31 Aug '17, 8am

The Forth is with us - Royal Navy's new patrol ship @HMS_Forth makes her debut at sea

These ships will be able to conduct all of the fishery protection and domestic security duties currently undertaken by the squadron but will now also provide far more capable platform for deploying overseas such as when Mersey provided support to migrant operations in the Mediterranean or Severn and Mersey on Atlantic Patrol North. Lt Tom Sleight They're four knots faster, carry a 30mm, not 20mm main gun, two Miniguns, four machine-guns, two Pacific 24 sea boats. Each ship is equipped with a flight deck (only Clyde of the first generation craft can host a helicopter) and there's accommodation for up to 50 troops/Royal Marines to support operations ashore if needed. Junior ratings share six-berth cabins - as on Type 45 destroyers; senior rates and officers will live in two-berth en suite cabins. Forth, which is affiliated to the historic city of Stirling, also borrows many ...

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