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Long Éireannach (Irish for "Irish ship") is the designation given to ships in the Irish Naval Service's fleet. In this context it is abbreviated to , as in Eithne or Deirdre. It has been used since December 1946 when Irish Naval Service was established with purchase of three corvettes from the Royal Navy.

Further readingEdit

  • McIvor, Aidan (1994). A History of the Irish Naval Service. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. ISBN 0-7165-2523-2.
  • Brady, Jim (1996). The Irish Navy: What a Life!. Dublin: Anchor Press. ISBN 0-9528447-0-2.

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