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Faslane patrol boat HMS Tracker has arrived in Stornoway during her three-week deployment around Scotland.

The modified Royal Navy Archer class P2000 vessel performs an important role, helping to protect the River Clyde and high-value vessels which use the dockyard port at Faslane.

During her visits, the vessel will host a number of school visits, train alongside the RNLI and the coastguard, and demonstrate and practice seamanship to potential Royal Navy recruits.

Commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1998, HMS Tracker is one of two patrol boats that form the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron. Formed in 2010, the squadron provides force protection around Faslane.

Wearing the pennant number P274, HMS Tracker is a fully-fledged armed patrol boat and is fitted with Kevlar armour as well as being able to operate three 7.62mm machine guns.

HMS Tracker is berthed in the inner harbour by Stornoway lifeboat.

Royal Navy patrol boat arrives in Stornoway

26 May 2017