HMS Hurworth operating in the English Channel
History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Hurworth
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Launched: 25 September 1984
Sponsored by: Lady Anne Hallifax,[1] wife of Admiral Sir David Hallifax KCB KCVO KBE
Commissioned: 2 July 1985[2]
Homeport: HMNB Portsmouth, Hampshire
Identification:
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 Hurworth is a Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel of the British Royal Navy.

Service History

In March 1987, Hurworth was visiting Ostend when the cross channel ferry Herald of Free Enterprise capsized leaving Zeebrugge; two of her divers were awarded the Queens Gallantry Medal for their efforts in the rescue.[4]

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.[5]

Affiliations

References

  1. ^ "HMS Hurworth - Ship's Sponsor". Royal Navy. Archived from the original on 5 April 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  2. ^ Olver, Jeremy. "Hunt Class MCMVs". Warships. Archived from the original on 10 May 2007. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Hunt Class Mine Countermeasures Vessels - Specifications". GlobalSecurity.org. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  4. ^ https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/54c1704ce5274a15b6000025/FormalInvestigation_HeraldofFreeEnterprise-MSA1894.pdf
  5. ^ "Warship helps to mark Great Yarmouth charter weekend". Eastern Daily Press. 1 March 2009. Archived from the original on 19 March 2007. Retrieved 17 March 2009.
  6. ^ "HMS Hurworth". Hurworth.org.uk. Archived from the original on 25 June 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2019.