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Cutlass Class
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Cutlass Class

Intended to patrol naval and territorial waters around Gibraltar, the new Cutlass Class will replace the Archer Class vessels currently in service.

Cutlass Class patrol boat

HMS Dagger at sea powering away from the camera


HMS Cutlass patrolling the seas with the Rock of Gibraltar in the background

Fast and accommodating

There are two Cutlass Class vessels in active service with the Royal Navy, HMS Cutlass and HMS Dagger. These vessels are powered by a Volvo D13-100 diesel engine coupled to three MJP350X Series water-jets and, along with a dedicated stowage compartment, can accommodate six crew members and a further six passengers.
HRH Prince Edward being talked through the instruments onboard the HMS Cutlass bridge

Identifying threats 

Cutlass Class vessels are equipped with the latest electronic and optical equipment to help identify potential threats. This includes the CGI OpenSea360 maritime mission system, which relays mission-critical information and additional data to the crew.

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