HMS Forth, Handed Over To UK

HMS Forth, Handed Over To UK 26 January, 2018

The UK Defence Ministry has officially received the first of five Batch 2 River Class offshore patrol vessel HMS Forth on 25 January. The ship will be commissioned later this year and deployed to Portsmouth Naval Base. 

The first of the Royal Navy's next-generation patrol ships worth £116 million has been formally accepted after four months of extensive trials. HMS Forth has a displacement around 2 thousand tonnes, is able to conduct month-long patrols and can accommodate Wildcat and Merlin helicopters.

HMS Forth, Handed Over To UK

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