HMS Sabre (P285)

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

HMS Sabre (P285) is currently on deployment

Gibraltar Squadron


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Gibraltar Squadron's Role

Operating from HM Naval Base Gibraltar the two Scimitar-class patrol boats, 26 personnel, and three Pacific 24 rigid-hulled inflatable boats are an efficient and effective unit. 

The role of RNGS is to demonstrate UK sovereignty of Gibraltar by conducting maritime security patrols within British Gibraltar Territorial Waters and to provide Force Protection to visiting warships, submarines and auxiliaries. A small unit at very high readiness Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron performs a broad array of tasks in a dense shipping environment around one of the worlds key maritime strategic chokepoints.

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Facts & figures

24 tonnes

Total displacement

16 metres

Total length

32+ knots

Top speed

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Current operation

Gibraltar Squadron


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

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Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Lloyd Cardy

Lloyd Cardy joined Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth in April 2010 as a Warfare Officer. He was selected for command in October 2017 and was appointed as Commanding Officer of HMS Sabre in Gibraltar in July 2018.


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