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The Defence Force’s newest ship has arrived in Cork
The LÉ Samuel Beckett will remain at Haulbowline until the middle of next month.
THE IRISH NAVY’S newest ship has arrived in Cork.
The LÉ Samuel Beckett will remain at the Naval Base in Haulbowline until the middle of next month, when the commissioning ceremony will take place.
Further work must be carried out on the 90 metre vessel before it is fit to enter service.
It comes after several months of sea trials after the ship, worth almost €50 million, was refloated last November.
She can carry a total crew of 54 and has an operational range of 11,000 kilometres, and will be joined by the LÉ James Joyce early next year.
The LÉ Emer was decommissioned in September 2013, with the LÉ Aoife scheduled for September 2014.
Both ships had been in operation with the Defence Forces since the late 1970s.
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