HMS Grimsby

HMS Grimsby (M108)

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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Since her last refit over 5 years ago, Grimsby has travelled over 43,000 miles, had 7 different crews and visited over 18 different countries including Portugal, Morroco, Spain, Algeria, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Germany, France, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland and Sweden through countless exercises and 1000s of hours of MCM Operations.

Currently HMS Grimsby is docked in Rosyth Royal dockyard and berthed in the shadow of HMS Queen Elizabeth where she is receiving a full refit that will encompass deep level maintenance, fit of new equipment upgrades (namely a brand new sonar fit that will make HMS Grimsby the most advanced in the fleet) and a full new paint job to boot.

Once out of refit in the coming year she will begin her cycle again with a no doubt busy routine, the pace of which will last almost entirely until her next refit in 5 years time.

Grimsby handover to MCM1 Crew 3

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Current operation Maintenance

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

  • Cold Weather Training

    Cold Weather training brings together ships, aircraft and marines in the Arctic

  • Joint Warrior

    Joint Warrior is a UK tri-Service multinational exercise that involves numerous warships, aircraft, marines and troops.

Location Global

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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 Will Blackett

Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Lieutenant Commander Will Blackett joined the Royal Navy in 2001, he assumed command of HMS Grimsby in June 2016.

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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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