UK River (Batch 2) class

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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)
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 NavyP222HMS ForthGFTH----
UKRoyal NavyP223HMS MedwayGMED - MW----
UKRoyal NavyP224HMS TrentGTNT----
UKRoyal NavyP226HMS SpeyMDCT9----
UKRoyal NavyP233HMS TamarMDCU7----

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
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






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