HMS Bangor (M109)

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HMS Bangor sweeping Southampton Water in preparation for the International Fleet Review 2005.
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Bangor
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Launched: 16 April 1999
Commissioned: 26 July 2000
Identification: Pennant number: M109
Status: in active service, as of 2014[1]
General characteristics
Class & type: Sandown-class minehunter
Displacement: 484 tons full
Length: 52.5 m
Beam: 10.9 m
Draught: 2.3 m
Propulsion: 2 shafts Voith-Schneider propulsors
diesel-electric drive
Paxman Valenta diesels, 1,500 shp
Speed: 13 knots diesel, 6.5 knots electric
Complement: 34 (7 officers, 27 ratings)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Type 1007 navigation radar
Type 2093 variable-depth mine hunting sonar
Armament: 1 × Oerlikon 30 mm KCB gun on DS-30B mount
2 × 7.62 mm L7 GPMG machine guns
Wallop Defence Systems Barricade Mk. III countermeasure launchers
Irvin Aerospace Replica Decoy launchers
Notes: Mine counter measures equipment:
SeaFox Mine Disposal System
Clearance divers

HMS Bangor is a Sandown-class minehunter commissioned by the Royal Navy in 1999. She is named after the Northern Ireland seaside town of the same name, and the second Royal Navy vessel to bear the name.

Operational History[edit]

Operation Unified Protector[edit]

Through October 2011 Bangor conducted maritime security patrols off Misrata, Libya.[2] [3]

Exercise Joint Warrior 2013[edit]

She is due to participate in Exercise Joint Warrior 2013.[4]

See also[edit]

Media related to HMS Bangor (M109) at Wikimedia Commons

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