HMS Pursuer (P273)

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Career (UK)
Name: HMS Pursuer
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
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
Length: 20.8 m (68 ft 3 in)
Beam: 5.8 m (19 ft)
Draught: 2.2 m (7 ft 2 in)
Propulsion: 2 shafts, Rolls Royce M800T diesels, 1,590 bhp
Speed: 16 knots
Range: 550 nmi (1,020 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 6 Royal Navy + 10 Officer Cadets
Sensors and
processing systems:
Sperry Marine Bridgemaster E navigation radar
Armament: 3 × 7.62 mm L7 GPMG

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.[1]

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.

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