HMS Penzance (M106)

This Sandown-class minehunter is specially designed to neutralise underwater threats and clear the shipping lanes that are vital to our nation’s prosperity. Her motto is “diligent thought.”

HMS Penzance (M106) is currently on deployment



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Facts & figures

Facts & figures

2,500+ miles

Total range

3.4 metres

Beam (width) at widest point

53 metres

Total length

Our operations

Current operation



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.

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Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Commander Rob Couzens

HMS Penzance's role

As one of the Royal Navy’s minehunter vessels, HMS Penzance’s primary role is to neutralise underwater threats. Like all Sandown-class vessels, she is most effective in deeper waters, so she can often be found surveying shipping routes or clearing the way for military operations.

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