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Hunt  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1980
Total Production: 11
Origin: United Kingdom
Corporations: VT Shipbuilding
Parent System: Hunt
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1980
Total Production: 11
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Description: The Royal Navy Hunt class mine countermeasures vessels were constructed out of glass reinforced plastic to perform minesweeping and mine hunting missions. They are outfitted with special devices to simulate acoustic and magnetic signatures of merchant and war ships. In addition, mine disposal systems provide mine hunting capability.

The Hunt class vessels secondary weaponry consists of a 30mm naval gun, two 20 mm guns and two machine guns. Some Hunt vessels currently perform fishery protection instead of mine countermeasures missions. Eight Hunt class vessels are scheduled to be revamped with the Sonar 2193 and Nautis 3 command and control system beginning in March 2004 through April 2005.

Hunt Specifications

Crew: 45
Dimensions
Beam: 10.5 meter (34.4 foot)
Length: 60 meter (197 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
Power
Total Combined Power: 1,900 shp (1,417 kW)
Speed
Top Speed: 7.71 mps (27.8 kph)
Weight
Full Displacement: 750 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Hunt News

There are 10 news between
21 Jul 2004 and 16 Sep 2015
Wednesday, September 16, 2015Thales Unveils New Sonar 2093 Minehunting Sonar
Wednesday, October 26, 2011Thales Sonars Key to Royal Navy Minewarfare Operations
Monday, March 14, 2011Royal Navy to Upgrade Machinery Control and Alarm Systems on Minehunting Ships
Thursday, October 28, 2010Upgrade for Royal Navy Hunt Minehunters Propulsion System Powers Ahead
Wednesday, March 10, 2010Northrop Grumman to Supply Machinery Automation Systems on Mine Countermeasures Vessels for Lithuanian Navy
Tuesday, February 23, 2010Remus Reconnaissance Underwater Vehicle Enters Service with the Royal Navy
Thursday, January 29, 2009Finning UK Selected as Propulsion Sub-contractor for Lithuanian Minehunter Reactivation Program
Friday, November 28, 2008Lithuania to Get Two ex-Royal Navy Hunt-Class Minehunters
Tuesday, February 12, 2008HMS Brecon Begins Life as Navy Training Ship
Wednesday, July 21, 2004Future British Armed Forces Takes Shape

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Lithuania2
Two ex-Royal Navy ships purchased by Lithuania in November 2008 as minehunting vessels to be commissioned in 2011
United Kingdom11
YearHoldings
20158
20138
20128
20118

Grand Total 132
Protection Systems
NAUTIS 3
Remus 600
Seafox
Sensor Systems
Sonar 2193

Hunt Ship Listing


SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
MCM1-2011-
M35 HMS Dulverton -1983-
MCM2-2011-
M32 HMS Cottesmore -1983-
M29 HMS Brecon-19802005
M30 HMS Ledbury-1981-
M31 HMS Cattistock-1982-
M33 HMS Brocklesby-1983-
M34 HMS Middleton-1984-
M37 HMS Chiddingfold-1984-
M38 HMS Atherstone-1987-
M39 HMS Hurworth-1985-
M41 HMS Quorn-1989-

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