HMS Express (P163)
HMS Express, 2010
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Archer-class patrol vessel|
|Length:||20.8 m (68 ft)|
|Beam:||5.8 m (19 ft)|
|Draught:||1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Propulsion:||2 shafts, Rolls Royce M800T diesels, 1,590 bhp|
|Range:||550 nmi (1,020 km)|
|Sensors and |
|Decca 1216 navigation radar|
Initially assigned to the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service, her hull was black rather than the grey colour normally used for Royal Navy warships. On transfer to the Royal Navy she retained the black colour until 2005. She is assigned to the Wales University Royal Naval Unit (URNU) from Cardiff, Swansea and South Wales Universities. The students are given the rank of officer cadet in the Royal Navy Reserve.
Up to 10 students from Wales URNU can be accommodated on board, as well as 5 permanent ships company drawn from the Royal Navy.
- 5 ship's company, 1 training officer, 10 URNU students.
- When operational and not in URNU role.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to HMS Express (P163).|
|This article about a specific naval ship or boat of the United Kingdom is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|