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  • 7 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s offshore patrol vessel, HMS Severn, which is twinned with Newport, will visit her affiliated city from 7th to 10th November. During a busy few days, the ship will bring groups of school children on board for organised tours and conduct outreach events with local organisations over the weekend. HMS Severn will then […]

  • 13 January 2016
    Training & Education

    HMS Severn has demonstrated her operational capability and been named the most effective ship in the Fishery Protection Squadron. The competition, run throughout the year, recognised the efforts of Severn and her ship’s company, for their drive, enthusiasm, success and efficiency. As an added bonus Severn will be presented with the Jersey Cup during 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Navy drug buster HMS Argyll has formally handed over the reins to HMS Severn as the two ships met up in the North Atlantic ocean. The Type 23 frigate is on her way home for Christmas while HMS Severn will spend the next six months tackling drug smugglers, assisting in the event of natural […]

  • 25 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy patrol vessel HMS Severn arrived in London January 24 for a four-day visit to support the 150th Anniversary of the London Fire Brigade. She was greeted by one of the brigade’s Lambeth-based fire boats – Fire Dart – which saluted Severn with jets of water as she approached North Greenwich. HMS Severn then […]

  • 2 September 2014

    Royal UK Navy patrol vessel HMS Severn has sailed from Falmouth after leading the start of the annual Falmouth to Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta.   Acting as the starting platform on Sunday, she hosted the race committee and local VIPs for the yearly event hosted by Sail Training International. More than 100,000 people gathered in […]

  • 10 November 2014

    HMS Severn a river class patrol vessel paid a six-day visit to London this week. HMS Severn is the second River-class built by Vosper Thornycroft at their Woolston yard and was commissioned on the 31st July 2003. She is one of the trio of Offshore Patrol Vessels patrolling the seas around the UK almost every […]

  • 21 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Royal Navy frigate and an offshore patrol vessel responded to a mayday call issued in the morning hours of September 21 from a sinking small boat off the Isle of Man. HMS Somerset scrambled her helicopter while HMS Severn rushed to the scene as it was just 20 miles away when it received the call. The distressed […]

  • 6 February 2015

    Lessons in firefighting and boarding fishing vessels dominated HMS Severn’s visit to Anguilla in the Caribbean. The River-class offshore patrol vessel hosted the Anguillan Fisheries Department as well as island firefighters during her second visit to the island in two months. After a tour of the ship, visitors witnessed a fire exercise before looking at […]

  • 20 October 2015

    Tyneside welcomes Royal Navy’s HMS Severn and its crew this week as part of the annual Trafalgar Day commemorations. The Royal Navy patrol vessel will sail into the river Tyne today, October 20th, for a four-day visit, berthing in Northumbrian Quay. During the visit, members of the 35-strong crew will take part in events on Wednesday. Lieutenant […]

  • 30 November 2014
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy patrol vessel HMS Severn sailed from Portsmouth on November 25th, 2014 for an eight-month deployment to the North Atlantic. She will provide security and assurance to the UK’s overseas territories in the Caribbean and will be on standby for disaster relief operations. Severn will carry emergency relief stores including food and water and […]

  • 24 June 2011

      A French fishing vessel discovered by a Royal Navy patrol ship to be overfishing hake and using irregular nets has been fined £13,600 in fines and costs. While patrolling along the West Coast, in an area known as the Trouser Leg, HMS Severn made a routine boarding of the Bara Brenn which was fishing […]

  • 3 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    UK Navy’s vessels HMS Severn and Tyne sailed in company in the waters off Scotland’s west coast as they prepared for very different missions. Tyne is safeguarding the nation’s fishing stocks by keeping a watchful eye on trawlers, but Severn is about to cross the Atlantic for the first time for a patrol of British territories in […]

  • 20 July 2015

    Royal Navy patrol vessel HMS Severn completed an eight-month deployment across the Caribbean on July 17 as she returned home to Portsmouth. The vessel provided security and reassurance to the British Overseas Territories and dependencies, travelling over 30,000 miles whilst away. The crew visited 29 ports, strengthening bonds across 20 different countries and islands, where they were on standby to assist in […]

  • 22 August 2018

    A Dutch company whose trawler was caught plundering a WW1 shipwreck will have to pay nearly £250,000 after being caught by the Royal Navy in August 2016. The crew of Royal Navy patrol vessel HMS Severn found the hydraulic claws of Dutch-registered salvage ship Friendship lifting £90,000 of steel and copper. The metal was stripped from the […]

  • 16 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Two Royal Navy ships will visit Belfast this weekend in support of the Armed Forces Careers Exhibition taking place at Holywood. Type 23 frigate HMS Kent and River Class fisheries protection vessel HMS Severn will both berth alongside at Pollock Dock. Arriving first, HMS Severn will sail into port at 8am, followed by HMS Kent […]

  • 22 June 2012

    Royal Navy sailors came to the rescue of fellow Service personnel when they answered a distress call from a yacht stranded in the middle of the Celtic Sea Patrol ship HMS Severn was tasked with assisting an Army-skippered yacht after she suffered a steering gear breakdown on Monday night and a nearby fishing vessel had […]

  • 20 January 2015

    Royal Navy’s HMS Severn, a River class offshore patrol vessel, arrived in the Cayman Islands on Sunday, 18 January 2015. The patrol vessel came alongside the Port of George Town’s north terminal. Since the ship replaced HMS Argyll on patrol of the Caribbean in December 2014, it has already visited nine islands. It will remain in the region […]

  • 19 July 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Severn had the pleasure of hosting two Officers from the Royal Thai Navy during a recent period of sea training. She showcased a variety of damage control exercises as well as demonstrating her utility and broad range of capabilities. She showcased a variety of damage control exercises as well as demonstrating her utility and […]

  • 31 December 2014
    Training & Education

    It may be frosty in the UK for the festive period but for HMS Severn December was spent in the sunshine of the Caribbean as she visited Antigua, Barbados and Montserrat. Her most recent visit was to Montserrat where the patrol vessel anchored in Little Bay while Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Steve Banfield met with […]

  • 2 November 2012
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s offshore patrol vessel HMS Severn is in London until November 4th, helping to play a central part in the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Day launch. HMS Severn provided the backdrop on October 31 for London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, to start this year’s poppy day with the sale of the first poppy on […]

  • 30 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy vessel HMS Severn is now back on patrol following her presence at the world-famous Edinburgh Tattoo. The patrol ship, which is one of three sister ships in the Portsmouth-based Fishery Protection Squadron, was berthed at Leith Docks on the outskirts of Edinburgh. From here she supported the Tattoo by providing a welcome platform […]

  • 16 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Fishery protection vessel HMS Severn has returned to Portsmouth following a major upgrade at Falmouth. Work during the two–month refit included overhauls to her two main engines and generators plus revamped accommodation areas. Her two seaboats have also been fully serviced and the freshwater production system on board has been updated. She also received a […]

  • 25 January 2012

    A Portsmouth-based Royal Navy patrol ship has caught and detained a fishing vessel for using illegal nets in the North Atlantic. Fishery protection vessel HMS Severn was operating 200 miles (320km) off Land’s End – working on behalf of the Marine Management Organisation – when she inspected the fishing vessel in an operation that lasted […]

  • 29 March 2011
    Industry news

      Lieutenant Commander Catherine Jordan and her crew aboard warship HMS Severn won the Offshore Patrol Vessels’ Efficiency Pennant and the squ… By Gavin Engelbrecht (thenorthernecho) [mappress] Source: thenorthernecho, March 29, 2011;

  • 25 April 2017

    Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Severn escorted a Russian landing ship through the English Channel on Sunday. Severn monitored the progress of the Korolev, a Ropucha-class landing ship, before resuming her usual maritime patrols in UK waters. In addition to escort duties, the Portsmouth-based ship also conducted fishery protection activity, gunnery practice and exercises with other […]

  • 3 July 2015
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy warship, HMS Severn has just completed Tradewinds 15, a 14 nation training exercise in the Caribbean. Ships and personnel participated from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, the USA and Severn from the UK. […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Training & Education

    HMS Severn welcomed two Reservist personnel with open arms recently. The Fishery Protection vessel, newly awarded the Jersey Cup for operational effectiveness has embarked the personnel for a period to gain vital experience of Marine Enforcement Operations.   Acting Sub-Lieutenant Oli Holland RNR, 24, was embarked in Severn for 2 weeks as apart of his […]