Tuesday, 17 April 2018

British patrol vessel HMS Ranger (P293) 1987-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 2 April 2018

An Archer-class patrol and (cadet) training vessel, based in HMNB Portsmouth. Affiliated to Sussex and Brighton Universities’ Royal Naval Unit. MMSI 232696000 and call sign GAAY. Built at the shipyard of Watercraft Limited [Vosper Thornycroft], Shoreham-by-Sea in 1987 and commissioned in 1988. Displacement 54 tonnes and as dimensions 20,8 x 5,8 x 1,8 metres. Speed 14 knots. A crew numbering 12 (operational)-18 (training) persons. Her armament consists of 1-2cm Oerlikon gun if necessary and furthermore 3 machineguns.