HMS Forth (P222)

HMS Forth is the first of five new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV). She entered service in 2018, becoming the eyes and ears of the Royal Navy, both at home and abroad.

HMS Forth (P222) is currently on deployment

Fishery Protection

United Kingdom

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5,500+ nautical miles



Maximum crew size

20+ knots

Top speed

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United Kingdom

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HMS Forth's role

As the first of the Royal Navy’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV), HMS Forth is at the cutting-edge of maritime security. Her remit is to protect our nation’s interests at sea, whether that means safeguarding fishing stocks in UK waters, or offering reassurance and protection in the Falklands. She also has a flight deck and is armed with an array of weaponry, meaning she can support a range of operations, from counter-piracy to anti-smuggling.

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