HMS Hurworth operating in the English Channel
|Launched:||25 September 1984|
|Sponsored by:||Lady Anne Hallifax, wife of Admiral Sir David Hallifax|
|Commissioned:||2 July 1985|
|Homeport:||HMNB Portsmouth, Hampshire|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel|
|Displacement:||750 t (740 long tons; 830 short tons)|
|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 |
|Sonar Type 2193|
|Electronic warfare |
HMS Hurworth is a Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel of the British Royal Navy.
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.
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.