How to parallel park a £63million Irish navy ship to perfection
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How to parallel park a £63million Irish navy ship to perfection

CAPTIVATING drone footage posted online by the Irish Naval Service shows just how easy it is to park a navy ship.

The footage of the LÉ William Butler Yeats, usually found in the depths of the Atlantic or patrolling the Irish coast, shows the ship being tugged by a smaller vessel into port.

The boats seamlessly twist and turn as the smaller of the two pushes the warship to dock in Haulbowline Naval Base in Cork.

L.É. William Butler Yeats

L.É. William Butler Yeats

Posted by Irish Naval Service on Tuesday, March 6, 2018


The LÉ William Butler Yeats, named after the world renowned Irish writer, was commissioned into the naval fleet in 2016.

It was officially named by Caitriona Yeats, the poet's granddaughter.

The ship's primary purpose is maritime security and defence.

From July to October last year the ship was part of the Defence Forces mission in the Mediterranean.

The ship and its crew helped to rescue 704 people, while also recovering three bodies.