List of Irish state vessels

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This list identifies active and former maritime vessels of the Irish state, both civilian and military. This list is incomplete.

Currently Active[edit]

Irish Naval Service[edit]

Sorted by tonnage.

Class Picture Type Ships Commissioned Displacement Note
Patrol vessels
Samuel Beckett class LÉ Samuel Beckett (P61) Offshore patrol vessel Samuel Beckett (P61)
James Joyce (P62)
William Butler Yeats (P63)
George Bernard Shaw (P64)
2014
2015
2016
2019[1]
2,256 tonnes
Eithne class LÉ Eithne (P31) Offshore patrol vessel Eithne (P31) 1984 1,960 tonnes Current fleet flagship.[2]
LÉ Eithne placed in "operational reserve" in 2019.[3]
Róisín class LÉ Niamh (P52) Offshore patrol vessel Róisín (P51)
Niamh (P52)
1999
2001
1,500 tonnes LÉ Róisín withdrawn from operation for "midlife refit" in 2019.[4]
Peacock class LÉ Ciara (P42) Corvette Orla (P41)
Ciara (P42)
1988
1988
712 tonnes LÉ Orla placed in "operational reserve" in 2019.[3]

Garda Síochána[edit]

Quantity Type Year Commissioned
1 Arvor 250 Inland Patrol Boat 2007
1 Targa 31 Colm na Cora Inland Patrol Boat [5] 2000
1 Osprey Rigid Inflatable Boat 1996
3 Delta Inflatable Boat 2007
1 Zodiac Inflatable Boat 1999
3 Zodiac Inflatable Boat 2013
5 Other Inflatable Boats 2009 - 2011 [6]

Revenue Commissioners[edit]

Class Image Name Commissioned Displacement [7] Type
Suirbhéir-class Irish Revenue Commissioners Cutter (RCC) Haire.jpg RCC Suirbhéir[8] 2004 50 tonnes Customs Cutter
RCC Faire[9] 2009 50 tonnes Customs Cutter

Marine Institute[edit]

Name Image Commissioned Displacement (t) Length (m) Type
RV Celtic Explorer [10] Celtic Explorer 2003 2425 [11] 65.5 Multi-Purpose Research Vessel
RV Celtic Voyager [12] 1997 340 [13] 31.4 Multi-Purpose Research Vessel

Geological Survey of Ireland[edit]

Name Image Class Commissioned Displacement (t) Length (m) Type
RV Keary [14] Keary-class 2009 36 15.5 Near-Shore Hydrographic Survey Vessel
RV Geo [15] Stormforce RIB 2007 7.4 Shallow Water Survey Vessel
RV Tonn [16] Tonn-class 2015 7.9 Shallow Water Survey Vessel
M.V. Cosantóir Bradán [17] Cosantóir Bradán-class 2012 (ex-Inland Fisheries Ireland vessel) 32 17 Near-Shore Hydrographic Survey Vessel

Commissioners of Irish Lights[edit]

Name Image Class Commissioned Displacement (t) Length (m) Type
ILV Granuaile [18] Granuaile-class 2000 3,903 [19] 80 Multipurpose Support Vessel

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ireland's fourth offshore patrol vessel, the LÉ George Bernard Shaw, has been officially commissioned". thejournal.ie. The Journal. 30 April 2019. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Naval Service > Fleet > Helicopter Patrol Vessel > LÉ Eithne P31". Military.ie. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Taoiseach acknowledges Naval Service is short staffed". rte.ie. RTÉ News. 8 July 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Decision on Mediterranean rescue missions met with disappointment". irishtimes.com. Irish Times. 9 July 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Gardai to keep the peace afloat on Shannon". Irish Times. 2000-05-18. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  6. ^ "Dail Debates - Garda Equipment". Oireachtas.ie. 2016-10-06. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  7. ^ "Revenue Customs Service". European Border and Coast Guard. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  8. ^ "Revenue's new Customs Cutter". Revenue Commissioners. 2004-06-28. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  9. ^ "Revenue's new Customs Cutter RCC 'FAIRE' named in Dublin". Revenue Commissioners. 2009-10-16. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  10. ^ "Celtic Explorer". Marine Institute. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  11. ^ "Celtic Explorer.pdf" (PDF). Marine Institute. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  12. ^ "Celtic Voyager". Marine Institute. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  13. ^ "Celtic Voyager.pdf" (PDF). Marine Institute. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  14. ^ "INFOMAR Surveying Vessels Keary". INFOMAR. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  15. ^ "INFOMAR Surveying Vessels RV Geo". INFOMAR. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  16. ^ "INFOMAR Surveying Vessels RV Tonn". INFOMAR. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  17. ^ "INFOMAR Surveying Vessels M.V. Cosantóir Bradán". INFOMAR. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  18. ^ "ILV Granuaile". Commissioners of Irish Lights. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  19. ^ "Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) Multi-Purpose Support Vessel Granuaile". European Border and Coast Guard. Retrieved 2017-01-04.