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HMS Ramsey (M110)

HMS Ramsey was launched on the 25th November 1999 and was commissioned into the Fleet in September 2000.

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Royal Navy mine hunter visits Inverness to cement links

Royal Navy mine hunter visits Inverness to cement links

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HMS Ramsey joins NATO Task Force

HMS Ramsey joins NATO Task Force

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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.

  • Exercise Baltops

    Exercise Baltops is the largest multinational maritime exercise in the Baltic Sea, demonstrating the UK's continuing commitment to the collective security of NATO allies.

  • Alongside - Clyde

    Alongside her home port of Clyde Naval Base in Faslane

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 Ramsey1912

She was requisitioned by the Admiralty on the 28th October 1914, and commissioned on the 20th November 1914, for use as an armed steamer.

Intercept and Attack1915

she was employed on night patrols. On the 8th August 1915 she intercepted a steamship flying the Russian flag, which was actually the German Auxillary Minesweeper Meteor.

Intercept and attack1915

After being crippled by point-blank gunfire, Ramsey was struck amidships by a German torpedo and sunk.

Intercept and attack1915

Five Officers including Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Harry Raby Royal Naval Reserve, and 50 ratings were lost, also a further four Officers and 39 ratings were taken prisoner. 

Intercept and attack1915

On the following day, the Meteor encountered superior British forces and scuttled herself, Ramsey’s crew returning home in the Undaunted.

The Second Ramsey1919

The second Ramsey was originally the USS Meade, launched 29th May 1919.

Second World War1940

During the Second World War she was transferred to the Royal Navy and commissioned at Halifax, Nova Scotia on the 26th 1940 as HMS Ramsey. In June 1941 she joined the 22nd Escort Group.

Refit1943

Further work was done in Belfast and Clyde, Ramsey joined B6 Escort Group, Western Approaches Command. After one round trip she paid off for a long refit in Grimsby which lasted until 1943.

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Commanding Officer Peter Ware

Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Lieutenant Commander Peter Ware joined the Royal Navy in 2003.

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Fact

HMS Ramsey could travel from London to Birmingham 25 times on one tank of fuel

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