Although the 'Archer' class patrol boats have frequently been seen on the river for several years, two members of the class have only recently arrived. PURSUER (P273) and DASHER (P280) are now stationed at Faslane, having spent a number of years based in Cyprus before returning to the UK in the spring of this year, aboard HURST POINT. Under their own power, both arrived on the Clyde at the beginning of May. PURSUER, seen off Sandbank in the Holy Loch, and her sister, are now employed on submarine escort duties, accompanying the Trident vessels as they arrive back from, or set off on, patrol. PURSUER was built in 1988 by Vosper Thorneycroft.