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        HMS Hurworth

        HMS Hurworth

        HMS Hurworth is a Hunt-Class Mine Countermeasures Vessel based in HMNB Portsmouth as part of the Second Mine Countermeasures Squadron. She continues to play a vital part in the Royal Navy’s worldwide MCMV commitments, in a variety of diverse theatres from the Middle East to the North Atlantic.

        HMS Hurworth

        As such, HMS Hurworth and her Ship’s Company maintains a high state of readiness though a rigorous training and maintenance programme to ensure she is ready to undertake Operations at very short notice.

        The types of Operation MCMVs can be deployed on could include protecting lawful maritime enterprise in the Gulf, responding rapidly to developing international crises, or ensuring that the UK’s sea lanes remain safe and secure.

        Along with her sister ships, she boasts a world-leading mine disposal system, Seafox, which is the most proficient system of its type ever invented, making HMS Hurworth and the Royal Navy’s MCMV contingent the envy other navies across the globe.

        COMMANDING OFFICER

        Eleanor Stack

        RANK:
        Lieutenant Commander
        JOINED:
        2000
        SPECIALISATION:
        Warfare
        PREVIOUS UNITS:
        HMS Dauntless, HMS Hurworth
        Military experience

        Lieutenant Commander Eleanor Stack joined the Royal Navy as a Warfare Officer in 2000 after achieving an MA(Hons) in Social Anthropology at Edinburgh University.

        She completed her initial training in HMS Norfolk and HMS Ramsey. The highlight of the latter’s deployment to the Baltic was attending the Russian Northern Fleet’s Navy Days in Sevromorsk, acting as CINCFLEET’s Flagship.

        Following Junior Warfare Officers’ Course at MWS Collingwood, Eleanor joined HMS Manchester in 2003 as an OOW undertaking a 15 month appointment including BOST, an APT(N) deployment and EX COLD WINTER in Norway. After completion of Preliminary Navigating Officers’ Course, she then joined HMS Lancaster in October 2004 for a 17 month appointment as OOW1. She was part of the team that brought the Ship out of refit and undertook BOST and EX JOINT WARRIOR in 2005 before experiencing the first part of the AGAPANTHE deployment with FNS Charles De Gaulle.

        Eleanor’s next step was to tackle Fleet Navigating Officer’s Course before joining HMS York in the Mediterranean as the Navigating Officer, just weeks before participating in Operation HIGHBROW and Operation JINA in the Lebanon. After a varied and challenging 18 months as FNO, she then became the EA and Coord for ACOS(SSM) at NCHQ. During her time in Leach Building, she also worked for DACOS(AW) as part of the SC FCIG team assisting in the generation of HMS Lancaster and HMS ST Albans in 2008.
        On successful completion of ICSC(M) and PWO course, she joined HMS DARING for First of Class BOST. After 6 months as PWO(U), she took on the mantle of Operations Officer for the end of the C2X deployment and a significant regeneration period including a successful In Service Sea Viper Firing. After completion of AWO course, she then joined HMS Dauntless as AWO and was the lead officer and Operations Officer for the AURIGA 12 deployment.

        She assumed Command of MCM2 Crew 7 and HMS Hurworth in April 2013 and, after EX JOINT WARRIOR and OST, moved with Crew 7 to assume Command of HMS QUORN in July 2013 in the Gulf. Having returned from a successful deployment she has now assumed command of HMS Hurworth again.
        Eleanor lives with her husband in Hampshire and enjoys an active lifestyle playing tennis, skiing and hurtling down steep mountains on a bike.


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        OPERATIONS

        Exercise Joint Warrior 131

        CURRENT STATUS: COMPLETED
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        MISSION SUMMARY

        Joint Warrior (JW) Exercises are planned and conducted by the Joint Tactical Exercise Planning Staff (JTEPS) based at Headquarters Northwood. JTEPS which is a joint organisation parented by both HQ Air Command & Navy Command (NCHQ).

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        ABOUT THE UNIT

        KEY STATISTICS


        Pennant

        M39

        Displacement

        685tonnes

        Complement

        45personnel

        Length

        60Metres

        Beam

        10metres

        Draught

        3.4metres

        Top Speed

        15knots

        Range (Nautical)

        1500miles

        Launch Date

        25/09/84

        Commissioned date

        02/07/85

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        HMS Hurworth HISTORY

        TRACK THE HISTORY OF SHIPS NAMED HMS Hurworth
        • The Different Hurworths

          Named after the Hurworth Hunt in County Durham, the current HMS Hurworth is the second ship to bear the name, the first being L28, one of 84 Hunt-class destroyers built during World War 2 to provide anti-air defence to the Fleet. Having an illustrious but short career, she was commissioned in 1941 and took part in many notable battles winning seven Battle Honours. She was sunk after striking a mine on the evening of 22 October 1943 off the Greek Island of Kalymnos while going to the aid of a stricken Greek ship.

        • The Second Hurworth

          The current Hurworth is one of the current Hunt-class Mine Counter Measures Vessels, and was built in by Vospers in Woolston in 1985. Like her namesake, the current HMS Hurworth has had an equally busy and illustrious life, being involved in the rescue attempt of the Herald of Free Enterprise off the coast of Zeebruge in 1987 and also winning a Battle Honour in the first Gulf War in 1991.

        • The Hurworth Today

          Fitted with an upgraded sonar in 2005, the minesweeping gear was considered obsolescent and removed. With further technological advances over the years, HMS Hurworth remains among the most capable MCMVs afloat today.

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