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HMS Ledbury (M30)
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HMS Ledbury (M30)

HMS Ledbury is the oldest of the eight Hunt Class Mine Counter Measures Vessels (MCMV). She ensures safe passage for larger ships all over the world. 


HMS Ledbury is the first of the Hunt Class Mine Counter Measures Vessels (MCMV). The Hunt Class live up to their name by using high definition sonar, searching the world‘s seabeds for mines and lost explosives.

These ships play a vital role in maintaining the freedom of navigation on the high seas and supporting the UK’s international trade. 


As a minehunter, HMS Ledbury safety detects and destroys dangers under the water. In order to reach their goals the crew aboard the ship utilise specialist skills and equipment including:

  • Clearance Divers who carry out Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), underwater Mine Exploitation, Reconnaissance and Recovery.
  • The Seafox Mine Disposal System to dispose of underwater ordnance and sea mines.
  • Advanced sonar
Hunt Class


Her highly-skilled crew of 47 personnel work together to clear the oceans of hidden dangers, searching for and safely removing mines – modern and historic – so larger ships can enjoy safe passage.

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