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HMS Bangor (M109)

Minehunter HMS Bangor is one of seven Sandown-class mine countermeasures ships based in Scotland.

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During early 2014 HMS Bangor underwent a major refit period in Rosyth, which included the installation of 3 new, ‘first of Class’ Diesel Generators.  She returned to sea in June 2014 with a new crew, MCM1 Crew 8, who will stay with the Ship until December 2015.  Bangor returned to her base port of Faslane in July after over 6 months away and after successful completing sea and safety trials.

In 2015 HMS Bangor deployed to the Gulf where she is still currently deployed. 

She has taken part in a number of joint US-UK exercises. In support of wider British efforts in the region, minehunters are providing the capability to conduct route survey, sea-bed clearance, and mine clearance operations all over the Gulf. 

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Current operation Kipion Mine Counter-Measures

  • Alongside in Portsmouth

    Alongside in her home port of Portsmouth Naval Base. Training our team and maintaining our equipment to make sure we are fighting fit for the challenge.

  • Alongside

    Alongside in her home port of Clyde Naval Base. Training our team and maintaining our equipment to make sure we are fighting fit for the challenge.

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Unit History

The First Bangor1940

The first HMS Bangor was launched on 23 May 1940, commissioned on 19 October 1940 and allocated to the 9th Minesweeping Flotilla, Orkney and Shetland Command.

Bombings1941

On 12 February 1941, she was bombed whilst in the Moray Firth. No damage was done but her wireless telegraph was out of action and she retired to Aberdeen for repairs.

Battle Honours1942

In August 1942 HMS Bangor was involved in Operation Jubilee – the raid on Dieppe. The minesweepers opened proceedings for the raid by sweeping a broad swathe of the channel. 

Battle Honours1944

As part of Task Force 129, the Naval component of the D-Day landings, HMS Bangor provided fire support against German positions in Cherbourg. 

Royal Norwegian Navy1945

In May 1945, Bangor was involved in minesweeping operations to Norway, and in June was one of five minesweepers loaned to the Royal Norwegian Navy. She was transferred on 11 November 1945.

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Commanding Officer Will Blackett

Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Lieutenant Commander Will Blackett joined the Royal Navy in 2001, he assumed command of HMS Bangor in June 2017.

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Tenax Propositi – ‘Tenacious of Purpose’.

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