HMS Hurworth (M39)

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HMS Hurworth operating in the English Channel
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Hurworth
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Launched: 25 September 1984
Sponsored by: Lady Anne Halifax,[1] wife of Admiral Sir David Halifax KCB, KCVO, KBE
Commissioned: 2 July 1985[2]
Homeport: HMNB Portsmouth, Hampshire
Identification: Pennant number: M39
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel
Displacement: 750 t (740 long tons; 830 short tons)[3]
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)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Sonar Type 2193
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • SeaFox mine disposal system
  • Diver-placed explosive charges

HMS Hurworth is a Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel of the British Royal Navy.

On 2 March 2009, she was the centrepiece of the festivities to mark the 800th anniversary of the granting of a freedom charter by King John to Great Yarmouth.[4]



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