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Patrol Craft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 4th February 2020.

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Photo of Lord Moonie Lord Moonie Labour

Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement by the Secretary of State for Defence on 23 November 2018 that HMS Tyne, HMS Mersey and HMS Severn will forward-operate from their namesake rivers, what progress has been made towards the implementation of that announcement.

Photo of Baroness Goldie Baroness Goldie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

While HMS TYNE, MERSEY and SEVERN remain base ported in HM Naval Base Portsmouth, they continue to have strong associations with their namesake regions. The Royal Navy is considering how they can further optimise the use of the Offshore Patrol Vessels in supporting our national and global interests.

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