HMS Explorer - P164
HMS Explorer - P164 seen here coming into Royal Quays Marina, North Shields (North East England) to take on fuel bunkers - photographed 16th March 2009.
HMS Explorer is a Patrol Boat and is attached to Yorkshire Universities Royal Naval Unit and is based in Hull. See their web site @
Displacement: 54 tonnes
Complement: 17 (5 permanent Ship's Company)
Top Speed: Batch 1:-20kts Batch 2:- 24kts
Range: 550 nm at 15knots
Propulsion: Batch 1 Batch 2 2 Perkins (RR) CV12 Turbo Diesels 2 MTU V12 Diesels (Raider & Tracker)