Photos: Irish vessel launched from Appledore shipyard

Le Samuel Beckett being launched from the shipyard on Sunday evening. Pic: Norman Hardaker. Le Samuel Beckett being launched from the shipyard on Sunday evening. Pic: Norman Hardaker.

Monday, November 4, 2013
3:10 PM

Appledore Town Band played Le Samuel Beckett on its way as it launched from the shipyard yesterday (Sun).

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Le Samuel Beckett this morning (Mon) after being launched from the shipyard on Sunday evening. Pic: Norman Hardaker.Le Samuel Beckett this morning (Mon) after being launched from the shipyard on Sunday evening. Pic: Norman Hardaker.

AROUND 100 people gathered to watch an Irish Navy ship launch from Appledore shipyard yesterday (Sun).

The ship, named LÉ Samuel Beckett after the world renowned Irish literary figure, floated out of Babcock Marine just before 5pm.

LÉ Samuel Beckett was played out by the Appledore Town Band as a lull in the wind allowed the operation to go ahead.

The ship is 90 metre long and 14 metres wide.

During the float out, the band played the Irish National Anthem and the ship was blessed and cheered on its way.

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