Last updated: March 30, 2015
The Irish Naval vessel, the LE Aoife, was officially decomissioned in Waterford on Saturday 31st January 2015 by Paul Kehoe TD, The Minister of State at the Department of Defence, in the presence of local dignitaries, Navy personnel, the Army Band and local people. She was a warhorse of the seas around Ireland, where she served with some distinction for 35 years, although she didn't look a day of it as she was in tip-top condition for the occasion.
A brisk norwesterly blew down the Suir as she fulfilled her last official engagement in the service of the State.
"She was a ship of the line, with a mighty fine crew"
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