HMS Pursuer (P273)

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Name: HMS Pursuer
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Status: in active service, as of 2019
General characteristics
Class and type: Archer class patrol vessel
Displacement: 49 tons
Length: 20.8 m (68 ft 3 in)
Beam: 5.8 m (19 ft)
Draught: 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Propulsion: 2 shafts, Rolls Royce M800T diesels, 1,590 bhp
Speed: 18 knots
Range: 550 nmi (1,020 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 5 (RN), 1 training officer (RNR), 12 students (URNU) or 12 (RN)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Decca 1216 navigation radar
Armament: 3 × 7.62 mm L7 GPMG (Cyprus Sqn.) (can be fitted with 20 mm cannon on fo'c'sle)

HMS Pursuer (P273) is an Archer-class patrol and training vessel of the British Royal Navy, until recently part of the Royal Navy Cyprus Squadron (RNCS), formed in February 2003 in support of Operation Telic, the U.S. led invasion of Iraq. Previous to this she was the training vessel for Sussex University Royal Naval Unit (SUSURNU).

In 2010, she is reported as having returned to duties at HMNB Clyde.