HMS Trumpeter (P294)

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HMS Trumpeter, 2012
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Trumpeter
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Commissioned: 1988
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Archer-class patrol vessel
Displacement: 54 tonnes
Length: 20.8 m (68 ft)
Beam: 5.8 m (19 ft)
Draught: 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Propulsion: 2 shafts, Rolls Royce M800T diesels, 1,590 bhp
  • 14 kn (26 km/h)
  • 45 kn (83 km/h) (Hull design, but limited due to engine fitted)
Range: 550 nmi (1,020 km)
  • 18 (training)[N 1]
  • 12 (operational)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Decca 1216 navigation radar

HMS Trumpeter is an Archer-class patrol vessel P2000-type patrol and training vessel of the British Royal Navy.[1][2] Trumpeter is assigned to Cambridge University Royal Naval Unit, having previously been the training ship of the Bristol University Royal Naval Unit.

Operational history[edit]

She served in the Gibraltar Squadron alongside Ranger commencing 1991 under commanding officer Lieutenant Richard Morris. With Ranger she was deployed on the Thames for the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant to assist in security and partake in the pageant. She also assisted in security for the 2012 London Olympics.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 5 ship's company, 1 training officer, 12 URNU students.
  2. ^ When operational and not in URNU role.


  1. ^ "Patrol Boats – Archer class". Royal Navy. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Archer Class P2000 (URNU)". Armed Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  3. ^ Edvvc (3 June 2012). "HMS Ranger & HMS Trumpeter". Flickr. Archived from the original on 8 October 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2012.

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