HMS Pursuer (P273)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Pursuer.
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HMS Pursuer, 2011
Career (UK)
Name: HMS Pursuer
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Sponsored by: Ballyregan Bob
Homeport: Faslane
Identification: Pennant number: P273
Motto: Relentless Pursuit
Status: in active service, as of 2014
Badge: HMS Pursuer badge.jpg
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 Pursuer is an Archer-class patrol and training vessel of the British Royal Navy, currently Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities Royal Naval Unit's (G&S URNU) training vessel based in Faslane where she was until 2012 part of the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron (FPBS) at HMNB Clyde.

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 Pursuer was the training vessel for Sussex University Royal Naval Unit (SUSURNU), duties now performed by HMS Ranger.


  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

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