HMS Grimsby (M108)

Minehunter HMS Grimsby (M108) maintains freedom of navigation on the high seas by keeping international shipping lanes open. 

Facts & figures

Facts & figures

43,000 miles

Travelled between refits

7 crews

Over the past 5 years

10 August 1998

Date she was launched by Lady Candice Blackham

Our skills

Our skills

As a minehunter, HMS Grimsby safety detects and destroying dangers under the water. A committed team of 38 use specialist skills and equipment including:

  • The SEAFOX Mine Disposal System to dispose of underwater ordnance and sea mines
  • Clearance Divers who carry out Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), underwater Mine Exploitation, Reconnaissance and Recovery
  • Advanced sonar – including brand new Thales technology.

Our base

Our base

Faslane

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HMS Grimsby's role

HMS Grimsby (M108) is a Mine Counter Measures Vessel (MCMV). She maintains freedom of navigation on the high seas – vital to the UK international trade – by keeping international shipping lanes open.

She has a crew of 38, the majority of whom have done multiple deployments to the Middle East and Europe to work alongside NATO Allies.

Over the past five years she has had seven different crews and visited over 18 different countries, working tirelessly to maintains freedom of navigation on the high seas by keeping international shipping lanes open.

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