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Jul 20 13 2:16 AM
brianm wrote:Thanks, Sparky.
I'll be disappointed to see the Aoife go. She's the only INS vessel I've seen. Somewhere near Galway I think it was, about 3 years ago.
No Type 45 I know but I was still thrilled to see her.
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Irish Naval Service vessel the LE Emer is being decommissioned from the service today after almost 36 years in use.
The oldest ship in the service, LE Emer was built in Verolme Cork Dockyard and was commissioned on January 16th, 1978.
The vessel has had 23 captains and the service estimated it has sailed 518,000 nautical miles during its service.
The final serving captain is Lt Cmdr Alan O’Regan, a Cork native.
Deriving its name from Celtic mythology in reference to the wife of Cúchulainn, the ship’s crest features flames representing the virtues of womanhood.
LE Emer’s role has encompassed maritime defence and security, ocean governance, safety and surveillance; port security, fishery protection, drug interdiction, pollution control and search and rescue.
The vessel was the first Naval Service ship to carry out a Unifil resupply mission in 1979 to South Lebanon.
It was involved in the search and rescue operation during the Fastnet disaster off the West Cork coast in 1979, in which 15 people died.
It also played a key role in the seizure of the gun-running fishing vessel Marita Anne in 1984.
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Pengolodh wrote:Where's the link?
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brianm wrote:It seems a lot to spend if you don't really know what you're going to do with it...
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seasick wrote:Is there an INS Shillelagh?
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sparky42 wrote:seasick wrote:Is there an INS Shillelagh?
No, up until now the naming convention has been Irish historical or mythical women, now it's historic men. And INS is the Indian Navy, the Irish Naval Service uses LÉ, for Long Éireannach (Irish Ship)
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