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Royal Navy - Offshore Patrol Vessel / OPV
P 281 HMS Tyne
 
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Type, class: Offshore Patrol Vessel - OPV; River class, Batch 1
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft Shipbuilding, Southampton, Hampshire, U.K.
 
STATUS:
Awarded: April 2001
Laid down: ?
Launched: April 27, 2002
Commissioned: July 4, 2003
Decommissioned: May 24, 2018
Recommissioned: July 25, 2018

IN SERVICE
 

Homeport: HMNB Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
Namesake: River Tyne, Northern England

 
Technical Data: see INFO > River class Offshore Patrol Vessel
 
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History:

Aside from her day to day fishery protection duties, Tyne was occasionally been called upon to undertake escort roles in the UK Area of Interest, two such examples occurred in the autumn of 2016 when Tyne was twice assigned to escort Russian warships through the English Channel.

In March 2017 it was announced that Tyne would be manned by personnel usually assigned to Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessels; this would allow her crew to transfer to the Batch 2 River class HMS Forth in build in Glasgow.

Decommissioning + recommissioning:
In March 2018 Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Defence, Guto Bebb revealed that £12.7M had been allocated from the EU Exit Preparedness Fund to preserve three Batch 1 ships, should they be needed to control and enforce UK waters and fisheries following the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.

Tyne's decommissioning ceremony took place alongside South Railway Jetty, Portsmouth on 24 May 2018.

HMS Tyne was recommissioned on 25 July 2018 due to construction issues delaying the entry of HMS Forth into service.

On 22 November 2018, Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, announced that three Batch 1 River Class ships would be retained in service and 'forward operated' from their affiliated ports.

wikipedia (09/19)
 
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