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  • 24 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s mine hunter HMS Ramsey has returned to home waters and its Faslane base after a deployment as part of Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 1. Crew seven from the First Mine Counter Measures Squadron (MCM1), who have most recently been operating the Sandown Class vessel, has been training alongside the Irish Navy […]

  • 4 June 2015

    The Royal Navy minehunter HMS Ramsey will sail into the city of Liverpool on Friday 5 June for a four-day visit. The ship will stop on route on Thursday so that five sea cadets and one instructor from Whithead Sea Cadet Unit can embark for an overnight transit into Liverpool. Berthing at Canning Half-Tide Dock […]

  • 1 September 2014

    Royal UK Navy mine hunter, HMS Ramsey, returned to her home port of HM Naval Base Clyde on August 29 after spending three years in the Gulf.   Sailing the ship as it made its way up Gare Loch were Crew 2 from Faslane’s First Mine Counter Measures Squadron (MCM1) who have served with the advanced […]

  • 3 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMS Ramsey, a Royal Navy minehunting vessel joined her NATO counterparts in Kiel January 21 to practise mine countermeasure operations. The Sandown-class minehunter, usually based in Faslane, arrived in Kiel after first sailing through the famous 98-kilometre Kiel-canal. It took the ship 9 hours to complete the canal passage. Once in Kiel, the sailors attended the ceremony […]

  • 11 May 2011

      HMS Ramsey leaves her base port of HM Naval Base Clyde today to start a four-year deployment in an area to the east of Suez. The ship will embark on a long journey down through the choppy Bay of Biscay and left into the Mediterranean, on again through the Suez Canal and left again, […]

  • 31 May 2018

    Royal Navy minehunter HMS Ramsey got underway from its homeport of HMNB Clyde last week to start a deployment with the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1). During its deployment, Ramsey will help with the disposal of historical ordnance left over from conflicts in the Northern European maritime region, as well as participation in […]

  • 3 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors from HMS Ramsey visited their American minehunting counterparts to see how they do their business ahead of a US-UK-French exercise in the Gulf. The Brits joined Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 – known as the Blackhawks – in Bahrain to see their giant Sea Dragon helicopters find and destroy mines. Although Ramsey’s a ship […]

  • 4 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Faslane-based minehunter, HMS Ramsey, had the honour of berthing alongside a fellow Sandown class minehunter, owned by the Royal Saudi Naval Force, during a recent visit to Jubail. During her visit to King Abdullahaziz Naval Base, Ramsey tied up alongside the UK-built vessel, purchased by the Royal Saudi Naval Force (RSNF), in the 1990s and […]

  • 12 May 2011

      The British Royal Navy has announced its plan to deploy a warship made from plastic to avoid triggering mines. The HMS Ramsey is scheduled t… By Alyangka Francheska (ibtimes) [mappress] Source: ibtimes , May 12, 2011;

  • 11 March 2013
    Training & Education

    If you ever wanted to know what the hole where a sonar on a minehunter is fitted looks like, allow diver Lt Cdr Ben Stait to demonstrate. This is the ‘moon pool’ of HMS Ramsey – the purposely-positioned hole in the Sandown-class ship’s hull through which the Variable Depth Sonar deploys. With the sonar removed […]

  • 24 June 2013

    Sandown-class minehunter HMS Ramsey may only be a sixteenth of the size of HMS Dragon, a Type 45 air defence destroyer, but the two vessels are working side by side maintaining maritime security in the region – a task the Royal Navy has been undertaking for over twenty years. Two Sandown and two Hunt class […]

  • 19 August 2014

    Survey ship HMS Echo and minehunter HMS Ramsey have taken part in 70th anniversary commemorations of the invasion of southern France.   The people of Provence lined their shores to watch a procession of warships from six nations, led by their French hosts, parade along the Côte d’Azur from Cannes to Toulon. It was along […]

  • 12 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two ships deployed to NATO standing mine counter measure group one (SNMCMG1) docked at the German naval base Warnemünde on January 11. Royal Navy’s Sandown-class minehunter HMS Ramsey and Estonian ENS Admiral Cowan will spend 7 days at the port and sail out into the Baltic Sea on January 18 They will thereafter join the rest of the […]

  • 4 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy minehunters based in the Gulf have shrugged off spring storms to continue their Middle East mission. Recent exercises and training carried out by HMS Ramsey and Middleton, plus their support ship RFA Lyme Bay, have been hit by the shamal wind which brings sandstorms and rough seas to the region While it’s in […]

  • 13 October 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    VIDEO: DDG 1000 Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Pending Christening (USA) The christening of the U.S. Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer, Zumwalt (DDG 1000), will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works.  HMS Ramsey Sailors Learn from Their American Minehunting Counterparts Sailors from HMS Ramsey visited their American minehunting counterparts to see […]

  • 7 February 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The crews of the Royal Navy’s four Gulf minehunters filed off their ships and on to the jetty in Bahrain to greet their new commander. More than 150 sailors – from HM Ships Atherstone, Quorn, Shoreham and Ramsey – plus specialist engineers and the Mine Warfare Battle Staff formed up for a ‘clear lower deck’ […]

  • 25 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Photos: Belgian Navy Belgian Navy’s minehunter BNS Primula officially joined the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 1 on March 14 and on March 21 began its deployment as it, together with other ships from the group, sailed out of the Zeebruge harbor in Belgium. During the three months the ship will spend with NATO, Primula […]

  • 14 January 2013

    Defence Ministers Andrew Robathan and Philip Dunne, plus one of the UK’s most senior military commanders, saw the RN’s Gulf mission first-hand on a visit to Bahrain. Armed Forces Minister Mr Robathan and Mr Dunne, who’s responsible for defence equipment, and Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Commander Joint Forces Command, visited Royal Navy vessels […]

  • 12 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A total of six ships from two NATO groups arrived to Tallinn, Estonia, on Friday, for a port visit and subsequent historic ordnance disposal operations. Prior to entering port, Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) and Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) took part in a maneuvering and photo exercise with Estonian Navy flagship […]

  • 25 July 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The scene, painted by the highly regarded British artist Ross Watton, captures the combined effort of the mine countermeasures assets based in the Gulf, namely the UK Hunt and Sandown class vessels, the US Avenger class ships as well as the Afloat Forward Support Base RFA Lyme Bay and the US Navy’s MH-52 Sea Dragon […]

  • 11 August 2014

    HMS Penzance has completed a seven week transit, arriving in her new base port of Bahrain, a journey which covered 6,850 nautical miles in the Monsoon season.   She arrived in Bahrain and was met by Captain Philip Warwick, the Deputy United Kingdom Maritime Component Commander (UKMCC). After a 47 day journey the 40-strong ship’s […]

  • 7 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships of the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 1 recently concluded fire and flood control training in the North of Germany. The exercise took place at the Einsatzausbildungszentrum Schadensabwehr (Combat Training Centre for Damage Control or EAZS) in Neustadt, about 30 miles southeast of Kiel. The international force, which patrols the waters of northern […]

  • 10 August 2012
    Training & Education

    It’s all change in the Gulf with the arrival of two new ships and two new crews to sustain the Royal Navy’s long-term mine warfare force in the region. Her Majesty’s Ships Atherstone and Shoreham have arrived to replace outgoing Middleton and Pembroke, whilst the crews of HMS Quorn and Ramsey have traded places with […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Warship deployed to two standing NATO maritime groups arrived in Plymouth on Friday for an informal port visit and an opportunity to take part in Royal Navy’s renowned Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST). Led by Norwegian Navy Commodore Ole Morten Sandquist, visiting ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) include flagship HNoMS Roald Amundsen together with Belgian […]

  • 11 March 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    HMS Northumberland, HMS Ramsey and HMS Shoreham were in Abu-Dhabi last week directly supporting United Kingdom Trade and Industry and British Defence companies who had stands at the Naval Defence Exhibition, one of the largest Defence and military sales exhibitions in the world. With high-powered delegations from around the globe and military consultants in abundance […]

  • 28 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Estonian-hosted mine warfare drill Open Spirit concluded in the Baltic Sea on May 25. The two-week multinational naval mine clearance and ordnance disposal operation took place in two main areas – around Tallin, and around the islands of Saaremaa and Hiiumma. In addition to ships from Baltic states’ navies, the exercise was joined by ships […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 December 2011
    Training & Education

    A padre at HM Naval Base Clyde has swapped the Holy See for the high sea after being appointed the new Principal Roman Catholic Chaplain for the entire Royal Navy. Father Andrew McFadden (47) was given the appointment as Principal Chaplain and Vicar General of the Bishopric of the Forces (Great Britain) on November 14. […]