UK River (Batch 2) class

BR Amazonas class



Corvette River (Batch 2) class

Order placed with BAE Systems in Aug 2014 for 3 Ocean Patrol Vessels. A further two were announced in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review and order confirmed in Dec 2016. Built at Govan and most fitted out at Scotstoun.


2000full load (tn)
90length (m)
5500range (nm)
24max speed (knots)
9875power (shp)

2Naval Engine diesel

1Naval Gun DS30M 30mm
2Naval Gun Mark 44 6 barrelled 7.62mm mingun

1Naval Radar helicopter control radar KH Sharpeye
1Naval Radar navigation radar KH Sharpeye

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Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar
UK Royal Navy AW EH101 01
UK Royal Navy AW AW159 Wildcat HMA2 01


UK Kvaerner (Govan) - Govan4

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2018--UKRoyal NavyP222HMS ForthGFTH
2019--UKRoyal NavyP223HMS Medway GMED - MW
2020--UKRoyal NavyP224HMS TrentGTNT
2020--UKRoyal NavyP233HMS Tamar GTMR - TM
2021--UKRoyal NavyP226HMS SpeyGSPY

5 units


2014-augOrderedOrdered UK P222 HMS Forth
2014-augOrderedOrdered UK P223 HMS Medway
2014-augOrderedOrdered UK P224 HMS Trent
2014-oct-10Laid downLaid down UK P222 HMS Forth first steel cut at Govan on 10 Oct 2014
2015-jun-08Laid downLaid down UK P223 HMS Medway first steel cut Jun 2015.
2015-oct-07Laid downLaid down UK P224 HMS Trent
2016-aug-20LaunchedLaunched UK P222 HMS Forth at Govan
2016-dec-08Laid downLaid down UK P233 HMS Tamar Originally allocated pennant no P225
2016-dec-08OrderedOrdered UK P226 HMS Spey
2017-aprLaid downLaid down UK P226 HMS Spey
2017-oct-20LaunchedLaunched UK P223 HMS Medway at BAE Systems Scotstoun yard
2018-feb-26HomeportHomeport UK P222 HMS Forth Entered Portsmouth after a weekend in Stokes Bay
2018-mar-20LaunchedLaunched UK P224 HMS Trent at Govan
2018-apr-13CommissionedCommissioned UK P222 HMS Forth Commissioned. Soon handed back to builders after significant serious faults uncovered. HMS Tyne (P281) was recommissioned in Aug 2018 while issues are rectified.
2018-oct-17LaunchedLaunched UK P233 HMS Tamar At Govan to complete fitting out. (Scotstoun at capacity, fitting out HMS Medway and HMS Trent).
2019-mar-22 UK P233 HMS Tamar Naming ceremony at Govan, initially with ITU callsign MDCU7
2019-apr-09Port VisitPort Visit UK P222 HMS Forth 9 Apr 2019, 1st visit to Plymouth
2019-jun-22Port VisitPort Visit UK P222 HMS Forth Visiting Liverpool Cruise Terminal
2019-jun-27DeploymentDeployment UK P222 HMS Forth escorted Project 22160-class RFS Vasily Bykov through English Channel heading north east.
2019-sep-07Port VisitPort Visit UK P223 HMS Medway Arrived at RVD for DSEI 2019.
2019-sep-19CommissionedCommissioned UK P223 HMS Medway at Chatham
2019-nov-01DeploymentDeployment UK P222 HMS Forth Departed HMNB Portsmouth for her new, long term South Atlantic base of East Cove, to relieve HMS Clyde.
2020-jan-20DeploymentDeployment UK P223 HMS Medway departed HMNB Portsmouth for Carribean as APT(N) mission.
2020-marRefitRefit UK P224 HMS Trent in Falmouth for alongside maintenance at A and P. Returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 3 Apr.
2020-may-27AircraftAircraft UK P233 HMS Tamar Wildcat HMA.2 of 815 NAS conducts first deck landing, in Plymouth Sound.
2020-jun-04 UK P233 HMS Tamar first raise of the White Ensign at HMNB Devonport
2020-jun-25DeploymentDeployment UK P233 HMS Tamar Operating on the Clyde.
2020-jul-21Port VisitPort Visit UK P224 HMS Trent departed Plymouth
2020-aug-03CommissionedCommissioned UK P224 HMS Trent at HMNB Portsmouth
2020-sep-07Port VisitPort Visit UK P233 HMS Tamar 1st visit to London, tied up alongside HMS Belfast. Departed 16 Sep.
2020-oct-28HomeportHomeport UK P226 HMS Spey departed BAE Scotstoun for HMNB Portsmouth
2020-oct-28LaunchedLaunched UK P226 HMS Spey at Govan.
2020-dec-17CommissionedCommissioned UK P233 HMS Tamar Formally Commissioned
2021-mar-31DeploymentDeployment UK P224 HMS Trent departed HMNB Portsmouth for an extended forward deployment in the Mediterranean.
2021-jun-10DeploymentDeployment UK P233 HMS Tamar G7 Summit 2021 standing off Carbis Bay, during G7 Summit in Cornwall
2021-jun-18CommissionedCommissioned UK P226 HMS Spey at Saltburn Pier, Invergordon.
2021-jul-17DeploymentDeployment UK P224 HMS Trent transited Bosphorus, from Black Sea to Souda Bay.
2022-jan-26Port VisitPort Visit UK P226 HMS Spey called at HMNB Masefield to deliver UK aid items, following the Tonga-Hunga volcanic eruption and tsunami.
2022-marDeploymentDeployment UK P226 HMS Spey visit to Pitcairn Island to distribute COVID-19 medical supplies.
2022-jul-25Port VisitPort Visit UK P224 HMS Trent moved to Gibraltar South Mole.
2022-nov-24Port VisitPort Visit UK P226 HMS Spey alongside at Kure.
2023-febPort VisitPort Visit UK P226 HMS Spey 5 day visit to Cambodia. 1st RN vessel to visit in 65 years.
2023-feb-03DeploymentDeployment UK P223 HMS Medway relieved HMS Forth, on station, for Falkand Islands Patrol Vessel duty.
2023-feb-03DeploymentDeployment UK P222 HMS Forth relieved by HMS Medway, on station, as Falkand Islands Patrol Vessel.
2023-apr-23Port VisitPort Visit UK P226 HMS Spey visited Noumea
2023-jun-29Port VisitPort Visit UK P233 HMS Tamar arrived in Port Moresby for 4 day visit.
2023-jul-06Port VisitPort Visit UK P226 HMS Spey tied up alongside HMS Tamar in Cairns.
2023-aug-07Port VisitPort Visit UK P226 HMS Spey first Royal Navy warship visit to Brisbane, since Jul 1995.
2024-feb-25Port VisitPort Visit UK P233 HMS Tamar visiting Auckland
2024-mar-16Port VisitPort Visit UK P233 HMS Tamar alongside in Suva

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