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Two Sandown-class minehunters retire as UK starts manned MCM rundown

by Richard Scott

Two Sandown-class minehunters have been retired from the UK Royal Navy (RN) ahead of transfer to the Ukrainian Navy.


        The Sandown-class minehunters HMS 
        Blyth 
        (pictured) and HMS
         Ramsey 
        were decommissioned on 4 August, leaving four remaining in Royal Navy service.  The two vessels will be transferred to Ukraine following a refit at Babcock's shipyard in Rosyth.
       (Michael Nitz)

The Sandown-class minehunters HMS Blyth (pictured) and HMS Ramsey were decommissioned on 4 August, leaving four remaining in Royal Navy service. The two vessels will be transferred to Ukraine following a refit at Babcock's shipyard in Rosyth. (Michael Nitz)

HMS Blyth and HMS Ramsey were formally decommissioned at Rosyth on 4 August. Their withdrawal – which reduces the number of Sandown-class vessels in RN service to four – marks the start of the phased rundown of the RN's manned mine-countermeasures (MCM) fleet through to 2030.

Under plans set out in the Defence Command Paper ‘Defence in a competitive age', released in March, the RN will transition to a new Mine Hunting Capability (MHC) based on maritime autonomous systems. A first MHC increment, known as Project Wilton, is already operational on the Clyde.

Built by Vosper Thornycroft at Woolston, Southampton, Ramsey and Blyth


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Two Sandown-class minehunters have been retired from the UK Royal Navy (RN) ahead of transfer to the...

Two Sandown-class minehunters retire as UK starts manned MCM rundown

by Richard Scott

Two Sandown-class minehunters have been retired from the UK Royal Navy (RN) ahead of transfer to the Ukrainian Navy.


        The Sandown-class minehunters HMS 
        Blyth 
        (pictured) and HMS
         Ramsey 
        were decommissioned on 4 August, leaving four remaining in Royal Navy service.  The two vessels will be transferred to Ukraine following a refit at Babcock's shipyard in Rosyth.
       (Michael Nitz)

The Sandown-class minehunters HMS Blyth (pictured) and HMS Ramsey were decommissioned on 4 August, leaving four remaining in Royal Navy service. The two vessels will be transferred to Ukraine following a refit at Babcock's shipyard in Rosyth. (Michael Nitz)

HMS Blyth and HMS Ramsey were formally decommissioned at Rosyth on 4 August. Their withdrawal – which reduces the number of Sandown-class vessels in RN service to four – marks the start of the phased rundown of the RN's manned mine-countermeasures (MCM) fleet through to 2030.

Under plans set out in the Defence Command Paper ‘Defence in a competitive age', released in March, the RN will transition to a new Mine Hunting Capability (MHC) based on maritime autonomous systems. A first MHC increment, known as Project Wilton, is already operational on the Clyde.

Built by Vosper Thornycroft at Woolston, Southampton, Ramsey and Blyth


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Two Sandown-class minehunters have been retired from the UK Royal Navy (RN) ahead of transfer to the...

Two Sandown-class minehunters retire as UK starts manned MCM rundown

by Richard Scott

Two Sandown-class minehunters have been retired from the UK Royal Navy (RN) ahead of transfer to the Ukrainian Navy.


        The Sandown-class minehunters HMS 
        Blyth 
        (pictured) and HMS
         Ramsey 
        were decommissioned on 4 August, leaving four remaining in Royal Navy service.  The two vessels will be transferred to Ukraine following a refit at Babcock's shipyard in Rosyth.
       (Michael Nitz)

The Sandown-class minehunters HMS Blyth (pictured) and HMS Ramsey were decommissioned on 4 August, leaving four remaining in Royal Navy service. The two vessels will be transferred to Ukraine following a refit at Babcock's shipyard in Rosyth. (Michael Nitz)

HMS Blyth and HMS Ramsey were formally decommissioned at Rosyth on 4 August. Their withdrawal – which reduces the number of Sandown-class vessels in RN service to four – marks the start of the phased rundown of the RN's manned mine-countermeasures (MCM) fleet through to 2030.

Under plans set out in the Defence Command Paper ‘Defence in a competitive age', released in March, the RN will transition to a new Mine Hunting Capability (MHC) based on maritime autonomous systems. A first MHC increment, known as Project Wilton, is already operational on the Clyde.

Built by Vosper Thornycroft at Woolston, Southampton, Ramsey and Blyth


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Two Sandown-class minehunters have been retired from the UK Royal Navy (RN) ahead of transfer to the...

Two Sandown-class minehunters retire as UK starts manned MCM rundown

by Richard Scott

Two Sandown-class minehunters have been retired from the UK Royal Navy (RN) ahead of transfer to the Ukrainian Navy.


        The Sandown-class minehunters HMS 
        Blyth 
        (pictured) and HMS
         Ramsey 
        were decommissioned on 4 August, leaving four remaining in Royal Navy service.  The two vessels will be transferred to Ukraine following a refit at Babcock's shipyard in Rosyth.
       (Michael Nitz)

The Sandown-class minehunters HMS Blyth (pictured) and HMS Ramsey were decommissioned on 4 August, leaving four remaining in Royal Navy service. The two vessels will be transferred to Ukraine following a refit at Babcock's shipyard in Rosyth. (Michael Nitz)

HMS Blyth and HMS Ramsey were formally decommissioned at Rosyth on 4 August. Their withdrawal – which reduces the number of Sandown-class vessels in RN service to four – marks the start of the phased rundown of the RN's manned mine-countermeasures (MCM) fleet through to 2030.

Under plans set out in the Defence Command Paper ‘Defence in a competitive age', released in March, the RN will transition to a new Mine Hunting Capability (MHC) based on maritime autonomous systems. A first MHC increment, known as Project Wilton, is already operational on the Clyde.

Built by Vosper Thornycroft at Woolston, Southampton, Ramsey and Blyth


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Two Sandown-class minehunters have been retired from the UK Royal Navy (RN) ahead of transfer to the...

Two Sandown-class minehunters retire as UK starts manned MCM rundown

by Richard Scott

Two Sandown-class minehunters have been retired from the UK Royal Navy (RN) ahead of transfer to the Ukrainian Navy.


        The Sandown-class minehunters HMS 
        Blyth 
        (pictured) and HMS
         Ramsey 
        were decommissioned on 4 August, leaving four remaining in Royal Navy service.  The two vessels will be transferred to Ukraine following a refit at Babcock's shipyard in Rosyth.
       (Michael Nitz)

The Sandown-class minehunters HMS Blyth (pictured) and HMS Ramsey were decommissioned on 4 August, leaving four remaining in Royal Navy service. The two vessels will be transferred to Ukraine following a refit at Babcock's shipyard in Rosyth. (Michael Nitz)

HMS Blyth and HMS Ramsey were formally decommissioned at Rosyth on 4 August. Their withdrawal – which reduces the number of Sandown-class vessels in RN service to four – marks the start of the phased rundown of the RN's manned mine-countermeasures (MCM) fleet through to 2030.

Under plans set out in the Defence Command Paper ‘Defence in a competitive age', released in March, the RN will transition to a new Mine Hunting Capability (MHC) based on maritime autonomous systems. A first MHC increment, known as Project Wilton, is already operational on the Clyde.

Built by Vosper Thornycroft at Woolston, Southampton, Ramsey and Blyth


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Two Sandown-class minehunters have been retired from the UK Royal Navy (RN) ahead of transfer to the...

Two Sandown-class minehunters retire as UK starts manned MCM rundown

by Richard Scott

Two Sandown-class minehunters have been retired from the UK Royal Navy (RN) ahead of transfer to the Ukrainian Navy.


        The Sandown-class minehunters HMS 
        Blyth 
        (pictured) and HMS
         Ramsey 
        were decommissioned on 4 August, leaving four remaining in Royal Navy service.  The two vessels will be transferred to Ukraine following a refit at Babcock's shipyard in Rosyth.
       (Michael Nitz)

The Sandown-class minehunters HMS Blyth (pictured) and HMS Ramsey were decommissioned on 4 August, leaving four remaining in Royal Navy service. The two vessels will be transferred to Ukraine following a refit at Babcock's shipyard in Rosyth. (Michael Nitz)

HMS Blyth and HMS Ramsey were formally decommissioned at Rosyth on 4 August. Their withdrawal – which reduces the number of Sandown-class vessels in RN service to four – marks the start of the phased rundown of the RN's manned mine-countermeasures (MCM) fleet through to 2030.

Under plans set out in the Defence Command Paper ‘Defence in a competitive age', released in March, the RN will transition to a new Mine Hunting Capability (MHC) based on maritime autonomous systems. A first MHC increment, known as Project Wilton, is already operational on the Clyde.

Built by Vosper Thornycroft at Woolston, Southampton, Ramsey and Blyth


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Two Sandown-class minehunters have been retired from the UK Royal Navy (RN) ahead of transfer to the...

Two Sandown-class minehunters retire as UK starts manned MCM rundown

by Richard Scott

Two Sandown-class minehunters have been retired from the UK Royal Navy (RN) ahead of transfer to the Ukrainian Navy.


        The Sandown-class minehunters HMS 
        Blyth 
        (pictured) and HMS
         Ramsey 
        were decommissioned on 4 August, leaving four remaining in Royal Navy service.  The two vessels will be transferred to Ukraine following a refit at Babcock's shipyard in Rosyth.
       (Michael Nitz)

The Sandown-class minehunters HMS Blyth (pictured) and HMS Ramsey were decommissioned on 4 August, leaving four remaining in Royal Navy service. The two vessels will be transferred to Ukraine following a refit at Babcock's shipyard in Rosyth. (Michael Nitz)

HMS Blyth and HMS Ramsey were formally decommissioned at Rosyth on 4 August. Their withdrawal – which reduces the number of Sandown-class vessels in RN service to four – marks the start of the phased rundown of the RN's manned mine-countermeasures (MCM) fleet through to 2030.

Under plans set out in the Defence Command Paper ‘Defence in a competitive age', released in March, the RN will transition to a new Mine Hunting Capability (MHC) based on maritime autonomous systems. A first MHC increment, known as Project Wilton, is already operational on the Clyde.

Built by Vosper Thornycroft at Woolston, Southampton, Ramsey and Blyth


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Two Sandown-class minehunters have been retired from the UK Royal Navy (RN) ahead of transfer to the...

Two Sandown-class minehunters retire as UK starts manned MCM rundown

by Richard Scott

Two Sandown-class minehunters have been retired from the UK Royal Navy (RN) ahead of transfer to the Ukrainian Navy.


        The Sandown-class minehunters HMS 
        Blyth 
        (pictured) and HMS
         Ramsey 
        were decommissioned on 4 August, leaving four remaining in Royal Navy service.  The two vessels will be transferred to Ukraine following a refit at Babcock's shipyard in Rosyth.
       (Michael Nitz)

The Sandown-class minehunters HMS Blyth (pictured) and HMS Ramsey were decommissioned on 4 August, leaving four remaining in Royal Navy service. The two vessels will be transferred to Ukraine following a refit at Babcock's shipyard in Rosyth. (Michael Nitz)

HMS Blyth and HMS Ramsey were formally decommissioned at Rosyth on 4 August. Their withdrawal – which reduces the number of Sandown-class vessels in RN service to four – marks the start of the phased rundown of the RN's manned mine-countermeasures (MCM) fleet through to 2030.

Under plans set out in the Defence Command Paper ‘Defence in a competitive age', released in March, the RN will transition to a new Mine Hunting Capability (MHC) based on maritime autonomous systems. A first MHC increment, known as Project Wilton, is already operational on the Clyde.

Built by Vosper Thornycroft at Woolston, Southampton, Ramsey and Blyth


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