HMS Medway has been commissioned at a ceremony in Chatham Dockyard.
Commander Ben Power said:
“I’m honoured and proud to stand here before you today. Getting Medway to this point has taken huge effort and it’s been incredibly rewarding.”
Our PR team were lucky enough to attend the private event of The Commissioning Ceremony of her Majesty’s Ship Medway. “It is very rare that a ship gets commissioned in the location it takes its name from, making HMS Medway’s visit even more special”. #ForwardTogether @HMS_Medway pic.twitter.com/o4lWkhsZxC
— Dockyard Chatham (@DockyardChatham) September 19, 2019
Medway is the second of five Batch 2 River Class vessels ordered for the Royal Navy, she arrived in Portsmouth on the 17th of June 2019.
The Royal Navy say that these ships are designed to carry out maritime security roles in Home waters or globally including; anti-smuggling, fishery protection, border patrols, counter-terrorism and counter-piracy.