Royal Navy visits Stornoway port

Sharp-eyed naval enthusiasts will have spotted the three Royal Navy P2000 Archer Class Patrol Boats which were tied up in Stornoway harbour on Tuesday and Wednesday evening.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 16th July 2020, 11:17 am

The ships – HMS Biter, HMS Charger and HMS Express are currently visiting the west coast of Scotland as part of their summer deployment.

With the easing of lockdown restrictions it was hoped that the ships would be able to host visits from local groups and organisations.

At just over 20-meters long, the P2000s are some of the smallest ships in the fleet and perfect for navigation and seamanship training.

It also means they can access smaller harbours which, because of their size, usually can’t host Royal Navy ships.

The Royal Navy has 14 Fast Inshore Patrol Craft which together form the First Patrol Boat Squadron.