P294 HMS Trumpeter Fast Training Boat, Tidal Harbour, Dover Marina, Kent, England, UK

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Archer-class P2000-type training vessel assigned to Cambridge University Royal Naval Unit, ex-Bristol University Royal Naval Unit (URNU). Patrol Boat built in 1988 by Vosper Thornycroft. Call Sign: GAAZ, IMO: 0, MMSI: 232002978. Background: Ex-Hoverport, Dolphin Jetty and Dolphin Hard behind and to the right. Photo taken at dusk on 18 March 2013.

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John Latter on March 23, 2013

The photo shows the fast training boat at her mooring in the Tidal Harbour of Dover Marina. It was taken from the floating pontoon below Dover Lifeboat Station on Crosswall Quay. I returned the following morning hoping for better light conditions, but HMS Trumpeter had already left port. Also taken this day:

P294 HMS Trumpeter Fast Training Boat at Dusk, Dover Marina, United Kingdom

General Characteristics

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: 30 knots

Range: 550 nmi (1,020 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)

Complement: 5 (RN), 1 training officer (RNR), 12 students (RNR) 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)

In April 2011, a flotilla of three patrol boats arrived in Dover Harbour:

P165 HMS Example

P164 HMS Explorer

P275 HMS Raider

Group photo:

P165 HMS Example, P164 HMS Explorer, P275 HMS Raider, Dover Marina,

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John Latter on March 25, 2013

Also see the UK Border Agency cutter photo:

HMC Vigilant and Old Customs House, Dover Harbour, United Kingdom

(UKBA Customs Cutter)

John Latter on March 29, 2013

Warship data: Call Sign: GAAZ, IMO: 0, MMSI: 232002978

When in range of AIS, the vessel's current position is shown at:

HMS Trumpeter (Labelled, "Coalition Warship")

The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is an automatic tracking system used on ships and by vessel traffic services (VTS) for identifying and locating vessels by electronically exchanging data with other nearby ships and AIS Base stations. AIS information supplements marine radar, which continues to be the primary method of collision avoidance for water transport.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 23, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by John Latter
    • Camera: Canon EOS 600D
    • Taken on 2013/03/18 17:05:32
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 34.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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