HMS Trent

HMS Trent is the third of five new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) designed for counter-piracy, anti-smuggling, fishery protection, border patrol, counter terrorism and maritime defence duties.

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In March 2018 she was formally named HMS Trent at the Glasgow shipyard where she was built.

The ship’s sponsor, Mrs Pamela Potts, officially named the ship by pressing a button to smash a bottle of gin, which was distilled close to the River Trent, against the hull.

Trent’s lady sponsor Mrs Potts is the wife of Vice Admiral Duncan Potts, Director General of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.

This third generation of River-class patrol ship is expected to displace approximately 1,800 tonnes, be about 90 metres long and 13 metres wide and have a range of over 5,000 nautical miles.

In October 2015, the first steel was cut on this new ship.

New offshore patrol vessel named HMS Trent

New offshore patrol vessel named HMS Trent

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