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  • 24 July 2014
    Authorities

    Royal UK Navy mine hunter, HMS Blyth, returned to her home port of HM Naval Base Clyde on Monday, July 21, after a deployment which saw her begin and end with a maritime rescue operation.   Crew 1 from the Faslane-based First Mine Counter Measures Squadron (MCM1) sailed with Blyth on April 22 and were […]

  • 9 September 2013
    Training & Education

    After a necessary period of maintenance in base port and a period of summer leave, HMS Blyth and her Ship’s Company sailed from HMNB Clyde on the 26th August bound for the Bournemouth Air Festival and the Regional Forces West Exercise 2013. HMS Blyth joined a number of other Royal Navy warships including HMS Northumberland, […]

  • 18 April 2013
    Training & Education

    A Faslane-based Royal Navy squadron has been recognised as one of the best units in the naval Fleet after receiving the Surface Flotilla Efficiency Trophy. The First Mine Counter Measures Squadron (MCM1) at HM Naval Base Clyde operates seven Sandown Class mine hunters, deploying them around the globe and in UK waters to keep sea […]

  • 23 April 2014

    HMS Blyth, which left her base port at Faslane for a three-month NATO deployment to the Mediterranean, has rescued two stricken men after their Wayfarer dinghy capsized off Ailsa Craig late yesterday afternoon.   The two men, thought to be in their late 20s, had set out from Largs on Tuesday, April 22 for a […]

  • 7 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Divers on board Royal Navy minehunter HMS Blyth have held the first dive of their Mediterranean deployment since leaving their home port of Faslane, Scotland.   The Sandown-class vessel has taken over from Portsmouth-based minehunter HMS Brocklesby as part of the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2 (SNMCMG2). This is the UK’s maritime commitment […]

  • 2 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Following six months of preparation and training, Royal Navy mine hunter, HMS Blyth ”left the wall” on Friday, June 29, from her home port of HM Naval Base Clyde to start her journey to the Mediterranean for a six month NATO deployment. The highly equipped Sandown class ship is off to join a NATO task […]

  • 17 October 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Blyth is in action off the North West coast of Scotland as part of Europe’s largest annual multi-national exercise, Joint Warrior; a highly enjoyable and challenging experience. Among the other forces deployed are sister Sandown Class vessel HMS Bangor, Hunt class vessels HMS Brocklesby and HMS Chiddingfold. This potent Mine Counter Measure (MCM) group […]

  • 18 September 2015
    Authorities

    Sailors from the Royal Navy’s HMS Blyth headed to the minehunter’s namesake town to celebrate its key Naval role in two world wars – and the strong bond between the ship and the community. Blyth’s CO Lt Cdr Matt Sykes and six of his ship’s company headed to the Northumbrian coastal town to join local […]

  • 28 September 2012

    HMS Blyth, the Clyde-based mine hunter currently deployed to the Mediterranean, has taken up position as “command platform” of a NATO task group in the region. The sophisticated Sandown Class Mine Counter Measures vessel, or MCMV, left its home at HM Naval Base Clyde June this year for a 3,000 mile voyage to the Med […]

  • 19 November 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Blyth led international minehunters through a major exercise in waters off the historic Turkish city of Izmir. The Faslane-based ship is coming to the end of her six-month deployment to the Mediterranean, where she’s been in charge of a NATO minehunting task group. HMS Blyth headed to the bay off the historic city of […]

  • 24 December 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Blyth, one of the Royal Navy’s advanced Sandown-Class mine hunters, received an emotional welcomed home from families, friends and loved-ones, when the vessel and its 37-strong crew returned to HM Naval Base Clyde from a six-month NATO deployment. Home in time for Christmas and sporting Santa hats, crew members were reunited with their loved-ones […]

  • 9 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Royal UK Navy minehunter has been working alongside NATO forces in the Mediterranean to practise hunting and destroying mines as part of an international task force.   HMS Blyth exercised her skills as part of Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) which is made up of ships from the UK, Italy, Spain, […]

  • 6 December 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Blyth has begun the 3,000-mile journey for home on the Clyde after completing six months leading a NATO minehunting force in the eastern Mediterranean. The Sandown-class ship has left Aksaz in Turkey and will be back in Faslane in time for an emotional reunion with families before Christmas. The minehunter has completed her six-month […]

  • 21 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy ships, submarines and aircraft together with NATO partners have completed the final Exercise Joint Warrior for 2013 off the coast of Scotland. Joint Warrior exercises run twice a year – in the spring and autumn – with the autumn session having just come to an end. Fifteen separate naval units from the UK, […]

  • 22 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Having participated in the NATO exercise Joint Warrior, HMS Blyth began her Operational Sea Training (OST) package in late October. This meant undergoing a demanding programme of world renowned intensive training, designed to train crews in a series of realist challenging scenarios. The first two weeks were predominantly spent undergoing damage control assessments and dealing […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy and Royal Navy completed a UK/US mine countermeasures exercise (MCMEX) in the central Persian Gulf on December 7. This quarterly event doubled as the certification for the staff of Commander, Task Force (CTF) 52 by Surface Mine Warfighting Development Center. The exercise involved a range of training and a variety of supporting […]

  • 10 August 2017
    Authorities

    Two Royal Navy mine countermeasure vessels arrived in Oman recently to relieve two of their counterparts who spent the last three years forward-deployed to Bahrain. Returning home to the UK are HMS Penzance (bound for Faslane) and HMS Chiddingfold (Portsmouth) after completing their three-year stints in the Gulf. Assuming their places in Bahrain are Sandown-class minehunter […]

  • 27 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Swooping low over the Firth of Clyde a Hawk jet banks as it approaches Ailsa Craig, preparing to make another pass of HMS Blyth. It’s just one action-packed episode from the largest military exercise in Europe, now approaching its climax in and off Scotland. Whilst much of the media attention is focused on parachute drops […]

  • 15 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Around 250 sailors provided an additional spectacle to the traditional pomp and ceremony of the Constables Dues at the Tower of London. Three Royal Navy ships remain in London in support of the wider Battle of Atlantic 70th Anniversary commemorative events in the capital, and Her Majesty’s Ships Illustrious, Edinburgh and Blyth mustered around 250 […]

  • 22 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navy ship from the UK and US concluded their regularly scheduled mine warfare drill in the central Persian Gulf on September 21. Mine Countermeasures Exercise (MCMEX) 17-3 is a quarterly bilateral exercise aimed at ensuring undisturbed operations of naval and support vessels, as well as commercial shipping movements, throughout the maritime domain. The exercise consisted […]

  • 7 May 2013
    Training & Education

    On a warm and sunny bank holiday morning, HMS Edinburgh slipped her lines from Portsmouth and began her final voyage around the UK. This marks a milestone in her 30 year long career serving in the Royal Navy, in which she has sailed around the world on operations, clocking up over 600,000 miles. Whilst on […]

  • 3 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Significant Royal Navy assets supported this year’s Bournemouth Air Festival which took place between Thurs Aug 29 and Sunday, September 1. Among the largest number of ships ever assembled for the event were the Type-23 frigate HMS Northumberland and Mine-hunters HMS Blyth and HMS Brocklesby. In the air a Black Cat Lynx and Merlin helicopters, […]

  • 6 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Three Royal Navy warships will sail up the River Thames this week for the start of a six-day visit to London. All three vessels are in the capital to support events surrounding the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest military campaign of the Second World War. It will be an emotional […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Exercise Joint Warrior, Europe’s largest military exercise, has begun off the coast of Scotland with involvement from 22 ships and submarines. The exercise happens twice a year and is hosted in the UK involving the three Armed Forces and a number of nations to practise how they all work together. As well as the vast number […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Training & Education

    A Portsmouth-based minehunter has just completed a starring role at a popular west-country regatta. HMS Chiddingfold had only a few days to prepare for her role as guardship at Dartmouth Royal Regatta, replacing fellow minehunter HMS Blyth who was re-tasked at short notice. Chiddingfold was training off Scotland when she got the call to divert […]

  • 3 May 2011
    Industry news

      Babcock has started work today (2 May 2011) on HMS Shoreham, the Royal Navy’s newest Sandown class single role minehunter, now in dock at Rosyth for a five month Support Period (Docking) (SP(D)). As well as a substantial maintenance package, the programme includes a number of upgrades which will significantly improve the ship’s operational […]

  • 2 February 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The crew of HMS Brocklesby are the best in the minehunting business as they and their ship were rewarded for their deeds off Libya. The ship was singled out as the most effective mine warfare vessel in the Royal Navy – out of a fleet of 15 – for her months-long stint in the Gulf […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Italian frigate ITS Aliseo leads a line of international warships behind HMS Brocklesby as the British warship shows the way through a minefield off Crete. Over two hectic days off the north coast of the Mediterranean island, the Portsmouth-based minehunter and her NATO counterparts tested their ability to sail safely through a minefield.   There […]

  • 25 December 2017
    Authorities

    The Royal Navy will have a total of 13 vessels and one of its four Vanguard-class submarines on deployment overseas and in home waters over the holiday season, according to the Royal Navy. What is missing from the list of deployed assets are any major warships as no frigates or destroyers are currently underway. The […]