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        Pembroke

        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.

        HMS Pembroke is a world-class minehunter and the task of returning her to the Fleet ready for front line operations rests on her crew of 40 of the Royal Navy’s finest sailors and engineers, it is an exciting time for all involved.

        Lt Cdr M A Hammon
        HMS Pembroke

        HMS Pembroke uses high-powered sonar to search underwater for mine-like contacts. Upon detection of a contact, classification runs are conducted on various frequencies. Once identified as a potential mine, the Seafox mine disposal system is able to visually identify the target as a mine and then destroy it.

        HMS Pembroke also has her own mine clearance diving team which is used to identify potential mine threats beneath the surface.

        COMMANDING OFFICER

        Mark Hammon

        Mark Hammon
        RANK:
        Lieutenant Commander
        JOINED:
        1998
        SPECIALISATION:
        Air Warfare Officer
        PREVIOUS UNITS:
        HMS Penzance, Shoreham
        Military experience

        Born in Dorset and educated at Kings School Bruton and Cardiff University, Mark Hammon joined the Royal Navy in 1998. Initial training and Fleet Time were conducted in HMS Sheffield, HMS Newcastle and an exchange with the Spanish in their Tall Ship Juan Sebastian de Elcano.

        Following Officer of the Watch training, he joined HMS Hurworth initially as the Gunnery Officer in 2000, becoming the Navigating Officer after six months. In 2003 he joined HMS Chatham in the Gulf during Op Telic and for the remainder of her deployment which included Op Oracle off the coast of East Africa

        After Frigate Navigating Officers’ Course he was assigned to HMS Exeter in 2005. His eighteen months onboard included and exercises in the Mediterranean and inside the Arctic Circle around the coast of Norway.

        Completing the first generic Principle Warfare Officers’ course in 2007, he joined HMS Gloucester initially as the Principle Warfare Officer (Underwater) and subsequently as the Operations Officer. This period included a number of exercises in European Waters and was completed during a deployment to the South Atlantic.

        Having left Gloucester to complete Air Warfare Officers’ Course, he rejoined the Ship as the Air Warfare Officer early in 2010 fulfilling the role of Operations Officer for a short time prior to becoming the Senior Warfare Officer.

        This period saw Gloucester successfully undertaking an eight month regeneration between deployments, which included the reintroduction of the Salvo capability of Sea Dart to the Fleet, a period of Operational Sea Training and a further deployment to the South Atlantic.

        A short period on the staff of Flag Officer Sea Training followed as a Staff Warfare Officer, specializing in Above Water Warfare.

        He then assumed command of MCM1 Crew 7 and HMS Penzance in July 2012. After a period of work up training in the UK he flew out to Bahrain to take command of HMS Shoreham in December 2012, returning to HMS Grimsby in July 2013.

        Mark is married and has two young sons. When time allows interests include sailing, kayaking, skiing, cycling and supporting Bath Rugby.


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        ABOUT THE UNIT

        KEY STATISTICS


        Pennant

        M107

        Displacement

        600tonnes

        Complement

        34personnel

        Length

        52.5Metres

        Beam

        10.5metres

        Draught

        2.3metres

        Top Speed

        13knots

        Range (Nautical)

        2,500nautical miles

        Launch Date

        12/10/97

        Commissioned date

        06/07/00

        Draft Equivalent to

        Almost 1/4draft of QE2

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        HMS Pembroke HISTORY

        TRACK THE HISTORY OF SHIPS NAMED HMS Pembroke
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          Lowestoft

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          Vigo

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          Marbella

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          Finisterre

        • The Sixth Pembroke

          The sixth Pembroke was a 60-gun fourth rate launched at Plymouth in 1757 and served in America in the later 1700s before being made into a hulk in Halifax. Her battle honours include Louisburg in 1758, Quebec in 1759 and Havana in 1762.

        • Battle Honours

          Louisburg

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          Quebec

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          Havana

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          Baltic

        • The Current Pembroke

          Pembroke was built at Southampton by Vosper Thorncroft and was launched on 12 December 1997. She was commissioned into service on 6 July 2000. The current Pembroke is the eighth Royal Navy vessel to bear the name.

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