HMS Walney (M104)
HMS Walney docked at Liverpool in May 2006
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Name:||HMS Walney (M104)|
|Launched:||25 November 1991|
|Commissioned:||19 February 1993|
|Decommissioned:||15 October 2010|
|Class & type:||Sandown class minehunter|
|Propulsion:||2 shafts Voith-Schneider propulsors
Paxman Valenta diesels, 1,500 shp
|Speed:||13 knots diesel, 6.5 knots electric|
|Complement:||34 (7 officers, 27 ratings)|
|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
HMS Walney (M104) was a Sandown-class minehunter of the British Royal Navy. She was the fourth of the Sandown-class minehunters, and the second ship to carry the name, which comes from the island off Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria on the north-west coast of England.
Construction and design
HMS Walney was one of four Sandown-class minehunters ordered from Vosper Thornycroft on 27 July 1987. She was laid down at Vosper Thoneycroft's Woolston, Southampton shipyard in May 1990, launched on 25 November 1991 and commissioned on 20 February 1993.
It was announced on December 16, 2009, that Walney would be decommissioned sometime in 2010. She was decommissioned in a ceremony on 15 October 2010 at her homeport, HMNB Clyde. Walney called in at her affiliated town of Barrow-in-Furness on her way to her final port of call, Portsmouth naval base.
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