HMS Shoreham calls in on namesake port

Well-wishers cheered as HMS Shoreham sailed into Shoreham Port – fourteen months after her last visit.

The Sandown-class minehunter recently took part in a major NATO Exercise in the Baltic as part of Mine Counter Measures Group 1.

Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Ben Evans said, “It is an honour to bring HMS Shoreham back to her namesake town; it is rare that we are given the opportunity to do so.

“A number of our crew are from areas along the South Coast and are looking forward to visiting their family and friends whilst we are here.”

It is an honour to bring HMS Shoreham back to her namesake town; it is rare that we are given the opportunity to do so

Lieutenant Commander Ben Evans, Commanding Officer of HMS Shoreham

Julian Seaman, Harbour Master/Director of Marine Operations at Shoreham Port, said, “It is always a pleasure to welcome HMS Shoreham back to her namesake port. We wish her Captain and crew a pleasant stay with us and run ashore.”

HMS Shoreham was launched by Lady Perowne on April 9 2001 and was formally accepted into service on 28 November 2001.

She is the fifth vessel to be named after the Sussex Port Town of Shoreham- by Sea.

Shoreham will soon head north to her Faslane home to begin further training ahead of her next deployment.