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        Sandown Class

        The seven Sandown-class minehunters are based in Scotland at Clyde Naval Base in MCM1 (Mine Counter Measures squadron 1). The staff and ships of MCM1 can be found deployed on minehunters in the Northern Arabian Gulf, or busy in NATO exercises with other nation's navies, or working around the British coastline, protecting our shores and clearing the old ordnance that remains as a legacy of previous wars.

        HMS Shoreham
        HMS Penzance
        HMS Pembroke

        Vessels in Action

        • HMS Bangor

          Minehunter HMS Bangor is one of seven Sandown-class mine countermeasures ships based in Scotland. In 2011 she deployed off Libya as part of the NATO operation Unified Protector to protect Libyan civilians under threat of attack.

          HMS Bangor
        • HMS Blyth

          HMS Blyth is one of seven Sandown class Mine Countermeasures Vessels based HM Naval Base Clyde in Scotland. In May 2013, Blyth sailed to London to participate in the Battle of the Atlantic 70th anniversary commemorations.

          HMS Blyth
        • HMS Grimsby

          HMS Grimsby was built by Vosper Thornycroft at their Southampton yard and was launched by Lady Candice Blackham, on 10 August 1998. She was commissioned into the Royal Navy on 25 September 1999. HMS Grimsby is the second Royal Navy ship to bear the name and the first mine hunter to do so.

          HMS Grimsby
        • HMS Pembroke

          Minehunter HMS Pembroke is one of seven Sandown-class minehunters based in Scotland. The hull and large amounts of the superstructure are built from glass reinforced plastic (GRP), ensuring a strong non-magnetic ship, fit to survive the shocks associated with minehunting activities.

          Patrol ships and Minehunters
        • HMS Penzance

          HMS Penzance is a Sandown Class minehunter whose role is to neutralise underwater threats and clear the sea-lanes for shipping. HMS Penzance is one of seven Sandown-class minehunters based in Faslane, Scotland.

          In September 2013 the small ship set out to join with NATO Standing Mine Counter-measures Group 2 in the Mediterranean.

          HMS Penzance
        • HMS Ramsey

          HMS Ramsey is one of four Royal Navy Mine Countermeasures Vessels stationed continuously “East of Suez”. Operating from a naval facility in the Kingdom of Bahrain, she is fitted with a modern variable-depth sonar, world-class remotely-operated underwater vehicles and decompression facilities for military divers.

          HMS Ramsey
        • HMS Shoreham

          HMS Shoreham was launched by Lady Perowne on 9 April 2001 and was formally accepted into service on 28 November 2001. She is the fifth vessel to carry the name. The crew are very proud of her three battle honours from World War 2, Sicily and the Mediterranean in 1943 and Burma in 1944-5. On this site you will be able to find out what we have been up to and where we have visited. We hope you enjoy your visit to HMS Shoreham and please surf back soon.

          HMS Shoreham




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