|HMS Blazer (P279)|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2021[update]|
|Class & type:||Archer-class patrol vessel|
|Displacement:||52 long ton|
|Length:||20.8 m (68 ft 3 in)|
|Beam:||5.8 m (19 ft)|
|Propulsion:||2 shafts, Rolls Royce M800T diesels, 1,590 bhp|
|Speed:||14 knots (maximum)|
|Boats & landing |
|1 × Gemini RIB|
|Complement:||5 (RN), 1 training officer (RNR), 12 students (URNU) or 12 (RN)|
|Sensors and |
1 × Decca 1216 navigation radar|
1 × 968 surveillance radar
3 × 7.62 mm L7 GPMG|
10 × SA80 in small arms locker
Mount for a 20 mm cannon on fo'c'sle
|Motto:||"Premier in the First"|
|Notes:||Pennant number: P279|
HMS Blazer is an Archer-class patrol vessel of the Royal Navy. She was built by Vosper Thornycroft. She is just over 20 metres long and 5.8 metres wide and powered by two Rolls-Royce turbo engines. The ship is based at HMS Nelson, the shore base in Portsmouth and was commissioned in 1988.
She has four crew plus a commanding officer, and sails with a training officer and a complement of students. She is attached to the Southampton University Royal Naval Unit (SURNU), under the command of Lt Amie Jackson RN, who is also Officer in Charge of the Unit.
In 1993 she was involved in a fishing incident with French trawlers at the port of Cherbourg.
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