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HMS Gay Bombardier (P1042)

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Name: HMS Gay Bombardier
Builder: Vosper & Company
Launched: 28 August 1952
Identification: Pennant number: P1042
Fate: Sold on 26 July 1963.[1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Gay-class fast patrol boat
  • 50 long tons (51 t) (standard)
  • 65 long tons (66 t) (deep)
Length: 75 ft 2 in (22.9 m)
Beam: 20 ft 1 in (6.1 m)
Draught: 4 ft 1 in (1.2 m)
  • 3 × V12 Packard engines
  • 1,500 hp
Speed: 40 knots (74 km/h; 46 mph)
Complement: 13
  • Either:
  • 2 × 40mm guns
  • 2 × 21-inch torpedoes
  • Or:
  • 1 × 4.5-inch gun
  • 1 × 40mm gun

HMS Gay Bombardier was a Gay-class fast patrol boat of the Royal Navy. She was built by Vosper, Portchester, and launched on 28 August 1952. She was the second ship to be launched in her class.

Following her sale to a private individual, she was seized and confiscated by the Italian Customs service in the mid-1960s. Her eventual fate is unknown.[2]


  1. ^ Olver, Jeremy. "Gay Class Fast Patrol Boats". The Royal Navy Postwar, 25 February 2001.Archived from the original 12 October 2008.
  2. ^ British Military Powerboat Trust - Gay Class
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