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  • 19 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Having departed NATO’s Standing Mine Counter Measures Group 1 (SNMCMG 1), Royal Navy mine hunter HMS Grimsby returned to its home port of HM Naval Base Clyde on Friday, February 12. The Sandown Class Mine Counter Measures Vessel (MCMV) was operating off the coast of Denmark, working alongside international partners from Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Estonia […]

  • 30 January 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s state-of-the-art Sandown Class mine hunter HMS Grimsby will visit Liverpool from February 1-4. Berthing alongside the Cruise Liner Terminal at the heart of the city, the 52.7 metre ship will host a number of organised groups during her time in port. Kicking off with a visit by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service […]

  • 17 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Royal Navy minehunter HMS Grimsby arrived in Rosyth Royal dockyard, berthing for a refit following six months of operations.  In Rosyth, Grismby will receive a full refit that will encompass deep level maintenance, fit of new equipment upgrades (a new sonar fit that will make Grimsby the most advanced in the fleet) and a new […]

  • 25 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy Warship HMS Grimsby made two enjoyable but short visits to the North East as part of a regional engagement programme and in support of a traditional celebration close to the heart of all sailors, Trafalgar Day. The 450-tonne Mine Countermeasures Vessel was first alongside at Victoria Quay in Hartlepool for a 2 day […]

  • 14 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy mine hunter HMS Grimsby will arrive in her affiliated home town on Friday (Feb 17) for her first visit in five years… and it’s hoped the people of Lincolnshire will turn out in their droves to welcome her. Civic affiliations are an important part of the Royal Navy’s commitment to raising the awareness […]

  • 15 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Babcock has started work on Sandown class minehunter HMS Grimsby, now in dock in Rosyth for a six month Support Period (Docking) (SP(D)). The support period is the first Sandown class refit to be undertaken under the Surface Ship Support Alliance (SSSA) Class Output Management (COM) Phase 2 arrangements, which came into effect in April, […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    UK Navy’s HMS Grimsby has come to the end of a minehunting exercise led by the Spanish which saw her hunt dummy mines while coming under a variety of attack scenarios.   The Royal Navy minehunter represents the UK’s commitment to the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) in the Mediterranean – and she […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Authorities

    Royal Navy minehunter HMS Grimsby returned to HM Naval Base Clyde yesterday, December 18. The Clyde-based ship and the 40-strong Crew 6 have spent the past four months on Mediterranean deployment, exercising with international navies and helping to keep vital sea lanes safe. The vessel departed HM Naval Base Clyde on August 27 and during […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Industry news

    Sandown class minehunter HMS Grimsby left Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard on Friday (30 November) with enhanced operational capability following a successful six month Support Period (Docking) (SP(D)). This was the first Sandown class refit to be undertaken under the Surface Ship Support Alliance (SSSA) Class Output Management (COM) Phase 2 arrangements, under which Babcock leads the […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy mine hunter HMS Grimsby – which is home-ported HM Naval Base Clyde – will arrive in Inverness on Friday, September 13 for a short affiliation visit after circumnavigating the north coast of Scotland. The ship will arrive alongside at the city’s Longman Quay No.3 berth around 7am and, though regrettably she won’t be […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMS Grimsby recently joined a fleet of NATO warships to take part in Exercise Noble Justification in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean. The Faslane-based minehunter is taking part in the exercise which encompasses anti-submarine and electronic warfare components as well as the full range of surface and air combatants including B52 Stratofortress bombers. The aim […]

  • 24 May 2011

    Minehunter HMS Grimsby recently met up with HMS Iron Duke in the Gulf. HMS Grimsby is about to end her two-year-plus tour of duty in the Middle East and return to the cooler surroundings of Faslane, while HMS Iron Duke is making her first appearance in the Gulf and, in this instance, shaking off the cobwebs […]

  • 1 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In the midst of a week long NATO exercise the Royal Navy vessel has helped find and recover six historic mines. Faslane based, HMS Grimsby joined fellow members of NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) for Exercise Northern Coast 15. For a week the minehunter worked with vessels from Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Estonia […]

  • 10 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    After covering 7,300 miles attached to a NATO minehunting force in and around the Mediterranean Sea, the Sandown-class ship HMS Grimsby has parted company with her Allied friends. The ship has spent the autumn with NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 2, working under the Italians with vessels from Spain, Germany, Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey in waters from […]

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

    HMS Grimsby prowled the most hallowed waters in Royal Navy history as she took part in the largest naval exercise NATO has run this decade. The Faslane-based minehunter searched the waters off Cape Trafalgar in Spain where a deadly harvest of drill mines had been laid as part of Noble Justification. More than two dozen […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Yesterday morning, five NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group TWO (SNMCMG2) arrived in Algiers for a scheduled port visit, during the Group’s deployment to the Mediterranean to enhance maritime security and readiness, and in support of NATO counter-terrorism Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR.   Led by Captain Giovanni Piegaja, (ITA N), SNMCMG2 is currently […]

  • 19 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The men and women of HMS Shoreham have returned home to Faslane after seven months of operational duty in the Persian Gulf. It was a varied deployment for Crew 5 who found themselves conducting a wide range of activities throughout the Middle East, from survey missions with the Kuwaiti Navy to taking part in the largest […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    After engagement in Noble Justification from 13 to 26 October 2014 and obtaining a certification from NATO Response Force, the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG-2) continued on to enhance its skills in exercise Ariadne 2014. This year’s training will include, besides SNMCMG-2, HS Adrias, HS Kalypso, HS Kallisto, HS Kassos, FS FGS Lyre, BS BGR Priboy, the […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) recently began their participation in the German-led Exercise NORTHERN COASTS 2015 (NOCO 15). NOCO 15 is a multinational exercise for NATO, Partnership for Peace and EU countries, which has been conducted annually since 2007 in the Baltic region. Its aim is […]

  • 8 August 2011
    Training & Education

    UK minehunters HMS Chiddingfold and HMS Grimsby visited Aqaba in Jordan to round off a three-year deployment. The ships have been working in the Arabian Gulf since 2008 as part of a permanent Royal Navy presence. The visit to the Middle East country was an opportunity for the Royal Navy to cement a strong relationship […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 June 2017
    Authorities

    NATO’s Standing Mine Counter Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) will be led by a Latvian Navy commander following a change of command ceremony at the Port of Riga on Thursday. Commander Johan-Elias Seljamaa of the Estonian Navy turned over command of the group after leading aboard the flagship, Estonian command and support ship ENS Wambola since Feb. 13, […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Defence Secretary Michael Fallon today (Thursday 18 December) visited Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, ahead of Christmas, to meet the personnel who will be based there over the festive period, and to reaffirm Defence’s commitment to Scotland. On his first visit to the Faslane base since the Referendum in September, Mr Fallon met personnel from […]

  • 20 October 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Italian Navy is taking part in the NATO maritime exercise Noble Justification which launched on October 13 from Spanish Rota and Cartagena ports. Fourteen NATO nations, including Italy, are taking part in the exercise. The Italian Navy is participating with the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2), commanded by Captain Giovanni Piegaja. The Group, […]

  • 5 September 2014
    Authorities

    This morning, seven NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group TWO (SNMCMG2) arrived in Casablanca for a scheduled port visit, during the Group’s deployment to the Mediterranean to enhance maritime security and readiness, and in support of NATO counter-terrorism Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR.   Led by Captain Giovanni Piegaja, (ITA N), SNMCMG2 is currently […]

  • 31 August 2016
    Training & Education

    More than 350,000 people converged on the small Northumbrian port of Blyth, where HMS Grimsby, Tyne and Explorer helped the majestic tall ships on the latest leg of their summer tour. The two warships were part of a substantial Royal Navy contingent at the four-day North Sea Tall Ships Regatta, which drew in members of […]

  • 22 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Royal Navy’s Sandown-class minehunter HMS Shoreham has undergone an extensive refurbishment and maintenance programme carried out by Babcock in Rosyth. The shipbuilder improved the vessel’s operational capability and carried out restoration work on the glass reinforced plastic (GRP) hull. This work has been undertaken as part of Babcock’s contract with the Royal Navy to deliver the maintenance and […]

  • 10 June 2013
    Industry news

    Sandown class mine hunter HMS Penzance has left Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard with enhanced operational capability, sustainability and habitability standards, following a successful six month Support Period (Docking) (SP(D)) by Babcock. The support period was completed under the Surface Ship Support Alliance (SSSA) Class Output Management (COM) Phase 2 arrangements, and the work package was defined […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Industry news

    Following the recent departure of HMS Penzance from Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard after a successful upkeep period, Babcock has now started work on Sandown class mine hunter HMS Pembroke, in dock at Rosyth for a similar six month Support Period (Docking) (SP(D)) under the Surface Ship Support Alliance (SSSA)’s Class Output Management (COM) Phase 2 arrangements. […]