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  • LE Eithne In Philadelphia

    Good stuff, Pictures in the links provided.



    http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/f...re_coming.html

    Tuesday, July 14, 2009
    Good Morning Philadelphia: The Irish are coming


    LE Eithne, flagship of the Irish Naval Service, docked this morning at Penn’s Landing for a port call.

    Built in 1984 as a helicopter patrol vessel, Eithne is the only ship in the Irish navy to have a flight deck and was its first to cross the Atlantic in 1986.

    The Irish Naval Services has seven other ships all of which, like the Eithne, are named after heroines of Irish folklore.

    Eithne will be open for free public tours until 4 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday.





    Video on the link below.
    http://cbs3.com/topstories/le.eithne...2.1085265.html

    The flagship of the Irish Navy arrived in Philadelphia Tuesday morning.

    LÉ Eithne will be docked at Penn's Landing through July 17 and will be open to the public until 4 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday.

    Visitors can tour the ship, captained by Commander David Barry, or take part in numerous festivities throughout the city during the celebration.

    The 1,800 ton vessel was completed in 1984 and it is Irelands only ship with a flight deck. It houses 83 crew members and was the first Irish Naval service ship to cross the Atlantic.

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  • #2
    Eithne looks very clean and crisp which is a credit to her crew, pity there is no helo on the flight deck rather than a tent!!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Duffer View Post
      Eithne looks very clean and crisp which is a credit to her crew, pity there is no helo on the flight deck rather than a tent!!
      helo is long time ago history so tents for party time. and r+r for the crew..send your relations down for a cool pint of guinness...

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      • #4
        Has spent so much time in the states over the past few of years the Irish Flag is only a flag of convienience.
        Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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        • #5
          Interesting photo here: http://www.delawareriverwaterfrontco...s_popup&id=565
          Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

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          • #6
            The video footage is nice. Have to say the NS thse days have become a very civilised bunch.The focsle in the bad old days used to be a hive of fun while waiting to go along side.
            Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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            • #7
              L.É. EITHNE in the USA





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