HMS Spey, the British Royal Navy’s River-class offshore patrol vessel, sailed from Scotstoun.
Sea trials set an important milestone at the point of acceptance of HMS Spey, and the vessel’s capability and integrity will be extensively tested. This process includes the maximum functionality of the systems; instantly firing the guns (including the 30mm main gun), starting the vessel’s engines at full power, and testing their top speed before the ship returns to the Scotstoun.
HMS Spey (P234) is a Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol vessel in the final stages of delivery for the Royal Navy. The River class is a versatile vessel designed to perform many tasks, including providing maritime security to coastal areas and disaster relief. The 90-meter ship was equipped with an air surveillance radar for detecting low-altitude aircraft, as well as being used in smuggling operations.
HMS Spey is equipped with a 30mm DS30M Mark 2 for intercepting assault boats armed with short-range missiles, rockets, machine guns or explosives. The 90-meter ship, with a 20-meter flight deck, is suitable for landing a medium-sized helicopter up to 7 tons and can refuel the helicopter.