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HMS Tamar (P233)

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

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

Our operations

Current operation


United Kingdom

Putting our craft, kit and people through their paces so they perform to the highest standards.

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