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P 223 HMS Medway
 
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Type, class: Offshore Patrol Vessel - OPV; River class, Batch 2
Builder: BAE Systems Naval Ships, Govan (ship) + Scotstoun (fitting out) Shipyards, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
 
STATUS:
Awarded: August 2014
Laid down: June 8, 2015
Launched: August 23, 2017
Christened: October 20, 2017

Commissioned: September 2019
IN SERVICE
 

Homeport: HMNB Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
 
Technical Data: see INFO > River class Offshore Patrol Vessel
 
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christening ceremony - Govan, Glasgow, Scotland - October 2017

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christening ceremony - Govan, Glasgow, Scotland - October 2017
 
 
Steel was cut, marking the start of construction of Medway on 8 June 2015 at BAE Systems Govan shipyard in Glasgow. Rather than being launched in the traditional manner, Medway was rolled onto a semi-submersible barge and lowered into the water on 23 August 2017, and was officially named a few weeks later on 20 October 2017. Builders sea trials started on 9 November 2018. On 11 December 2018 the ship completed her sea trials and on 5 March 2019 was handed over to the Royal Navy.
 
 
 
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