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HMS Mersey (P283)
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HMS Mersey (P283)

Launched in 2003, HMS Mersey is the youngest of the original batch of River Class offshore patrol vessels.

HMS Mersey


Led by Lieutenant Commander James Mitchell, HMS Mersey is one of the busiest ships in the Royal Navy Fleet, averaging 220 days at sea every year.

Most of those are dedicated to fishery protection, working alongside her sisters to ensure that fishing boats and trawlers stick to agreed quotas and regulations on behalf of the Marine Management Organisation.

Given her regular presence in home waters, HMS Mersey is also frequently involved in monitoring the movements of foreign warships as they pass the UK.


River class

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