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Bahrain receives ex-RN patrol vessel

10th August 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Royal Bahrain Naval Force (RBNF) on 7 August received an ex-RN patrol vessel in a ceremony in Portsmouth, UK.

HMS Clyde (now RBNS Al Zubara) was decommissioned in December 2019, although BAE Systems extended its lease to the RN until late March this year.

As HMS Clyde it served in the RN Fishery Protection Squadron before being replaced by HMS Forth (a Batch 2 River-class patrol vessel).

A plan to sell the OPV to Brazil fell through, enabling the RBNF to step in.

Shephard Defence Insight estimates that RBNS Al Zubara will remain in service with the RBNF until 2028.

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