As I understood it, the Batch 2s were built to more warry like standards. Other posters have said nonsense, so built them to incorporate the standards. @Not a Boffin is indeed absent from this august forum and i would suggest we are missing his input. @A2_Matelot what's happening?A bit hysterical there! Not exactly a major threat is it? It is not an OPV job - more a case for UK Border Force have more vessels.
Who is going to buy them?
A question for someone like @Not a Boffin: during Operation Corporate in 1982 Leeds Castle and Dumbarton Castle were included in the task group as 'dispatch vessels'. Did this just mean they were used as 'go fors'?