Press Release

Governor's Group
Release Date:
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 2:45pm

A British Royal Navy vessel will be berthed at Port Purcell for a short unofficial visit from December 31, 2014– January 3, 2015.

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.

In October 2014 it was announced that HMS Severn would be the first River Class OPV to deploy overseas to take up the Atlantic Patrol Tasking (North), a task traditionally assigned to a frigate or destroyer.