HMS Severn (P282)

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HMS Severn (P282)
Career (UK) RN Ensign
Name: HMS Severn (P282)
Operator: Royal Navy
Ordered: April 2001
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Commissioned: January 2003
Status: in active service, as of 2024
General characteristics
Class and type: River class patrol vessel
Displacement: 1,677 tonnes
Length: 79.9 m
Beam: 13.6 m
Draught: 3.8 m
Propulsion: 2 × Ruston 12RK 270 Main engines developing 4,125 kW @ 1,000 rpm
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h)
Range: 7,800 nautical miles (14,400 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
Boats and landing
craft carried:
2 × Halmatic Jet Pacific 22 Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB)
Complement: 30 (+ Royal Marine boarding party)
Armament: 1 × 20 mm British Manufacturing and Research Company (BMARC) KAA
2 ×General purpose machine guns
Aircraft carried: Capable of supporting one small/medium helicopter (Sea King or Merlin)

The ninth and current HMS Severn is a River class offshore patrol vessel of the British Royal Navy. Named after the River Severn, the ship is the first to bear the name in 56-years.

She was built by Vosper Thornycroft in Southampton to serve as fishery protection units within the United Kingdom's waters along with her two sister ships Mersey and Tyne. All three were commissioned into service in 2003 to replace the five older Island class patrol vessels.

HMS Severn was affiliated with the city of Newport in September 2003 and awarded the freedom of the city in June 2006. [1]


24 and 25 July 2010, Dartmouth, Devon <googlemap version="0.9" lat="50.354442" lon="-3.574333" zoom="15" width="400" controls="large"> 50.356441, -3.57532 HMS Severn heading upstream prior to turning and repassing heading downstream 50.35091, -3.575106 HMS Severn, Moored, 24 and 25 July 2010 </googlemap>


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