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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The Royal Navy minehunter currently represents the UK’s commitment to the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) in the Mediterranean - and she regularly exercises her skills with her NATO counterparts.

Once the exercise is complete the Faslane-based minehunter will continue to operate in the area for the next few months before returning to the UK.

HMS Grimsby home after NATO deployment

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HMS Grimsby helps recover six historic mines

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HMS Grimsby home for Christmas after NATO deployment

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Current operation Alongside - Clyde

Currently alongside in her home port of Clyde Naval Base in Faslane, Scotland

Location Faslane

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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.

Attack1941

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 Neil Griffiths

Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Lieutenant Commander Neil Griffiths joined the Royal Navy in 1997, he assumed command of HMS Grimsby in Feb 2015

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Fact

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

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