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HMS Explorer (P164)
Career (UK)
Name: HMS Explorer
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Commissioned: 1986
Status: in active service, as of 2022
General characteristics
Class & type: Archer class patrol vessel
Displacement: 49 long ton
Length: 20.8 m (68 ft 3 in)
Beam: 5.8 m (19 ft)
Draught: 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Propulsion: 2 shafts, Rolls Royce M800T diesels, 1,590 bhp
Speed: 18 knots
Range: 550 nmi (1,020 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 5 (RN), 1 training officer (RNR), 12 students (URNU) or 12 (RN)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Decca 1216 navigation radar
Armament: 3 × 7.62 mm L7 GPMG (Cyprus Sqn.) (can be fitted with 20 mm cannon on fo'c'sle)

HMS Explorer (P164) is an Archer-class P2000-type patrol and training vessel of the British Royal Navy.

Westland Sea King helicopter of 'E' flight, No. 202 Squadron RAF and HMS Explorer (P164), Archer class patrol vessel at the celebrations of the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II on 4 June 2012 at the Humber Bridge, Hessle, East Riding of Yorkshire.

The ship is assigned to the Yorkshire Universities Royal Naval Unit (URNU), serving the universities of York, Hull, Sheffield and Leeds. The commanding officer has been Lieutenant Dafydd Bryden since the summer of 2011. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Lieutenant Simon Shaw has assumed command of HMS Explorer on 14 June 2013, along with HMS Exploits ships company. This additional command has made Simon Shaw the only URNU commanding officer to have command of two P2000 patrol vessels at the same time.

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HMS Explorer serves ALL Yorkshire Universities.