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  • UK River (Batch 2) class

    BR Amazonas class
    Corvette
    ships


    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.

    Specifications

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    34crew
    24troops
    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

    Aircraft

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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

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Shipyards

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    UK Kvaerner (Govan) - Govan4


    List of Ships

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    UKRoyal NavyP226HMS SpeyMDCT9----
    UKRoyal NavyP222HMS ForthGFTH2018--
    UKRoyal NavyP223HMS MedwayGMED - MW2019--
    UKRoyal NavyP224HMS TrentGTNT2020--
    UKRoyal NavyP233HMS TamarGTMR2020--

    5 units


    Events

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    2014-augOrderedUK P222 HMS Forth
    2014-augOrderedUK P223 HMS Medway
    2014-augOrderedUK P224 HMS Trent
    2014-oct-10Laid downUK P222 HMS Forth first steel cut at Govan on 10 Oct 2014
    2015-jun-8Laid downUK P223 HMS Medway first steel cut Jun 2015.
    2015-oct-7Laid downUK P224 HMS Trent
    2016-aug-20LaunchedUK P222 HMS Forth at Govan
    2016-dec-8Laid downUK P233 HMS Tamar Originally allocated pennant no P225
    2016-dec-8OrderedUK P226 HMS Spey
    2017-aprLaid downUK P226 HMS Spey
    2017-oct-20LaunchedUK P223 HMS Medway at BAE Systems Scotstoun yard
    2018-feb-26HomeportUK P222 HMS Forth Entered Portsmouth after a weekend in Stokes Bay
    2018-mar-20LaunchedUK P224 HMS Trent at Govan
    2018-apr-13CommissionedUK 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-17LaunchedUK P233 HMS Tamar At Govan to complete fitting out. (Scotstoun at capacity, fitting out HMS Medway and HMS Trent).
    2019-mar-22UK P233 HMS Tamar Naming ceremony at Govan, initially with ITU callsign MDCU7
    2019-apr-9Port VisitUK P222 HMS Forth 9 Apr 2019, 1st visit to Plymouth
    2019-jun-22Port VisitUK P222 HMS Forth Visiting Liverpool Cruise Terminal
    2019-jun-27DeploymentUK P222 HMS Forth escorted Project 22160-class RFS Vasily Bykov through English Channel heading north east.
    2019-sep-7Port VisitUK P223 HMS Medway Arrived at RVD for DSEI 2019.
    2019-sep-19CommissionedUK P223 HMS Medway at Chatham
    2019-nov-1DeploymentUK P222 HMS Forth Departed HMNB Portsmouth for her new, long term South Atlantic base of East Cove, to relieve HMS Clyde.
    2020-jan-20DeploymentUK P223 HMS Medway departed HMNB Portsmouth for Carribean as APT(N) mission.
    2020-marRefitUK P224 HMS Trent in Falmouth for alongside maintenance at A and P. Returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 3 Apr.
    2020-may-27AircraftUK P233 HMS Tamar Wildcat HMA.2 of 815 NAS conducts first deck landing, in Plymouth Sound.
    2020-jun-4CommissionedUK P233 HMS Tamar at HMNB Devonport
    2020-jun-25DeploymentUK P233 HMS Tamar Operating on the Clyde.
    2020-jul-21Port VisitUK P224 HMS Trent departed Plymouth
    2020-aug-3CommissionedUK P224 HMS Trent at HMNB Portsmouth
    2020-sep-7Port VisitUK P233 HMS Tamar 1st visit to London, tied up alongside HMS Belfast. Departed 16 Sep.






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