HMS Grimsby

HMS Grimsby (M108)

HMS Grimsby was launched by Lady Candice Blackham, on 10 August 1998 and commissioned into the Royal Navy on 25 September 1999.

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Since her last refit over 5 years ago, Grimsby has travelled over 43,000 miles, had 7 different crews and visited over 18 different countries including Portugal, Morroco, Spain, Algeria, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Germany, France, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland and Sweden through countless exercises and 1000s of hours of MCM Operations.

Currently HMS Grimsby is docked in Rosyth Royal dockyard and berthed in the shadow of HMS Queen Elizabeth where she is receiving a full refit that will encompass deep level maintenance, fit of new equipment upgrades (namely a brand new sonar fit that will make HMS Grimsby the most advanced in the fleet) and a full new paint job to boot.

Once out of refit in the coming year she will begin her cycle again with a no doubt busy routine, the pace of which will last almost entirely until her next refit in 5 years time.

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Current operation Exercise Trident Juncture

Ex Trident Juncture 18 is the largest in a series of deliberately-planned exercises scheduled over several years to ensure that NATO forces are trained, able to operate together and ready to respond to a threat from any direction. This year’s exercise will take place in Norway with over 40,000 personnel from 30 countries gathering to practise their ability to operate and respond to threats together.

International partnerships

As the fifth largest economy in the world, the UK has responsibilities towards its allies and partners. But Britain also has global ambitions – namely to protect the seaways underpinning the country’s prosperity. The Royal Navy plays a crucial role in fostering these enduring and lasting alliances with other nations.

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.

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Unit History

The First Grimsby1933

The first HMS Grimsby was a sloop built,she was launched in July 1933. At the outbreak of World War 2 she was on the China Station but was recalled to the UK to see extensive service.

Attack1941

Unfortunately on 25 May 1941 following heavy and sustained attack from enemy aircraft she sank 40 miles north east of Tobruk.

The Second Grimsby1998

HMS Grimsby was launched by Lady Candice Blackham, on 10 August 1998. She was commissioned into the Royal Navy on 25 September 1999.

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Fact

Grimsby is the second Royal Navy ship to bear the name and the first mine hunter to do so.

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