Construction 1/3 Complete on Irish Naval Service’s next OPV

Construction continues on the next offshore patrol vessel to join the Irish Naval Service. The ship is now a third of the way completed at the Appledore shipyard in Devon.

Irish naval vessel George Bernard Shaw

Under Construction The new vessel is expected to join the fleet next year. (Credit Irish Naval Service)

It was announced at the keel laying ceremony back in March of this year that this newest addition to the Irish Naval Service Fleet will be named after Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw.

This will be the fourth Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) and the name follows in same vein as the other ships in this class named for some of Ireland’s literary giants, LÉ Samuel Beckett, LÉ James Joyce and LÉ William Butler Yeats.

The soon-to-be LÉ George Bernard Shaw is expected to join the Irish naval fleet sometime next year.

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