HMS Explorer (P164)

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Career (UK)
Name: HMS Explorer
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Commissioned: 1986
Identification: Pennant number: P164
Status: in active service, as of 2014
General characteristics
Class & type: Archer-class patrol vessel
Displacement: 49 tons
Length: 20.8 m (68 ft 3 in)
Beam: 5.8 m (19 ft)
Draught: 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Propulsion: 2 shafts, Rolls Royce M800T diesels, 1,590 bhp
Speed: 18 knots
Range: 550 nmi (1,020 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 5 (RN), 1 training officer (RNR), 12 students (URNU) or 12 (RN)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Decca 1216 navigation radar
Armament: 3 × 7.62 mm L7 GPMG (Cyprus Sqn.) (can be fitted with 20 mm cannon on fo'c'sle)

HMS Explorer is an Archer-class P2000-type patrol and training vessel of the British Royal Navy.

Westland Sea King helicopter and Explorer, at the celebrations of the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II on 4 June 2012 at the Humber Bridge

The ship is assigned to the Yorkshire Universities Royal Naval Unit (URNU), serving the universities of York, Hull, Sheffield and Leeds.

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