River-class Offshore Patrol Vessel
HMS TYNE (P281) is a River-class offshore patrol vessel, built by Vosper Thornycroft, launched on 27 April 2002 and commissioned on 24 July 2003. She is the sixth ship to bear the name in Royal Navy service. With a complement of 42 personnel, a length of 79.9 metres and a displacement of 1,677 tonnes her top speed is 20 knots. HMS TYNE is a fishery protection vessel and her primary task is patrolling the United Kingdom's waters, enforcing national and EU fisheries legislation. She is able to patrol for 300 days per year. The original painting was commissioned by the commanding officer and is displayed on board HMS Tyne.