HMS Ramsey (M110)

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HMS Ramsey (M110)
HMS Ramsey, 2011
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Ramsey
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Launched: 25 November 1999
Sponsored by: Lady Alynne Dunt,[1] wife of Vice Admiral Sir John Dunt
Commissioned: September 2000
Homeport: HMNB Clyde, Faslane
Status: Dormant on standby[citation needed]
General characteristics
Class and type: Sandown-class minehunter
Displacement: 600 t (590 long tons; 660 short tons)[2]
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 Ramsey is a Sandown-class minehunter of the British Royal Navy. Like other vessels of the Sandown class, Ramsey is built of glass-reinforced plastic and other non-magnetic materials so that her hull does not trigger mines as easily as standard warships.[3][4]

She is the third vessel of the Royal Navy named after the eponymous town on the Isle of Man.

On 11 March 2009, Ramsey and her sister ship Blyth returned from a 2+12-year deployment in the Middle East to their home port at HMNB Clyde. During this time the crews of those ships were rotated on and off with eight different crews based in the UK.[5] She set sail for another deployment in the Middle East on 11 March 2011.[3]


  1. ^ "HMS Ramsey Accepted Into Service". Navy News. Archived from the original on 3 March 2003. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Sandown Class Mine Countermeasures Vessels - Specifications". 11 July 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Plastic warship HMS Ramsey leaves Faslane for Gulf". BBC News. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Sandown Class". Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  5. ^ Stewart, Stephen (11 March 2009). "Sailors receive heroes' welcome after tour of duty in Gulf". Daily Record. Retrieved 24 March 2019.

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