HMS Pembroke

HMS Pembroke's hull and superstructure are built from glass reinforced plastic (GRP), ensuring a strong non-magnetic ship.

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HMS Pembroke uses high-powered sonar to search underwater for mine-like contacts. Upon detection of a contact, classification runs are conducted on various frequencies. Once identified as a potential mine, the Seafox mine disposal system is able to visually identify the target as a mine and then destroy it.

HMS Pembroke also has her own mine clearance diving team which is used to identify potential mine threats beneath the surface.

HMS Pembroke is back to sea following the handover of MCM1 Crew 4 to Crew 1.  

Crew 1 will be serving in Pembroke for the next 12 months, including periods of national operations and training, as well as a deployment in support of NATO in the Baltic Sea as part of the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 1. 

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Current operation NATO Mine Counter-Measures Force

The RN has always supplied an MCMV to one of the two NATO Mine Counter-Measures Squadrons. These are six-month deployments as part of the NATO Standing MCM Groups and will generally be around the coasts of Northern Europe or the Mediterranean depending upon the squadron in which the RN ship is working.

International partnerships

As the fifth largest economy in the world, the UK has responsibilities towards its allies and partners. But Britain also has global ambitions – namely to protect the seaways underpinning the country’s prosperity. The Royal Navy plays a crucial role in fostering these enduring and lasting alliances with other nations.

Providing security at sea

The UK has a responsibility to its citizens and its allies to endeavour to safeguard the high seas. This is why the Royal Navy protects home and international waters – making sure the global trade that Britain and the world depend on can proceed without a hitch.

Location Northern Europe

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Unit History

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The Sixth Pembroke1665

The sixth Pembroke was a 60-gun fourth rate launched at Plymouth in 1757 and served in America in the later 1700s before being made into a hulk in Halifax. 

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The Current Pembroke1997

Pembroke was launched on 12 December 1997. She was commissioned into service on 6 July 2000. The current Pembroke is the eighth Royal Navy vessel to bear the name.

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Commanding officer JIm Lovell

Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Lieutenant Commander Jim Lovell joined the Royal Nvay in 2001, he assumed command of HMS Pembroke December 2015.

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