EIRE: M-1's Victory

Not since the fighting forebears of Brian Boroihme put to sea in currachs against Britain a millennium and a half ago has Ireland had a navy of any account. Until one day this winter, when the flag of Eire broke out at the stern of the trim, new, 50-knot torpedo boat, M1, independent Eire had no Navy at all. Even then, Eire got this ship from the British, the Government having ordered six such craft from British shipbuilders for coast-watching and general marine service.

One dark night last week the M-1 rode at...

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