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HMS Raider (P275)

HMS Raider is an Archer-class patrol and training vessel of the British Royal Navy.[1][2] Along with her batch 2 sister-ship, HMS Tracker, Raider is part of the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron based at HMNB Clyde.

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HMS Raider in 2009
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Raider
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Ailsa Shipbuilding Company
Commissioned: January 1998
Homeport: HMNB Clyde
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Archer-class patrol vessel
Displacement: 54 tonnes
Length: 20.8 m (68 ft)
Beam: 5.8 m (19 ft)
Draught: 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Propulsion: 2 shafts, Rolls Royce MTU V12 diesel engines
  • 25 kn (46 km/h)
  • 45 kn (83 km/h) (Hull design, but limited due to engine fitted)
Range: 550 nmi (1,020 km)
Complement: 12
Sensors and
processing systems:
Decca 1216 navigation radar
Armour: Ballistic protection fitted


Raider is one of sixteen 20-metre, 54-tonne P2000 patrol craft operated by the Royal Navy. She is constructed from glass-reinforced plastic. As a "batch 2" vessel, Raider has a sustainable top speed of 24 knots, faster than her batch 1 sister ships due to her more powerful turbocharged MTU diesels; she can exceed 24 knots in suitable sea conditions. Both Raider and Tracker operate in the force protection role, providing maritime security for high value shipping in the Firth of Clyde, and are armed with three general purpose machine guns.


Raider, formerly of Cambridge URNU, became Bristol URNU's training ship in Summer 2010, superseding HMS Trumpeter. In October 2012 she joined the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron to replace HMS Dasher, which returned to Bristol URNU.


  1. ^ "Patrol Boats – Archer class". Royal Navy. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Archer Class P2000 (URNU)". Armed Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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