UK Minehunters Continue to Push Tech Boundaries

Minehunter crews in the Gulf have been pushing the tech boundaries and honing skills with American allies in the latest combined Anglo-American workout. The two navies hold regular joint exercises to ensure there’s no ‘skills fade’ in the delicate art of finding and neutralizing mines – especially as crews and ships regularly rotate through the region, so there’s a high…

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HMS Middleton & Shoreham Leaving Bahrain After Three Years

August 20, 2021 – Homeward bound on a 6,000-mile journey from the Gulf after a three-year mission to keep sea lanes open are minehunters HMS Brocklesby and Shoreham. The pair are the latest ships to complete an extended stint in Bahrain – a mission Royal Navy minehunters and their crews have conducted now for 15 years. Their task: to remain…

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HMS Middleton Departs Portsmouth for Middle East Deployment

HMS Middleton has departed her homeport of Portsmouth to undertake operations in the Gulf and wider Middle East. The mines countermeasures vessel has recently been fitted with a state of the art mine-hunting command system, and is expected to remain deployed for at least the next two years on Operation Kipion. Crews from the Second Mine Countermeasures Squadron will operate…

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