Some great images from the MoD showing the three River class vessels of the Fisheries protection Squadron (click to enlarge)
All three River Class patrol vessels of the Fishery Protection Squadron, HMS Severn, HMS Tyne and HMS Mersey are pictured exercising off the coast of Cornwall. The Fishery Protection Squadron (FPS) enforces UK and EU fisheries legislation in order to ensure the long term sustainability of the UK fishing grounds. In addition, the three UK based Ships are the only warships on permanent patrol around the UK, contributing to the policing of UK waters and delivering an intrinsic element of the UK’s Maritime Security
HMS Tyne Makes a Sharp Turn on Exercise with Fishery Protection Squadron
HMS Severn on Exercise with the Fishery Protection Squadron
The Fisheries protection Squadron gets bugger all attention so its great to see the MoD releasing these great photographs.
A good overview from Wikipedia here and the official page from the Royal Navy, here.
The images are from a recent exercise;
Royal Navy Fishery Protection Vessel HMS Mersey was joined by her sister ships HMS Severn and HMS Tyne for the annual Fishery Protection Squadron Exercise last week. The exercise saw the ships put through their paces in a series of challenging combined evolutions at sea as well as team-building and knowledge-sharing events ashore.
Read more here