HMS Smiter (P272)
|Completed:||22 January 1986|
|Commissioned:||4 September 1986|
|Motto:||"Strike hard and often"|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Archer class patrol vessel|
|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 M800T diesels, 1,590 bhp|
|Range:||550 nmi (1,020 km)|
|Sensors and |
|Decca 1216 navigation radar|
On being accepted into service, she initially served with the Clyde Division of the Royal Naval Reserve until 11 October 1990. She then transferred to the University Royal Naval Unit (URNU) of Glasgow. In September 2012 she became the training vessel of Oxford University Royal Naval Unit. She replaced HMS Tracker in this role, which transferred to the Faslane Force Protection Squadron.
In June 2017, Smiter, in company with HM Ships Archer, Ranger and Exploit, deployed to the Baltic to take part in the NATO BALTOPS exercise, the first time that Royal Navy P2000's have been involved in such an exercise.
Smiter provides sea training for members of Oxford University Royal Naval Unit.
- 5 ship's company, 1 training officer, 12 URNU students.
- When operational and not in URNU role.
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