Skip to content
Recruiting now.Explore navy careers
Organisation / Units & Squadrons
HMS Trumpeter (P294)
Organisation / Units & Squadrons

HMS Trumpeter (P294)

HMS Trumpeter is an Archer Class patrol vessel attached to the Cambridge University Royal Naval Unit (URNU).


The role of HMS Trumpeter is to provide Officer Cadets with the skills and attributes they need for a career in the Royal Navy.

As a training vessel the primary role of HMS Trumpeter is to provide Naval experience to Officer Cadets from the Cambridge University Royal Naval Unit.


Cambridge URNU takes part in regular sea weekends and deployments, with a view to helping Officer Cadets broaden their knowledge of ship handling and navigation, as well as providing them with a taste of day-to-day life in the Royal Navy.

HMS Trumpeter also takes part in a variety of Fleet tasking, from coastal patrols in UK waters to Royal Navy exercises across Europe and beyond.
Archer class


Led by Lieutenant G. Hage, HMS Trumpeter’s permanent crew consists of a Lieutenant and four other Royal Navy personnel. During training exercises, she can accommodate up to 12 URNU students and a training officer. Together, their responsibilities include:

  • Naval experience
  • Naval training
  • Navigation training
  • Officer training
  • Providing support on Royal Navy and NATO exercises
  • Personal development
  • Leadership training

Unit history

Follow HMS Trumpeter on X

Follow us

Join the Surface Fleet

Ready to go places? A career in the Surface Fleet could take you all over the world - on missions as varied as the oceans we defend.

Featured roles