HMS Puncher (P291)

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HMS Puncher (P291) at Portsmouth
Career (UK) RN Ensign
Name: HMS Puncher
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Commissioned: 1986
Motto: "Never give in"
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: 12 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.)

HMS Puncher (P291) is an Archer-class P2000-type patrol and training vessel of the British Royal Navy built by Watercraft of Shoreham and fitted out by Vosper Thorneycroft in Portsmouth.

Puncher first role is for sea based training of the students of the University of London's University Royal Naval Unit (URNU). She is also used to train Combined Cadet Forces and Sea Cadet Corps members and navigational training officers in the Fleet and Royal Marines in preparation for navigating landing craft.

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