HMS Ramsey (M110)

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HMS Ramsey (M110)
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Ramsey
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Launched: 25 November 1999
Sponsored by: Lady Alynne Dunt,[1] wife of Vice Admiral Sir John Dunt
Commissioned: September 2000
Homeport: HMNB Clyde, Faslane
Identification: Pennant number: M110
Status: in active service, as of 2014
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 Ramsey is a Sandown-class minehunter of the British Royal Navy. Like other vessels of the Sandown class, Ramsey is built of glass-reinforced plastic and other non-magnetic materials so that her hull does not trigger mines as easily as standard warships.[2][3] She is the third vessel to bear the name.

On 11 March 2009, Ramsey and her sister ship Blyth returned from a two and a half year deployment in the Middle East to their home port at HMNB Clyde. During this time the crews of those ships were rotated on and off with eight different crews based in the UK.[4] She set sail for another deployment in the Middle East on 11 March 2011.[5]

The current commanding officer is Lieutenant Commander Alex Bush RN.[6]

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