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        Raider

        HMS Raider

        HMS Raider is one of two P2000 patrol boats that form the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron (FPBS).  Formed in March 2010, the Squadron provides Force Protection in and around Faslane, Scotland. The squadron originally consisted of HMS Dasher and HMS Pursuer however, in September 2012 these were replaced by HMS Tracker and HMS Raider.

        HMS Raider

        Wearing the pennant number P275, HMS Raider is a fully-fledged armed patrol boat.

        Fitted with Kevlar armour and able to operate three 7.62mm General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) she has become, with her sister ship HMS Tracker, part of a growing Force Protection (FP) cadre based at Faslane.

        These two ships are fully engaged in FP duties and do not undertake university training.

        COMMANDING OFFICER

        Rich Kemp

        Rich Kemp
        RANK:
        Lieutenant Commander
        JOINED:
        2002
        SPECIALISATION:
        Warfare
        PREVIOUS UNITS:
        Edinburgh, Chatham, York, Dasher
        Military experience

        Rich Kemp was born in Essex and joined the Royal Navy in 2002 after reading International Relations and Politics at the University of Portsmouth.

        Following initial officer training at Britannia Royal Naval College and Fleet Time on-board HMS Edinburgh in the Mediterranean, he was appointed as a Gunnery Officer and British Sea Fisheries Officer in HMS Mersey, boarding and inspecting fishing vessels operating in UK waters.

        Subsequently, he was appointed to HMS Chatham as the Signal Communications Officer and Officer of the Watch 1. This was a busy and demanding appointment which culminated with an Op Telic deployment to the Northern Arabian Gulf, where Chatham acted as the flagship for the RN Command of CTF 158, responsible for the protection of Iraqi waters and oil infrastructure. During this time Chatham was also involved in a major narcotics interdiction in the Arabian Sea.

        Returning to the UK, Rich undertook navigation training prior to being appointed to HMS York as the Navigating Officer. The next two years saw York return to the Fleet following a major refit, participate in multi-national exercises, and then conduct a challenging seven month deployment on Atlantic Patrol Task (South), which was mainly spent in and around the Falkland Islands. The highlight of this time was the chance to navigate through the Antarctic ice to the remote South Sandwich Islands before visiting the stunning wilderness of South Georgia.

        Upon return to the UK he was selected to serve on the staff of Flag Officer Sea Training as a navigation sea-rider, responsible for the training and development of bridge teams within the small ship community.

        Rich joined the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron in September 2012, assuming Command of first HMS Dasher and then HMS Raider.

        In July 2013 he was promoted to Lieutenant Commander and assumed command of the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron.

        He lives in Scotland with his wife and young family.


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        ABOUT THE UNIT

        KEY STATISTICS


        Pennant

        P275

        Displacement

        54tonnes

        Complement

        5personnel

        Length

        20.8Metres

        Beam

        5.8metres

        Draught

        1.8metres

        Top Speed

        25knots

        Range (Nautical)

        550nautical miles

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        HMS Raider HISTORY

        TRACK THE HISTORY OF SHIPS NAMED HMS Raider
        • The First Raider

          The first was an R-class destroyer launched in 1916. Armed with three four-inch guns, dual torpedo tubes and a two pounder 'pom-pom', she fought in World War 1 before being broken up in 1927.

        • The Second Raider

          The second ship of the name was a 358ft Rotherham-class destroyer launched in 1942. She served through World War, 2 gaining all six of the ship's battle honours, as well as four Distinguished Service Medals and five mentions in Dispatches for her ship's company. After the war, HMS Raider was sold to the Royal Indian Navy in 1949, being renamed Rana before being scrapped in 1976 after Indian independence.

        • Present Day HMS Raider

          The present HMS Raider is a glass reinforced plastic Archer Class Fast Patrol Boat. She was commissioned alongside her sister ship HMS Tracker (Oxford URNU) in 1998.

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