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HMS Charger (P292)

Fast Inshore Patrol Vessel for the Coastal Forces Squadron, supporting Fleet and Maritime Tasking at home and abroad.

HMS Charger (P292) is currently on deployment

UK Waters

United Kingdom

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Facts & figures

Facts & figures


Year of launch

49 tonnes

Total displacement

21 kts+

Max Speed

Our skills

Our skills

HMS Charger is a fast inshore patrol craft primarily focused in coastal waters but equally at ease in riverine or offshore areas. Our high speed, endurance and ability to resupply in the smallest of harbours make us a versatile asset for the Royal Navy, capable of repositioning around the United Kingdom or abroad at short notice.

Our operations

Current operation

UK Waters

United Kingdom

The ship is currently in UK waters.

Our base

Our base

United Kingdom

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Commanding Officer

Lieutenant A Tetley

All about HMS Charger

Weekly drill evenings are held every Thursday during term time, with sessions covering basic navigation, practical seamanship, leadership and team building skills, and strategic studies and current affairs. However, it’s definitely not just classroom learning. It’s valuable stuff, as student Jack Langan, explains:

“Charger gives young students the opportunity to experience life at sea. It educates us about the Royal Navy’s values, provides useful skills, and exposure to life in the Royal Navy.”

Did you know? Undergraduates who sail with us don’t get called up – a University Royal Naval Unit isn’t the same as a standard unit.

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