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Country: Ireland Ireland

Class, [Type]: Samuel Beckett, [OPV].

Builder: Appledore Shipbuilders, Appledore, North Devon, U.K.

Launch date: 03 November 2013.

Commission date: 17 May 2014.

Displacement ( tons ): 2.256.

Dimensions ( metres ): 90 x 14 x 3,8

Main machinery: 2 x Wärtsilä diesel engines, 2 x props.

Speed ( knots ): 23.

Range ( miles ): 6.000 at 15 knots. Endurance is 21 days.

Complement: 44 (6 officers) + 10 trainees.

Guns: 1 x 76mm OTO Melara, 2 x 20mm Rheinmetall, 2 x 12,7mm Browning, 4 x 7,62mm.

Military lift: carries 3 x RHIB´s. Can also accomodate 3 x 20ft containers.