HMS Cattistock (M31)
|Ordered:||29 January 1979|
|Launched:||22 January 1981|
|Commissioned:||5 March 1982|
|Homeport:||HMNB Portsmouth, Hampshire|
|Identification:||Pennant number: M31|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel|
|Displacement:||750 t (740 long tons; 830 short tons)|
|Length:||60 m (196 ft 10 in)|
|Beam:||9.8 m (32 ft 2 in)|
|Draught:||2.2 m (7 ft 3 in)|
|Propulsion:||2 shaft Napier Deltic diesel, 3,540 shp|
|Speed:||17 kn (31 km/h; 20 mph)|
|Complement:||45 (6 officers & 39 ratings)|
|Sonar Type 2193|
She was mentioned in the media in December 2002 after colliding with a jetty as she was leaving her homeport of HMNB Portsmouth in late November. She was left with a 2 ft hole in her side, although no crew were hurt in the collision. It was the third such collision that year: the submarine Trafalgar ran aground off the Isle of Skye earlier in November and the destroyer Nottingham hit rocks off the coast of Australia in July.
- Hunt Class Mine Countermeasures Vessels - MCM, globalsecurity.org
- "Minesweeper holed after hitting jetty". BBC News. 3 December 2002. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
- "Tornado jet crash: Wreckage located on seabed". BBC News. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
- Royal Navy Joint Warrior 2013, royalnavy.mod.uk, 2013
- Royal Navy - HMS Cattistock (royalnavy.mod.uk)
- Media related to HMS Cattistock (M31) at Wikimedia Commons
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