HMS Severn, a River class offshore patrol vessel, has been given a new paint job.
The vessel is looking quite smart…
Our final night in the dock. We're looking forward to seeing the camo from further away than 10 meters!
Oh, and we need to paint in the squares where the breast shores have been holding the ship upright! pic.twitter.com/wIMYrCsykA
— HMS Severn (@hmssevern) August 13, 2021
HMS Severn returned to operational status last year after the River class Offshore Patrol Vessel left the fleet in October 2017 after 14 years of service.
The vessel was originally decommissioned in October 2017 as previously the plan was to replace the Batch 1 River class Offshore Patrol Vessels with the newer Batch 2 vessels. However, it was announced in 2018 that all the Batch 1 River class vessels would be retained.
HMS Severn will be re-commissioned on the 28th of August.
Additional to the Batch 1 HMS Severn getting a new paint job, the five newer Batch 2 River class ships are all getting a new paint job. The Royal Navy say they plan to paint all five second-generation River-class ships with the dazzle scheme in due course to give them a unique identity in the Fleet.
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