HMS Hurworth

HMS Hurworth

HMS Hurworth is a Hunt-Class Mine Countermeasures Vessel, playing a vital part in the worldwide MCMV commitments from the Middle East to the North Atlantic.

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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.

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Hurworth ‘wins’ the Iron Cross as minehunter receives wartime medal

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Wittersham Navy engineer awarded MBE

Wittersham Navy engineer awarded MBE

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Operation Maintenance

Ships, units and aircraft need periods of maintenance to ensure that they are at their best for any tasks asked of them.

  • Alongside

    Alongside in her home port of Portsmouth

Location Plymouth

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Unit History

The Different Hurworths1941

The first was built during World War 2 to provide anti-air defence to the Fleet. She was sunk after striking a mine on the evening of 22 October 1943 off the Greek Island of Kalymnos.

The Second Hurworth1985

Built in 1985 HMS Hurworth was 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 Today2005

Fitted with an upgraded sonar in 2005, and with further technological advances over the years, HMS Hurworth remains among the most capable MCMVs afloat today.

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Commanding Officer Andy Smith

Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Lt Cdr Andy Smith joined the Royal Navy as a Direct Graduate Entrant Seaman Officer in 1997. He assumed command of HMS Cattistock in January 2014.

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Top speed of 15 knots

Portsmouth

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