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  HUNT class
HMS HURWORTH (M39) is one of the HUNT class of minehunters serving with the Royal Navy.
The HUNTs carry both minehunting and minesweeping equipment, the former in the form of remote submersibles and sonar and the latter in the form of towed sweeping gear designed to cut the mooring cables of moored mines.
The port bridge wing is to the left of the photo, the mast in the center, and the funnel in the background.
www.hazegray.org /features/nato/uk/hunt   (390 words)

 Hunt Class MCMVs
The Hunt Class was envisaged as a sophisticated minesweeper designed principally to work in coastal and shallow water areas, such as the approaches to the River Clyde, where many of Britain's nuclear submarines are based.
Each Hunt Class ship has a displacement of 685 tons and is 57 metres long, with a breadth of 10 metres and a draught of 3 metres.
Hunt Class vessels were deployed to the Persian Gulf during the Iran-Iraq war, to ensure allied shipping lanes remained clear of mines.
www.btinternet.com /~warship/Today/hunt.htm   (1463 words)

 Ships of the Royal Navy - Hunt Class MCMV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Hunt class MCMVs are the largest vessels in the world to be made of GRP.
Modern minehunting, however, normally uses a high-definition sonar to identify where mines are and then to use explosives planted either by special divers, or using RCMDS.
The Hunt class vessels also have a secondary-role as a Patrol vessel and they are frequently attached to the Fishery Protection Squadron when required.
www.gillespie.ndo.co.uk /Navy/Hunt.htm   (171 words)

 Jane's Fighting Ships 2001-2002 Foreword   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The new `Sachsen' class frigates, the first of which was launched in January 2001, are to replace the ageing `Lutjens' class from 2002.
The principal air defence platforms, the `Kongou' class, are based on the USN `Arleigh Burke' class and may also form the basis for the next step in the development of the rapidly expanding and increasingly sophisticated South Korean Navy.
The first of a new corvette class is to be commissioned in 2004 while the lease of two `Zwaardis' class submarines from the Netherlands heralds the build up of a submarine capability that is likely to be based at Labuan, East Malaysia.
www.janes.com /press/pc010430.shtml   (12674 words)

 Ships of the Royal Navy - Sandown Class MCMV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Sandown class, like the Hunt class, is built of GRP to ensure that it has maximum protection against magnetic mines.
Unlike the Hunt class, the Sandown class is purely a minehunter: it has no minesweeping ability.
That said, the Hunt class is not that much older than the Sandown class, and there are more of them.
www.gillespie.ndo.co.uk /Navy/Sandown.htm   (397 words)

 The coast is clear, thanks to Massapequa minehunter
Coastal minehunters are the first U.S. Navy ships designed with a primary mission of clearing harbor, coastal and ocean waters of explosive mines.
Minehunters enter suspected mine fields using precise navigation and search for mines with a variable depth sonar.
The safety record and mission success of the minehunter force is a credit to the attention-to-detail and focus that minehunters like Leviness incorporate in their training and daily routine.
www.massapequapost.com /news/2000/1012/People/28.html   (540 words)

 Trafalgar 200 - Ship Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As Minehunters they 'hunt' for mines with a high definition sonar and then destroy them using explosives placed either by the Mine Clearance Divers or by the Remote Controlled Mine Disposal System Vehicles.
The Hunt Class is unique in the Royal Navy for its dual functions of 'Sweeping' and 'Hunting' on the same platform and can be rolled from one function to the other in minutes.
HMS Middleton is the seventh Hunt class mine countermeasures vessel (MCMV) to be built for the Royal Navy.
www.trafalgar200.com /tallships_details/middleton.html   (743 words)

 Naval Institute Proceedings Magazine: World Navies in Review by A.D. Baker III
The third submarine of the class, the Weller, was commissioned on 10 July; the fifth, the Sheean, was launched on 1 May, and the sixth and final submarine, the Rankin, is to be launched this May. The Sheean and the fourth submarine, the Dechaineux, are to be given an interim--but expensive--upgrade before entering active service.
The submarine Michishio, second unit of the 3,600-ton Oyashio class, was commissioned on 10 March; the fourth, the Makishio, launched on 22 September; and the sixth was laid down on 2 April--out of a planned total of ten that will maintain the conventional submarine fleet at 16 very modern units.
Of the latter class, the Gelibolu (ex-USS Reid [FFG-30]) was transferred on 1 January 1999, the Gökçeada (ex-USS Mahlon S. Tisdale, [FFG-27]) arrived in Turkey on 27 September, and the USS John A. Moore (FFG-19) is to be transferred this year to complete a sextet of the class in Turkish service.
www.usni.org /proceedings/Articles00/PRObaker.htm   (6141 words)

 Naval Mine Warfare Simulator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Our minehunter and minesweeper trainee consoles emulate a wide range of sonar, navigation and command and control consoles found throughout NATO naval forces.
Three of the operations rooms are used for minehunting, and the other six are used for minesweeping.
The simulated minehunting equipment includes: sonar systems, remote controlled underwater vehicle systems, data and assimilation systems, precise navigation systems.
www1.eguermin.org /training/mwsim.asp   (315 words)

A minehunter delivered to the Royal Navy on time and on budget by Thales has entered service.
It has been installed on HMS Hurworth, the first of eight Hunt Class Mine Countermeasures Vessels (MCMV) to be upgraded with Sonar 2193 and the Nautis 3 Command System.
Mel Purvis, Managing Director of Thales' UK underwater systems activities said, "The success of the first of class trials has led to operational clearance for Sonar 2193 ahead of the planned in-service date, and authorisation to proceed with the upgrade programme for the remaining seven Hunt Class minehunters to complete by April 2005."
www.thales-nederland.nl /nl/news/archive/2004/april01-2004.shtml   (188 words)

 Sea Power: Lockheed Martin bids for RN minehunting sonar
The company says that the main problem encountered by the Hunt-class vessels is their difficulty in holding a steady line while keeping a mine-like object in the narrow sonar beam.
This problem is inevitable with conventional planar-array sonars, but the high freeboard of the Hunt design also creates windage, which means that the MCMV can all too easily drift over another (undetected) mine.
By adopting 360-degree electronic scanning the risk to life is reduced, and the minehunter's command-andcontrol system displays a much more complete picture of the underwater situation.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3738/is_200102/ai_n8952430   (598 words)

 Minesweeper (ship) - Wikpedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
There is a blurred distinction between a minesweeper and a minehunter.
A minesweeper is generally designed to clear an area of a large number of relatively simple mines - for example towing a wire sweep to cut loose floating contact mines or a floating cable energised with powerful electric current pulses to detonate magnetic mines.
A minehunter is a ship which is better equipped to handle more modern mines which need to be individually located on the sea bed and destroyed.
www.bostoncoop.net /~tpryor/wiki/index.php?title=Minesweeper_(ship)   (229 words)

 ISO/IEC 18025 Table 6.51 — EEs for EAs whose label begins with P
Antarctic class icebreaker; approximate dimensions: 91 by 18 metres.
Pham Ngu Lao (USS Barnegat class) patrol .
Dergach class surface-effect corvette designed for missile operations; approximate dimensions: 66 by 17 metres.
www.sedris.org /wg8home/Documents/18025_FDIS/C030810E_FILES/MAIN_C030810E/text/EEC_P.html   (490 words)

 Navy Matters | Editorial 26 January 2002
Her arrival can not come soon enough as there is no longer any attempt even in official statements to hide the obsolescence of the ancient Type 42 destroyers and their inadequacy against some threats, particularly the latest generation of supersonic anti-ship missiles being marketed and sold by the Russians.
Currently the RN's SSN fleet consists of 5 Swiftsure Class and 7 Trafalgar Class submarines, long-term plans had involved the replacement of these 12 submarines with a mix of 5 new Astute Class and 5 FASM's.
Secondly, the last Sandown Class minehunter, HMS Shoreham, was completed by Vosper Thornycroft so there are also no MCMV's under construction, nor are there any plans to start work on a replacement for the now somewhat aging Hunt Class MCMV.
navy-matters.beedall.com /ed260102.htm   (1923 words)

 Navy News - Archives - News & Features - November 2003
Details of the honours and awards made to members of the Naval Service for service on Operation Telic and in support of Operation Telic from the period March 19 to April 19 2003 – including awards made to British Service personnel by the Americans.
Hunt-class minehunter HMS Dulverton has arrived back at Clyde Naval Base in Faslane after a 16-week docking period in Rosyth in September.
Drugs runners in the Caribbean were forced to dump a tonne of cocaine, worth an estimated £25 million, into the sea in an attempt to evade a chasing Royal Navy destroyer.
www.navynews.co.uk /archive/stories/2003/archive_news_0311.asp   (628 words)

 MATS231: Composite Materials and Structures for the Marine Environment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This was the first time the navy had given the speed of a Los Angeles class sub as anything but “25+ knots” (45 kilometers an hour)".
The Landsort class vessels are for "minehunting, minesweeping and anti-submarine warfare (ASW), but at the same time, [are] excellent offshore patrol vessels.
Unlike single-role minehunters, the Landsort was conceived as a genuine multi-purpose vessel, able to perform various mine-warfare tasks.
www.tech.plym.ac.uk /sme/MATS231/applications.htm   (2249 words)

 EDCS Reference Manual
The Castle class designed for offshore patrol, minesweeping, and minelaying operations; approximate dimensions: 81 by 12 metres.
The Dergach class surface-effect corvette designed for operations; approximate dimensions: 66 by 17 metres.
The Island class designed for fisheries and oil field duties; approximate dimensions: 61 by 11 metres.
www.sedris.org /sdk_3.1.2/src/lib/edcs/docs/dictionary/EAC_P.htm   (3273 words)

 Officer of Maltese descent to command Nato ships
The RN said the importance of the event will be emphasised by the presence at the ceremony of Britain's Defence Procurement Minister, Lord Bach, and Admiral Sir Alan West Commander-in-Chief Fleet and First Sea Lord designate, who will be present in his NATO role as Commander Allied Naval Forces North.
The minehunting group - seven ships from five countries - make up the Alliance's Mine Countermeasures Force Northern Europe which arrived in Portsmouth on Monday.
The other ships are HMS Ledbury, a Royal Navy Hunt-class minehunter, the Belgian ships Godetia and Bellis, the German warship Fulda, the Netherlands ship Scheveningen, and the Norwegian Maaloy.
www.maltamigration.com /news/times100180.shtml   (262 words)

 House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 12 May 2000 (pt 9)
We are currently examining whether to convert the final 12 Mark 3s as originally planned in light of the remaining fatigue life of the aircraft.
As part of the normal planning process, the ordering of replacements for those vessels currently used in the Fishery Protection role will be considered as the vessels reach the end of their lives.
Type 23 and a Type 22 frigate, £11 million for an SSN, £3 million for a Hunt Class minehunter and £2 million for a Sandown Class minehunter.
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk /pa/cm199900/cmhansrd/vo000512/text/00512w09.htm   (1193 words)

 Plastic and fantastic for the job - This Is Herefordshire archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
FOOT for foot, HMS Ledbury and her Hunt class sisters are the most expensive ships ever built by the navy.
Her glass reinforced plastic hull, defence against magnetic mines, was cast in a single section using what was then cutting edge technology.
Ledbury is both a minehunter and a minesweeper.
archive.thisisherefordshire.co.uk /2003/08/01/31808.html   (256 words)

 Delivering Security in a Changing World -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Northern Ireland patrol fleet of three reconfigured (additional info and facts about Hunt class) Hunt class minehunters to be paid off by April 2007.
Early retirement of the three oldest (additional info and facts about Type 42) Type 42 destroyers.
The review also mentioned "significant" classified enhancements of (The people of Great Britain) British (A division of the United States Army that is specially trained for guerilla fighting) special forces, including strength increases and investment in new equipment.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/d/de/delivering_security_in_a_changing_world.htm   (1274 words)

 Naval Technology - Warship Design, Build, Modernisation and Repair Image Gallery
The Lay Ya class minehunter, a Royal Thai Navy variant of the Gaeta class minehunters for the Italian Navy.
The Skjold Class Fast Patrol Boat - high speed requirement, superior seakeeping, stability in heavy seas, large internal volume and low fuel consumption made the SES concept FPB a natural choice.
FORAN was used in the design of the Scorpene Class Submarine (Courtesy of Navantia formerly Izar).
www.naval-technology.com /contractors/warship/gallery.html   (688 words)

 Sea Mines & Countermeasures in the 20th Century : A Bibliography : Mine Detection And Detectors : Periodicals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Dutcher, Roger L. “The Hunt is On [Countering the Modern Mine Threats in Littoral Areas].” Surface Warfare, January/February 1994, v.
Ford, K. “Hunt Class Mine Countermeasures Vessels.” Armada International, 1979, no. 4, p.
Hunt, Lee M. “In Stride.” US Naval Institute Proceedings, April 1994, v.
library.nps.navy.mil /~library/bibs/seamines/detectionper.htm   (6569 words)

 AMS has the Hunt mid-life update on schedule
The system combines clarity of the situation and the many functions essential to the warfare team in realising MCM mission effectiveness, including picture compilation and management (radar, sonar and route survey data), efficient asset management including, remote mine disposal devices, and own ship control.
Other NAUTIS systems are in daily use on minehunter vessels and major warships in navies around the globe.
In addition to the Royal Navy, other countries that have purchased the minehunter variant of NAUTIS include: Australia, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Spain, Japan and the United States.
defence-data.com /dsei2003/dsei10038.htm   (287 words)

 Thales - Defence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
PAAMS (Principal Anti-Air Missile System), which is being developed jointly by France, Italy and the United Kingdom for their new-generation air defence frigates.
In Australia, the group is a member of the alliance in charge of upgrading the combat systems on Collins class submarines.
The company has been upgrading the 13 French tripartite minehunters, and has been selected for the Hunt class minehunter upgrade programme as prime contractor for the 2193 sonars.
www.thalesgroup.com /ga/business_zone/defence/naval.htm   (734 words)

 The Royal Family > HRH The Duke of York > Naval career   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 1992, The Duke of York was appointed to the Army Command and Staff Course at the Staff College, Camberley and, in February that year, was promoted to Lieutenant Commander.
On completion of the Staff Course he was selected to command the Hunt Class Minehunter HMS COTTESMORE from April 1993 until November 1994.
The Duke of York returned to flying duties with a refresher course in 702 NAS before taking up the appointment as Senior Pilot 815 NAS at RNAS Portland, where he served until October 1996.
www.royal.gov.uk /OutPut/Page469.asp   (705 words)

 Press Releases - HMS Brecon - 2002-05-15   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The HMS Brecon, a Hunt Class Minehunter, will berth at the Steelworks Wharf and will stay for a four day visit.
The vessel is the first of a world beating class of glass fibre hulled ships.
She has a complement of five officers and twenty five ratings.
www.neath-porttalbot.gov.uk /pressreleases/pressrelease.cfm?id=1247   (233 words)

 www.maritime-index.com - Press Release - Thales Underwater Systems - KNM Media LLP
In addition, the first upgraded UK Royal Navy Hunt Class minehunter recently demonstrated the spectacular performance of its new minehunting Sonar 2193.
The Multi-Mission Sonar Suite has an impressive pedigree, gained from the Thales Underwater Systems domestic submarine sonar programmes in the UK, France and Australia, together with the operational feedback from the TSM 2233 export platforms.
As an example, the PVDF Planar Flank Array- (P)FAS — fitted to French platforms, the Australian Collins Class and various SSK platforms, has proven high levels of performance in both cold, deep waters and in warm waters of less than 50 metres.
www.maritime-index.com /pressdet.php?id=450   (1510 words)

 ★ 266* Akvamarine/Natya I/II class | Russian Arms, Military Technology, Analysis of Russia's Military Forces
Production resumed in the 1990's, apparently mainly for export, but several of the new units were acquired by the Russian navy.
Natya II: Variant of the standard 'Natya-I' class outfitted as a trials ship for a new minehunting sonar.
Probably capable of serving as an operational minehunter.
www.warfare.ru /?catid=295&linkid=2098   (281 words)

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