HMS Trumpeter (P294)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Trumpeter.
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HMS Trumpeter, 2012
Career (UK)
Name: HMS Trumpeter
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Commissioned: 1988
Identification: Pennant number: P294
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
Propulsion:
Speed:
  • 14 kn (26 km/h)
  • 45 kn (83 km/h) (Hull design, but limited due to engine fitted)
Range:
  • 550 nmi (1,020 km)
Complement:
  • 18 (training)[N 1]
  • 12 (operational)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Decca 1216 navigation radar
Armament:

HMS Trumpeter is an Archer-class patrol vessel P2000-type patrol and training vessel of the British Royal Navy. Trumpeter is assigned to Cambridge University Royal Naval Unit, having previously been the training ship of the Bristol University Royal Naval Unit.

Operational history[edit]

She served in the Gibraltar Squadron alongside Ranger commencing 1991 under commanding officer Lieutenant Richard Morris. With Ranger she was deployed on the Thames for the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant to assist in security and partake in the pageant. She also assisted in security for the 2012 London Olympics.[2]

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Navy - Patrol Boats - Archer class, royalnavy.mod.uk, Retrieved 14 June 2014
  2. ^ "HMS Ranger & HMS Trumpeter | Flickr - Photo Sharing!". Flickr. 2012-06-03. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 

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