Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron

The Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron (FPBS) provides Force Protection in and around Faslane and on the River Clyde, Scotland.

The Squadron is made up of two modified P2000 Archer-class patrol vessels, HMS Raider and HMS Tracker.

Their role is to help protect the River Clyde and high-value vessels which use the dockyard port and are part of the team that safeguard Britain's nuclear fleet.

What we are doing

Providing Force Protection in and around Faslane

Why we are there

To help safeguard Britain's nuclear fleet

Providing security at sea

The UK has a responsibility to its citizens and its allies to endeavour to safeguard the high seas. This is why the Royal Navy protects home and international waters – making sure the global trade that Britain and the world depend on can proceed without a hitch.

Protecting our economy

Maritime trade is the lifeblood of the UK economy and industry. 95% of Britain’s economic activity depends on the oceans. And every year Britain imports goods worth £524 billion.

The UK is so dependent on the seas for its prosperity, that without the Royal Navy acting as a deterrent the effect on the economy would be overwhelming.

Location Faslane

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HMS Tracker and HMS Raider form the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron and do not undertake University training.

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