HMS Dasher (P280)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Dasher.
Royal Navy P2000 Patrol Boat HMS Dasher MOD 45152119.jpg
HMS Dasher, 2010
Career (UK)
Name: HMS Dasher
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Identification: Pennant number: P280
Status: in active service, as of 2014
General characteristics
Class & type: Archer-class patrol vessel
Displacement: 54 tonnes[1]
Length: 20.8 m
Beam: 5.8 m
Draught: 1.8 m
  • 14 kn (26 km/h)
  • 45 kn (83 km/h) (Hull design, but limited due to engine fitted)
  • 550 nmi (1,020 km)
  • 18 (training)[N 1]
  • 12 (operational)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Decca 1216 navigation radar

HMS Dasher is an Archer-class P2000 patrol and training vessel of the British Royal Navy, currently part of the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron (FPBS) at HMNB Clyde.[2]

Until 2010 she was part of the Royal Navy Cyprus Squadron (RNCS), formed in February 2003 in support of Operation Telic, the U.S. led invasion of Iraq. Prior to 2004 Dasher was the training vessel for Bristol University Royal Naval Unit (URNU), duties most recently performed by HMS Raider. As of September 2012, Raider, took Dasher's role on FPBS, and Dasher once again returned to Bristol URNU as their training vessel.


  1. ^ 5 ship's company, 1 training officer, 12 URNU students.
  2. ^ When operational and not in URNU role.


  1. ^ Royal Navy - Patrol Boats - Archer class,, Retrieved 14 June 2014
  2. ^ Royal Navy - Faslane Squadron - HMS Dasher,

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