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.

Add to favourites

The small ship spent much of 2012 under the watchful eye of engineers and technicians at Rosyth, where she is undergoing a £3.9 million overhaul. Her hull finally returned into the waters in October last year and she is in the process of undergoing sea trails off the coast of Scotland. Once all her milestones are achieved and she is fully back in the Fleet, she will return to operational duties working around the UK.

HMS Grimsby

HMS Grimsby to join twinned town's Armed Forces Day parade

More

HMS Grimsby Latest News

HMS Grimsby sits high and dry

More
HMS Grimsby

HMS Grimsby enjoys warm twin-town welcome in a cold January

More
See all news for HMS Grimsby

Current operation Maintenance

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

Location Clyde

prev next

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.

Securing Britain's Future

An island nation needs a powerful navy. A simple fact, often forgotten. Go behind the scenes of the new Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier and discover its true scale and ambition.

Read about the new carrier

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.

Previous units

Download full profile

Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering)

Join us

Fact

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

HMNB Clyde

Learn more

Affiliations