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Tag: Royal Navy offshore patrol vessels (OPVs)

  • Monday, April 1st 2019 - 06:21 UTC

    HMS Clyde to be transferred to the Brazilian navy at the end of 2019

    HMS Clyde will be replaced by a new Batch 2 River class vessel, HMS Forth.

    Brazilian media are reporting that the country is to take over HMS Clyde when the Offshore Patrol Vessel leaves Royal Navy service in the Falkland Islands. The news was reportedly announced during a recent event, “Brazil-United Kingdom Defense Industry Dialogue”, held in the Brazilian Navy Cultural Center in São Paulo.

  • Friday, June 15th 2018 - 07:22 UTC

    Lord West claims Royal Navy does not have enough vessels to look after the EEZ

    Calling for an urgent study, the former chief of naval staff and First Sea Lord said: “This will be a crisis post-Brexit unless something is done urgently.”

    The former head of the Royal Navy has warned of a developing negative situation over the number of ships available to patrol Britain’s coastal waters post-Brexit. Labour’s Lord West of Spithead told the Lords at question time there were not enough vessels to look after the inshore waters and the exclusive economic zone.

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2018 - 07:44 UTC

    Falklands' HMS Clyde replacement delayed because of post-Brexit defense duties

    Currently there are three POVs based around the UK and Europe with HMS Clyde, stationed in the Falkland Islands

    The Daily Mail has reported that the Royal Navy is to keep old offshore patrol vessels it was due to decommission to ensure it has enough vessels to police Britain's borders after Brexit. This allegedly means the Falkland Islands patrol HMS Clyde, which was to be replaced by HMS Forth from the new batch of patrol vessels and which is scheduled to become active operational next September, will remain in service in the South Atlantic.

  • Thursday, February 22nd 2018 - 07:45 UTC

    Falklands' new patrol vessel starts her long journey to the South Atlantic

    HMS Forth is the first of a class of five state-of-the-art RN vessels, designed for counter-piracy, anti-smuggling, fishery protection, border patrol, counter terrorism

    The first of the Royal Navy's next-generation patrol ships set sail from Glasgow on Wednesday for her home port of Portsmouth. HMS Forth is the first of a class of five state-of-the-art Royal Navy vessels, designed for counter-piracy, anti-smuggling, fishery protection, border patrol, counter terrorism and other maritime defense duties.

  • Friday, September 22nd 2017 - 08:47 UTC

    Falklands' Patrol Vessel HMS Clyde to be relieved by HMS Forth

    The Falklands Patrol Vessel was commissioned on July 5, 2007 and arrived on September 21. She has been on duty in the Islands during the last ten years (Pic RN)

    HMS Clyde celebrates her tenth anniversary in the South Atlantic this week. The Falklands Patrol Vessel was commissioned on July 5, 2007 and arrived on September 21.

  • Friday, June 2nd 2017 - 07:23 UTC

    HMS Clyde, protecting the Falklands for a decade

    The Falklands Patrol Vessel has recently returned from maintenance work in South Africa

    This year, 2017, is key for HMS Clyde as it marks her tenth year operating in the southern hemisphere as the Falkland Islands Patrol Vessel, having first arrived on September 21, 2007.

  • Monday, October 13th 2014 - 06:47 UTC

    Royal Navy invests £348 million in three new offshore patrol vessels

    The OPVs build on the proven capability of the Royal Navy’s current River Class vessels.

    Steel was cut this week for the first of three new Royal Navy offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) at a ceremony in Glasgow. The vessels, which will be used by the Royal Navy to undertake various tasks in support of UK interests both at home and abroad, will be built at BAE Systems’ shipyards under a £348 million contract that has protected more than 800 Scottish jobs.