Archer Class

No. In Class: 16

Dates built: 1985 – 1998

Builders: Watercraft Marine, Vosper Thornycroft, Alisa Shipbuilding Company

Bases: HMNB Faslane, HMNB Portsmouth

Important systems (weapons/sensors etc): 1x Oerlikon 20mm Cannon, 3x GPMG

Additional Info: The primary role is to support the University Royal Naval Units (URNU) but they also contribute to a wide range of Fleet tasking. HMS Raider and HMS Tracker make up the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron, part of the team that safeguard Britain’s nuclear fleet.