Wednesday, 10 September 2008


Exercising today off the mouth of Loch Long, as indeed she has been for several days now, the 'River' class offshore patrol vessel SEVERN was seen working with one of HMS GANNET's helicopters, a Sea King Mk 5. SEVERN is 79.5 metres long, and has a displacement of 1,677 tonnes. She was the second of three ships built by Vosper Thorneycroft in 2001/02, and was leased from her builders on a five year contract, which was later extended to remaion in force until 2013.


Anonymous said...

Nice, got a similar shot from the Splash, now scrapped ;-) !!