LÉ Orla

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LÉ Orla
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LÉ Orla
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The Peacock-class, LÉ Orla (P41) is a premium rank IV British sub-chaser with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Direct Hit".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull16 mm (steel)
Superstructure3 mm (steel)
Number of section4
Displacement712 t
Crew39 people

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Speedforward / back
AB70 / 33 km/h
RB46 / 22 km/h

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Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 70 33
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 46 22

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB2 000 Sl icon.png
RB2 000 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts510 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 200 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 140 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 90 / 130 / 50 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 178 / 178 / 178 % Rp icon.png
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Rudder Replacement
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Propeller Replacement
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Engine Maintenance
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Tool Set
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Fire Protection System
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Shrapnel Protection
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New Pumps
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20 mm HEIT belts
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Anti-Air Armament Targeting
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20 mm APIT belts
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
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Improved Rangefinder
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Improved Rangefinder
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Primary Armament Targeting
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20 mm APDS belts


Primary armament

Turret76 mm/62 OTO-Melara Compact automatic gun
Ammunition115 rounds
Vertical guidance-15° / 85°

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Secondary armament

2 х Turret20 mm/65 Rh 202
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Fire rate1000 shots/min

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Anti-aircraft armament

4 х Turret7.92 mm FN MAG machine gun
Ammunition1000 rounds
Belt capacity50 rounds
Fire rate600 shots/min
Main article: FN MAG (7.92 mm)

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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The LÉ Orla was a former British Royal Navy patrol vessel stationed in the waters of Hong Kong, called the HMS Swift.

She was purchased by the Irish State in 1988 and given the name of LÉ Orla. The name of Orla is taken from Irish history, being a popular Irish name in the 12th Century. Orla also has a strong connection with a historical Irish king, Brian Boru, whom has a sister and niece that shared the name Orla.[1]

The LÉ Orla's is famous for its participation in two drug seizure operations in Irish water. The first was in 1993, when the LÉ Orla intercepted and boarded a 65 ft ketch named Brime, which was the largest cannabis seizure in Ireland.[1] The second was in 2008 which LÉ Orla assisted in the seizure of cocaine.[2]

The LÉ Orla is still in service with the Irish Naval service, although manpower shortages have forced LÉ Orla off from routine use and left in the docks.[3]


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See also

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Irish Defence Forces "LÉ ÓRLA P41"
  2. The Associated Press 2007
  3. O'Riordan 2020
  • Associated Press, The. "Irish navy, coast guard seize flotilla of cocaine." Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 03 Jul. 2007, Website. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021 (Archive).
  • Irish Defence Forces. "LÉ ÓRLA P41." Irish Defence Forces, Website. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021 (Archive).
  • O'Riordan, Sean. "Manpower crisis may leave two ships docked." Irish Examiner, 15 Jan. 2020, Website. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021 (Archive).

Hall, Russell & Company
Peacock-class  HMS Peacock · LÉ Orla*
  *HMS Swift in Irish service

Britain sub-chasers
HMS Liscomb · HMCS Brantford · LÉ Orla · HMS Peacock

Britain premium ships
Motor torpedo boats  MTB-1(2) · MTB-422 · Fairmile D (5001)
Motor gun boats  MGB-75 · SGB Grey Goose
Gunboats  HMS Spey
Sub-chasers  LÉ Orla
Destroyers  HMS Montgomery · HMS Valhalla · HMS Verdun · ORP Garland · HMS Jervis · HMCS Haida · HMS Mohawk · HMS Cadiz
Light cruisers  HMS Belfast