Minehunter HMS Penzance (M 106)

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Classification

Type:
type: Minehunter

Basic information

Country of build:
Builder:
builder: John I. Thornycroft & Company
Operator:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:
MMSI:
234626000

Ship measurements

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

Machine

Propulsion:
  • Paxman Valenta 6RP200E diesels 1523 shp
  • diesel-electric drive
  • Voith Schneider Propellers
  • Schottel bow thrusters
Speed:
13 knots

Crew

Complement:
34

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • Radar Type 1007 I-Band
  • Sonar Type 2093
  • SeaFox mine disposal system
  • Diver-placed explosive charges
Armament:
  • 1 * 30mm DS30M Mk2 gun
  • 2 * Miniguns
  • 3 * General purpose machine guns

HMS Penzance is a Sandown-class minehunter commissioned by the Royal Navy in 1998. She is named after the seaside town of Penzance in Cornwall, and is the fourth vessel to bear the name.

In 2020 HMS Penzance deployed long-term to the Persian Gulf, operating as part of 9 Mine Countermeasures Squadron from HMS Jufair in Bahrain. In this role, crews for HMS Penzance rotate every four months.

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