Minehunter HMS Cromer (M 103)

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Minehunter HMS Cromer (M 103) 0

Classification

Type:
type: Minehunter

Basic information

Renaming:
  • Hindostan in 2001
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: John I. Thornycroft & Company
Operator:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:
Fate:
Training ship at Britannia Royal Naval College

Ship measurements

Displacement:
484 t
Length:
52.5 m
Beam (overall):
10.9 m
Draught:
2.3 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 2 shafts Voith-Schneider propulsors
  • diesel-electric drive
  • Paxman Valenta diesels, 1,500 shp
Speed:
13 knots

Crew

Complement:
34

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • Type 1007 navigation radar
  • Type 2093 variable-depth mine hunting sonar
  • Mine counter measures equipment:
  • 2 * ECA PAP 104 Mk.5 remotely controlled submarines (ROV)
  • ECA mine disposal system
  • Clearance divers
Armament:
  • 1 * Oerlikon 30 mm KCB gun on DS-30B mount
  • 2 * 7.62 mm L7 GPMG machine guns
  • Wallop Defence Systems Barricade Mk. III countermeasure launchers
  • Irvin Aerospace Replica Decoy launchers

HMS Cromer is a Sandown-class minehunter commissioned by the Royal Navy in 1992. She was named after the North Norfolk seaside town of the same name.

HMS Cromer visited Dundee on 6–9 November 1998 (for a Dundee navy day and Armistice Day commemorations) when she was accompanied by various warships from European countries including: Norwegian minelayer/command ship KNM Vidar, Norwegian minesweeper KNM Måløy, Dutch minehunter M 860 Hr.Ms. Schiedam, Belgian minehunter Crocus, Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose and German minesweeper Volkingen.

She was decommissioned in 2001 before being refitted for use as a training ship at the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth. In keeping with tradition, for this role the ship has been renamed Hindostan. As she is not a commissioned ship she is not prefixed «HMS».

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