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HMS Tamar (P233)

HMS Tamar is the fourth of the five new Offshore Patrol Vessels built to replace the current River Class vessels.

HMS Tamar (P233) is currently on deployment

Pacific Ocean

Pacific Ocean

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Commanding Officer

Commander Teilo Elliot-Smith

HMS Tamar's role

HMS Tamar can perform a variety of roles from intercepting drug-traffickers and smugglers to protecting UK territorial waters and providing humanitarian assistance in the wake of a disaster.

She has also trained extensively to work with Royal Marines Commandos on board and search operations.

Facts & figures

Facts & figures

5,500+ nautical miles



Maximum crew size

20+ knots

Top speed

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Pacific Ocean

Pacific Ocean

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