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HMS Blazer (P279)

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Name  HMS Blazer
Commissioned  1988
Status  in active service
Displacement  54,000 kg
Operator  Royal Navy
Motto  "Premier in the First"
Weight  54 tons
Builder  VT Group
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Class and type  Archer-class patrol vessel

HMS Blazer is an Archer-class patrol vessel of the Royal Navy. She was built by Vosper Thornycroft. She is just over 20 metres long and 5.8 metres wide and powered by two Rolls-Royce diesel engines. The ship is based at HMS Nelson, the shore base in Portsmouth and was commissioned in 1988.

Blazer carries a crew of four plus a commanding officer. She operates with a training officer plus a complement of students which is attached to the Southampton University Royal Naval Unit (SURNU), under the command of Lt Joseph Currin RN.

Tasking includes: officer cadet training with Britannia Royal Naval College; VVIP visits and security patrols.

In 1993 Blazer was involved in a fishing incident with French trawlers at the port of Cherbourg.

References

HMS Blazer (P279) Wikipedia


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