HMS Hurworth (M39)

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HMS Hurworth MOD 45151313.jpg
HMS Hurworth operating in the English Channel
Career (UK)
Name: HMS Hurworth
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Launched: 25 September 1984
Sponsored by: Lady Anne Halifax,[1] wife of Admiral Sir David Halifax KCB, KCVO, KBE
Commissioned: 2 July 1985[2]
Homeport: HMNB Portsmouth, Hampshire
Identification: Pennant number: M39
Status: in active service, as of 2014
General characteristics
Class & type: Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel
Displacement: 750 tons
Length: 60 m
Beam: 9.8 m
Draught: 2.2 m
Propulsion: 2 shaft Napier Deltic diesel, 3,540 shp
Speed: 17 knots
Complement: 45 (6 officers & 39 ratings)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Sonar Type 2193
Armament:
  • 30mm automatic small calibre gun
  • 2 × Mk44 minigun
  • 3 × 7.62mm general purpose machine guns

Mine counter measures equipment:

  • SeaFox mine disposal system
  • Diver-placed explosive charges

HMS Hurworth is a Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel of the British Royal Navy.

On 2 March 2009, she was the centrepiece of the festivities to mark the 800th anniversary of the granting of a freedom charter by King John to Great Yarmouth.[3]

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Media related to HMS Hurworth (M39) at Wikimedia Commons

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