HMS Dasher (P280)

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Name: HMS Dasher
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Status: in active service, as of 2022
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 Dasher (P280) is an Archer-class P2000-type patrol and training vessel of the British Royal Navy.

Until recently, she was part of the RN Cyprus Squadron but in 2010 is reported to have returned to patrol duties at HMNB Clyde.