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        Tracker

        HMS Tracker

        Commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1998, HMS Tracker 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 Tracker

        Wearing the pennant number P274, HMS Tracker 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 Raider, 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

        Edward Munns

        RANK:
        Lieutenant
        JOINED:
        2001
        SPECIALISATION:
        Warfare
        PREVIOUS UNITS:
        HMS Mersey, HMS Cattistock
        Military experience

        Lieutenant Edward Munns joined the Royal Navy aged 18 in 2001 as a University Cadet Entrant. After completing his training at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth and subsequently at sea in HMS Ocean, he attended Southampton University, graduating three years later with an Honours Degree in Politics and International Relations.

        During his time at university he was heavily involved in Southampton University Royal Naval Unit and its attached P2000, HMS Blazer, acting as a Training Officer responsible for the teaching of navigation to the URNU students

        After graduating from university, Lt Munns continued his specialist training in HMS Bangor and HMS Manchester, before passing the Initial warfare Officer’s Course at MWS Collingwood in Fareham. He joined HMS Hurworth as the Gunnery Officer in Dec 2007. During his first complement appointment he conducted mine hunting duties in the Baltic, Mediterranean, in UK waters and an operational tour in the Gulf in HMS Hurworth, Chiddingfold and Cattistock.

        Following this, Lt Munns joined HMS Iron Duke as the senior Officer of the Watch and Boarding Officer, an appointment that saw him conduct over 100 boardings during a 6 month deployment to the Gulf in 2011. On returning from deployment, he qualified as a Navigator and took up his new role as Navigating Officer of HMS Mersey in Apr 12.

        After a short tour he was selected to be Executive Officer and Second in Command of HMS Clyde, joining her in the Falkland Islands in Apr 13. Whilst there he was selected for Command – he subsequently took Command of HMS Tracker in Jun 13.


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        OPERATIONS

        Operation Olympics

        CURRENT STATUS: COMPLETED
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        MISSION SUMMARY

        Operation Olympics is the codename for the massive military effort to provide security and assistance to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Some 2,600 sailors, Royal Marines, Fleet Air Arm and RFA personnel are involved from flag raisers at medal ceremonies to venue security, floating command centres, eyes in the sky and helicopters and boats on patrol safeguarding venues.

        ABOUT THE UNIT

        KEY STATISTICS


        Pennant

        P274

        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 Tracker HISTORY

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

          The present HMS Tracker is the third ship to bear the name. The first HMS Tracker was an Attacker-class escort carrier built in the USA and completed in 1943. She saw extensive action in 1943 with the Western Approach Command covering Atlantic, Mediterranean and Russian convoys. During this time she sank U288 and was later on anti U-boat patrols in the Western Approaches.

        • Battle History

          She provided air cover during the D-Day landings in Normandy in 1944 and finished her time with the US Navy as a ferry carrier in the Pacific until the end of hostilities.

        • The Second Tracker

          The second HMS Tracker was one of many Landing Ship Tanks (LSTs) built towards the end of World War 2. In 1952 she acted as the hospital ship for the first British atomic bomb test which took place off the north-west coast of Australia.

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