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HMS Pursuer (P273)
Career (UK)
Name: HMS Pursuer
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Status: in active service, as of 2022
Badge: File:HMS Pursuer badge.jpg
General characteristics
Class & type: Archer class patrol vessel
Displacement: 54 tonnes
Length: 20.8 m (68 ft 3 in)
Beam: 5.8 m (19 ft)
Draught: 2.2 m (7 ft 2 in)
Propulsion: 2 shafts, Rolls Royce M800T diesels, 1,590 bhp
Speed: 16 knots
Range: 550 nmi (1,020 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 6 (RN)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Sperry Marine Bridgemaster E navigation radar
Armament: 3 × 7.62 mm L7 GPMG

HMS Pursuer (P273) is an Archer-class patrol and training vessel of the British Royal Navy, currently part of the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron (FPBS) at HMNB Clyde.[1]

Until 2010 she was part of the Royal Navy Cyprus Squadron (RNCS), formed in February 2003 in support of Operation Telic, the U.S. led invasion of Iraq. Prior to 2004 Pursuer was the training vessel for Sussex University Royal Naval Unit (SUSURNU), duties now performed by HMS Ranger.

Pursuer is currently commanded by Lieutenant Commander C M O'Neill Royal Navy, who is also the Commanding Officer of the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron.


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