LÉ George Bernard Shaw

Address: Cork City Docks

Open 10am to 12.30pm, 2pm to 5pm

LÉ George Bernard Shawis an offshore patrol vessel (OPV) of the Irish Naval Service. It is the fourth ship in a series of vessels designed by Vard Marine and built by Babcock Marine Appledore. The vessel is named after the writer George Bernard Shaw.

Constructed in Devon, England, the vessel underwent keel laying in February 2017. It is 90m in length with a beam of 14m and a speed of 23 knots.


The vessel was first floated-out of the dry dock and launched during March 2018.

It was delivered to Haulbowline Naval Base, Cork on 11 October 2018 and it was formally commissioned in April 2019.