VARD 7 090

Type:Offshore Patrol
Class:Offshore Patrol Vessel
Design:VARD 7 090
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LÉ Samuel Beckett is a VARD 7 090 patrol vessel designed for the Irish Naval Service. Its primary purpose is to patrol the European Union zone adjacent to the Republic of Ireland to implement fishery protection, conservation, and management.

The ship has an all-steel hull with high level automation incorporated into the ship’s systems which allows it to be operated with just 44 crew including 8 officers.

Its sister ships, LÉ James Joyce, LÉ William Butler Yeats, and LÉ George Bernard Shaw, were delivered in 2015, 2016, and 2018.