The ninth and current HMS Severn is a River class offshore patrol vessel of the British Royal Navy. Named after the River Severn, the ship is the first to bear the name in 56-years.
She was built by Vosper Thornycroft in Southampton to serve as fishery protection units within the United Kingdom's waters along with her two sister ships Mersey and Tyne. All three were commissioned into service in 2003 to replace the five older Island class patrol vessels.
HMS Severn was affiliated with the city of Newport in September 2003 and awarded the freedom of the city in June 2006.
Description harvested from HMS Severn (P282) - Wikipedia
HMS Severn arrives at Newcastle Quayside 3rd April 2012 - ALANSVIDS1's channel
National Archives - HMS Severn
Ship Spotting World - HMS Severn (P282)