HMS Blyth (M111)

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HMS Blyth (M111)
HMS Blyth, 2006
History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Blyth
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Launched: 4 July 2000
Commissioned: 28 February 2001
Homeport: HMNB Clyde
Identification: Pennant number: M111
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
Armament:

HMS Blyth is a Sandown-class minehunter of the British Royal Navy. She is the second vessel to bear the name.The first being a Bangor class minesweeper of the Second World War,pennant number J15.

Along with her sister ship, Ramsey, she has been deployed to the Middle East on Operation Aintree in 2007 and 2008 to test the class capabilities in the hot climate and maintain force operational capability in the region. Crews from other Sandown-class vessels are rotated through the two ships.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sandown Class Mine Countermeasures Vessels - MCM, globalsecurity.org, Retrieved 8 June 2014

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