The acceptance document was signed in Govan, Scotland, signifying the official handover of the vessel to the UK Ministry of Defence.
HMS TAMAR is the fourth River-class Batch 2 Offshore Patrol Vessel to be accepted by the UK Ministry of Defence since BAE Systems cut steel on the first of class, HMS Forth, in October 2014.
David Shepherd, OPV Programme Director said:
“I am extremely proud of the way we have worked together with the Royal Navy, UK Ministry of Defence and our suppliers to make this milestone a reality. Following HMS TAMAR’s acceptance, we will continue to support the ship’s crew as they move on board to conduct vital training before her planned departure from Glasgow in the coming months”
HMS TAMAR will provide a strategically important role in protecting the UK’s interests at sea.