Under the Hammer | LÉ Aisling sold in Cork for €110,000

Former Irish Naval Service ship LÉ Aisling has been sold today at a public auction in Cork for €110,000.

LÉ Aisling Auctioneer Photos

The ship went under the hammer earlier today at Dominic J Daly & Co. Auctioneers in Cork and was bought by a representative of a Dutch company with plans to refurbish it and re-sell the vessel. There was only one other bid on the ship of €100,000 by a Cobh businessman.

The long serving ship was decommissioned last July in Galway. She was the last of an original set of 3 ships built in the 1970’s that have now been replaced by 3 new James Joyce class OPV’s.



L.É. Aisling had many notable events in her career including having the Naval Service’s first female commanding officer – Lieutenant Commander Roberta O’Brien – who was also the first woman to be commissioned in the Naval Service.

Auctioneer’s photos

LÉ Aisling Auctioneer Photos

LÉ Aisling Auctioneer Photos

LÉ Aisling Auctioneer Photos

LÉ Aisling Auctioneer Photos

LÉ Aisling Auctioneer Photos

 

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