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First River Class Offshore Patrol Vessel departs Glasgow

FORTH, the first of five new River Class Offshore Patrol Vessels, officially departed Glasgow today. The departure of FORTH marks the first time a complex warship has left BAE SYSTEMs yards since HMS DUNCAN in 2013.

To mark the occasion, employees and the Royal Navy gathered on the dockside to watch as the 90 metre vessel departed from her birthplace on the Clyde to start her voyage to her new home port of Portsmouth Naval Base, where she is expected to be commissioned into Her Majesty’s fleet later this year.

Once commissioned, HMS FORTH will aid a range of activities including counter-terrorism and anti-smuggling operations, to securing the UK’s borders to help keep Britain safe.

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