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  • 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 […]

  • 10 August 2017

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 January 2018

    Royal Navy Hunt-class minehunter HMS Cattistock got underway from naval base Portsmouth on Thursday to join the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1). Cattistock will be spending the next three months in the Baltic Sea contributing to NATO mine countermeasure operations. “The ship’s company have worked incredibly hard to ready themselves and the ship […]

  • 12 November 2015

    As the Royal Navy’s HMS Middleton set sail for the Persian Gulf, HMS Atherstone started her 6,700-mile trip back home. During her time in the Gulf, Atherstone has worked on ensuring security and stability in an area that contains three of the world’s six maritime chokepoints. She has covered some 44,520 nautical miles and conducted over 8,630 hours of operational […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s minehunter HMS Hurworth paid a visit to Loch Ewe when it popped in to stock up on fuel and supplies during the biggest war games being run in the UK. During this visit, the vessel also managed to put a huge smile on the faces of two groups of youngsters aged five to 11 from Poolewe […]

  • 22 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Bahrain-based minehunter HMS Chiddingfold has welcomed its new operators, Crew 3 from the Hunt-class Mine Countermeasures Squadron who flew out from their native Portsmouth to take charge of the ship into early 2017. In the latest switchover of sailors running the Royal Navy’s four-strong minehunter force in Bahrain, Crew 3 are the proud ‘owners’ of the […]

  • 21 November 2011
    Industry news

    Engineers from STS Defence Ltd recently conducted a successful installation of an innovative new Gunnery Command & Control Communications System on board an MCMV HUNT Class Platform in Bahrain. In partnership with SAVOX Communications Ltd the ImP System has recently been developed for use on larger surface fleet platforms and will provide discrete communications between […]

  • 6 August 2014

    MCM2 Crew 6 has commenced a seven month deployment aboard HMS Atherstone in support of Operation Kipion.   Crew 2 handed over the baton to Crew 6 in Bahrain where the Hunt Class Minehunter is operationally based. HMS Atherstone will continue to operate as part of the UK’s contribution to promoting security and stability in […]

  • 6 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A submarine hunting helicopter from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose has been supporting mine warfare training in the English Channel. The airborne anti-submarine Merlin from 824 Naval Air Squadron teamed up with its surface counter-part for a series exercises to familiarise HMS Hurworth, a Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel (MCMV) based at Devonport Naval Base, with […]

  • 13 March 2012
    Industry news

    The ship has just been fitted with two new engines, replacing her old Rolls-Royce Deltics which have been used in the Royal Navy’s minor war vessels for decades. The work is part of a major mid-life upgrade to the Navy’s eight Hunt-class minehunters being carried out by BAE Systems in Portsmouth. The programme will enhance […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 May 2011

      Royal Navy minehunter HMS Quorn left her Portsmouth home on Sunday for the Middle East where she will spend three years on security patrols. The vessel will be taking over duties from sister ship HMS Chiddingfold which is currently stationed in the Gulf as part of the UK’s commitment to maintain a mine countermeasures […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The Captain and ship’s company of HMS Hurworth gathered to mark the 70th Anniversary of the sinking of the previous HMS Hurworth during the Second World War. The officers and ratings from the Portsmouth-based Hunt Class Minehunter attended a short service at Southsea war memorial, on the 22nd October, to remember the 131 lost in the […]

  • 19 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The ship’s company of HMS Ledbury will visit their affiliated town of Ledbury this weekend and exercise their Freedom with a parade through the streets.   Arriving on Saturday (February 22), the first engagement for the sailors from the Hunt-Class mine hunter will be a friendly football match against Ledbury Swifts, followed later by a […]

  • 16 July 2013
    Industry news

    Following an extensive Thales UK-led refurbishment and reactivation programme, the Lithuanian Navy has formally accepted and commissioned two former Royal Navy minehunters into its fleet. In a ceremony at the Klaipeda naval base, LNS Skalvis and LNS Kuršis were commissioned into the fleet. Former Royal Navy Hunt-class ships Dulverton and Cottesmore, the two warships are […]

  • 1 September 2011
    Training & Education

      Royal Navy warship HMS Ledbury will sail into Bristol from Wednesday August 31 for the start of a six-day visit and the general public will have the chance to go on board this ultra-modern, fighting mine-hunter. The ship has enjoyed a long-standing affiliation with the town of Ledbury in Hertfordshire, and her ship’s company […]

  • 26 March 2013

    The UK Royal Navy’s first Hunt-class mine countermeasure vessel (MCMV), HMS Chiddingfold (M37), has successfully completed refit programme with BAE Systems, and is scheduled to undergo sea trials. As a part of its mid-life upgrade, the 60m-long ship has been refitted with new Caterpillar C32 advanced combustion emission-reducing technology (ACERT) diesel engines to replace its […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 April 2014
    Training & Education

    A remote-controlled boat that can search, hunt and destroy mines will be tested by the Royal Navy before the end of the year.   The motorboat called Hazard – currently being put through its paces by a specialist team of sailors in Portsmouth Naval Base – can act as the ‘mother ship’ to an assortment […]

  • 30 April 2012
    Training & Education

    The crew of the Hunt-class ship have been given seven weeks of intensive training to prepare them for their impending mission – training which culminates this week off Scotland alongside some 30 British and foreign warships. Atherstone must be able to operate alone or as part of a NATO or coalition task group, across the […]

  • 30 August 2016
    Training & Education

    The men of HMS Ledbury, one of 8 Hunt class Mine Counter Measure (MCM) ships of the Royal Navy, had the honour to act as Guardship for this year’s Royal Regatta. Usually a role bestowed on larger warships, this was a fine opportunity for her Ship’s Company to prove quite how effective a ‘minor war […]

  • 5 August 2015

    A new crew boarded Royal Navy’s HMS Atherstone Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel. Crew 4 of the 2nd Mine Countermeasures Squadron has relieved Crew 1 taking over responsibility of HMS Atherstone’s maritime security and mine countermeasure operations in the Persian Gulf. The crew of over 40 personnel will continue the efforts using the Sea Fox mine disposal system. The vessel will stay […]

  • 19 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral David Steel; personally met Crew 1 of the Second Mine Countermeasure Squadron yesterday during an informal ceremony onboard HMS Victory, in recognition of their achievements during a 6 and a half month deployment to the Gulf. MCM 2 Crew 1 who served onboard the Atherstone, a Hunt class mine counter […]

  • 23 January 2014
    Industry news

    BAE Systems has received a £6 million (about USD 9.94 million) contract to extend its support to the Royal Navy’s warships.   The BAE Systems teams for the Class Output Management and Design Services are in charge of providing a one-stop shop of support to the HMS Illustrious, the Hunt Class and the Type 23 […]

  • 12 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Two Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships worked worked closely with Royal Navy’s HMS Middleton during last month’s mine countermeasures exercise in the Gulf, IMCMEX. Hunt Class Mine Countermeasures Vessel (MCMV) HMS Middleton trained with the JMSDF ships Uraga and Takashima for several weeks. Middleton hosted Rear Admiral Hideki Yuasa, Commander of the Japanese Mine Warfare […]

  • 29 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy warship HMS Chiddingfold will arrive in Dartmouth tomorrow (Thursday) as she proudly maintains the Royal Navy’s close ties with the town to undertake the privileged duty of Guardship for the Royal Regatta. The Portsmouth based ship will provide the backdrop for many of the events that take place over the final weekend of […]