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  • 8 August 2019

    The lead ship of a new class of Royal Navy patrol ships is escorting one of the Russian Navy’s recently-commissioned Project 22160 patrol ships as it transits the English Channel. The second-batch River-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) HMS Forth had just returned to UK waters from her first foreign port visit when she was called […]

  • 13 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMS Forth, the first of Royal Navy’s five new Batch-2 River-class offshore patrol vessels, entered service in a ceremony held at her Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth, on April 13. At the ceremony, the ship’s Lady Sponsor, Rachel Johnstone-Burt, was joined by UK government and defense officials, as well as the families of the ship’s company. […]

  • 27 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy’s first Batch-2 River-class offshore patrol vessel HMS Forth arrived in her new homeport at Portsmouth Naval Base on February 26.  She is the first of five vessels in the class, designed for counter-piracy, anti-smuggling, fishery protection, border patrol, counter terrorism and maritime defense duties. HMS Forth will enter service this year, while the […]

  • 9 March 2017

    The UK Royal Navy today formally named HMS Forth, the first of its five new Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol vessels. The 90-metre warship, which will be tasked with vital counter-terrorism, anti-smuggling and maritime defence duties, was named HMS Forth in honour of the Scottish river in a ceremony at the BAE Systems Scotstoun shipyard in […]

  • 31 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The lead ship of the Royal Navy’s offshore patrol vessels, the HMS Forth, started sea trials on Wednesday sailing down River Clyde for the first time. HMS Forth leads a class of five follow-on River-class vessels which will act as the RN’s eyes and ears around the UK, help to safeguard fishing stocks, reassure and […]

  • 15 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    British shipbuilder BAE Systems has shared a photo of the first of three new Royal Navy offshore patrol vessels, HMS Forth, outside the Govan construction shed in Glasgow prior to its launch. BAE received a £348 million contract to build the three vessels in August 2014. The offshore patrol vessels will be used by the Royal Navy […]

  • 22 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMS Forth, the first of five new Royal Navy patrol vessels, has started a journey to her new homeport in Portsmouth after completing sea trials. The ship got underway February 21, setting sail from Glasgow where it was built by BAE Systems. Designed for counter-piracy, anti-smuggling, fishery protection, border patrol, counter terrorism and other maritime […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    BAE Systems has launched HMS Tamar – the fourth of five Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol vessels – lowering it into the water at its Govan yard. Tamar was then towed three kilometers downstream to the firm’s Scotstoun facility, where fitting out takes place. There she joins the third ship in the class, HMS Trent, […]

  • 25 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    HMS Forth, the first of five second-batch River-class offshore patrol vessels to be built for the Royal Navy, was officially received by the UK defense ministry on Thursday. Forth will be commissioned into the Royal Navy fleet at her home port of Portsmouth Naval Base later this year. UK defense procurement minister Guto Bebb MP visited […]

  • 7 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Construction of the final Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) took an important step forward today, as the Minister of State for Defence Procurement started a computer-guided laser to cut the first piece of hull. During a visit to BAE Systems’ Govan yard in Glasgow, Defence Minister Philip Dunne saw progress on the build of […]

  • 14 March 2019
    Industry news, Vessels

    The White Ensign was raised for the first time on the second of five Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol vessels, HMS Medway, as BAE Systems handed the ship over to the Royal Navy. Medway was handed over as the crew of lead ship HMS Forth are in the final stages to resume trials and training, […]

  • 14 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMS Trent, the third of the Royal Navy’s second-batch River-class offshore patrol vessels has completed her sea trials in the Firth of Clyde. HMS Trent was put through her paces between Arran, Bute and Great Cumbrae – the same waters where her older sisters HMS Forth and Medway were tested by a mix of civilian […]

  • 23 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy is retaining its three Batch 1 River-class offshore patrol vessels for at least the next two years, UK defense secretary Gavin Williamson announced on November 22. The announcement follows the previous decommissioning of two of the ships in the class, HMS Severn in 2017 and HMS Tyne in May 2018. Tyne was […]

  • 2 September 2016
    Industry news

    The first of the Royal Navy’s new style of River-class offshore patrol vessels has entered the water for the first time. Forth completed her 1¾-mile journey from BAE Systems shipyard at Govan on the Clyde to the company’s Scotstoun site. The first plate of steel was delivered to Govan in October 2014, with the ship […]

  • 8 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The construction of Royal Navy’s second of three River class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) has reached an important milestone with the steel cutting ceremony in Glasgow today. The OPVs are part of a programme that has protected more than 800 Scottish jobs. The vessels are being built at BAE Systems’ shipyards on the Clyde as part of a […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    BAE Systems has announced via social media that the company started the construction of three vessels for the Royal UK Navy. The ships in question are Offshore Patrol Vessels which will be named HMS Forth, HMS Medway and HMS Trent. With a length of 90 metres, the OPVs will have a displacement of 2,000 tonnes […]

  • 15 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Navy has contracted Kelvin Hughes to supply their SharpEye™ radars for the Navy’s new River class Batch 2 Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) to be built on the Clyde. The Navy’s three new OPVs will benamed HMS Forth, HMS Medway and HMS Trent. The new vessels will be used for counter terrorism, counter piracy and anti-smuggling […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Construction of the Royal UK Navy’s River Class Batch 2 Offshore Patrol Vessels is underway in Glasgow. Find out how the River Class OPVs have evolved into an enhanced design already in service with the Brazilian Navy and Royal Thai Navy with further modifications to meet the requirements of the Royal Navy. Check out the […]

  • 11 October 2017

    The Royal Navy’s second River-class patrol vessel HMS Severn is set to visit her affiliated city of Newport one last time before she decommissions by the end of October. Severn will be berthed at Alexandra Docks with the ship’s crew exercising Freedom of the City, parading through the city centre with bands playing, flags flying […]

  • 13 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Trent, the third of five River-class offshore patrol vessels (OPV) being built for the Royal Navy, has been named. The naming ceremony took place in Govan, Glasgow on March 13, BAE Systems Maritime informed. Trent is now set to take to the water for the first time and make the short journey across the Clyde […]

  • 21 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Works on the Royal Navy’s fifth follow-on River-class offshore patrol vessel began with a steel cutting ceremony on Friday, April 21. Tony Douglas, head of UK’s defense procurement organisation, pressed the button to cut the first sheet of steel for the HMS Spey at BAE Systems’ Govan shipyard in Scotland. HMS Spey is being built under […]

  • 20 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    British company Kelvin Hughes will be supplying its SharpEye radar systems for the two follow-on Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol vessels HMS Tamar and HMS Spey. The announcement from Monday follows an earlier contract from 2015 for the delivery of same systems for the first three vessels in the class, HMS Forth, HMS Medway and HMS Trent. […]

  • 29 October 2017

    The Royal Navy has decommissioned River-class patrol vessel HMS Severn after fourteen years of service. The decommissioning ceremony took place at HM Naval Base Portsmouth on Firday, October 27. The ship’s company and guests gathered at South Railway Jetty for a final inspection and service of thanksgiving for her crew and the safe completion of […]

  • 22 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy held an official naming ceremony for HMS Tamar, the fourth of overall five new Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol vessels being built. The OPV naming ceremony took place in the shipyard in Glasgow where she and her sisters were built. The 90-meter ship is equipped with a 30mm cannon and a flight […]

  • 20 October 2017

    The second in a batch of five new Batch 2 River-class patrol vessels has been named in a ceremony in Scotland. Future HMS Medway was named on Friday by Wendy Fallon, wife of UK defense secretary Michael Fallon. The Royal Navy has previously named the first and third ship in the class. While being the second […]

  • 20 September 2019

    HMS Medway (P223), the second of the Royal Navy’s new River-class offshore patrol vessels (OPV), has been officially welcomed into the navy with her commissioning ceremony at Chatham Dockyard on September 19, 2019. The Portsmouth-based OPV sailed to the docks in Kent on the River Medway – the waterway she’s named after – for the […]

  • 3 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The British Ministry of Defence said that 2017 is set to be the year of the Royal Navy as it prepares to welcome new ships to the fleet. “We are investing billions in growing the Royal Navy for the first time in a generation with new aircraft carriers, submarines, frigates, patrol vessels and aircraft all […]

  • 3 April 2020

    The Royal Navy’s new offshore patrol vessel HMS Tamar has arrived in its homeport of Portsmouth for the first time, becoming the fourth of five new OPVs to be delivered from Glasgow shipyards. HMS Tamar – which has the accolade of being the greenest vessel the navy has ever had — will now spend time […]

  • 16 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Thailand’s Bangkok Dock selected British Servowatch to deliver their integrated platform management system (IPMS) for the second River-class design patrol boat currently under construction for the Royal Thai Navy. The yet unnamed second Krabi-class offshore patrol vessel is being built in Thailand under a teaming agreement with British ship designer BAE Systems. HTMS Krabi, the lead […]