HMS Medway, HMS Spey and HMS Tamar have met up in the Carribean.
HMS Spey and Tamar both recently left Portsmouth as they sailed on a mission which will see them deployed from the eastern shores of Africa to the west coast of the USA over the next five years.
The two ships will arrive in the Pacific on the back of the maiden deployment by HMS Queen Elizabeth and her Carrier Strike Group.
“The new ships will act as the eyes and ears of the navy in the region, working alongside Britain’s allies, carrying out security patrols to deal with drug-running, smuggling, terrorism and other illegal activities, joining in exercises with other navies and armed forces, and flying the flag for Global Britain. No permanent home has been assigned to the pair as they will instead make use of bases and ports in the Pacific region. Their patrol area embraces both the Indian and Pacific oceans, extending as far north as the Bering Sea and south to the foot of Tasmania and New Zealand.”
Tamar and Spey are currently sailing across the Atlantic before heading into the Pacific via the Panama Canal.
— HMS Medway (@HMS_Medway) September 23, 2021
HMS Medway, along with RFA Wave Knight, is deployed as part of the UK’s Caribbean Task Group.