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Photographer:Chris Hunsicker [View profile]Title:HMS MERSEY P283Added:Jul 14, 2005
Captured:August 12, 2005IMO:9261346Hits:748
Location:Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Photo Category: Patrol forces
Seen here arriving in Portsmouth @ 08:35hrs, 12/8/05.

The fifth and current HMS Mersey has ended the long absence of a Mersey in the Fleet. She is a River Class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) designed primarily for fishery protection duties around UK waters and was launched at Southampton. She was commissioned into the Fleet on the 28th November 2003, though she was not expected to begin fishery protection duties till February 2004. She is expected to be the pinnacle in OPV's for some time into the 21st century.
Displacement: 1,677 tonnes
Length: 79.5 metres
Beam: 13.6 metres
Speed: 16.5 knots
Range: 7800 nautical miles at a speed of 12 knots
Complement:Ship's boats: 2 x Halmatic Jet Pacific 22 Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB)
30 (plus Royal Marines boarding party)
Armament: 1 x 20mm BMARC KAA Gun, 2 x General Purpose Machine Guns(GPMG)
Vessel Identification
Pennant no.:P283
Technical Data
Vessel type:Patrol Vessel
Gross tonnage:2,109 tons
Length:0 m
Beam:0 m
Draught:5 m

Additional Information
Home port:Portsmouth
Build year:2003
AIS Information
Last known position:
50°48’25.45” N, 1°6’36.46” W
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 279° (90°)
Arrival:30th Nov -0001
00:00:00 UTC
Last update:
1 day 14 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2015 June 4th, 13:35:37 UTCAntibes
2013 January 16th, 02:30:37 UTCUnknown
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