Pair of Royal Navy Warships Will Begin Patrolling Indo-Pacific

The Royal Navy will permanently station two offshore patrol vessels in the Indo-Pacific region later this summer, according to the U.K. Ministry of Defence.

The HMS Spey and HMS Tamar, both River-class vessels, will deploy in August and “will be supported by partners during their operations, including Australia, Japan and Singapore,” according to an email from the ministry to Stars and Stripes on July 21.

A spokesman attributed that information to the ministry itself, in keeping with the department’s policy. It did not specify where the ships would be stationed.

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