June 19, 1972

June 19, 1972 marks the commission of the LE Deirdre, a naval offshore patrol ship. The L.E. Deirdre, which was the first ship purpose-built in Ireland to patrol Irish waters, and its launch on January 21, 1972, marks a significant milestone in the development of Ireland’s Navy.

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