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  • 80 RBNS Al Zubara

    BH Royal Bahrain Naval Force

    2007 to present - UK Royal Navy - P257 HMS Clyde    

    2020 to present    


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    History of UK P257 HMS Clyde

    2005-feb-25Orderedfrom VT Shipbuilding, Portsmouth
    2005-junLaid down
    2007-aug-20DeploymentMare Harbour FIPS 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-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.
    2019-dec-15Port VisitPTBase Naval de Lisboa Visited Lisbon on return leg to UK as Falklands Guardship.
    2019-dec-20Port VisitUKHMNB Portsmouth 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: transferedfrom BAE Systems to Bahraini Navy as RBNS Al Zubara

    History of BH 80 RBNS Al Zubara

    2020-augCommissionedHanded over at Portsmouth
    2020-oct-9DeploymentUKHMD Portsmouth Delivery departed BAE Systems Portsmouth, on 1st voyage to Bahrain



        from 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



        Typical Max
    Landing platform only. No hangar

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

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