HMS Tracker

HMS Tracker (P274)

HMS Tracker provides 24/7/365 reassurance and protection around the Clyde, safeguarding both our submarine fleet and shipping coming to and from the UK.

HMS Tracker and sister-ship Raider form our Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron (FPBS). They provide Force Protection in and around the Firth of Clyde, and supporting our mission to safeguard shipping in UK waters.

These ships are small but mighty, with a ship’s company (crew) of seven people each.

HMS Tracker is a fully-fledged armed patrol boat. She is fitted with Kevlar armour to keep her crew safe, and is well-armed with three 7.62mm General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG).

Facts & figures

Facts & figures

20+ knots

Top speed

2 patrol boats

Stationed in Faslane, Scotland


Her company of 14 provides all year round

Our skills

Our skills

HMS Tracker provides an essential supporting role to both UK and foreign shipping in and around the Firth of Clyde. That includes:

  • 24/7/365 patrol cover
  • Acting as a training platform for specialisations from navigation training to gunnery training
  • Wider regional engagement in support other local events
  • Being prepared to provide force protection using GPMGs and SA80 weapons

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Our operations

Current operation

Maritime Security


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Our base

Our base


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Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Thomas Reed

HMS Tracker's role

HMS Tracker is a fast, agile armed patrol boat, with a ship’s crew of just seven. Alongside her sister ship HMS Raider, she works hard to provide 24/7/365 reassurance and protection in and around the Clyde, safeguarding both our submarine fleet and shipping coming to and from the UK.

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