HMS Pembroke (M107)

HMS Pembroke is a Sandown-class Mine Counter-Measures Vessel (MCMV) stationed at HMNB Clyde. The crew of HMS Pembroke is made up of highly trained Mine Warfare Specialists and Mine Clearance Divers, as well as engineers, officers and chefs.

HMS Pembroke (M107) is currently on deployment

NATO Mine Counter-Measures Maritime Group

Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea

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Members of the ship’s company represent the Royal Navy in sports including rugby, football, badminton and hockey. Languages spoken aboard HMS Pembroke include English, German, French, Welsh and Spanish.

The musicians of HMS Pembroke play a range of instruments, including bagpipes, kettle drums, flute, saxophone and the didgeridoo. Over the course of a four-month NATO deployment, the ship’s company consumed 1500kg of potatoes and 1200kg milk.

Facts & figures

Facts & figures

2,500+ nautical miles

Total range

52.5 metres

Total length

485 tonnes

Total displacement

Our skills

Our skills

The personnel of HMS Pembroke are highly trained experts who specialise in mine disposal. Their many skills include:

  • Ordnance detection
  • Ordnance destruction
  • Diving
  • Operation of unmanned vehicles
  • Operation of sonar
  • Route surveying
  • Seabed clearance

Our operations

Current operation

NATO Mine Counter-Measures Maritime Group

Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea

Mine clearance exercises and security patrols to support the UK's maritime commitment to NATO operations.

Our base

Our base

Northern Europe

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Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Commander Simon Henderson

HMS Pembroke's role

As one of the Royal Navy’s seven Sandown-class Mine Counter-Measures Vessels, HMS Pembroke’s is designed for seeking out and destroying mines. Once the mines have been detected, the ship’s company use the SeaFox remote-controlled underwater vehicle or highly trained Mine Clearance Divers to dispose of them.

More broadly, HMS Pembroke is part of the Royal Navy’s ongoing mission to keep the global sea lines of communication open for trade, thereby securing the UK’s access to fuel, energy and consumer goods such as cars and clothing.

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