HMS Cattistock

HMS Cattistock (M31)

Cattistock is built from glass-reinforced plastic which makes her somewhat less noticeable to the lurking dangers in the minefield. She  was commissioned into the Navy in June 1982.

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HMS Cattistock is currently in her home port of Portsmouth where she is currently used to prepare the Mine Countermeasures Squadrons for their deployment to the Gulf on one of her sister ships.

Four weeks of Operational Sea Training determines whether a crew is fit to deploy on the front line followed by the next level of assessment - the ability to work as part of a task group - recently during the first of 2017's fortnight-long Joint Warrior war games.

The crew will then spend the next month readying the ship for her next occupants, grabbing some leave and preparing to fly out to Bahrain to take charge of one of her sister vessels as part of the latest rotation of mine warfare crews maintaining the Royal Navy’s four-strong minehunting force permanently stationed in the Gulf.

Cattistock crew ready for Gulf mission

Cattistock crew ready for Gulf mission after intense spring of training


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Operation Maintenance and sea-trials

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

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    Alongside in her home port of Portsmouth Naval Base

Ready to fight

When diplomacy fails, the UK has to be ready to protect its interests and its allies. What’s more, as a member of NATO and the UN, the UK also acts to support the enforcement of UN resolutions and come to the aid of our allies. This is where the Royal Marines come in: we train to go where we’re needed – by sea, land or air – and deploy our forces with the aim of restoring peace.

Location Portsmouth

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Unit History

The First Cattistock1917

The first was a 730-ton minesweeper, launched in 1917, which served in minesweeping flotillas in the Atlantic, the North Sea and in the Baltic.

The Second Cattistock1940

The second Cattistock was a Type 1 Hunt-class destroyer, launched in 1940. During the invasion of Normandy, she screen ships bombarding German invasion barges in Dunkirk harbour.

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HMS Cattistock has a nautical range of 1,500 miles