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P 282 HMS Severn


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hms severn p 282 river class offshore patrol vessel royal navy 
Type, class: Offshore Patrol Vessel; River class
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft Shipbuilding, Southampton, Hampshire, U.K.
Awarded: April 2001
Laid down:
Launched: December 4, 2002
Commissioned: July 31, 2003

Technical Data: see INFO > River class Offshore Patrol Vessel

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p 282 hms severn river class offshore patrol vessel opv royal navy

hms severn p282 river class opv royal navy

p282 hms severn river class offshore patrol vessel vosper thornycroft

hms severn p 282 river class opv royal navy

p282 hms severn
In October 2014 it was announced that Severn would be the first River-class vessel to deploy overseas to take up the Atlantic Patrol Tasking (North), a task traditionally assigned to a frigate or destroyer. The ship returned to Portsmouth on 16 July 2015, having visited "all of the British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean - Turks and Caicos, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, Anguilla and Grand Cayman."

In December 2015, acting on intelligence from the National Crime Agency and DNRED, the ship intercepted the MV Carib Palm off the south coast of the United Kingdom, and escorted the ship to Boulogne-sur-Mer, where it was searched by French customs, and 2.4 tonnes of cocaine were seized with a street value in excess of £350m.


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