HMS Severn

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 11th September 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department undertook prior to recommissioning HMS Severn.

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason the Government decided to recommission HMS Severn.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

It was announced in November 2018 that HMS SEVERN would be retained by the Royal Navy (RN) along with two other Batch 1 Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV), HMS TYNE and HMS MERSEY. The vessels perform a range of duties within home waters in support of homeland security, fishing protection and training. These versatile vessels provide the RN with excellent capabilities in UK territorial waters allowing larger warships to be deployed more regularly abroad.

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