P257 HMS Clyde

UK Royal Navy




2007 to present    


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Flight Deck: CD
Call Sign: GXRS


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History of UK P257 HMS Clyde

2005-feb-25Orderedfrom VT Shipbuilding, Portsmouth
2005-junLaid down
2006-jun-14Launched
2007-jul-5Commissioned
2007-aug-20Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth to become Falkland Islands Patrol ship, relieving HMS Dumbarton Castle, and replacing the Castle class vessels in this role.
2017-jan-9RefitZASimon Town Naval Dockyard completed refit at Simons Town in Apr 2017
2018-mayRelief as Falklands Guardship delayed, possibly by 6 months or more, after serious faults discovered in newly built HMS Forth, the relieving vessel.

Specifications

   

    from Modified River class
36crew
22troops
1854full load (tn)
81.50length (m)
13.60beam (m)
3.80draught (m)
5500range (nm)
19max speed (knots)
2Naval Engine diesel - Ruston RK270

Aircraft

   

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

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

Builder

   

UK HMD Portsmouth, Portsmouth