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Sandown-class Minehunter

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HMS Ramsey (M110) departs HMNB Clyde on May 11th, 2011 for a tour of duty in the Middle East.
The Sandown-class is a class of fifteen minehunters built primarily for the Royal Navy. The Sandown-class also serve with the Royal Saudi Navy and the Estonian Navy. The first vessel was commissioned into Royal Navy service on June 9th, 1989 and all the British ships are named after coastal towns and cities. They have a secondary role as offshore patrol vessels.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Minehunter
  • Service Period: 1989-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 172 feet 3 inches (52.5 meters)
    • Beam: 35 feet 9 inches (10.9 meters)
    • Draught: 7 feet 7 inches (2.31 meters)
    • Displacement: 660 tons
  • Crew: 34 (accommodation for up to 40 personnel)
  • Propulsion: Paxman Valenta 6RP200E diesels 1523 shp, diesel-electric drive, Voith Schneider Propellers, Schottel bow thrusters
  • Range:
  • Speed: 13 knots (24.08 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Type 1007 I-Band Navigation Radar
    • Type 2093 Sonar
  • Countermeasures:
    • SeaFox mine disposal system
    • Diver-placed explosive charge
  • Armament:
    • 1 x 30mm DS30M Mk.2 gun
    • 2 x Miniguns
    • 3 x General purpose machine guns

Unit Run[edit]

Royal Navy[edit]

  • HMS Sandown (M101)
  • HMS Inverness (M102)
  • HMS Cromer (M103)
  • HMS Walney (M104)
  • HMS Bridport (M105)
  • HMS Penzance (M106)
  • HMS Pembroke (M107)
  • HMS Grimsby (M108)
  • HMS Bangor (M109)
  • HMS Ramsey (M110)
  • HMS Blyth (M111)
  • HMS Shoreham (M112)

Estonian Navy[edit]

  • Admiral Cowan (M313)
  • Sakala (M314)
  • Ugandi (M315)

Royal Saudi Navy[edit]

  • Al Jawf
  • Shaqra
  • Al Kharj
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