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 due to join the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) as part of a three month deployment to the Baltic Sea. 

The purpose of SNMCMG1 is to ensure that all NATO units are continuously worked up and ready for operations in peacetime, periods of crisis and conflicts, as well as to ensure that the partnerships between NATO countries remains strong.

During her deployment HMS Cattistock will take part in a series of multinational exercises and operations alongside their NATO partners, including Force Integration Training and Historical Ordnance Disposal.

The crew of HMS Cattistock returned from a highly successful seven month deployment in the Gulf just six months ago. The short interval between these deployments is characteristic of the impressive operational tempo that is maintained across the Mine Warfare community. 

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Operation Exercise Trident Juncture

Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 will be held through October and November, predominantly in, over and on the seas around Portugal, Spain and Italy. It is one of a series of long-planned exercises to ensure that NATO Allies are ready to deal with any emerging crisis, from any direction, and that they are able to work effectively with partners in tackling any crisis.

  • Alongside in Portsmouth

    Alongside in her home port of Portsmouth Naval Base. Training our team and maintaining our equipment to make sure we are fighting fit for the challenge.

  • Alongside

    Alongside in her home port of Clyde Naval Base. Training our team and maintaining our equipment to make sure we are fighting fit for the challenge.

Location Mediterranean

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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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Commanding Officer Chris Easterbrook

Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Lieutenant Commander Chris Easterbrook joined the Royal Navy in 2002, he assumed command of HMS Cattistock November 2018

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HMS Cattistock has a nautical range of 1,500 miles

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