Offshore Patrol Vessel
The Naval Service operates three offshore patrol vessels. All these vessels were built in Verlome Dockyard in Cork and were commissioned into service during the late 1970s and early 1980s. These vessels patrol the Irish EEZ. During their service these vessels have completed numerous re-supply missions to Irish troops serving overseas with the United Nations.
Naval Service Offshore Patrol Vessels
The ship is named after Aoife, stepmother to the children of Lir, whom she turned into swans. It is the sister ship of the late L.É. Deirdre, the L.É. Emer and the L.É. Aisling.
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The ship was named after the poem, Aisling to commemorate the centenary of the birth of the poet and nationalist Patrick Pearse.
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LÉ Samuel Beckett
LÉ Samuel Beckett is latest Offshore Patrol Vessel and represents an updated and lengthened version of the original RÓISÁN Class.
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|Type||Offshore patrol Vessel|
2 X SEMT- Pielstick Diesel
|Range||6750 Nautical Miles @ 12 knots|
|Crew||46 (5 Officers)|
L.É. EMER 16 January 1978
Bofors 40mm L70 Canon
|Secondary Armament||2 X 20mm Rheinmetall RH202 Canon|
Various small arms ranging from:
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