HMS Ranger (P293)

HMS Ranger is one of 14 Archer-class patrol vessels of the 1st Patrol Boat Squadron (1PBS).  Currently based in Portsmouth, she maintains a close relationship with the Sussex University Royal Naval Unit (URNU). 

Facts & figures

Facts & figures

25+ knots

Top speed

550+ nautical miles

Total range

54 tonnes

Total displacement

Our operations

Current operation

University Training

United Kingdom

Broadening the understanding of the Royal Navy among university students by offering them a taste of life at sea.

Our base

Our base

United Kingdom

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Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Roddy Hartridge

Lieutenant Roddy Hartridge joined the Royal Navy in 2014, he assumed command of HMS Ranger in October 2018.

HMS Ranger's role

As one of the Royal Navy’s Archer-class patrol vessels, HMS Ranger’s primary role is to provide at-sea training for Royal Navy Cadets and University Royal Naval Units (URNUs). This is often in the form of short deployments to Northern European ports. She can also be deployed in a secondary role, supporting maritime security as well as search and rescue operations.

Unit history

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