HMS Bangor (M109)

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HMS Bangor sweeping Southampton Water in preparation for the International Fleet Review 2005.
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
General characteristics
Class and type: Sandown-class minehunter
Displacement: 600 t (590 long tons; 660 short tons)[1]
Length: 52.5 m (172 ft 3 in)
Beam: 10.9 m (35 ft 9 in)
Draught: 2.3 m (7 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: Paxman Valenta 6RP200E diesels 1523 shp, diesel-electric drive, Voith Schneider Propellers, Schottel bow thrusters
Speed: 13 kn (24 km/h; 15 mph)
Complement: 34 (accommodation for up to 40)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Radar Type 1007 I-Band
  • Sonar Type 2093
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • SeaFox mine disposal system
  • Diver-placed explosive charges

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.


Through October 2011 Bangor conducted maritime security patrols off Misrata during the NATO military intervention in Libya.[2]

Bangor participated in the 2013 Exercise Joint Warrior.[3] She was stationed on the River Clyde for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. For the duration of the games the general public were allowed onboard for a free tour.[4]


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