HMS Hurworth

HMS Hurworth (M39)

HMS Hurworth is a Hunt-Class Mine Countermeasures Vessel, playing a vital part in the worldwide MCMV commitments from the Middle East to the North Atlantic.

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As such, HMS Hurworth and her Ship’s Company maintains a high state of readiness though a rigorous training and maintenance programme to ensure she is ready to undertake Operations at very short notice.

The types of Operation MCMVs can be deployed on could include protecting lawful maritime enterprise in the Gulf, responding rapidly to developing international crises, or ensuring that the UK’s sea lanes remain safe and secure.

Along with her sister ships, she boasts a world-leading mine disposal system, Seafox, which is the most proficient system of its type ever invented, making HMS Hurworth and the Royal Navy’s MCMV contingent the envy other navies across the globe.

Battle staff forms to prepare for six-month Gulf mission

Battle staff forms to prepare for six month Gulf mission

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Royal Navy hosts international military students

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Mine warfare exercise Japan

Royal Navy experts observe Japanese mine warfare exercise

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Operation Ship visits

Royal Navy ships have a busy programme of visits to ports, harbours and their affiliated towns and cities throughout the UK.

  • Alongside

    Alongside in her home port of Portsmouth Naval Base

Location UK

Four locations are being used around the United Kingdom

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Unit History

The Different Hurworths1941

The first was built during World War 2 to provide anti-air defence to the Fleet. She was sunk after striking a mine on the evening of 22 October 1943 off the Greek Island of Kalymnos.

The Second Hurworth1985

Built in 1985 HMS Hurworth was involved in the rescue attempt of the Herald of Free Enterprise off the coast of Zeebruge in 1987 and also winning a Battle Honour in the first Gulf War in 1991

The Hurworth Today2005

Fitted with an upgraded sonar in 2005, and with further technological advances over the years, HMS Hurworth remains among the most capable MCMVs afloat today.

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Commanding Officer Claire Thompson

Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Lieutenant Commander Claire Thompson joined the Royal Navy in 2005, she assumed Command of HMS Hurworth in December 2017.

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Top speed of 15 knots

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