LÉ Maev (02)
LÉ Maev was a Flower-class corvette of the Irish Naval Service. She was named after Medb, the legendary queen of Connacht. She was launched in August 1942 as HMS Oxlip, and served on the Arctic convoys during World War II.
|Builder:||A & J Inglis, Glasgow|
|Laid down:||9 December 1940|
|Launched:||28 August 1942|
|Completed:||28 December 1942|
|Namesake:||Medb, the legendary queen of Connacht|
|Identification:||Pennant number: 02|
|Class and type:||Flower-class corvette|
|Displacement:||1020 tons standard (1280 full load)|
|Length:||205 ft (62 m)|
|Beam:||33 ft (10 m)|
|Depth:||14 ft (4.3 m)|
|Installed power:||Single reciprocating vertical 4-cylinder triple expansion by John Kincaid, Greenock|
|Propulsion:||2,759 ihp (2,057 kW) 2 cylindrical Scotch single-ended boilers. Single shaft|
|Complement:||5 officers, 74 ratings|
|Sensors and |
|Electronic warfare |
- "Naval Service - Fleet History". military.ie. Irish Defence Forces. Archived from the original on 10 May 2012.
- Aidan McIvor (1994). A History of the Irish Naval Service. Irish Academic Press. p. 228. ISBN 9780716525233.
- "RTÉ Archives - Policing Irish Waters Against Poachers". RTÉ. 1971. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
In 1946 the Department of Defence bought three British corvettes for a bargain price and the Long Éireannach (LÉ) Cliona, LÉ Maev and LÉ Macha, were the sum total of the Irish navy for the next twenty years
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