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  • 20 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Royal Navy’s Hunt-class mine counter measure vessel HMS Brocklesby has started her sea trials after spending 18 months in refit. According to shipbuilder BAE Systems, the trials started four months earlier than usual. Despite undergoing the largest work package for a Royal Navy mine countermeasure vessel (MCMV) to date, thanks to a new way of […]

  • 5 July 2011

      Royal Navy minehunter HMS Brocklesby was given a hero’s welcome by friends and family yesterday as she returned to Portsmouth Naval Base after five months supporting operations against Libya from the Mediterranean. HMS Brocklesby sailed into Portsmouth under her own version of the Jolly Roger black flag – a signal that the ship had […]

  • 6 May 2011

      HMS Brocklesby, one of the Royal Navy’s mine countermeasures vessels, has destroyed a mine laid by pro-Gaddafi forces in the port of Misurata on the Libyan coast. Forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi have made repeated attempts to close down the port to limit the flow of humanitarian assistance to the population of Misurata. Using […]

  • 27 June 2014

    Royal UK Navy warship HMS Brocklesby will arrive in the Isle of Man on Tuesday 1 July for five days.   HMS Brocklesby is a Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel (MCMV) and will be alongside at Victoria Pier in Douglas from Tuesday until Saturday. She will be open to visit from 10am until 1pm on July […]

  • 21 June 2018

    Royal Navy’s Portsmouth based minehunter HMS Brocklesby left her homeport June 19 to start a 6,000-mile journey to Bahrain, to take over from her sister ship HMS Middleton. The Hunt-class minehunter will form part of a four-strong permanent minehunter presence in the Gulf, working alongside coalition partners to provide reassurance to the region as well […]

  • 25 March 2014

    On the 29th January 2014, HMS Brocklesby sailed from Portsmouth for a stormy trip across the Bay of Biscay to join the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measure Group in the Mediterranean.   The crew of Brocklesby, Crew 1 of the 2nd MCM Squadron, ‘The Fighting Aces’, left the UK in to some of the worse […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Training & Education

    The Hunt Class Mine Countermeasures Vessel (MCMV) HMS Brocklesby will visit Torbay on Friday (June 21) for the start of a three-day regional engagement programme, and in particular, to support the town’s Armed Forces Day events. The Royal Navy warship will anchor off the town from 5pm on Friday night before setting sail again late […]

  • 20 December 2016

    Royal Navy minehunter HMS Brocklesby has been returned to the waters of Portsmouth after spending 18 months in the ship hall undergoing refit. The 196ft ship is the latest Hunt-class vessel to undergo a massive overhaul, chiefly focused on replacing old Deltic diesels engines, which powered her for 33 years, with new Caterpillar motors which […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Maintenance works on the Royal Navy Hunt-class minesweeper HMS Brocklesby have begun in BAE Systems’ new Small Ships Centre of Specialisation at Portsmouth Naval Base. BAE said the work is part of a £600 million Maritime Services Delivery Framework (MSDF) contract to support half of the Royal Navy’s surface fleet on UK and global operations as well […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy warships HMS Somerset and HMS Brocklesby will be visiting the Isle of Man from Thursday, July 4, in support of the opening of Tynwald. HMS Somerset, a 4900-tonne, Type 23 frigate will anchor in Douglas Bay on Thursday, July 4 for a three-day visit before returning to sea on Saturday. Although not open […]

  • 23 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMS Brocklesby and Shoreham, two of the UK’s Persian Gulf-based minehunters, sailed from Bahrain to Doha to give the Qatari Navy an insight into the Royal Navy’s work in the region. Joint training with the Qatari Emiri Naval Forces was conducted both in their base and then out in the gulf. The Qataris do not […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Divers from HMS Brocklesby ensured the Isle of Man ferry kept running when they cleared its tangled propeller during a visit to Douglas. The sailors hacked away at rope wrapped around the propeller of the Ben-My-Chree – work which led passengers and the ferry company to donate £2,000 to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines […]

  • 14 April 2014

    Portsmouth-based minehunter HMS Brocklesby returned home on April 11 after two-and-a-half months deployed away from UK waters.   The small but highly capable ship left her home port in late January to some of the most horrific weather the UK has seen in a long time and sailed to meet the UK’s commitments to NATO […]

  • 27 November 2012
    Training & Education

    The crew of Portsmouth based Minehunter HMS Chiddingfold hosted a high profile Naval visitor on Wednesday when Admiral Sir George Zambellas KCB DSC RN, Fleet Commander and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff visited the Hunt class vessel. It was on with overalls and down into the engine spaces. Admiral Zambellas, who commanded HMS Chiddingfold’s sister […]

  • 21 June 2011

      After three months ensuring the people of Misrata receive humanitarian aid by keeping their port open, HMS Brocklesby has completed her Libyan mission. But there is no let-up in the international effort supporting the free peoples of Libya – and bringing pressure to bear on the Gaddafi regime – with HMS Bangor taking Brocklesby’s […]

  • 19 June 2018

    Royal Navy mine hunter HMS Shoreham departed HM Naval Base Clyde on June 18 for a deployment to the Persian Gulf. The Sandown-class minehunter’s 40 crew started a 6,000 mile journey to the Gulf region from the Argyll and Bute base to take over from sister-ship HMS Bangor who has spent the past three-years in the Middle […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 March 2013

    The hard work and high standards produced by the crew of HMAS Huon (II) during 2012 under the leadership of LCDR Jace Hutchinson, was recognised yesterday, with the presentation of the Rushcutters Shield. Commander of the Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett and Commander Mine Hunter Patrol Boat Force Captain Bob Plath presented the Shield […]

  • 15 October 2013
    Training & Education

    A total of 53 Royal Naval reservists are taking part in a tri-Service multi-national exercise off the coast of Scotland. Exercise Joint Warrior is held in the spring and autumn of every year and provides high quality tactical training for the three UK armed forces, as well as visiting units from allied nations. The idea […]

  • 13 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Two more Hunt-class minesweepers of the Royal Navy have started their mid-life refit in the Portsmouth ship hall. The two 196ft vessels entered the shed just days after refurbished HMS Brocklesby, another minesweeper, completed the overhaul. The shed was built to construct giant sections first of Type 45 destroyers then, once extended, even larger segments of […]

  • 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, […]

  • 27 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Back in 2011, a total of 16 warships, submarines and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels supported humanitarian, embargo and combat operations off the coast of Libya, either under NATO’s Operation Unified Protector or the UK’s Operation Ellamy. These included elements of the Royal Navy’s Response Force Task Group (or RFTG) – the UK’s military quick reaction […]

  • 28 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group TWO (SNMCMG2) participated in Exercise NIRIIS 2014 earlier this month near Crete.   The exercise focused on training participants in Maritime Interdiction Operations, including asymmetric threat scenarios, helicopter and flight-deck training, mine countermeasures and counter-piracy exercises. Participants formed Task Group 770.03, which consisted of SNMCMG2 vessels FGS RHEIN, HMS BROCKLESBY, […]

  • 4 July 2011

      HMS Bangor has arrived in the Mediterranean where she will serve as part of NATO forces off the coast of Libya. The Sandown Class vessel left HM Naval Base Clyde on 6 June 2011 and sailed over 2,500 miles (4,023 km) to arrive in the warm waters of the Med to relieve fellow mine […]

  • 20 July 2012

    During their tour the Ships participated in several multi-national exercises and undertook a number of high profile visits, including the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition, showcasing the Royal Navy’s cutting edge mine countermeasures capability and engaging with international partners in the region. Based in Bahrain the Royal Navy maintains four mine countermeasure vessels (MCMVs) in […]

  • 15 November 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The IMX 19 (International Maritime Exercise) that took place in the Middle East recently gathered 30 ships and over 50 nations for two weeks of mine countermeasures evolutions. Spread across a vast area from the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean and Gulf, the exercise will see participants sharing knowledge, equipment and experience to defeat […]

  • 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, […]