HMS Middleton (M34)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Middleton .
HMS Middleton (M34) (Portsmouth).jpg
HMS Middleton in Portsmouth
Career (UK)
Name: HMS Middleton
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Yarrow Shipbuilders, Glasgow
Launched: 27 April 1983[1]
Sponsored by: Lady Blaker
Commissioned: 4 July 1984[2]
Homeport: HMNB Portsmouth
Identification: Pennant number: M34
Status: in active service, as of 2014
General characteristics
Class & type: Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel
Displacement: 750 t (740 long tons; 830 short tons)[3]
Length: 60 m (196 ft 10 in)
Beam: 9.8 m (32 ft 2 in)
Draught: 2.2 m (7 ft 3 in)
Propulsion:
Speed: 17 kn (31 km/h; 20 mph)
Complement: 45 (6 officers & 39 ratings)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • SeaFox mine disposal system
  • Diver-placed explosive charges
Armament:

HMS Middleton is a Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel of the British Royal Navy. She forms part of the Second Mine Countermeasures Squadron based in Portsmouth.

The ship was launched by Lord and Lady Blaker in 1983: Lady Blaker remains the patron of the ship. [4]

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