RN commissions HMS Magpie

9 July 2018

HMS Magpie was commissioned into the Royal Navy at the end of June, where it will join the navy's hydrographic squadron, replacing the HMS Gleaner inshore survey vessel.

HMS Magpie was delivered by Atlas Elektronik UK, as part of a contract for the supply and support of up to 38 common workboats for the UK Ministry of Defence.

Ranging in size from 11m to 18m, the multi-role SEA class vessels share common components and will be modular in design. This approach enables the rapid reconfiguration of vessel for a range of operations including dive support, explosive ordnance disposal, officer training, passenger transport, arctic exploration, logistic re-supply and hydrographic survey.

HMS Magpie's primary role will be in maintaining the integrity of coastal waters, ensuring safety of navigation and resilience of key national infrastructure in UK ports.

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