Posts Tagged ‘irish naval service’

P63 LE William Butler Yeats arrives in Haulbowline

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

The newest ship in the fleet has arrived at Haulbowline.

P63 LE William Butler Yeats

P31 LE Eithne returns home from the Med

Friday, July 17th, 2015

The flagship of the Irish Naval Service, LE Eithne returned to Haulbowline from the Med this morning.
While on deployment she and her crew rescued over 3000 migrants.

P31 LE Eithne returns from the Med

P31 LE Eithne returns home


LE Samuel Beckett and LE Aoife at Haulbowline.

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

P61 LE Samuel Beckett arrives in Haulbowline

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The newest ship in the Irish Naval Service fleet arrived in Cobh this morning.

P61 LE Samuel Beckett.

naval service fleet review 2012

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

President Michael D. Higgins took part in a review of the Naval Service in Cobh yesterday.

5 ships took part, L.E. Eithne the flagship of the Irish Naval service, LE Niamh, LE Aisling, LE Aoife and HMS Mersey from the Royal Navy. LE Eithne was moored at the deepwater quay, waiting to welcome the president aboard for the review.

Once the 4 ships had arrived in Cobh, they anchored just offshore and prepared for the review.
L.E. Niamh, L.E. Aisling, L.E. Aoife and HMS Mersey arrive for the fleet review.

The president boarded LE Eithne, and LE Eithne moved down towards Whitegate, to turn and conduct the fleet review heading upriver.
President Higgins conducts fleet review

As LE Eithne passed each ship, they saluted each other.
L.E. Eithne passes HMS Mersey during fleet review.

L.E. Eithne passes L.E. Aoife during fleet review.

You can see more photos from the event on my flickr.

they don’t like yachts

Monday, October 5th, 2009

I wonder do the crew of L.E Eithne not like yachts? *

they don't like yachts?

* they’re just cleaning the gun, or whatever the nautical term for that is.
swabbing the barrel maybe? though that sounds like a euphemism for something else entirely.