Newest member fleet LÉ George Bernard Shaw open for visitors in Galway

The latest member of the Irish Naval fleet LÉ George Bernard Shaw will be open to the public next Monday and Tuesday in Galway Docks. Free guided tours of the vessel by the ship’s crew will take place from 2 pm -5 pm on Monday 31st December and Tuesday 1st January.

The newest member of the fleet LÉ George Bernard Shaw (Credit Irish Naval Service)

This will be the fourth Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) in the naval fleet and the name follows in the same vein as the other ships in this class named for Ireland’s literary giants.

The three previous OPV’s were also built at the Appledore shipyard. Samuel Beckett was delivered in April 2014, the LÉ James Joyce followed in 2015 and the LE William Butler Yeats in 2016.

The Irish Naval Service has just launched a new recruitment campaign and you can find out more here.

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