HMS Middleton (M34)

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For other ships with the same name, see HMS Middleton.
HMS Middleton (M34) (Portsmouth).jpg
HMS Middleton in Portsmouth
History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Middleton
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Yarrow Shipbuilders, Glasgow
Launched: 27 April 1983[1]
Sponsored by: Lady Blaker
Commissioned: 4 July 1984[2]
Homeport: HMNB Portsmouth
Identification: Pennant number: M34
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
Armament:

HMS Middleton is a Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel of the British Royal Navy. She forms part of the Second Mine Countermeasures Squadron based in Portsmouth.

The ship was launched by Lord and Lady Blaker in 1983: Lady Blaker remains the patron of the ship. [4]

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