Third VARD 7 090 for the Irish Naval Service floated out

VARD 7 090 LE William Butler Yeats Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), one image port side view in water and other image starboard view inside shipyard

LÉ William Butler Yeats is the third VARD 7 090 to be delivered to the Irish Naval Service.  LE James Joyce (September 2015) and LE Samuel Beckett (January 2014) have already joined the Irish Navy and have been deployed on many naval tasks including the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean.

The latest ship is identical to her sister ships with an overall length of 90 meters, and capable of a top speed of 23 knots. Other notable features include a range of 6,000 nautical miles at 15 knots, and an endurance of 21 days. The vessel is expected to be delivered this summer. Discover More