Spey will need to complete a series of safety and readiness checks, successfully complete about a month of operational sea training later this year and then it can be formally commissioned into the fleet like its sisters HMS Tamar and Trent did during 2020. Apr 2, 2021 - Explore Navy Lookout's board "River class OPVs (Batch 2)", followed by 551 people on Pinterest. RIB launch and recovery can be carried out in wave conditions up to Sea State 5, with wave heights between 2.5m and 4m, using single-man operation, single-point lift davits. RENDERS BY URBANSLICK The River class is a class of offshore patrol vessels built primarily for the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom.A total of nine are planned for the Royal Navy; four Batch 1 and five Batch 2. At its peak, the programme sustained approximately 1400 jobs within BAE Systems and delivered a supply chain spend of almost £240m to more than 150 suppliers across the UK and Europe. Forum rules. The Batch 1 ships of the class replaced the seven ships of the Island class and the two Castle-class patrol vessels. Share. The final of five new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) has formally joined the Royal Navy in last week’s short ceremony to raise the White Ensign for the first time on HMS Spey (P234). “In spite of the considerable disruption caused by the pandemic, the Royal Navy has received the fifth and final offshore patrol vessel and our job now is to prepare ourselves and Spey for whatever operations we are assigned,” Lieutenant Commander Ben Evans, Spey’s first Commanding Officer, commented. HMS Spey’s departure marks the completion of the Batch 2 OPV programme build phase, which has seen BAE Systems design, construct, commission and deliver five River Class OPVs to the Royal Navy in six years. HMS TAMAR is the fourth River-class Batch 2 Offshore Patrol Vessel to be accepted by the UK Ministry of Defence since BAE Systems cut steel on the first of class, HMS Forth, in October 2014. On November 6, 2013, the Royal Navy announced it had signed an Agreement in Principle to build three new offshore patrol vessels, based on the River Class design. Final Royal Navy River Class Batch 2 OPV Departs Glasgow for Her New Home in Portsmouth. Syndication © Copyright Military Leak 2021, All Rights Reserved. A total of nine were built for the Royal Navy (RN), four Batch 1 and five of the significantly different Batch 2. It has also supported the development of new talent that will now go on to contribute to the successful delivery of the next generation City Class Type 26 ships, which are also being designed and built by BAE Systems on the Clyde. In total, this batch includes more than 1.1 million payments with a value of more than $2 billion. River Batch 2. More than 585,000 payments, with a value of over $1.2 billion, went to eligible individuals for whom the IRS previously did not have information to issue an Economic Impact Payment but who recently filed a tax return. According to BAE Systems, the vessels are designed to deploy globally, conducting anti-piracy, counter-terrorism and anti-smuggling tasks currently conducted by frigates and destroyers. It was understood that the higher availability rates of the River class (up to 300 days per year), would enable the three new ships to perform the duties of the five ships they replaced. The second-generation River-class programme has delivered five warships inside six years, joining the original Rivers (HMS Mersey, Severn and Tyne), with the two most recently constructed benefitting from urea filters which reduce their nitrogen oxide exhaust emissions by 90 per cent. Share. Kelvin Hughes has been selected to supply its SharpEye radar system for the new Batch 2 River class offshore patrol vessels HMS Forth, HMS Medway, HMS Trent, HMS Tamar and HMS Spey. A further two were announced in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review and order confirmed in Dec 2016. The three ships of the Amazonas-class corvette in service with the Brazilian Navy were developed from the Batch 1 River-class design, and the Royal Navy’s Batch 2 ships were in turn based upon the Amazonas design. HTMS Krabi was the first of two ships adapting the River design for the Royal Thai Navy and built in Thailand. Forum rules. Save the Royal Navy looks at how they might be upgraded. Share with: Link: Copy link. The new offshore patrol vessel is an evolution of the 80m River Class vessels used by the British Royal Navy. It doesn't seem like five minutes since work started on the batch 2 Rivers. Okręty typu River Batch 2 mają po 90,5 m długości, 13,5 m szerokości, 3,8 m zanurzenia i 2 tys. Royal Navy commissions 4th Batch 2 River-class OPV, Royal Navy’s final River-class OPV leaves Glasgow shipyard, BAE Systems launches Royal Navy’s 5th Astute-class sub, Royal Navy unveils names of two new patrol boats, BAE Systems rolls out forward section of Royal Navy’s new Type 26 frigate, Royal Navy tests software to rapidly map the seabed, Final River-class Batch 2 OPV joins Royal Navy. With technical support from BAE Systems, the Royal Thai Navy has constructed two of its own batch II River-class OPVs. Having recently completed a programme of successful sea trials to fully test the vessel, HMS Spey will now join her four sister ships in the Royal Navy fleet. The Batch 2 ships are fundamentally different in appearance and capabilities from the preceding Batch 1. Notable differences include the 90.5 metres (296 ft 11 in) long hull, a top speed of 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph), Merlin-capable flight deck, a displacement of around 2,000 tonnes and greatly expanded capacity for accommodating troops. One Batch 1 (HMS Clyde), which was the Falklands guard-ship, has been decommissioned and sold to the Royal Bahrain Naval Force. River (Batch 2) class Amazonas class Corvette ships Order placed with BAE Systems in Aug 2014 for 3 Ocean Patrol Vessels. Ship No.2, HMS Medway (P223), has taken Forth’s place at Scotstoun for fitting out having been floated down river from Govan in mid-August. Only six years & the class of 5 ships are now in commission. Daily military news updates from defense technology, international news and more. Share with: Link: Copy link. Royal Navy press release. The Royal Navy is looking at how they might increase the lethality of their new River Class Batch II Offshore Patrol Vessels. River Class roll damping capability, provided by the semi-active stabiliser tank, is useful in RIB launch and recovery operations.