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HMS Tyne (P281)
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HMS Tyne (P281)

HMS Tyne safeguards the UK’s fishing stocks. She is one of the busiest vessels in the Fleet, spending nine out of every ten days of the year at sea.

HMS Tyne


The principal role of HMS Tyne is to enforce fishery regulations in UK waters, working on behalf of the Marine Management Organisation to make sure fishing vessels stick to quotas and rules.


The first of the Royal Navy’s original generation of River Class ships, HMS Tyne has been serving the nation since the summer of 2003.


Working for the Fishery Protection Squadron - the oldest formation in the Royal Navy - and, more recently, the Offshore Patrol Squadron, HMS Tyne is one of the busiest ships in the Fleet, typically at sea around 190 days every year.


She is affiliated with the borough of North Tyneside.

River class


Led by Lieutenant Commander Alex Knight, HMS Tyne rotates her crew roughly every fortnight and is almost constantly at sea in home waters, making her ideal as the eyes and ears of the Navy around the UK.

Meeting the public at events across the UK – more UK ports are open to River Class ships than their larger cousins the T23 or T45 - HMS Tyne regularly flies the flag in these less well-visited areas.

Providing a training platform for navigation courses, the crew of HMS Tyne was directly responsible for facilitating the training and assessment of 27 newly qualified RN Navigators in 2017 alone.

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