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LE Ciara Returns to Sea after Hull Repairs
#NAVAL SERVICE- The Naval Service patrol ship LE Ciara (P42) has been cleared to return to sea, following repairs to a hole in its hull, the Irish Times reports. The high-speed coastal patrol vessel (CPV) is the latest in a…
First Female Naval Commander Wins Inaugural Cork Woman of the Year Award
#NAVAL SERVICE-Lt Commander Roberta O'Brien, Ireland's first female commander of a Naval Service vessel, has been announced as the inaugural C Woman of the Year Award 2011. In a ceremony held recently in the city's Imperial Hotel, over 90 women…
Dutch Navy Stealth Frigate to Visit Cork City Centre
#NAVY VISITS -HNLMS Evertsen (F805) a Dutch naval frigate with a crew complement of 200 is due to make a weekend courtesy call to Cork City, berthing at J.J. Horgan's Wharf, writes Jehan Ashmore. She is a sister of HNLMS…
Anglo-Irish Relationships

Anglo-Irish Relationships

20th November 2011
#NAVAL VISITS- HMS Tyne (P281) the leadship of four River-class Fishery Protection Vessels is due to dock in Dublin Port tomorrow, in the meantime her allocated berth is currently taken by a former Royal Navy (RN) vessel now serving in…
European Naval Flotilla Docks in Dublin
As ferry-passengers departed Dublin Port this morning, a flotilla of naval-ships would of been seen as they arrived off the Baily Lighthouse in Dublin Bay bound for the capital, writes Jehan Ashmore. Leading the flotilla of the four European naval…
Creidne Sail Training Scheme
The Naval Service's Sailing Training Vessel Creidne cuts a great pose sailing in Cork Harbour on page three of the Autumn issue of Afloat. The refurbished 47-footer is now in full use by the Naval Service as a training vessel…
Dutch Naval Stealth Frigate On Visit to Dublin Port
The Dutch Navy's HNLMS De Ruyter (F804), one of four De Zeven Provinciën-class air-defence and command frigates (LCF) docked in Dublin Port this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. Displacing 6,050 tonnes the 144m frigate is on a weekend visit to the…
L.E. Roisin Berths for First Time Opposite National Convention Centre
The Naval Service OPV L.E. Roisin (P51) will be open to the public this afternoon (2-4pm) at the North Wall Quay, opposite The National Convention Centre Dublin, which celebrated its first anniversary last month, writes Jehan Ashmore. L.E. Roisin recently…
Duke-Class Frigate Docks In Dublin
The Royal Navy's HMS Portland (F79) a 4,900 tonnes displacement Type 23 Duke –class frigate built as the last of fifteen such vessels a decade ago is on a weekend visit to Dublin Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. Launched in 1999…
Roisin Returns from Russia

Roisin Returns from Russia

8th September 2011
The Naval Service OPV L.E. Roisin (P51) arrived into Cork Harbour this morning after completing her foreign trade deployment to Finland, the Russian Federation and several Baltic states, writes Jehan Ashmore. L.E. Roisin called to Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn and…
LE Roisin On Goodwill Visit to Tallinn
Following L.É. Róisín's (P51) visit to St. Petersburg, the Naval Service's OPV is on a three-day stopover in the Estonian capital of Tallinn, writes Jehan Ashmore. She docked early this morning in the Old City Harbour and was expected to…
Naval Service OPV On Visit to Russia and Baltic States
The Naval Service's OPV L.E. Roisin (P51) under the Command of Lt. Cdr. Peter Twomey is on a three-day visit to St. Petersburg in the Russian Federation, writes Jehan Ashmore. L.E. Roisin is on a foreign trade deployment with calls…
French OPV ‘Guard-ship’ to Follow Figaro Fleet From Dun Laoghaire
Tomorrow morning walkers at Dun Laoghaire Harbour's pier-heads will have close-up views of the departing Solitaire du Figaro race fleet and a French Navy patrol vessel, writes Jehan Ashmore. At 11 o'clock the third race-leg heads for Les Sables d'Olonne,…
Naval Salvage Tug Docks in Cork City
This weekend the large German Navy salvage tug FGS Fehrmann (A1458) is on a visit to Cork City, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 1,289 gross tonnes auxiliary vessel built in 1967 berthed yesterday at North Custom House Quay adjacent to the…
French Naval Vessel Escorts 'Figaro' Fleet to Dun Laoghaire
A French Navy offshore patrol vessel PSP Cormoran (P6277) that has been escorting the second leg of the La Solitaire du Figaro Race to Dun Laoghaire, is to dock tomorrow morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. The race fleet departed Ouistreham (Caen)…
Tug-of-War to Visit Capital
An unusual visitor to Dublin Port in the form of the large German Navy salvage tug, Fehmarn (A1458) is to make a weekend courtesy call, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 1,289 gross tonnes Fehmarn (photo) is to arrive in the morning and…

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