George Bernard Shaw Port Call in Liverpool

August 19, 2019 – New Irish patrol vessel George Bernard Shaw is in Liverpool this weekend for a three-day break from patrols. Sailors from HMS Eaglet, home to the Royal Navy in northwest England, welcomed LE (Long Éireannach) George Bernard Shaw to the city earlier today. The P60 Samuel Beckett-class offshore patrol vessel is berthed at Huskisson Dock in Bootle to give her 44 crew a few days ashore. The ship’s commanding officer Lieutenant Commander (Lt Cdr) Phillip Dicker said: “Members of the ship’s company are very much looking forward…

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Fourth Irish OPV built to VARD 7 090 design commissioned by Irish Naval Services

May 10, 2019 – LÉ George Bernard Shaw, Ireland’s fourth P60 class offshore patrol vessel (OPV), built to the VARD 7 090 design, has been officially commissioned. The ship was built by the Babcock Appledore shipyard and is the the sixth OPV built for the Irish Naval Services using a Vard Marine design. The LÉ George Bernard Shaw will assert sovereignty over Irish territorial water including fisheries protection and marine search and rescue, as well as join her sister ships in the conduct of humanitarian work on behalf of the…

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