Future HMS Forth Delivered

The first of the Navy’s next-generation patrol ships has been formally accepted after four months of extensive trials. HMS Forth has been signed over to the MOD from builders BAE Systems, ready to make her debut in her future home of Portsmouth next month. She’s the first of five offshore patrol ships built to replace the four original River-class ships which were introduced into service between 2003 and 2007. The latter are now in the process of being withdrawn (HMS Severn paid off late last year) in favor of their…

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Cathelco to supply equipment for Royal Navy’s Type 26 Frigates

Cathelco have signed a contract to supply equipment for the first three vessels in a new generation of warships which will have a major role across the full spectrum of the Royal Navy’s operations. The Type 26 Frigates will be installed with two types of Cathelco systems, one protecting the underwater hull surface against corrosion and the other designed to prevent blockages in engine seawater cooling system pipework caused by bio-fouling. Due to start the manufacturing phase in the coming weeks at BAE Systems’ shipyard in Glasgow, the first ship…

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