Sea trials completed for Royal Navy’s newest River-class OPV

Royal Navy file photo
Royal Navy file photo

The River-class offshore patrol vessel HMS Medway will debut in Portsmouth in the New Year after having successfully completed its maiden sea trials.

The ship spent 15 days in the Firth of Clyde undergoing testing of its engines, manoeuvrability, sensors, and main cannon.

Medway is the second of five 2,000-tonne River-class 2.0 vessels built by BAE Systems for patrol duties in UK home waters and beyond.

The ship is now back in Scotstoun undergoing a final period of planned maintenance as well as processing and analysing results from the trials.

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