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HMS Blazer (P279)
HMS Blazer on Loch Goil.jpg
Career (UK)
Name: HMS Blazer
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Commissioned: 1988
Status: in active service, as of 2021
General characteristics
Class & type: Archer-class patrol vessel
Displacement: 52 long ton
Length: 20.8 m (68 ft 3 in)
Beam: 5.8 m (19 ft)
Draught: 1.9 m
Propulsion: 2 shafts, Rolls Royce M800T diesels, 1,590 bhp
Speed: 14 knots (maximum)
Range: 300 nmi
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 × Gemini RIB
Complement: 5 (RN), 1 training officer (RNR), 12 students (URNU) or 12 (RN)
Sensors and
processing systems:
1 × Decca 1216 navigation radar
1 × 968 surveillance radar
Armament: 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.

Blazer with students embarked from Southampton University Royal Naval Unit

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