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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 25 January 2018
Total Production: 5
Also Known As: River 2
Origin: United Kingdom
Corporations: BAE Systems
Parent System: River
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2002
Total Production: 13
Family Members: River
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Description: The Royal Navy's new offshore patrol vessels of the River class, River 2?, are intended to play a key role in counter-terrorism, counter-piracy and anti-smuggling operations. Basically, these ships are an enlarged version of the River class by adding a flight deck to take the Royal Navy's Merlin helicopter. Besides, these vessels will feature operational flexibility through extra storage capacity and accommodation. The United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Defense (MoD) ordered the construction of three vessels of this class in November 2013 as replacement for the smaller River class. The lead ship is expected to be commissioned in 2017. The UK MoD ordered two more vessels in December 2016.

Forth Specifications

Crew: 58
Number of Aircraft: 1
Troops: 50
Beam: 13 meter (43 foot)
Length: 91 meter (297 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
Max Range: 5,500 nautical mile (10,186 kilometer)
Top Speed: 24 knot (44 kph)
Mission Endurance: 35 day (840 hour)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Forth News

There are 5 news between
6 Nov 2013 and 25 Jan 2018
Thursday, January 25, 2018Royal Navy Accepts HMS Forth Offshore Patrol Vessel
Thursday, December 8, 2016UK MoD Orders Two Additional Forth Class Offshore Patrol Vessels
Tuesday, August 12, 2014BAE Systems Awarded Contract for Three New River Class Offshore Patrol Vessels
Wednesday, March 12, 2014UK MoD Awards New Contract for River 2 Offshore Patrol Vessels
Wednesday, November 6, 2013Royal Navy to Receive Three Enlarged River Class Offshore Patrol Boats

Operators & Related Equipment

United Kingdom5
Jan 20181

Grand Total 51
Support Aircraft
EH101 Merlinx1

Forth Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
P284 HMS Forth9 Mar 201725 Jan 2018-
P223 HMS Medway20 Oct 2017Aug 2018-
P286 HMS Trent13 Mar 20182019-
P287 HMS Tamar21 Mar 20192020-
P288 HMS Spey-2021-

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