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A Visit to HMS Severn at Liverpool Cruise Terminal

Photographs  John H. Luxton 2011

On Sunday June 06, 2011 the Merseyside Branch of the World Ship Society paid a visit to HMS SEVERN berthed at the Liverpool Cruise Terminal
The Bridge - Engineering functions take place on the port side of the bridge, navigation, helm and fishing protection duties are conducted on the starboard side.
Views from the Bridge wings

HMS SEVERN is the second of three River Class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) to come into service being completed in 2003, and along with sister ships, HMS TYNE and HMS MERSEY comprise the majority of the Royal Navys Fishery Protection Squadron.

HMS SEVERN was built by Vosper Thornycroft, Southampton and is based at HM Naval Base Portsmouth. She along with her sister vessels are operated on lease from Vosper Thornycroft (now BAe Systems following VTs withdrawal from the BVT consortium) to the Royal Navy until 2013.

Port and starboard Ruston enginesShip's Bell
Quarter deck. This can support helicopter winching operations but not landing.Foc'sle views

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