Publisher: Collins Pr; First Edition edition (November 16, 2001)
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The Helga, later the Muirchu (Sea Hound) was once current on the beginning of a brand new country and used to be Ireland's first fishery-patrol and learn send. Its lifetime, 1908-1947, coincided with an important interval in Irish heritage. Helga's shelling of Liberty corridor is pointed out in each account of the 1916 emerging whereas it additionally performed a key function within the Civil conflict. In 1923 it resumed fishery patrol and learn paintings, regardless of being unarmed and not able to implement orders. In 1939 it was once refitted for naval tasks, the flagship of the world's smallest military, patrolling opposed to invasion (Germany had planed an invasion of eire) and conducting mine destruction. In 1945, on her final voyage from army headquarters in Cork to Dublin for scrapping, she sank in a hurricane off Wexford.