UK Modified River class

UK River class



Derivatives / Succeeded by
-- UK Port of Spain class
2012         BR Amazonas class
--                 UK River (Batch 2) class
2013 TH Modified River class


1854full load (tn)
81.50length (m)
13.60beam (m)
3.80draught (m)
5500range (nm)
19max speed (knots)

2Naval Engine diesel - Ruston RK270

helicopter   Aircraft

Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar
UK Royal Navy AW EH101 01
TH Royal Thai Navy AW Super Lynx mk110 01


UK HMD Portsmouth - Portsmouth1

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----TTTrinidad and Tobago Coast GuardPort of Spain class Port of Spain
2012-- Amazonas class BR Brazilian Navy P120 BNS Amazonas
----TTTrinidad and Tobago Coast GuardPort of Spain class Scarborough
2012-- Amazonas class BR Brazilian Navy P121 BNS Apa
----TTTrinidad and Tobago Coast GuardPort of Spain class San Fernando
2013-- Amazonas class BR Brazilian Navy P122 BNS Araguari
2007--UKRoyal NavyP257HMS ClydeGXRS - CD
2020-- BH Royal Bahrain Naval Force 80 RBNS Al Zubara
2013--THRoyal Thai NavyOPV 551Modified River class HTMS Krabi
2018--UKRoyal NavyP222River (Batch 2) class HMS ForthGFTH
2019--UKRoyal NavyP223River (Batch 2) class HMS Medway GMED - MW
2020--UKRoyal NavyP224River (Batch 2) class HMS TrentGTNT
2020--UKRoyal NavyP233River (Batch 2) class HMS Tamar GTMR - TM
2021--UKRoyal NavyP226River (Batch 2) class HMS SpeyGSPY

10 units


2005-feb-25OrderedOrdered UK P257 HMS Clyde from VT Shipbuilding, Portsmouth
2005-junLaid downLaid down UK P257 HMS Clyde
2006-jun-14LaunchedLaunched UK P257 HMS Clyde
2007-jul-05CommissionedCommissioned UK P257 HMS Clyde
2007-aug-20DeploymentDeployment UK P257 HMS Clyde assigned to BFSAI
departed HMNB Portsmouth to become Falkland Islands Patrol ship, relieving HMS Dumbarton Castle, and replacing the Castle class vessels in this role.
2017-jan-09RefitRefit UK P257 HMS Clyde completed refit at Simons Town in Apr 2017
2018-may UK P257 HMS Clyde Relief as Falklands Guardship delayed, possibly by 6 months or more, after serious faults discovered in newly built HMS Forth, the relieving vessel.
2019-dec-15Port VisitPort Visit UK P257 HMS Clyde Visited Lisbon on return leg to UK as Falklands Guardship.
2019-dec-20Port VisitPort Visit UK P257 HMS Clyde returned to HMNB Porstmouth after 12 years, flying her paying off pennant, to prepare for decommissioning, having been replaced in the Falklands by HMS Forth.
2020-augFate: transferedFate: transfered UK P257 HMS Clyde from BAE Systems to Bahraini Navy as RBNS Al Zubara
2020-augCommissionedCommissioned BH 80 RBNS Al Zubara Handed over at Portsmouth
2020-oct-09DeploymentDeployment BH 80 RBNS Al Zubara departed BAE Systems Portsmouth, on 1st voyage to Bahrain

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