HMS Raider (P275)
HMS Raider in 2009
|Builder:||Ailsa Shipbuilding Company|
|Identification:||Pennant number: P275|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2013[update]|
|Class & type:||Archer-class patrol vessel|
|Length:||20.8 m (68 ft 3 in)|
|Beam:||5.8 m (19 ft)|
|Draught:||1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Propulsion:||2 × MTU V12 diesels|
|Range:||550 nmi (1,020 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)|
|Decca 1216 navigation radar|
|Armament:||3 × 7.62mm General Purpose Machine Guns|
|Armour:||Ballistic protection fitted|
HMS Raider is an Archer-class patrol and training vessel of the British Royal Navy. Along with her batch 2 sister-ship, HMS Tracker, Raider is part of the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron based at HMNB Clyde.
Raider is one of sixteen 20-metre, 54-tonne P2000 patrol craft operated by the Royal Navy. She is constructed from glass-reinforced plastic. As a "batch 2" vessel, Raider has a sustainable top speed of 24 knots, faster than her batch 1 sister ships due to her more powerful turbocharged MTU diesels; she can exceed 24 knots in suitable sea conditions. Both Raider and Tracker operate in the force protection role, providing maritime security for high value shipping in the Firth of Clyde, and are armed with three general purpose machine guns.
Raider, formerly of Cambridge URNU, became Bristol URNU's training ship in Summer 2010, superseding HMS Trumpeter. In October 2012 she joined the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron to replace HMS Dasher, which returned to Bristol URNU.
In addition to her captain, a regular Royal Navy officer, Raider has a permanent crew of five Royal Navy personnel.
Raider about to receive crewmen from a Sea King helicopter
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