HMS Severn (P282)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Severn.
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HMS Severn in Germany, 2006
Career (UK)
Name: HMS Severn
Operator: Royal Navy
Ordered: April 2001
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Launched: 4 December 2002
Commissioned: 31 July 2003
Identification: Pennant number: P282
Status: in active service, as of 2014
General characteristics
Class & type: River-class patrol vessel
Displacement: 1,700 tonnes[1]
Length: 79.5 metres
Beam: 13.6 metres
Draught: 3.8 metres
Installed power: 4,125 kW (5,532 hp) at 1,000 rpm
  • 2 × Ruston 12RK 270 diesel engines
Speed: 20 kn (37 km/h)
Range: 7,800 nautical miles (14,400 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
  • 2 × rigid inflatable boats
Complement: 30 (accommodation for up to 50)

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.

Severn was affiliated with the city of Newport in September 2003 and awarded the freedom of the city in June 2006.[2]

Severn in Bordeaux, France


  1. ^ BAE Systems Offshore Patrol Vessels,, Retried 8 June 2014
  2. ^ Freedom of the City for HMS Severn,, 19 June 2006

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