The Royal Navy’s River-class offshore patrol vessel HMS Severn was passing Penarth Esplanade and Pier last night on her way in to dock at Cardiff.
HMS Severn is the 9th of the class to have entered service – and the first warship in 56 years to be named after the River Severn .
The ship carries out fishery protection duties around the UK coast – working with two sister ship HMS Mersey and HMS Tyne but she has also carried out Atlantic Patrol Tasking – an assignment usually allocated to frigates or destroyers
Apart from catching trawlers fishing illegally, Severn has also apprehended the M.V. Carib Palm off the south coast of the England .The Carib Palm was found to have an illicit cargo of cocaine on board – valued at £350,000,000.