Saturday, 14 May 2022

British fast patrol vessel (ex-XSV Explorer 1986-1994) HMS Explorer (P164) 1994-


Hull, England 21 October 2008

United Kingdom-flagged, MMSI 235009910 and call sign GABB. Of the Archer-class. Former RNXS tender A154 and in 1994 handed over to the British Royal Navy. Built by Vosper Thornycroft. Commissioned in 1986. Homeport Kingston-upon-Hull. Displacement 54 tons and as dimensions 20.8 x 5.8 x 1.8 metres or 68 x 19 x 5.11 feet. Fitted out with 2 Rolls Royce M800T diesels supplying 1,590 bhp via 2 shafts allowing thanks to the hull design a theoretical speed of 45 knots, but limited to the fitted propulsion. Range 550 nautical miles. Crew numbers 5(operational)-16 (training purposes) men. Armament 1-2cm Oerlikon to be mounted on forecastle and 3 general purpose guns

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