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.

Ships Characteristics

Type

Helicopter Patrol Vessel

Lenght

80.0m

Beam

12m

Draught

4.3m

Main Engines

2 X Ruston 12RKC Diesels

6,800 HP

2 Shafts

Speed

18 knots

Range

7000 Nautical Miles @ 15 knots

Crew

55 (6 Officers)

Commissioned

7 December 1984

Weaponary Aboard

Main Armament

Bofors 57mm Canon
LIOD Fire Control System

Secondary Armament

2 X 20mm Rheinmetall Canon

Small Arms

Various small arms ranging from:
9mm Pistol to 7.62mm General Purpose Machine Gun

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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