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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The second of the Royal Navy’s new River-class offshore patrol vessels has arrived at its Portsmouth for the first time, ahead of a formal commissioning ceremony later this year. “Today is a significant step in HMS Medway’s journey and a great achievement for both the Ship’s Company and our industrial partners in BAE Naval Ships […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 August 2020
    Operations, Vessels

    HMS Trent, the third of the Royal Navy’s second-batch River-class offshore patrol vessels, has received her Commissioning Order in a ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base before departing on her first operational deployment on Monday, August 3. She has sailed for the Mediterranean to add her weight to NATO’s ongoing maritime security operation there. Sea Guardian […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy patrol vessel HMS Tyne recently completed her Operational Sea Training (OST) and is ready for continued operations in and around UK waters. The Portsmouth-based ship spent a few weeks under the direction of Flag Officer Sea Training North (FOST(N)), leaving her usual operating areas of the 200nm Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) around England, Wales […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy offshore patrol vessel HMS Tamar has welcomed the first members of her ship’s company. Four Royal Navy personnel joined teams from BAE, DE&S and MCTA for contractor sea trials in the Firth of Clyde. Tamar is the fourth Batch 2 River Class OPV to be built in Scotstoun, Glasgow, and has the accolade […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal Thai Navy has picked MAN to provide engines for the second offshore patrol vessel the country is building under an agreement with BAE Systems. Under the contract, the German mechanical engineering company will deliver two 16V28/33D STC engines. The 90 metre vessel is an improved River-class design and follows HTMS Krabi that was ordered by […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s River-class patrol vessel HMS Mersey is preparing to return to the UK from what will be a lengthy 13-month deployment. A remarkable achievement considering the fact that the ship has a company of just 52. The patrol vessel left Portsmouth in January 2016, heading for the Caribbean before travelling east to the Mediterranean and […]

  • 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. […]

  • 3 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The fifth and final unit from the second batch of the Royal Navy’s River-class offshore patrol vessels was formally named as work on HMS Spey nears completion. The ceremony was the latest milestone in a seven-year program which will give the Royal Navy a fleet of new patrol ships. As with her sisters, HMS Spey […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The UK Ministry of Defence announced Thursday that work on two new offshore patrol vessels for the Royal Navy will get underway with a £278M contract with shipbuilder BAE Systems. The two new vessels were named HMS Tamar and HMS Spey. Preparation works were already underway and Minister for Defence Procurement, Harriett Baldwin, will mark the official start of […]

  • 5 January 2017

    Royal Navy’s River-class patrol vessel HMS Clyde in late December arrived to South Africa on what is scheduled to be a two months long port visit. Clyde reached Simon’s Town on December 23 and will stay there until February 20, 2017. Simon’s town is the home of the South African Navy; it is located on […]

  • 11 January 2016
    Training & Education

    A coastguard helicopter hovers over patrol ship HMS Tyne during a winching exercise. The River-class offshore patrol vessel received a call from the helicopter – call sign CG163 – as the ship was training off the south coast of the UK. The aircraft requested permission to conduct a high-line transfer, which involved lowering a crewman […]