HMS SPEY - P234 - Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV)

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HMS SPEY - P234 - Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV)

Post by _on_the_clyde_ » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:37 am

Tug EN AVANT 1 https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/de ... EN_AVANT_1 arriving Fri 7th June to Glasgow with the barge ready for float off 'launch' of the next patrol vessel from BAE on the Clyde.
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Re: HMS SPEY - P226 - Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV)

Post by Colin Campbell » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:48 pm

Passed Fairfields on the north side bus going into town this morning .

Did I see SPEY on the barge ?? No sight on the return trip. Perhaps now in KGV.

Any photographers on the spot?

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Re: HMS SPEY - P226 - Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV)

Post by _on_the_clyde_ » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:01 pm

SPEY was moved from KGV dock at Govan to the Scotstoun dry dock number 3 today. She can be seen from Braehead along with TRENT and TAMAR sat in the water on final stages of fitting out.

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Re: HMS SPEY - P226 - Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV)

Post by Colin Campbell » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:55 pm

Thanks for that. Date noted to go into Database.
Have you a date for her being floated off barge?. Want that as a launch date for Database.
RN earlier tried to promote the naming ceremony day would be the equivalent of a 'launch date' but Database are sticking with the date she actually takes to the water. Thanks in advance.
Went down to the foot of Balmoral Street this am but KGV looked empty and all three tugs were alongside Braehead.
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Re: HMS SPEY - P226 - Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV)

Post by _on_the_clyde_ » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:21 pm

She floated off the barge early hours today (19th).

https://twitter.com/BAES_Maritime/statu ... 0575083520

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Re: HMS SPEY - P226 - Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV)

Post by Colin Campbell » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:22 am

Notice the photograph posted by BAE has the number P234 not 226

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Re: HMS SPEY - P234 - Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV)

Post by _on_the_clyde_ » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:45 am

good spot - my mistake when I started the thread! I've edit the subject to correct number.

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