HMS Sabre (P285)

HMS Sabre and her sister Ship, HMS Scimitar, form the core of the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron. 

Facts & figures

Facts & figures

24 tonnes

Total displacement

16 metres

Total length

32+ knots

Top speed

Our operations

Current operation

Gibraltar Squadron


Conducting security patrols within British Gibraltar territorial waters, and providing protection to warships.

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Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Simon Henderson

Lt Henderson joined the Royal Navy in 2006. He took command of HMS Sabre in June 2015.


HMS Sabre's role

Along with her sister vessel, HMS Scimitar, HMS Sabre is part of the Gibraltar Squadron. Made up of the two Scimitar-class patrol boats, 21 personnel, and three Pacific ridge-hulled inflatable boats, the squadron is small but perfectly formed.

The role of RNGS is to provide Force Protection to visiting coalition warships, conduct maritime security patrols within British Gibraltar Territorial Waters and support a variety of operations within the Joint Operating Area.

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