HMS Biter (P270), an Archer Class P2000 type patrol and training vessel for the Royal Navy (URBU for Manchester and Salford) arrived at Conwy Marina this afternoon. HMS Biter is frequent visitor the area including Holyhead, Douglas (IOM) and Barrow-in-Furness. She was last docked in Conwy in June of this year.
One of 14 URNUs attached to Universities around the UK, HMS Biter is attached to Manchester and Salford University Royal Naval Unit (M&S URNU) which is an RNR unit based in Manchester. The vessel is based at HMS Eaglet, the Royal Naval Headquarters (Merseyside) at Liverpool. At 20.8 metres long, she has a top speed of 18 knots and normally has a complement of 4 permanent crew and 12 students.