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Scimitar Class Fast Patrol Boats.  Photos and history of the Scimitar Class Fast Patrol Boats.  Launched in 1968, the class consisted of three patrol boats, P274 HMS Cutlass, P275 HMS Sabre and P271 HMS Scimitar.  

P274 HMS Cutlass 1968 For disposal 1982
P275 HMS Sabre 1968 Lost bow in collision with breakwater at Alderney, July 1980.  For disposal 1982.
P271 HMS Scimitar 1968 Sold 1983.

HMS Sabre

HMS Sabre, passing HMS Kent at high speed off Portsmouth, June 1976.

One of the Scimitar class fast patrol boats.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM097

HMS Sabre, September 1971.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP3246

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HMS Scimitar

HMS Scimitar, passing HMS Kent at high speed off Portsmouth, June 1976.

HMS Scimitar of the Scimitar Class fast patrol boats.  Ordered in 1968 to serve as a target.  Sold commercially in 1983

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM096

HMS Scimitar, August 1973.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP3247

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All three Scimitar Class boats together.  Nearest is HMS Scimitar, in the centre HMS Cutlass, and furthest away is HMS Sabre.

Contributed by Trevor Piper.  Vosper Thornycroft

 

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