Patrol Vessels
L.É. EITHNE was built in Ireland as a Helicopter Patrol Vessel. In the summer of 1986 L.É. EITHNE scored a notable first, by becoming the first Irish Naval Ship to cross the Atlantic, when she sailed to the United States, visiting Hamilton, New York and Boston.
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