equipment / SHIPS
The Royal Navy’s Hunt Class ships excel in mine hunting and coastal patrols, safeguarding the seas and ensuring maritime security.
Hunt Class minehunter
1,500 nautical miles
Scouring the seabeds
The Hunt Class consists of six mine counter measure vessels (HMS Ledbury, Cattistock, Brocklesby, Middleton, Chiddingfold and Hurworth). These ships use high definition sonar to scour the world’s seabeds for mines and lost explosives, which are then destroyed by the ship’s clearance diving teams or the onboard SeaFox Mine Disposal system to make the seas safer for everyone.
Eliminating hidden dangers
These small, but extremely effective Mine Counter Measure Vessels (MCMVs) boast glass-reinforced plastic hulls to conceal their presence from the threat of sea mines. Their sonars are capable of detecting and classifying an object the size of a football up to 1,000 metres away, allowing them to clear the way of mines and allow safe passage for larger forces to pass through.
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