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HMS Severn (P282)
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HMS Severn (P282)

HMS Severn is a River Class offshore patrol vessel built by Vosper Thornycroft at their Woolston yard in 2002. Along with her sister ships, Tyne and Mersey, she is one of three Offshore Patrol Vessels ploughing the seas around the UK almost every day.

HMS Severn


Commanded by Commander Brian Drewett, HMS Severn joins her sisters HMS Mersey and Tyne with the capabilities and training to escort passing foreign warships, mount fishing vessel inspections and defend the UK border.

She also performs a unique role providing training for Royal Navy navigators, who join the ship for testing pilotage off the west coast of Scotland and English Channel.

River class

Unit history

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