Arms Find Aboard The Merchant Ship "Claudia"..1973..29.03.1973..03.29.1973..29th March 1973..On the 28th March three Irish naval vessels intrcepted a ship near Helvick Head,Co Waterford. The ship,"The Claudia" was found to contain over 5 tonnes of weaponery destined for the Provisional I.R.A. in Ireland. The weapons included over 1000 rifles and hand guns,Semtex plastic explosive,rocket launchers and land mines. The weapons originated in Libya. Found on board ship was Joe Cahill who was thought to be a leading light within the provisional movement,he was arrested and taken into custody..Image of the Minister for Defence, Mr Patrick Donegan, Captain Thomas McKenna, O/C Naval Services and Maj-General T O'Carroll,Army Chief of Staff about to board an Irish army helicoptor. They were leaving Army Headquarters,Dublin to go to the Irish Naval Base at Haulbowline,Cork to view the "Claudia".Add to Cart
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