| HMS Blazer|
in active service
| Royal Navy|
"Premier in the First"
| Archer-class patrol vessel|HMS Blazer (P279) Wikipedia
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.