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Waterford Welcomes Newest Naval Service OPV For Official Naming Ceremony

30th April 2019
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LÉ George Bernard Shaw berthed at Haulbowline Naval Base in October 2018 LÉ George Bernard Shaw berthed at Haulbowline Naval Base in October 2018 Photo: Defence Forces/Twitter

Waterford welcomes the Naval Service’s newest offshore patrol vessel LÉ George Bernard Shaw for its official naming and commissioning ceremonies today, Tuesday 30 April.

Public viewing of the ceremonies will be from the William Vincent Wallace Plaza in the city centre.

LÉ George Bernard Shaw was delivered from the Babcock Marine Appledore shipyard in Devon to Cork Harbour last October.

It is the fourth and final ship of the P60 class commissioned over recent years, after LÉ William B Yeats, LÉ James Joyce and LÉ Samuel Beckett.

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