HMS Sabre

HMS Sabre (P285)

HMS Sabre is a Scimitar-class fast patrol boat based in Portsmouth.

Royal Navy careers

Sixteen P2000 Archer Class Fast Inshore Patrol Craft and two Scimitar Class Patrol Boats form Coastal Forces Squadron, Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron and Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron. Operating across the United Kingdom and Europe from the Baltic Sea to Gibraltar. Due to their unique ability to operate in ports and confined waters not traditionally accessible to other Warships, they can conduct several roles from Safeguarding Britain’s Nuclear fleet, Maritime Security, Force Protection, support to overseas NATO Operations, to supporting the training of the next generation of Warfare Officers.

Facts & figures

Facts & figures

24 tonnes

Total displacement

16 metres

Total length

32+ knots

Top speed

Our operations

Current operation



Alongside in Portsmouth Naval Base.

Our base

Our base

United Kingdom

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Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Tim Clouter

Lt Timothy Clouter joined BRNC in November 2014, passing out in July 2015. Fleet Time was spent on HMS OCEAN returning from a Mediterranean deployment, before time seconded on the tall ship TS ROYALIST for the 2016 season. He spent Specialist Fleet Time on HMS TYNE and HMS WESTMINSTER and obtained his Navigational Watch Certificate in Nov 2017, joining HMS WESTMINSTER as Officer of the Watch 3 as she conducted Towed Array Patrol Ship duties and two Baltic deployments. He passed Preliminary Navigating Officer’s course in Oct 2019 before joining HMS BLAZER as Commanding Officer in March 2020, moving to take over Command of HMS SABRE on her return to the UK from RNGS in November 2020.

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