LE AISLING was completed in 1980 at the now defunct Verolme shipyard at Cobh. The last of in a class of three, the others being AOIFE and EMER. The larger NIAMH is the flagship of the Irish Navy. Delivered by Appledore Shipbuilders in 2001 as one of two sisters. In 2002 she undertook a goodwill visit to the Far East. Photo: Jim McFaul, May 2011.