Wednesday, 11 May 2022

British HMS fast patrol vessel Charger (P292) 1986-

Inner harbour Vlissingen, Netherlands 10 May 2022

United Kingdom-flagged, MMSI 235009880 and call sign GAAX. Homeport HMS Eaglet, Liverpool, England. Launched by Watercraft Limited, Shoreham-by-Sea in 1986, commissoned in 1988. 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 12 (operational)-18 (training purposes) men. Armament 1-2cm Oerlikon to be mounted on forecastle and 3 general purpose guns. 

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