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Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Cutlass
Builder: Marine Specialised Technology, Merseyside
Laid down: July 2020[1][2]
Acquired: November 2021
Homeport: PJOB Gibraltar/HQ British Forces Gibraltar
Identification:
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class & type: Cutlass-class patrol vessel
Propulsion: Three Volvo D13 engines; triple MJP 350X waterjets[3]
Speed: 41 knots (76 km/h; 47 mph)
Complement: 6 personnel + up to 6 passengers
Armament:

3 × general purpose machine guns (bow & stern-mounted)

1 × .50 machine gun

HMS Cutlass is a Cutlass-class patrol vessel fast patrol boat of the British Royal Navy. She is a fast patrol boat with a maximum speed around 41 knots (76 km/h; 47 mph) designed for sovereignty protection and coastal security duties. She arrived in Gibraltar in November 2021[4] after undergoing sea trials in Liverpool.[5][6] The boat was formally handed over to the Royal Navy in March 2022.[7]

Along with HMS Dagger, she is replacing the Scimitar-class patrol vessels in Gibraltar. The Scimitar-class boats were deployed in Gibraltar after 2003 but were withdrawn from the territory in 2020, being then replaced by two Archer-class boats on an interim basis until the arrival of the Cutlass-class vessels.

Cutlass was commissioned on 4 May 2022.[8]

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