HMS Grimsby

HMS Grimsby

HMS Grimsby was launched by Lady Candice Blackham, on 10 August 1998 and commissioned into the Royal Navy on 25 September 1999.

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Royal Navy minehunter HMS Grimsby has now successfully completed her Operational Sea Training and is en route to join the standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Task Group in the Mediterranean. 

The Crew have been put through their paces over the last two weeks with everything from fires and floods; diving operations and mine hunting, and responding to attacks from enemy forces.

Having handled these situations with vigour and enthusiasm and received the ‘All Clear’ signal from the trainers, the final hurdle was the weather heading south through the Irish Sea, as Grimsby shouldered aside 5-metre high waves. 

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Unit History

The First Grimsby1933

The first HMS Grimsby was a sloop built,she was launched in July 1933. At the outbreak of World War 2 she was on the China Station but was recalled to the UK to see extensive service.


Unfortunately on 25 May 1941 following heavy and sustained attack from enemy aircraft she sank 40 miles north east of Tobruk.

The Second Grimsby1998

HMS Grimsby was launched by Lady Candice Blackham, on 10 August 1998. She was commissioned into the Royal Navy on 25 September 1999.

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Commanding Officer William King

Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Lieutenant Commander William King joined the Royal Navy in 1999. He assumed command of HMS Grimsby in May 2014.

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Grimsby is the second Royal Navy ship to bear the name and the first mine hunter to do so.


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