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Hi,

The "River" class vessels that saw service in the Falklands were the Esk, Tay, Test, Dart, Trent, Avon and Wye. My late father served on the Test and the Avon and thought they were great ships.

Anyone know why the Tweed may have been any different..?

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Rushie
This class were built in yards all over Europe. The best of them were built in Sweden.
 

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The received wisom of the time was that the shipyard at Split, having previously bult one of the "Ity" class, tenderd and won the contract to build one of the "River" class. The hull number and name were allocated after which the yard revealed it would be actually unable to build the hull. After considerable legal wrangling it was agreed that they would build another "Ity" boat instead which became known as the "Humberity".
 
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