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Ships’ Solent exercise

ON THE MOVE From left, HMS Tyne, HMS Mersey and HMS Severn

ON THE MOVE From left, HMS Tyne, HMS Mersey and HMS Severn

THE Royal Navy’s three fishery protection vessels took a short break from policing the UK’s waters to unite for a joint exercise.

HMS Mersey, HMS Severn and HMS Tyne usually conduct individual patrols to protect the nation’s fish stocks.

But the Portsmouth-based ships came together for their annual squadron exercise in the Solent.

The two-day exercise included Severn directing her sister ships into a co-ordinated anchorage in the Solent and Mersey leading on a series of manoeuvres where all three ships moved perfectly in time at set distances from each other.

 

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