The second of the Royal Navy’s next-generation patrol ships makes her debut at sea next month – as the fourth ship entered the water for the first time.
HMS Tamar became the latest second-generation River-class ship to be officially launched, lowered into the water at BAE System’s Govan yard, then towed three kilometres downstream to the firm’s Scotstoun facility, where fitting out takes place.
There she joins Ship No.3 in the class, HMS Trent, and No.2, HMS Medway, which are both being fitted out.
Medway is days away from completion. She is due to head down Glasgow’s great artery for her maiden voyage in November.